English Placement Test (EPT)

Students in the undergraduate programme from the Yong Siew Toh Music Conservatory (YSTCM) who do not possess the necessary English language qualifications are required to sit for the English Placement Test (EPT) set by the Centre for English Language Communication (CELC). Please take note that a student can only sit for the EPT once.

The EPT for Academic Year 2021/2022 is scheduled as follows:


Who may take the EPT?
International students enrolling into the undergraduate programme of the Yong Siew Toh Music Conservatory (YSTCM)


  • 15 July 2021 (Friday)
  • Reporting time: 9.00 am


The EPT will be conducted in digital format using Zoom + Examplify.

As the EPT will be conducted in digital format, students are required to:

  • attend the compulsory briefing session on 9 July 2021 (Friday),10 am.

For the briefing and the actual test, students are required to prepare:

  • a laptop for completing the paper using Examplify and
  • mobile phone for invigilation using Zoom video conferencing tool.

Please refer to the documents listed in Section 3 below for details.

An iPad should not be used for the taking the EPT.
Your laptop and mobile phone should be fully charged or connected to a charging station, for the whole duration of the test.


Preparation for the Briefing Session

It is compulsory for students to attend at least one briefing session.
Students will NOT be allowed to sit for the EPT if they are absent from the briefing session.
Before the briefing session, please complete the following:

  • View the briefing slides on Examplify here.
  • Read the attached briefing document on Zoom Invigilation here.
  • Complete this Quiz (https://luminus.nus.edu.sg/modules/de880abd-12d1-4e7e-98d5-059070492101/quiz) which is based on information on Examplify and Zoom invigilation by 8 July 2021.

  • The briefing session will be conducted via Zoom. You will receive information on the Zoom briefing session upon successful registration. Please join the briefing session using your mobile phone.
    The briefing slides should be downloaded onto your laptop as reference will be made to them during the briefing.


Assignment to EPT1 Session 1 or Session 2

You will receive an email on Tuesday 13 July 2021 (by 5 pm) to inform you of:

  • the test session that you will be assigned to and
  • the Zoom meeting link and password to the session.

If you do not receive an email by Tuesday 13 July 2021, 5 pm, please write to huili@nus.edu.sg.


Sitting for the EPT test

Students must report to their assigned group in Zoom at the respective reporting time.
Students will need to have their identification document with photo (e.g. Student Card, NRIC, Passport) for identity verification purpose before being allowed to sit for the test.


Release of EPT results

21 July 2021 (Wednesday). To be retrieved online here.


Frequently Asked Questions

Check for answers to common queries here.