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.
The test registration for DSA-Sec applicants (Year 1 admission) is now open. From 13 May 2013 to the registration closing dates indicated in Test dates and Registration Period.
Before you register
Registration for the Test
To register for the test, please click here to apply.
After applying for the Test, What's next
After clicking the submit buttonon the online registration form page you will receive instantly an electronic "Acknowledgement of Online Registration" email in the email address indicated in the registration form - CONTACT INFORMATION submitted to us. The e-Acknowledgement email is to inform you that your application has reached us for further administrative processing by the GAT administrator.
Before or at least 5 working days nearer to the selected test date you should receieve the "LETTER of CONFIRMATION" email in the same email address you receievd the e-acknowledgement email. The LETTER of CONFIRMATION email contains ALL THE RELEVANT INFORMATION including the TEST DATE, TEST TIME, TEST VENUE, ATTIRE, ETC. You are required to PRINT and BRING a copy of the LETTER of CONFIRMATION as Entry-Proof on the Test Day together with applicant's School Smart Card(Ez-link Concession Card). For detailed test information, please check your email inbox promptly for the LETTER of CONFIRMATION email.
All DSA-Sec applicants must submit their DSA application directly to the individual choice of schools that you are interested for admission and concurrently apply directly for the test with us.
Test Registration Notice (Year 3 Admission)
The 2013 Test Registration (DSA-JC Admission to Year 3) will be made available to student applicant soon.
Please visit www.gat.sg during June 2013 for further information and registration.