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.
2013 DSA-Sec (Year 1 admission) test registration is closed.
The test registration for DSA-Sec (Year 1 admission) starts from 13 May 2013. The test registration closing dates can be found in Test dates and Registration Period.
Test Registration Notice (Year 3 Admission)
2013 DSA-IP (Admission to Year 3) test registration is open.
The 2013 GAT (Admission to Year 3) registration period starts from 26 July - 12 August 2013.
For more information on GAT and GAT online registration, please click here.
For more information on DSA application, please contact the respective school(s) you are interested for admission.