'O' Level Students

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'O' Level Students


To be considered for admission, applicants holding Singapore Cambridge GCE O-level qualifications will need to meet the requirements for aggregate computation of ELR2B2 and obtain 26 points or better for the net ELR2B2 aggregate score.

Aggregate Computation

In addition to the meeting the Minimum Entry Requirements (MER), your application will be considered based on your ELR2B2 aggregate score.

ELR2B2 =
English Language (EL) + 2 relevant subjects (R2) + 2 other best subjects (B2)
#CCA cannot be used as one of your subjects to compute your ELR2B2 aggregate score

There are four types of aggregate scores: ELR2B2-A, ELR2B2-B, ELR2B2-C, and ELR2B2-D. Depending on the course you are applying for, you will need to meet one of the aggregate scores that correspond to the course.

For more information on the 'O' Level subjects used for the computation of ELR2B2 aggregate scores, you can refer to the Joint Admissions Exercise (JAE) Information Booklet.

Minimum Entry Requirements

For more details on the Minimum Entry Requirements of our full time diploma courses, click here.

For more details on the list of courses requiring medical check-up or specific tests, please click here.

Admission to RP is based on academic merit and subjected to available vacancies of our diploma programmes. Meeting the minimum entry requirements does not guarantee that applicants will be offered a placement in the diploma programme. These requirements are set in place to ensure fairness to all applicants


Applicants holding Singapore Cambridge GCE O-level qualifications can apply for admission to our full time diploma courses through the following admission exercises.

  1. Early Admissions Exercise (EAE)

  2. Joint Admissions Exercise (JAE)

  3. Direct Admissions Exercise (DAE)

Conditions for Admissions

a. Students must read the terms and conditions for each admission exercise before they apply for admission to Republic Polytechnic (RP) when the application window is open.

b. Students must provide all supporting documents related to their admission application such as academic qualifications, related certificates or other documents as requested by the Polytechnic for admission consideration.

c. Students are admitted to the Polytechnic based on the specified assessment criteria.

d. Students must provide true and accurate information in the application forms, including a full declaration of any medical condition or disability.

e. Students must attend interviews whenever contacted by the Polytechnic as part of the evaluation procedures to determine their suitability for the diploma courses.

f. International students must comply with the instructions to apply and collect the Student’s Pass issued by Immigration & Checkpoints Authority of Singapore (ICA) before they start their enrolment procedures with the Polytechnic.

g. If any of the above conditions are not met, RP reserves the right to:
  1. rescind an offer of admission to any applicant;

  2. report the applicant to authorities for wrongful declaration and

  3. disallow the applicant from continuing with the admission process