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Preparatory Course for Admission to Singapore Government School (AEIS / S-AEIS)

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SMART Preparatory Courses for admission into government schools for academic levels from primary 2 to 5 are specially designed to prepare foreign students seeking admission into local mainstream government schools.

In this preparatory course, extra emphasis is being placed on building your proficiency of the English language as well as application of Mathematics so that our students will be equipped with a strong foundation that will thoroughly prepare them for the required entry tests prior to admission into government schools. Students can expect to undergo daily intensive lessons to not only learn about the necessary academic knowledge but pick up examination skills as well.

Entry into government schools for international students can take place via two major means:

Student is admitted into Singapore Government School

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Preparatory Course For Admission into Government Schools

Course Type: Full – Time

Course Duration: 12 Weeks (3 Months)  or 24 Weeks (6 Months)

Course Delivery Method: Classroom Teaching

Lesson Hours: Mondays to Fridays, 8.30am to 11.30am and 12.30pm to 3.30pm

Total Contact Hours: 360 hours for 12-week programme / 720 hours for 24-week programme

Lesson Venue: Blk 846 Yishun Ring Road #02-3655 Singapore 760846

Certificate of Completion awarded by SMART EXCEL, after successful completion of course.

International Students (Student’s Pass holders) must achieve at least 90% attendance and not be absent for more than 7 consecutive days without valid reasons.

All internal examinations will be in the form of written papers. A total of 2 Continual Assessments will be conducted.

The AEIS fee is $672.

Note: Fees are non-refundable.

Primary 2/3

🔸 ENGLISH TEST🔸 MATHEMATICS TEST
The English test comprises 34 multiple-choice questions on comprehension and language use.

Your child will be given 1 hour to complete the test:

(1) Comprehension based on 2 passages (6 items)
(2) Comprehension cloze based on 2 passages (10 items)
(3) Vocabulary (5 items)
(4) Grammar (5 items)
(5) Spelling (8 items)
The Mathematics test comprises 2 parts.

Your child will be given 25 minutes to complete Part 1 and 40 minutes to complete Part 2:

PART 1: Multiple-choice questions (29 items)

PART 2: Short-answer questions (17 items)

The use of calculators is not allowed. For short-answer questions, your child will have to show the method of solution (working steps) clearly and write the answer in the space provided.

Your child will need a pencil to shade their answers for the multiple-choice questions on the Optical Answer Sheet (OAS).

Primary 4/5

🔸 ENGLISH TEST🔸 MATHEMATICS TEST
The English test comprises 2 parts.

Your child will be given 2 hours to complete Part 1 and Part 2. The paper is taken in a single sitting:

PART 1: Writing
2 topics are set, one of which comes with a picture. Your child has to choose 1 topic and write a composition of at least 100 words on it.

PART 2: Comprehension and language use.
50 compulsory multiple-choice questions comprising:

(1) Comprehension based on 2 passages (10 items)
(2) Comprehension cloze based on 2 passages (12 items)
(3) Vocabulary (14 items)
(4) Grammar (14 items)
The Mathematics test comprises 2 parts.

Your child will be given 35 minutes to complete Part 1,
and 50 minutes to complete Part 2:

PART 1: Multiple-choice questions (30 items).

PART 2: Short-answer questions (8 items) and open-ended questions (6 items).

The use of calculators is not allowed. For short-answer and open-ended questions, your child will have to show the method of solution (working steps) clearly and write the answer in the space provided.

Your child will need a pencil to shade their answers for the multiple-choice questions on the Optical Answer Sheet (OAS).

Secondary 1/2/3

🔸 ENGLISH TEST🔸 MATHEMATICS TEST
Your child will be given 2 hours 10 minutes to complete the test which comprises 2 parts:

PART 1: Writing
2 topics are set for Sec 1 test, and 4 topics are set for Sec 2 and Sec 3 tests.

Your child have to choose 1 topic and write a composition on it:
. 200 to 300 words for Sec 1 test.
. 250 to 350 words for Sec 2 test.
. 300 to 400 words for Sec 3 test.

PART 2: Comprehension and language use.
50 compulsory multiple-choice questions comprising:

(1) Comprehension based on 2 passages (15 items)
(2) Comprehension cloze based on 2 passages (15 items)
(3) Vocabulary (10 items)
(4) Grammar (10 items)
The Mathematics test comprises 2 parts.

Your child will be given 30 minutes to complete Part 1,
and 1 hour 45 minutes to complete Part 2:

PART 1: Multiple-choice questions (34 items)

PART 2: Short-answer questions (20 items) and open-ended questions (10 to 15 items).

The use of calculators is not allowed.

For short-answer and open-ended questions, your child will have to show the method of solution (working steps) clearly and write the answer in the space provided.

Your child will need a pencil to shade their answers for the multiple-choice questions on the Optical Answer Sheet (OAS).

Planned School LevelAge (Min-Max)Course TitleCourse LevelDuration (Months/Weeks)Test To ApplyContent TestPossible Outcome
Primary 27 – 9P2 Preparatory Course For Admission To Government SchoolPreparatory6 Months / 24 WeeksP2/P3P1. P2
. P1
. Unsuccessful
Primary 38 – 10P3 Preparatory Course For Admission To Government SchoolPreparatory6 Months / 24 WeeksP2/P3P2. P3
. P2
. P1
. Unsuccessful
Primary 49 – 11P4 Preparatory Course For Admission To Government SchoolPreparatory6 Months / 24 WeeksP4/P5P3. Pri 4
. Pri 3
. Pri 2
. Unsuccessful
Primary 510 – 12P5 Preparatory Course For Admission To Government SchoolPreparatory6 Months / 24 WeeksP4/P5P4. Pri 5
. Pri 4
. Pri 3
. Unsuccessful
Secondary 112 – 14S1 Preparatory Course For Admission To Government SchoolPreparatory6 Months / 24 WeeksS1P6. S1
. Unsuccessful
Secondary 213 – 15S2 Preparatory Course For Admission To Government SchoolPreparatory6 Months / 24 WeeksS2S1. S2
. Unsuccessful
Secondary 314 – 16S3 Preparatory Course For Admission To Government SchoolPreparatory6 Months / 24 WeeksS3S2. S3
. Unsuccessful

Note: All courses are conducted on a Full-Time basis.
* Maximum Age as at at 1st January of the year of admission to government school.

The application period for the 2022 AEIS will start in July 2022. Tests will be conducted in September or October 2022. These periods are tentative; details will be available here by July 2022.

Follow these steps:

  1. Submit an online application. Make sure you have a valid email address.
  2. Make payment for the fees through the preferred mode of credit or debit card during your online application.

o   If you are unable to do so, you can also pay through PayNow or NETS. You will receive an email with QR code for payment through PayNow and instructions to pay through NETS. If you choose to pay by NETS, you are to make an appointment at least 2 days in advance before proceeding to our Customer Service Centre.

  1. Email the following supporting documents in PDF or JPG to seab_as@seab.gov.sg within 1 week. Please indicate the applicant’s name in the email subject title.

o   Your child’s birth certificate (Original) and a Notarised copy if the birth certificate is not in English.

o   Your child’s passport with validity of at least 6 months.

If your application and payment are successful, you will receive an official email from the Singapore Examinations & Assessment Board (SEAB). The email will include:

  • The AEIS entry proof
  • Your child’s details
  • Index number
  • Test timetable
  • Test venue
  • Instructions for applicants, such as do’s and don’ts, what to bring, etc.

If your child has taken the AEIS or S-AEIS and was offered a school place, you will not be able to apply again.

Preparatory Course for Admission to Government Schools (Primary & Secondary – Intensive)

3 Months

  • Application Fee = $107 (Non-Refundable)
  • Tuition Fee = $̶4̶,̶8̶0̶0̶   $3,840 (Less 20%)
  • Materials & Internal Examination = $350

6 Months 

  • Application Fee = $107 (Non-Refundable)
  • Tuition Fee = $̶8̶,̶4̶0̶0̶   $6,720 (Less 20%)
  • Materials & Internal Examination = $650

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    Disclaimer: We do not represent AEIS or S-AEIS. AEIS or S-AEIS is a centralised admissions test conducted by the Ministry of Education, Singapore. Smart Excel is not affiliate.

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