Frequently Asked Questions
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  1. What is the Junior College-Principals Academy Certification Test (J-PACT)?

    J-PACT is an assessment tool provided by Principals Academy to helps schools ascertain the academic capabilities of International Students and to assess the suitability of the student for his/her applied level of study.

  2. How does J-PACT benefit students?

    J-PACT provides students with a standardized proficiency certification. With the certification test result being recognized by Junior Colleges and Millennia Institute, we have since the launch of PACT in 2004, helped more than 25,000 student candidates save time and cost by removing the need for them to take entrance exams administered at the individual institutions.

  3. What subjects will the candidates be tested on?

    English Language and Mathematics will be tested. Both papers are conducted on the same day. Candidates will be tested on content and skills that a student is expected to know when entering a new academic year at the academic level applied for.

  4. What is the J-PACT format like?

    The test is paper-based and benchmarked to local school papers. The J-PACT test follows the Cambridge GCE ‘O’ Level syllabus.

  5. How do I revise for the J-PACT?

    Assessment books for Secondary levels are available at bookstores and retail shops island wide.

  6. Does the test guarantee a place in one of the participating schools?

    J-PACT is a certification test for admission consideration and not centralized posting exercise. Admission to the school of choice is subject to the availability of vacancies and the applicant satisfying the admission criteria of each individual school.

  7. When will the results be released?

    The results will be sent by mail to the candidates within 30 days from the date of testing.

  8. Will schools still conduct entrance tests after a student takes the J-PACT?

    Schools are unlikely to conduct further entrance tests unless specified. Streaming tests may be prescribed to the candidate after his/her acceptance into the school for the purpose of allocating a class and/or subject combination (where applicable).

  9. How credible is the J-PACT result?

    Schools stated in the list of JC/MI schools list will recognize the J-PACT results. Alternatively, candidates can check directly with the school of their choice on admission criteria before approaching J-PACT.

  10. What if the school I want to apply to is not in the list of participating schools?

    Contact the respective school(s) directly to enquire of their school admission criteria before approaching J-PACT.

  11. Are we allowed to make alteration or to withdraw after registration?

    There will be no alteration or withdrawal made after submission of application. As such, candidates are advised to consider carefully and re-check the content in the application form before submission.

  12. What must candidates bring along on the Test Day?

    Compulsory, all candidates will be required to provide proof of identity before being allowed into the examination venue.  Please bring along your J-PACT Notification Letter (if any), Official Receipt and Original Passport (For International Students) or NRIC/Birth Cert (For Singaporean). No other forms of identification will be accepted.

  13. How much does J-PACT cost?

    The test fee is SGD300.00.

  14. What are the available test fee payment mode?

    Payment may be made using any one of the following modes:

    • In Person to Principals Academy Office – Cash / Cheque / Bank Draft / Cashier’s Order in Singapore Dollars. 

    • By Mail – Cheque / Bank Draft / Cashier’s order in Singapore Dollars. Please made payable to PAI. 

Payment of fee must be accompanied with a duly filled application form and the relevant supporting documents required. Both application form and full payment must reach PAI by the application closing registration date.

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