Students in the undergraduate programmes who do not possess the necessary English language qualifications are required to sit for the Qualifying English Test (QET) set by the Centre for English Language Communication (CELC). The objectives of the QET and format of the test are available at the CELC website.
The QET for Academic Year 2019/2020 is scheduled as follows:
|QET - 1A (for students residing in Singapore, e.g. Singapore Citizens and Singapore Permanent Residents) :||9 July 2019 (Tue), Morning (details to be confirmed)|
|QET - 1B (for students not residing in Singapore, e.g. international students) :||16 July 2019 (Tue), Morning (details to be confirmed)|
Registration for QET - 1A and 1B will open as follows:
|Seat number & venues||
These will be published on 4 July 2019 (Thu), 4pm.
Sitting for the test:
Students must report to their test venue at the reporting time. No student will be allowed to enter the test venue and take the test 30 minutes after the start of the test reporting time.
Students are to bring along an identification document with photo (e.g. Student Card, NRIC, Passport) to the test venue for identity verification purpose.
|Release of results:||To be retrieved online here.|
|Step by step guide for system access:||Online Registration and Checking of Test Results|
Please take note that a student can only sit for the QET once.
Students will be exempted from sitting for the QET if they possess any of the following qualifications. Where there are two or more submissions of a student's attempt to meet the QET qualifying exemption criteria, the best grade will be accepted for the exemption.
|Singapore-Cambridge GCE 'A' Level||
General Paper ('AO' Level GP) - B4 and above or
General Paper ('AS' Level GP) - C and above
SAT scores obtained before March 2016
SAT scores obtained from March 2016 onwards
* Essay component is compulsory for students to be considered for exemption from sitting for QET.
|IELTS||Overall (8 and above) and
Writing (8 and above) and
Reading (8 and above)
|TOEFL||Internet-based (114 and above) or
Paper-based (650 and above)
|International Baccalaureate (IB)||Theory of Knowledge - C (Satisfactory) and above|
|NCEA Achievement Standard 90720 or 90721||English at Level 3 - A (Achievement) and above|
|NUS High School of Mathematics and Science||EL5102 English for Academic Purposes (Critical Reading & Writing)
- B Minus (B-) and above or
EL5101 Language in Society II - B and above, and EL6103 Language in Society III – B and above
|Certificate in Advanced English (CAE)||Grade A or Level C2 (Council of Europe’s CEFR)|
|In addition to the above, the following students are also exempted from sitting for the QET: