Junior College (Joint Admissions Exercise)


Update on 31 January 2020: In light of the Wuhan coronavirus situation, please note that JAE appeals are to be completed online only, based on the instructions stated below.

What is JAE?

The Joint Admissions Exercise (JAE) is an annual exercise conducted by the Ministry of Education (MOE). It allows holders of the Singapore-Cambridge GCE ‘O’ Level results to apply for admission to courses offered in the Junior Colleges (JC), Centralised Institute (CI), Polytechnics (Poly) and Institute of Technical Education (ITE). The JAE usually takes place in January, after students receive their GCE ‘O’ level examinations results. JAE application is done through the Internet. Students admitted to our College under this exercise will secure a place in our JC1 cohort.

For more information on JAE, please refer to the MOE JAE Website.

How do I appeal for Admission to 2-year NJC Programme in AY2020

The JAE appeal period is strictly from 13 January 2020 (Mon), 5 pm to 10 February 2020 (Mon), 5 pm.

To appeal for admission to National Junior College, please click here. Please note that we do not accept hard copy application forms.

Please note that if you are unable to upload your GCE ‘O’ Level results slip and other relevant documents using the online form, you should submit the softcopy documents to njc@moe.edu.sg by 10 February 2020 (Mon), 5 pm.

You may be called up for auditions, trials or interviews by the respective teachers-in-charge.

For information about subject combinations and pre-requisites, you may refer to this webpage. If you have plans to read a subject that requires a qualifying test or interview, all qualifying tests or interviews will be administered on 6 February (Thu) 3 – 6 pm. There will be NO make-up qualifying test/re-test after 6 February (Thu).

Successful applicants will be notified of the outcome of their appeal application through a phone call, latest by 11 February 2020 (Tue), 12 noon. You will be required to bring along your original GCE ‘O’ Level results slip and Form A for verification.

Important note: All applicants are still required to report to the college that they are posted to by the Ministry of Education on 5 February 2020 (Wed) at 7.30 am, pending the outcome of their application to National Junior College.

*Please be aware that school admissions are based on objective and transparent measures of academic merit, i.e. L1R5 aggregate score. Appeals that take place after the JAE will be aligned to these principles, in order to be fair to all applicants.