General Ability Test (Singapore)

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Introduction to General Ability Test

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The GAT is a standardized assessment of an applicant's general reasoning ability, and it measures learning capacity, observational skills and problem solving ability. It provides an objective measure that is free from 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.  

The GAT is an abilities test, and it tells whether a student has strong underlying mental capabilities. This is in contrast to achievement tests which are subject based, and that assess a student's learned skills and knowledge. Abilities tests and achievement tests complement each other, and shed light on different aspects of a student's capabilities. When used together, they provide a good overall assessment of the quality of an applicant.

Test Registration Notice (Year 3 Admission)

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The GAT online registration will begins on 15 July 2024.

Student applicants and parents/guardians are to read through the ensuing information before registering for the test.

Please submit your Year 3 IP application to the respective schools that you are interested for admission. All application must be submitted before the school application closing date stipulated by the individual schools.

To avoid:  Should any applicants registered GAT without submitting Year 3 IP application to school or after the individual school's application closing date; applicants will not be considered for Year 3 IP in that particular school.

To register for 2024 GAT - IP (Admission to Secondary 3) Test, please click here.

For more information on Year 3 IP application, please contact the respective school you are interested for admission.

Note: The conducting of GAT will be subjected to the national safe mannagement measures guidelines in place leading up to and during the actual test date, if any. Applicants will be informed if there are any changes or cancellation of the testing. 

All GAT registered students applicant to receive their GAT Notification and Letter of Confirmation via email from 23 August 2024. If applicable, applicant to check their junk/spam inbox for the notification email may have filtered and redirected there.

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