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About EAE​


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What is EAE?

Do you have the interest and aptitude for a dream poly course? Secure a spot in Ngee Ann Poly ​before you sit for your O'​s! EAE is a discretionary admissions exercise for secondary school students.

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Do I Qualify?

EAE is eligible for current Secondary 4 (Express) and Secondary 5 (N/A) students who have registered to sit for the 2022 GCE ‘O’ Level examinations, and who have:​

  • A strong aptitude and interest for a specific course
  • OR
  • Talents in areas such as leadership, community service, entrepreneurship, arts and sports
Assessment methods​

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How to Apply?

You can apply via the EAE portal. Application for the April 2023 intake will begin from 23 ​to 29 June 2022. You can choose up to three courses. You need to submit a write-up detailing your aptitude for your selected courses.

Apply here
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When will I be Notified?

You will be notified if you are shortlisted for an interview. This is where you showcase your aptitude and passion ​for the course you want to get into. Final selection is based on your interview performance and portfolio.

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What Happens after the Interview?

Check your application results in ​the EAE portal. If the application is successful, you will be granted a conditional offer. The conditions that you are required to obtain are:

  • A net ELR2B2 score of 26 points or better for the GCE O-Level examinations*
  • AND
  • Minimum Entry Requirements (MERs) for the polytechnic course you have been offered under Poly EAE

*ELR2B2 = English Language (EL) + 2 Relevant Subjects (R2) + 2 Other Best Subjects (B2).

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What Happens after the Release of the O-level Exam ​Results?

Your conditional posting will be confirmed if you have met the above criteria. You will be contacted between January to February 2023 on the enrolment procedures.

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Can I Apply for Other Admissions Exercises?

Students who accept an offer via EAE and have their place confirmed, will not be eligible to participate in all other polytechnic admissions exercises. They will also not be able to transfer to another course within or between the polytechnics. Students are expected to honour the commitment to their choice of polytechnic and course under EAE.

“Right off the bat, I knew I wanted to take the poly route as I’m a person who enjoys independent learning and group projects. But I wasn’t sure what the right course for me was. That’s why in secondary 3, I took the time to really think about where my passion truly lies. I also did my due diligence by researching on the different polytechnics and their various courses, and ultimately decided on a business diploma with NP!"

Avin Taishiran Teo
Diploma in Business Studies, Year 2​


Important Dates to Note

Application Stage

23 Jun (Thu) to 29 Jun (Wed)

Selection Stage

4 Jul (Mon) to 30 Aug (Tue)

Offer & Acceptance Stage

7 Sep (Wed) 1400h to 12 Sep (Mon) 2359h

Withdrawal Stage

13 Sep (Tue) to 14 Oct (Fri) 2359h