JAE 2020 – Everything You Wanted to Know and Other Questions

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Posting results for 2020 JAE will be out from 9am next Tuesday (Feb 4).

Students will receive the results by SMS and can also assess them online through the JAE portal.

Students posted to Millennia Institute (MI) or a junior college (JC) must report to school next Wednesday (Feb 5) by 7.30am.

Students attending polytechnics or ITEs will receive further instructions through mail.

JAE – Joint Admissions Exercise

 

What is JAE?

JAE is the Joint Admissions Exercise carried out by the Ministry of Education (MOE) for ‘O’ Level certificate holders to apply for courses in Junior Colleges (JC), Millennia Institute (MI), Polytechnics (Poly) and Institute of Technical Education (ITE).
It is conducted every year.

Students who have accepted conditional offers to a polytechnic or ITE course through the Early Admissions Exercise in 2019 and have had their offers confirmed based on their examination results will not be eligible to participate in the JAE.

 

When Can I Submit My JAE Registration?

The JAE will open from 3pm next Monday Jan 13 to 4pm on Jan 17.

 

When will the JAE results be posted?

JAE posting results are due to be released on Feb 4.

 

Where is the JAE IS login? 

You can find the JAE Internet System login here.

 

How do I use the JAE IS?

The guide to use JAE IS is available here.

 

Where Can I Find the JAE Booklet for 2020?

You can find the booklet here.

 

What is JAE Form A?

The JAE Form A indicates your JAE PIN number, GCE ‘O’ Level examination results, your aggregate scores computed for the respective institutions and the eligible courses you can apply to. 
Most importantly, it indicates the deadline for you to register your course choices. 
You will receive your Form A either from your secondary schools or through your mailing address if you are a private candidate.

 

What is JAE Appeal?

JAE Appeal allow you to appeal if you do not want to accept the course you have been offered. You can appeal for a course if you meet the course cut-off points.
However, do note if you are successful in your appeal for a new course, you will be giving up your previous offered course.
If you are unsuccessful, you will still be able to accept the course previously offered to you.
You can apply up to 6 courses.
The joint appeal portal allows you to appeal for all the 5 polytechnics courses at the same time.

 

Where Can I Submit My JAE Appeal?

You can submit through the system here.

 

What is the JC Admission Criteria for 2020?

JC Admission Criteria (2020)

Aggregate Range for L1R5 excluding Bonus PointsMeet Requirements on Core Subjects? 
For details on computing the aggregate, please refer to Table 3.YesNo
< 15EligibleEligible for Conditional Admission
16 – 20Eligible for Conditional Admission only if students have grades of ‘A1’ or ‘A2’ in all the R5 subjects

JC Admission Requirements on Core Subjects (2020)
SubjectRequirement
English LanguageA1 to C6
Mother Tongue Language:
Chinese Language, Malay Language, Tamil Language *A1 to D7
OR Higher Chinese Language, Higher Malay Language, Higher Tamil LanguageA1 to E8
OR Chinese Language 'B' Syllabus (CLB), Malay Language 'B' Syllabus (MLB), Tamil Language ‘B’ Syllabus (TLB)Merit or Pass
Mathematics:
MathematicsA1 to D7
OR Additional MathematicsA1 to D7

 

What is O level L1R5?

The aggregate range for L1R5, excluding Bonus Points, are used as an eligibility criteria for admission to JCs.
L1 stands for First Language, R5 stands for 5 relevant subjects.L1R5 for JC Course (2020)

L1R5: For JC Course 
L1First Language - English / Higher Mother Tongue
R5Relevant Subject 1 - Humanities / Higher Art / Higher Music / Malay (Special Programme) / Chinese (Special Programme) / Bahasa Indonesia
Relevant Subject 2 - Mathematics / Science
Relevant Subject 3 - Humanities / Higher Art / Higher Music / Mathematics / Science / Malay (Special Programme) / Chinese (Special Programme) / Bahasa Indonesia
Relevant Subject 4 - Any GCE 'O' Level subjects (except Religious Knowledge)
Relevant Subject 5 - Any GCE 'O' Level subjects (except Religious Knowledge)

 

What are the Cut-off Points for JC?

You can see the cut-off points here.

 

Which Junior College is the Best in Singapore?

Raffles Institution, based on 2019 JC cut-off points.
The top 5 JCs are:
Raffles Institution
Hwa Chong Institution / Anglo-Chinese School (Independent)
Nanyang JC
Victoria JC/ St. Joseph’s Institution
National JC

 

Can CCA Bonus Points be Used for JC to Fulfill the Eligibility Criteria?

No.

CCA points cannot be used to meet the entry requirements for JC or MI.

However, the bonus points will be given to students in the computation of their net aggregate scores.

 

Can CCA Bonus Points be Used for Poly to Fulfill the Eligibility Criteria?

No.

CCA points cannot be used to meet the entry requirements for polytechnics.

However, the bonus points will be given to students in the computation of their net ELR2B2 aggregate score.

 

Is CCA Compulsory in JC?

No.
It is not compulsory for JC students to participate in CCA.

However, it is strongly encouraged as you can develop talents and skills not taught in classrooms or lectures.

 

Which Junior College Offers Computing?

Anglo-Chinese Junior College (ACJC)
Hwa Chong Institution (HCI)
Nanyang Junior College (NYJC)
National Junior College (NJC)
Yishun Innova Junior College (YIJC) and
Dunman High School
River Valley High School

 

What is JAE ELR2B2?

ELR2B2 is the scoring system used to rank applicants for all poly courses. 

EL stands for English Language. R2 stands for 2 relevant subjects. B2 stands for 2 other best subjects.

 

Why are there Different ELR2B2 Aggregate Types?

The ELR2B2 is used to distinguish the relevant subjects for entry to the respective polytechnic courses.


ELR2B2 Types (2020/2021)

GroupELR2B2-AELR2B2-BELR2B2-CELR2B2-D
1st Group of Relevant SubjectsArt / Art & DesignElementary MathematicsElementary MathematicsElementary Mathematics
Business StudiesAdditional MathematicsAdditional MathematicsAdditional Mathematics
Combined Humanities
Commerce
Commercial Studies
Economics
Geography
Higher Art
Higher Music
History
Humanities (Social Studies, Literature in English)
Humanities (Social Studies, Literature in Chinese)
Humanities (Social Studies, Literature in Malay)
Humanities (Social Studies, Literature in Tamil)
Humanities (Social Studies, History)
Humanities (Social Studies, Geography)
Intro to Enterprise Development
Literature in English
Literature in Chinese
Literature in Malay
Literature in Tamil
Media Studies (English)
Media Studies (Chinese)
Music
2nd Group of Relevant SubjectsAdditional MathematicsArt / Art & DesignAdditional Combined ScienceAdditional Combined Science
Art / Art & DesignBusiness StudiesAdditional ScienceAdditional Science
Business StudiesCombined HumanitiesBiologyArt / Art & Design
ChineseCommerceBiotechnologyBiology
Combined HumanitiesCommercial StudiesChemistryBiotechnology
CommerceEconomicsCombined ScienceChemistry
Commerical StudiesGeographyComputing / Computer StudiesCombined Science
Creative 3D AnimationHigher ArtCreative 3D AnimationComputing / Computer Studies
Design & TechnologyHigher MusicDesign & TechnologyCreative 3D Animation
Design StudiesHistoryFood & NutritionDesign & Technology
EconomicsHumanities (Social Studies, Literature in English)Electronics / Fund. of ElectronicsDesign Studies
Elementary MathematicsHumanities (Social Studies, Literature in Chinese)General ScienceFood & Nutrition
Food & NutritionHumanities (Social Studies, Literature in Malay)Human & Social BiologyElectronics / Fund. of Electronics
GeographyHumanities (Social Studies, Literature in Tamil)Integrated Science Physics / Engineering ScienceGeneral Science
Higher ArtHumanities (Social Studies, History)Science (Chem, Bio)Higher Art
Higher ChineseHumanities (Social Studies, Geography)Science (Phys, Bio)Human & Social Biology
Higher MalayIntro to Enterprise DevelopmentScience (Phys, Chem) / Physical ScienceIntegrated Science
Higher MusicLiterature in EnglishScience (Phys, Chem, Bio)Media Studies (English)
Higher TamilLiterature in ChineseMedia Studies (Chinese) Physics / Engineering Science
HistoryLiterature in MalayScience (Chem, Bio)
Humanities (Social Studies, Literature in English)Literature in TamilScience (Phys, Bio)
Humanities (Social Studies, Literature in Chinese)Media Studies (English)Science (Phys, Chem) / Physical Science
Humanities (Social Studies, Literature in Malay)Media Studies (Chinese)Science (Phys, Chem, Bio)
Humanities (Social Studies, Literature in Tamil)Music
Humanities (Social Studies, History)Principles of Accounts
Humanities (Social Studies, Geography)
Intro to Enterprise Development
Literature in English
Literature in Chinese
Literature in Malay
Literature in Tamil
Malay
Media Studies (English)
Media Studies (Chinese)
Music
Principles of Accounts
Tamil

 

What are the Cut-off Points for Poly?

You can see the cut-off points here.

 

How Long is a Poly Course?

A full-time poly course offering a diploma typically takes 3 years to complete.

 

Can CCA Bonus Points be Used for Poly?

Yes. 

Under the JAE for admission to polytechnics, the CCA Bonus Point can be used to determine the net ELR2B2 aggregate score.

 

Is CCA compulsory in Poly?

No.
It is not compulsory for polytechnic students to participate in CCA. However, it is strongly encouraged as you can develop talents and skills not taught in classrooms or lectures.

 

What is JPAE?

The Joint Polytechnic Admissions Exercise (JPAE) is organized by the five Polytechnics for ITE Higher NITEC or NITEC holders.

 

When will JPAE be open?

Joint Polytechnic Admissions Exercise (JPAE) application will open from 24 Feb 2020, 9am to 28 Feb 2020, 4pm.

 

Can Nitec Go to Poly?

Yes.
For applicants holding Nitec qualifications you must achieve Grade Point Average (GPA) of ≥ 3.5. For applicants holding Higher Nitec qualifications, the GPA requirement is ≥ 2.0.

 

What is Singapore Poly Known for?

Singapore Polytechnic is known for its Marine Engineering and strong internship ties with the marine and shipping industry.

 

What is Ngee Ann Poly Known for?

Ngee Ann Polytechnic is known for its Mass Communication.
Notable alumni include Anthony Chen, Cheryl Fox, Sonia Chew and Jamie Yeo.

 

What is Nanyang Poly known for?

Nanyang Polytechnic is known for their nursing course, being the first polytechnic to offer it. 

More than 20,000 students have graduated from this well-recognised course.
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  1. CCA bonus points can be and are used for computation of aggregate for admission to JC.

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