General Ability Test (Singapore)

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Introduction to General Ability Test

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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.

Test Registration Notice (Year 1 Admission)

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2015 DSA-Sec (Year 1 admission) Test Registration is now closed.

Test Registration Notice (Year 3 Admission)

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Student applicants and parents/guardians are to read through the ensuing information before registering for the test.

2015 DSA-IP (Admission to Year 3 in 2016) Test Registration is now open!

The 2015 GAT (Admission to Year 3)  test registration will begins on 21 July 2015

For essential informations about the GAT test, please click the following:
Test Registration Procedures /  List of Schools Participating / FAQ

For GAT (Admission to Year 3) online registration, please click here

For more information on DSA application, please contact the participating school you are interested for admission.


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