Joint Admission Exercise

Ready to write a completely new chapter of your academic life? Join us via the Joint Admissions Exercise.

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 courses offered by the JCs /CI / Polytechnics / ITEs.

The following groups of students (not on Direct School Admission) are eligible to apply:

  • All Singapore Citizens (SC) or Permanent Residents (SPR) with valid Singapore-Cambridge GCE ‘O’ Level Examinations results from any year.
  • International students studying in a Government School, Government-Aided School or Independent School in Singapore with valid Singapore-Cambridge GCE ‘O’ Level Examination results of the preceding year.

Applicants may apply for the Joint Admissions Exercise (JAE) registration via the JAE Internet System (JAE-IS) within 5 calendar days after the release of the Singapore-Cambridge GCE ‘O’ Level Examination results.

Cut-off L1R5 Points for Admission into ASRJC

Past cut-off points for L1R5 aggregate after deduction of bonus points for Joint Admission Exercise are shown in the table below. As posting of students is subject to availability of vacancies, not all students who have applied to ASRJC (with L1R5 aggregate as listed in the table) are posted here.


Arts Science
2019 12


2020 11


Calculation of L1R5 Score

L1 EL/ Higher MTL
R1 Humanities/ Higher Art/ Higher Music/ Malay or Chinese (Special Programme)/ Bahasa Indonesian
R2 Mathematics/ Science
R3 Any subjects stated in R1 and R2
R4+R5 Any other ‘O’ level subjects (except Religious Knowledge and CCA)

Bonus Points Computation

Students with A1 to C6 in both their first languages (English and Higher Mother Tongue) 2 bonus points
Students who obtained an 'Excellent' in CCA 2 bonus points
Students who obtained an 'Good' in CCA 1 bonus point

Students can enjoy up to a maximum of 4 bonus points. However, a minimum raw score of L1R5 20 points is necessary to qualify for bonus points.

2020 Admission into ASRJC

The list of subject combinations offered in 2020 is downloadable here.


Subject / Combination Level Subject / Combination requirements (O Level)
Mathematics H2 Mathematics C6 or better and Additional Mathematics C6 or better
Further Mathematics H2 Additional Mathematics A1 and Mathematics A1 and sit for a qualifying test
Biology H2 Biology C6 or better or Science (Biology) C6 or better
H1 Biology C6 or better or Science (Biology) C6 or better
Chemistry H2 Chemistry C6 or better or Science (Chemistry) C6 or better
H1 Chemistry C6 or better or Science (Chemistry) C6 or better
Physics H2 Physics C6 or better or Science (Physics) C6 or better
H1 Physics C6 or better or Science (Physics) C6 or better

and C6 or better for Additional Mathematics

MTLL H2 Higher Mother Tongue Language B3 or better

or Mother Tongue Language A2 or better

Art H2 Diagnostic test and interview and submit portfolio
General Studies in Chinese H1 Higher Chinese Language C6 or better or Chinese Language A2 or better
Four H2 Subjects L1R5 (raw) of 10 or better

and English B3 or better

and relevant H2 subjects A1 or A2

Students who intend to offer H2 Further Mathematics and H2 Art will have to sit for qualifying tests.
H2 Further Mathematics
The test will be conducted on 6 February 2020.
H2 Art
The test will be conducted on 6 February 2020. Students are advised to bring their own drawing and painting materials for the test. Students should submit their portfolio on the morning of 7 February (or any earlier time when they are ready). The interview will be conducted on the morning of 7 February.

Post-JAE Appeal Procedure

The Appeals period starts after the JAE posting results are released and ends on 10 February 2020.

Only students with net L1R5 equal or less than ASRJC cut-off points can be considered for appeals. All appeals application must be completed online. The online application form can be accessed here (

Only shortlisted candidates will be called up for an interview.

All shortlisted candidates will be notified by 5pm on 10 February 2020. Shortlisted candidates are to bring along the original and a duplicate copy of the:

  • JAE Form A
  • Latest ‘O’ Level results slip
  • Secondary school results slips
  • CCA records
  • Secondary school testimonial
  • Other relevant supporting documents