General Ability Test (Singapore)

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FAQ-General Ability Test for Year 3 Admission

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General Information

  1. What is the General Ability Test or GAT (Year 3 admission)?
    The GAT is a standardized assessment of an applicant's general reasoning ability, and it measures observation skills, problem solving ability as well as learning capacity. The GAT provides an objective measure that is free of language and cultural bias. All the information needed to respond to each question is presented within the test item itself. Clear instructions will be given to ensure that applicants understand how to attempt the test.

  2. How can applicants prepare for the GAT (Year 3 Admission)?
    There is no need for applicants to prepare specifically for the GAT (Year 3 Admission). All the information needed to respond to each test item is presented within the test item itself, and clear instructions will be given to ensure that applicants understand how to attempt the test. General good practices such as having a good rest the night before the test and having a light meal before the test to ensure a relatively relaxed but alert frame of mind would suffice.

  3. What is the duration of GAT (Year 3 Admission)?
    Including the briefing and instructions, the duration of entire test is1 hour. 

  4. Do applicants have to take another test beside GAT (Year 3 Admission)?
    Beside GAT (Year 3 Admission), applicants may be required to take other test(s)/trials depending on the individual school's admission requirements.

Test Details

  1. What is the available date for GAT (Year 3 Admission)?
    17 August 2017, Thursday.

  2. What are the available times scheduled for GAT?
    The test timing will be listed on the Letter of Confirmation. Please check your email inbox promptly for the Letter of Confirmation.

  3. Where do I submit my GAT Application?
    GAT application can be done online. Please click here to apply.
    For applicants with no internet access, computer terminal will be set up at the Principals Academy's Office for online registration. Please click here for address.

  4. How much does the GAT (Year 3 Admission) cost?
    The test fee for General Ability Test (Year 3 Admission) is S$70.00 (excluding GST) 
    This fee is waived for applicants currently under MOE Financial Assistance Scheme(FAS) in their secondary school; kindly notify us with supporting document for waiver of fees.
     
  5. Are we allowed to make alteration or to withdraw after registration?
    There will be no alteration or withdrawal to be made after submission. As such, applicants are advised to consider carefully and the accuracy of the contents in the application form before submission.

  6. Are the GAT (Year 3 Admission) fees refundable?
    No. Fees are strictly non-refundable. 

  7. If an applicant does not turn up for the test after receiving Letter of Confirmation, can the fee payment be “transferred” to a subsequent application for another test date?
    No. Fees are strictly non-transferable to other test dates.

General Ability Test Outcome

  1. Will the GAT (Year 3 Admission) test results be given to applicants?
    No, the results will not be made known to the applicants. Only the school that the applicant had applied will receive a copy of the result. Applicant will need to check directly with the school on their admission outcome.

  2. Can the GAT (Year 3 Admission) guarantee a place in the school(s) that the applicant had indicated in the GAT Application?
    No. The GAT is a test that provides an indication of general intellectual aptitude that is not necessarily assessed in school examinations but which is important for academic performance. This information about aptitude, together with other information such as academic information, CCA Involvement/Achievement/Awards/Teacher's Reference will help school to decide admission of successful applicants.
     
  3. Can the results be shared with schools that are not listed in GAT (Year 3) website?
    No. Results will not be shared with schools that are not participating in this exercise.  
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