PRIMARY 4 ENGLISH
The AEIS ( Primary 4 English test comprises two parts. Applicants will be given 2 hours
to complete Part 1 and Part 2. The paper is taken in a single sitting.
Part 1 - Writing
Two topics are set, one of which comes with a picture. Applicants choose
one topic and write a composition of at least 100 words on it.
Part 2 - Comprehension and Language Use
50 compulsory Multiple-Choice Questions
• Comprehension (based on two passages) - 10 items
• Comprehension cloze (based on two passages) - 12 items
• Vocabulary - 14 items
• Grammar - 14 items
What is AEIS?
The Admissions Exercise for International Students (AEIS) is a centralised admissions exercise conducted by MOE around September or October each year for international students who wish to join our mainstream primary and secondary schools in January of the following year.
The AEIS consists of a centralized test on English and Mathematics that will assess the applicants’ English literacy, numeracy and reasoning abilities. Admission is not guaranteed and is subject to the applicant’s performance in the test. If successful, placement will depend on available vacancies and the applicant’s declared residential area in Singapore.
International students seeking admission to our mainstream schools in Singapore should note that English is the medium of instruction and are strongly encouraged to prepare before sitting for the AEIS test. They should be familiar with the English and Mathematics syllabuses of the level preceding the one they are applying for.
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