The GAT is a standardized assessment of an applicant's general reasoning ability, and it measures learning capacity, observational skills and problem solving ability. It provides an objective measure that is free from language and cultural bias. All the information needed to respond to each question is presented within the test item itself. Clear instructions will be given to ensure that applicants understand how to attempt the test.
The GAT is an abilities test, and it tells whether a student has strong underlying mental capabilities. This is in contrast to achievement tests which are subject based, and that assess a student's learned skills and knowledge. Abilities tests and achievement tests complement each other, and shed light on different aspects of a student's capabilities. When used together, they provide a good overall assessment of the quality of an applicant.
Introduction to General Ability Test
Test Registration Notice (Year 1 Admission)
Student applicants and parents/guardians are to read through the ensuing information before registering for the test.
2014 DSA-Sec (Year 1 admission) Test Registration
The test registration for DSA-Sec (Year 1 admission) starts from 15 May 2014. The test registration closing dates can be found in Test dates and Registration Period.
2014 DSA-Sec (Year 1 admission) Test Registration is now closed.
Test Registration Notice (Year 3 Admission)
2014 DSA-IP (Admission to Year 3) Test Registration
The 2014 GAT (Admission to Year 3) test registration period starts from 1st week of August 2014.
For more information on DSA application, please contact the respective school(s) you are interested for admission.
2014 DSA-Sec (Year 3 admission) Test Registration is now closed.