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.

The bonus points come into play during the Joint Admissions Exercise (JAE). The JAE starts after the release of the results of the O-Level examination.

ConditionO-Level Bonus Points
‘Excellent’ grade in co-curricular activity (CCA)2
‘Good’ grade in CCA1
‘C6’ grade or better in both English and Higher Mother Tongue Language (HMTL)2
‘C6’ grade or better in the Chinese Special Programme2
‘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 JAE2
Enrolled in the Chinese Language Elective Programme in JC2
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 gross L1R5 aggregate score improves your net L1R5 aggregate score.

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