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The 2020 Joint Admissions Exercise (JAE) has ended. Details of the 2021 JAE will be updated by October 2020.

1. Overview

Joint Admissions Exercise eligibility

The following candidates are eligible for the Joint Admissions Exercise (JAE):

  • Singapore Citizens (SC) and Permanent Residents (PR) with O-Level examination results from any year.
  • International students studying in a government school, government-aided school, or an independent school in Singapore with results from the most recent O-Level examination.

Use CourseFinder to find out specific entry requirements for your preferred course.

Note: You can combine any 2 years of your O-Level examination results to participate in JAE.

Who is not eligible

You are not eligible for the JAE if you have been successfully admitted to a school through the following exercises:

If you are currently studying or have previously studied in a JC, MI or polytechnic

You are not eligible to apply for the same institution type through the JAE.

For example, if you are currently studying in a JC or you have studied in a JC before, you will not be eligible for JC in the JAE.

If you are a current Higher Nitec student and wish to seek re-admission to ITE

You should approach ITE directly instead of participating in the JAE.

You should not apply for Higher Nitec courses under the 2020 JAE if you:

  • Had to leave your ITE courses due to disciplinary reasons within the past 2 years.
  • Are a Higher Nitec graduate who graduated on or after 1 May 2019.

Key events

Dec 2019 to Jan 2020

Explore course choices

Explore courses based on aggregate type, score, type of institute and area of interest.

Or download the JAE information booklet.

Mon, 13 Jan 2020

Release of O-Level results

Mon, 13 Jan to Fri, 17 Jan 2020


You can register for JC, MI, polytechnic or ITE through the JAE Internet System (JAE-IS) from 3pm on Monday, 13 January 2020 to 4pm on Friday, 17 January 2020.

Tues, 4 Feb 2020

Release of posting results

The JAE posting results will be released through SMS on Tuesday, 4 February 2020 and can be accessed through JAE-IS from 9am on Tuesday, 4 February 2020 to Monday, 10 February 2020.

Early to late Feb 2020

Acceptance of offer

If you are posted to a JC or MI, you will need to report to school at 7.30am on Wednesday, 5 February 2020. However, if you have returned from Mainland China on 22 January 2020 or later, you should not report to school on 5 February 2020. You will be placed on Leave of Absence (LOA) for a period of 14 days, starting from the day after arrival in Singapore. You should instead call or email the school to confirm your place on 5 February 2020. Contact details of the JCs/MI can be found in SchoolFinder.

If you are posted to a polytechnic, you will receive enrolment details by end February 2020.

If you are posted to ITE, you will receive enrolment letter within 3 working days upon the release of JAE posting results.

Learn more about what to do after you receive your posting results.

Tues, 4 Feb 2020 onwards

Make an appeal

If you want to appeal for a place in JC or MI, you should contact your school of choice directly by phone or email.

If you want to appeal for a place in a polytechnic or ITE, you will need to go through the JAE Online Appeal Portal.

Learn more on appeal.