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Joint Admissions Exercise (JAE)

There isn't a right or a wrong way to submit your application, but there are a number of things that you should consider to make the most out of your application.

Know the NP courses you qualify for

If you are eligible for JAE, you will receive a Form A from your Secondary School on the day that the GCE ‘O’ Level results are announced. It indicates which NP courses you qualify for. Here’s what it looks like:

Maximise your 12 choices

In your JAE application, you are given 12 choices. Here’s how you can maximise your 12 choices

● Your first 3 to 4 choices: Go for what you are most passionate about even if you don’t meet the past year’s cut-off points. Cut-off points are just a guide and may vary from year to year.

● Your next 3 to 4 choices: Choose what you are interested in and stand a good chance of getting into – for example, courses with cut-off points around your aggregate score.

● Your last few choices: Include less competitive courses which you can clearly get into - for example, courses with cut-off points well above your aggregate score.

Remember to fill up all 12 choices even if you are really confident of getting into your desired course. 

The JAE ELR2B2 of a course is a guide, and may vary each year. As long as your favourite course is listed in your JAE Form A, you’re eligible to apply for it.

Know that your CCA grade plays a part

As CCA bonus points have not been taken into consideration in the computation of the aggregates printed on Form A, you can deduct 2 bonus points from your aggregate if you get a CCA grade - "Excellent", or 1 point if you get a CCA grade - "Good".

The net aggregate score, after taking into consideration your CCA grade, will be used for ranking and selection purposes.

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