Start of school placement exercise for Singaporeans returning from overseas

Children of Singaporean parents who have returned from working abroad can re-enter the mainstream school system with the start of the School Placement Exercise.

Singaporean children who are returning from overseas and wish to join the secondary schools, junior colleges or Millennia Institute at the beginning of academic year 2014 may register from July 17. They will need to take one set of centralised tests in October and November, for admission to secondary schools and pre-university institutions respectively.

For those who are unable to return in time to take the tests in October, the Education Ministry will conduct a Supplementary Placement Exercise in December. Registration for this exercise starts in October. Those under this exercise will take the tests in late December and receive their school placement results in early February in 2014 for school admissions in the same month.

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