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Joint Admissions Exercise (JAE)

The Joint Admissions Exercise (JAE) is conducted annually by the Ministry of Education (MOE) to allow holders of Singapore-Cambridge GCE ‘O’ Level holders to apply for admission to courses offered by Junior Colleges (JC), the Millennia Institute (MI), Polytechnics and Institute of Technical Education (ITE).


 


Applicant Eligibility


You are eligible under JAE 2018 if you are one of the following:

● Singapore citizens (SC) or Singapore Permanent Residents (SPR) with valid Singapore-Cambridge GCE 'O' level Examination results from any year.


● International students studying in a Government School, Government-Aided School, or an Independent School in Singapore  (excluding private schools) with valid 2017 Singapore-Cambridge GCE ‘O’ Level Examination results.


Note: Applicants under the JAE must not have been enrolled at any of the local polytechnics before.
 

Application Period

The 2017 Singapore-Cambridge GCE ‘O’ Level Examination results will be released tentatively between 11 and 15 January 2018. Applicants may apply for the Joint Admissions Exercise (JAE) registration via JAE Internet System (JAE-IS) within 6 calendar days after the release of the Singapore-Cambridge GCE ‘O’ Level Examination results.

Online application for the April 2018 intake will be accessible 24 hours starting from 3.00 pm on the first day until 4.00pm on the last day of registration.
 
 

 

Application Mode

Apply online through the Joint Admissions Exercise Internet System (JAE-IS)
 

Application Procedure


Current 'O' level holders who are eligible to participate in the JAE require the JAE PIN to access JAE-IS. The JAE PIN is stated in Form A, which you will receive from your secondary school or by post (for private candidates) on the day of release of the 'O' level results.

Applicants with the previous years 'O' level results, who are eligible to participate in the JAE, will require a SingPass to access the JAE-IS. You are required to submit a request for the system to generate a list of eligible courses, which you will receive 6 hours later before submitting an application.

Visit the SingPass website for more information and find out how to request for a SingPass.

Applicants are allowed to submit up to a maximum of 12 courses for which they are eligible.

Information on the courses and instructions for application can be found in the JAE Information Booklet from your secondary school. An on-line version of JAE Information Booklet is available here.

To score a place in Ngee Ann Polytechnic with your application, check out our useful tips for applying.

 

Selection Process

 
Applicants are posted to a course based on merit first according to their net ELR2B2 aggregate scores (taking into account the CCA bonus points for which the applicants are eligible for).

Applicant with better net aggregate [ with the exception of Nanyang Polytechnic’s Diploma in Nursing and our Diploma in Health Sciences (Nursing) ] will be considered for admission first, subject to the availability of vacancies in the selected course. If there is no more vacancy, then the applicant will be considered for his/her next choice course(s).

Applicants with the same net aggregate score vying for the last place in a course will be posted based on their citizenship followed by their gross aggregate score. The posting of candidates with the same gross aggregate score will be determined by a computerised ballot where each candidate is given an equal opportunity.

However, applicants who indicate either the Nanyang Polytechnic’s Diploma in Nursing or our Diploma in Health Sciences (Nursing) as their first choice course will be given priority consideration if their net ELR2B2-C aggregate meets the pre- determined aggregate for admission for the year.
 
More details on the 2017 JAE ELR2B2 are available here

 

Release of Posting Results

 

The outcome of your JAE application will be released via the following modes on tentatively 1 February 2018, Thursday:

JAE Internet System (JAE-IS)

● SMS via applicant's mobile number (if provided by applicant during JAE)

If you are posted to one of our courses, learn more about how you can accept your posting here

 

Appeal for Transfer – JAE Appeal Exercise

 

Upon receiving the JAE posting results, if you may wish to appeal for a transfer to another polytechnic course, you may do so by submitting an online appeal via the JAE Appeal Exercise for polytechnic courses. You do not need to submit separate appeal to the individual polytechnics. Appeal period details will be confirmed at a later date.  

a) Appeal Procedures and Information

● You are allowed to appeal only for courses for which your GCE 'O' Level results must meet BOTH the entry requirements and the 2018 JAE ELR2B2. The 2018 JAE ELR2B2 will available here upon the release of the JAE posting results.

● You can appeal up to a maximum of 3 course choices online.
 
● If you are successful in your appeal for a transfer of course, you will have your original JAE posting revoked. Otherwise, you are allowed to keep your original JAE posting only if you are unsuccessful in the JAE Appeal Exercise.

You can submit the online appeal from any computer with Internet access. Alternatively, you may visit us at NP Visitor Centre, Block 1, Level 1 where course counselling and limited on-site terminals will be available.  

 
b) Release of JAE Appeal Results

Appellants can check their appeal results online at the JAE Appeal portal.

If you are posted to one of our courses, learn more about how you can accept your posting here.

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