Bonus Points for JC Admission [2022]

Here are the conditions for obtaining Singapore-Cambridge GCE Ordinary Level (O-Level) bonus points for junior college (JC) admission in Singapore.

The bonus points apply to secondary school students who are taking the O-Level examination.

If you fulfill the conditions below, you deduct points from your O-Level gross (or raw) L1R5 aggregate score. The deduction takes place when you apply to JCs during the Joint Admissions Exercise (JAE).

List of Bonus Points for JC Admission

Condition O-Level Bonus Points
‘Excellent’ grade in co-curricular activity (CCA) 2
‘Good’ grade in CCA 1
‘C6’ grade or better in both English and Higher Mother Tongue Language (HMTL) 2
‘C6’ grade or better in the Chinese Special Programme 2
‘C6’ grade or better in the Malay Special Programme
‘C6’ grade or better in Bahasa Indonesia
Selected a JC with affiliation to your secondary school as your 1st choice in the JAE 2
Enrolled in the Chinese Language Elective Programme in JC 2
Enrolled in the Malay Language Elective Programme in JC
Enrolled in the Tamil Language Elective Programme in JC

How many bonus points for JC admission can you deduct from your O-Level gross (or raw) L1R5 aggregate score?

If you are not enrolled in a JC’s Language Elective Programme, you can deduct a maximum of 4 bonus points from your O-Level gross L1R5 aggregate score.

If you are enrolled in a JC’s Language Elective Programme, you can deduct a maximum of 6 bonus points from your gross L1R5 aggregate score.

How do bonus points for JC admission affect the JC cut off points?

The deduction of bonus points from your O-Level gross L1R5 aggregate score improves your net L1R5 aggregate score.

This makes the cut off points for JC easier for you to meet.