Frequently Asked Questions


The Joint Admissions Exercise (JAE) is conducted annually by the Ministry of Education (MOE) to allow Singapore-Cambridge GCE O-Level certificate holders to apply for admission to post-secondary institutions.

The Joint Admissions Exercise 2023 is scheduled to be conducted in January 2023.

More information on JAE can be found on MOE's website here.


The aggregate of the First Language (L1) and 5 relevant subjects (R5) is computed automatically by the Ministry of Education to determine if you qualify for a 2-year JC course.

First language (L1) refers to English/Higher Mother Tongue

The relevant 5 subjects (R5) must include:

Subject 1 - Humanities/Higher Art/Higher Music

Subject 2 - Mathematics/Science

Subject 3 - Humanities/Higher Art/Higher Music/Mathematics/Science

Subject 4 - Any O-level subject (excluding Religious Knowledge and CCA)

Subject 5 - Any O-level subject (excluding Religious Knowledge and CCA)

For admission to a junior college, a student must obtain an L1R5 aggregate not exceeding 20 points. The English grade must be at least a C6; Mother Tongue at least a D7 and Mathematics at least a D7.


The appeal exercise starts upon the release of posting results. Only students with net L1R5 equal or less than ASRJC cut-off points for the respective Science and Arts streams can be considered for appeal.

You are required to submit the following documents:

  1. Application form: The applicant must submit the appeal online.
  2. A duplicate copy of your Joint Admission Exercise Form A, latest GCE O-Level results slip, CCA records and Secondary 4E/5N Mid-Year Examination and Preliminary Examination results.
  3. Other supporting documents that may aid in your appeal.

Please note that the original documents must be produced during the submission for the purpose of verification.


At ASRJC, we offer 3 H2 and 1 H1 content subjects OR 4 H2 content subjects, together with 3 H1 subjects which are General Paper, Project Work and Mother Tongue Language.

5. COVID-19-related FAQs

The college takes direction from MOE on the measures that we put in place in response to the current situation. For updated information on COVID-19 related matters, refer to the FAQs on MOE website and MOH website.