Here are some of the frequently asked questions:

How do I compute my raw aggregate score for polytechnic admissions?

ELR2B2 = English Language (EL) + 2 Relevant Subjects (R2)* + 2 Other Best Subjects (B2)#

*Including two relevant subjects from the related course group’s aggregate score type – A, B, C or D. The gross aggregate scores for the four course groups are already computed for you in the JAE Form A.

#Excluding CCA

How do I compute my net aggregate score?

Net aggregate score is obtained by deducting your CCA bonus points from your gross aggregate score (ELR2B2). An A1, A2 or E grade for CCA will allow for two bonus points to be deducted while a B3 to C6 or G grade will allow for one bonus point to be deducted.


CCA grade = B3

ELR2B2-A = 16

Net aggregate score is (16 – 1) = 15

What are the minimum entry requirements (MER)?

MER determine if you have the basic subjects and grades to qualify for a course. You must meet the MER for a desired course before applying.

What are the course intake numbers and range of aggregate scores for each diploma?

Click here for the course intake numbers and range of aggregate scores for each diploma.

How does the Joint Admissions Exercise (JAE) posting work?

Posting is based on merit according to the net aggregate score. This is then followed by order of choices. This means that applicants with lower net aggregate scores will be considered for admission first, even if they ranked the course higher than another applicant with a lower net aggregate score.

Should I select a course with a JAE ELR2B2 lower than my net aggregate score as my first choice?

Yes. It is perfectly alright to select a course with a JAE ELR2B2 lower than your net aggregate score as your first choice if you have a strong interest in the course. The JAE ELR2B2 of a course is only a guide and may vary from year to year.

How do I know which is the best course for me?

You can find out more about our courses from our course brochures or on our website. You can also check out our Open House for more information. Our friendly lecturers will be happy to explain to you in detail. Course Counselling will also be available during the Open House and the JAE period.

Can I apply for RP through both the JAE and Direct Admissions Exercise (DAE)?

If you are an O-Level certificate holder who has met the MER and has obtained a net ELR2B2 aggregate score of 26 or better, you are eligible to apply for a course via both the JAE and DAE.

What is the academic calendar for RP?

Click here for the latest academic calendar.