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 2nd QET for Academic Year 2018/2019 is scheduled as follows:
|Date:||23 November 2018 (Friday)|
|Time:||9 am to 10.45 am|
Registration for the QET will open from 5 November to 15 November 2018. Students who do not register by 15 November 2018 will have to sit for the next QET in July 2019 (date to be confirmed).
Please print the confirmation page of your QET registration and bring it to the test.
|Seat number & venues||These will be published on 21 November 2018 (Wednesday) after 4.00 pm.
Please click the links to check the seat number and test venues after they are released:
Information for new students enrolled in July before the start of the academic year:
Please note that you need your Student ID to check your examination venue and seat number.
If you have printed the confirmation page after you have completed the online QET registration, you can find your Student ID (e.g. A1234567X) under 'ID' on the confirmation page.
If you have not printed the confirmation page, you can check your Student ID by following the steps below :
Sitting for the test:
Students must report to the test venue in time for the start of the test. No student will be allowed to enter the test venue and take the test 30 minutes after the start of the test.
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:||26 December 2018 (Wednesday). To be retrieved via the Student Information System.|
|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: