What is EAE?

Have the interest and aptitude for a dream poly course? Snag a spot in Ngee Ann Poly even before your O's! EAE is a discretionary admission exercise for secondary school students.

  Do I qualify?

EAE is eligible for current Secondary 4 (Express) and Secondary 5 (N/A) students who have registered to sit for the 2023 GCE ‘O’ Level examinations, and who have:

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

  How to apply?

You can apply via the EAE portal. Application for the April 2024 intake will begin from 22 June - 28 June 2023. You can choose up to three courses. You need to submit a write-up detailing your aptitude for your selected courses.


  When will I be notified?

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

  What happens after interview?

Check your application results at 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)

  What happens after the release of O-Level examination results?

Your conditional posting will be confirmed if you have met the above criteria. You will be contacted between January to February 2024 on the enrolment procedures.

  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 admission 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.

  Important dates to note

Application stage

22 Jun (Thu) - 28 Jun (Wed)

Selection Stage

3 Jul (Mon) - 29 Aug (Tue)

Offer and Acceptance Stage

6 Sep (Wed), 2.00pm - 11 Sep (Mon), 11.59pm

Withdrawal Stage

12 Sep (Tue) - 13 Oct (Fri), 11.59pm