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

The 2016 DSA-Sec (Year 1 admission) test information will be updated by May 2016.

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) Test Registration is now closed.


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