Welcome to Principals Academy Certification Test

Principals Academy (PAI) office opening arrangement are as follows:

1. Open on Monday to Friday (10:00am - 5:00pm), except Saturday, Sunday and public holidays. 

2. Visiting our office or walk-in counter has been suspended until further notice.

Applicants are encouraged to use our e-services to reach us or call, where possible:

3. Contact us at (65) 6363-0330 (on the designated office opening day and time). 

4. Email us at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it We will try our best to reply to you as soon as possible.

(updated: 19 Aug 2022)


Useful Links:


PACT - Primary and Secondary  

Note: The 2023 PACT registration is now closed 

For 2024 PACT registration, please visit us during September 2024 period


J-PACT - Junior College / Millennia Institute

Note: The registration period for 2024 J-PACT will begin on 30 August 2024 (Tentatively)


Cambridge Assessment English (CAE)Admission Exercise for International Students (AEIS)

Note: CAE registration is on-going

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Notice for IS seeking Admission to Primary and Secondary

Notice for International Student (IS) seeking Admission to Primary and Secondary

Please take note of the announcement made by MOE on 7 Jul 2015 in regards to the change to take effect for IS seeking admission to AY2016 and beyond:

1. International Students (seeking admission to Primary and Secondary) and International students including those with Dependant's pass holder must participate in the Admissions Exercise for International Students (AEIS).

Please click here for AEIS information or to contact MOE Customer Service Centre for more information.

2. International Students with at least 1 parent who is a Singapore Citizen besides participating in the Admissions Exercise for International Students (AEIS), international students with at least one Singapore Citizen (SC) parent who wish to seek admission to Primary 2 to 5 or Secondary 1 to 3 can write to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  or approach MOE Customer Service Centre for assistance.

With the above change, PACT remains applicable to the following students:

    - SPR children taking PACT in-lieu of school-based tests

    - IS with SC parent, whom MOE facilitates to school.

The school may refer such IS to take PACT, if there is already an existing working arrangement between the school and PAI.


[Updated 21 Apr 2022] Notice for International Student (IS) seeking Admission to Primary 

Changes to AEIS-Primary Test

1. MOE will be making changes to the AEIS-Primary (AEIS-Pri) test for IS seeking admission into our primary schools from the 2023 academic year. Since its inception, AEIS-Pri comprises tests for English and Mathematics. For AEIS applications from July 2022, AEIS-Pri will no longer offer the English test. Instead, IS must take and meet or exceed the required score for the relevant Cambridge English Qualification (CEQ) test.

2. The CEQ test reports students' performance using the Cambridge English Scale (CES) score. IS must meet or exceed the CES score required for their corresponding age-appropriate level of admission before they can register for the AEIS-Pri Mathematics test in Singapore. The required CES score can be found on www.moe.gov.sg/international-sudents/aeis.

3. IS who wish to register for the September 2022 AEIS-Pri Mathematics test will have to submit their CEQ test results (meeting or exceeding the required CES score) when applications open in July 2022. As in previous years, applications will close when the places for a particular level's test are fully taken up.

4. MOE will consider both the CES and the AEIS-Pri Mathematics test scores to determine applicants' eligibility to be offered a school placement. Meeting the CES score does not guarantee a school placement on its own.

5. There is no change in format for the AEIS-Secondary tests.

6. IS with at least one parent who is a Singapore Citizen can approach MOE for assistance and advice when seeking admission to Primary 2 to 5 or Secondary 1 to 3.

Details pertaining to AEIS can be found at www.moe.gov.sg/international-sudents/aeis

Details pertaining to Cambridge English Qualificaion Test (CEQ) can be found at www.assessment.sg.

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About Principals Academy


Education is an unending journey. At Principals Academy Inc. (PAI), we believe in taking this journey further and farther – transcending geographical and cultural boundaries to empower educators and learners worldwide.

The Principals Academy Inc. (PAI) was established on 14 November 2003 as a joint venture between Academy of Principals (Singapore) (APS) and Economic Development Board (EDB) in response to Singapore Government’s vision of developing the nation into a thriving international education hub.

Our vision is to be Asia’s premier education resource centre. By offering assessment conceptualization, design and administration to schools, we are able to identify specific areas for assessment and benchmarking. We also develop tools that will empower our education professionals with the capability to research, innovate, pioneer and implement programmes beneficial to their school environment.

For more information about us, please visit www.pai.sg