2022 JC Cut off points Singapore

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Minimum criteria to be eligible for JC

Before we look at the JC cut off points, you need to first understand the criteria to enter a JC in Singapore. To be eligible for a place at a Junior College after your O Level examination, then you must ensure that you meet the following criteria:

1. Your L1R5 (First Language + 5 Relevant Subjects) must be lesser than or equal to 20.

L1 English or Higher Mother Tongue Language (MTL)

Any 1 of these subjects:

  • Humanities
  • Higher Art
  • Higher Music
  • Malay (Special Programme)
  • Chinese (Special Programme)
  • Bahasa Indonesia
R2 Mathematics or Science
R3 Any 1 of the subjects in the category for R1 or R2 but has not been selected for R1 or R2.
R4, R5 Any 2 GCE O-Level subjects except Religious Knowledge


  • You cannot use both Higher MTL (such as Higher Chinese, Higher Malay and Higher Tamil) and MTL (such as Chinese, Malay and Tamil) to caluclate for the agregate. For example, if you have use Higher MTL as the first language, then you cannot use MTL as a relevant subject.
  • You also cannot use “Merit” and “Pass” grades for the MTL ‘B’ Syllabus (i.e. Chinese ‘B’, Malay ‘B’ and Tamil ‘B’).

2. You must meet the following subjects Grade requirements

Subject Grade
English Language 1-6
Elementary or Additional Mathematics 1-7

Any 1 Mother Tongue Language (MTL)

Higher MTL: Chinese, Malay, Tamil

MTL: Chinese, Malay, Tamil

MTL-in-lieu: Bengali, Gujarati, Hindi, Punjabi, Urdu, French, German, Japanese, Arabic, Burmese, Thai

MTL ‘B’ Syllabus: Chinese ‘B’, Malay ‘B’ and Tamil ‘B’



1-8 for Higher MTL

1-7 for MTL or MTL-in-lieu


Merit or Pass for MTL ‘B’ Syllabus 

Bonus Points

You can be awarded with maxiumum of 4 bonus points for your achievement in co-curricular activities (CCA), language grades and school affiliation. The bonus points can then be deducted from your O-Level gross aggregate score to calculate the net aggregate score. Deducting bonus points from your gross (or raw) L1R5 aggregate score makes it easier to meet the JC cut off points.

For more details on the L1R5 and subject requirements please refer to Joint Admissions Exercise (JAE): Admission criteria | MOE

Latest JC cut-off points (2022)

Now that you know the minimum requirement for admission to a Junior College in Singapore, you can refer to the table below showing the minimum JC cut off points for different JC. This will help you to aim for the JC you would like to go to.

JC Arts Science IB
Anderson Serangoon JC 11 10
Anglo-Chinese JC 9 8
Anglo-Chinese School (Independent) 5
Catholic JC 13 13
Dunman High School 9 8
Eunoia JC 8 6
Hwa Chong Institution 5 4
Jurong Pioneer JC 16 14
Nanyang JC 6 5
National JC 8 7
Raffles Institution 5 4
River Valley High School 9 8
St Andrew’s JC 11 9
St Joseph’s Institution 7
Tampines Meridian JC 13 13
Temasek JC 9 8
Victoria JC 8 7
Yishun Innova JC 20 20

*Arts – JC’s Arts stream cut off point 

*Science – JC’s Science stream cut off point

Based on O-Level cut off point, the top 5 JCs in Singapore in year 2022 are 

Rank Non-IB IB
1 Hwa Chong Institution, Raffles Institution
2 Anglo-Chinese School
3 Nanyang JC
4 St. Joseph’s Institution
5 Eunoia JC

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2022 Junior Colleges (JC) CUT OFF POINTs ultima modifica: 2022-07-23T09:57:47+00:00 da LearningForKeeps