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Selection Round 1 (Part 2) Tests

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This information is for Applicants (Year 1 DSA Admission) Applying to the following schools:

1. What is the Selection Round 1 (Part 1) test?
The Selection Round 1 (Part 1) will consist of the General Ability Test (GAT). For more information on the GAT, please click here.

2. What is the Selection Round 1 (Part 2) test(s)?
The Selection Round 1 (Part 2) will consist of the English Test (Free Response Test) AND Math Test. However, All P6 GEP students are exempted from taking GAT and Math Test.

All P6 GEP students only need to take the English Test.

3. What is the Eligibility Criteria for the Selection Test Round 1?

Category

Eligibility Criteria

Selection Tests Required

P6 Pupils currently on Gifted Education Programme (GEP)

1. Excellent P5 End-of-Year results

2. Excellent P6 Mid-Year results

3. Strong recommendations by GEP teachers


1. English Language Free Response Test (Selection Round 1 – Part 2)

2. Interview (Shortlisted applicants) (Selection Round 2)

All Other P6 Pupils

1. Excellent P5 End-of-Year results

2. Excellent P6 Mid-Year results

3. Strong recommendations by teachers

1. General Ability Test (GAT)
(Selection Round 1 – Part 1)

2. English Language Free Response Test
(Selection Round 1 – Part 2)


3. Math Test
(Selection Round 1 – Part 2)

4. Interview (Shortlisted applicants) (Selection Round 2)

4. What is the duration of GAT?
Including the briefing and instructions, the duration of entire test is1 hour 30 minutes. For more information on the GAT, please click here.

5. What is the duration of the English Language Free Response Test?
Including the briefing and instructions, the entire test session will take about 1 hour and 55 minutes.

6. What is the duration of the Math Test?
Including the briefing and instructions, the entire test session will take about 1 hour and 30 minutes.

7. What to bring along for the Selection tests?
All applicants would need to bring the following for the respective tests:

a. English Test: Stationery for writing

b. Math Test: Stationery for writing and calculator

c. GAT / CRT (if applicable) : 2B Pencil and Eraser

8. Will the GAT (Selection Round 1 – Part 1) and the English and Math (Selection Round 1 – Part 2) Tests be conducted on the same test date?
This is possible if applicants select the GAT (Selection Round 1 – Part 1) test date on 28 June 2014. However, we would strongly encourage applicants to select a different GAT test date, so as to minimize possible burnout of having to complete all the tests within a day.

9. What are the available test dates for GAT (Selection Round 1 – Part 1) and the closing date for online registration?
There are various GAT dates scheduled for your convenience and selection. Please click here to view the dates available and the closing date for online registration.

10. What is the test date for the English Language and Math Tests (Selection Round 1 – Part 2) and the closing date for online registration?
The test date for the English Language and Math Tests (Selection Round 1 – Part 2) is on 28 June 2014 (registration closed) or 12 July 2014 (ongoing).

11. What are the available time slots for the English and Math Tests?

There will be two sessions i.e. morning and afternoon sessions. Applicants will not be able to choose their preferred sessions, as the system will auto-generate the test time on the Letter of Confirmation.

12. How much does the English and Maths Tests (Selection Round 1 – Part 2) cost?
For all P6 applicants (Non-GEP students), the fee for both English and Math Test is SGD40.00
For all P6 GEP pupils applying for Joint Integrated Programme by CHIJ SNGS, CHS, SCGS, the English Test fee is SGD20.00

The fee is waived for applicants currently under MOE Financial Assistance Scheme (FAS) in their primary school, kindly notify us with supporting document for wavier of fees.

13. Does the applicant need to apply and pay the fee separately for the English and Maths tests?
No. When you select the school(s) i.e. CHIJ SNGS / CHS / SCGS as one of your school of choice on the GAT Online Registration Form, applicant will be automatically enrolled for the English and Maths Tests and the fee will be included on the GAT Online Registration system.

For all P6 GEP pupils applying for Joint Integrated Programme to CHIJ SNGS, CHS, SCGS, the English Test registration can be done online in the GAT Online Registration. When registering please select the Type of Candidate as ‘All P6 Pupils CURRENTLY on Gifted Education Programme'.

To register, please click here.

14. Will the English Language and Math tests (Selection Round 1 – Part 2) results be given to applicants?
No. the results will not be made known to the applicants. Only the school will receive a copy of the results.

15. Are applicants allowed to make alteration or to withdraw after registration?
There will be no alteration or withdrawal to be made after submission. As such, applicants are advised to consider carefully and the accuracy of the contents in the application form before submission.

16. Are the Tests fees refundable?
No. Fees are strictly non-refundable.

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