Year 1 Admissions

Male Primary 6 students currently studying in mainstream Singapore schools can enter RI through three different admissions exercises: Direct School Admissions, the Secondary 1 Posting Exercise and the PSLE Supplementary Intake Exercise.


Have more questions about applying to RI?
Drop us an email at [email protected].

PSLE Appeal Exercise

The PSLE Appeal Exercise is for students who are not posted to Raffles Institution under S1 Posting Exercise. The applications will be considered based on merit and availability of vacancies. If you were admitted into your secondary school via Direct School Admission (DSA), you are not eligible for this exercise as no DSA transfers are allowed. In order to be considered, students must have met our cut-off point for this year.

RI’s 2019 cut-off point: 259

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Secondary 1 Registration Day
Even if you intend to submit an appeal, all students are required to report to the school that they are posted to by the Ministry of Education on Secondary 1 Registration Day.

Final Decision
The school's decision on the PSLE Appeal Exercise will be made after the vacancies are ascertained following the S1 Posting results. All applicants will be informed of the outcome of their applications via email by early January 2020. The decision of the Admissions Selection Committee is final and the school will not enter into discussion with the applicants regarding its decision. 

For more information, please email: [email protected]

Year 1 Direct School Admission

The DSA exercise is an initiative by the Ministry of Education that allows for a more diverse range of talents to be recognised in student admission.

Centralised Registration via MOE DSA-Sec Portal

From 2019 onwards, applications for DSA-Sec are to be submitted via MOE DSA-Sec Portal. The 2019 application period for admission to Year 1 (2020) ended on 4 June 2019.


MOE DSA-Sec Portal

Parents and students are encouraged to choose schools wisely, based on the student’s aptitudes and strengths, bearing in mind the schools’ academic and non-academic requirements, and the programmes available to develop the area of talent.

Who can apply through the DSA?

The DSA exercise is for male Singaporean, Singapore PR and International students who have outstanding talent in academic, sports, music, aesthetics or Leadership & Character.

Successful DSA-Sec students cannot participate in the Secondary 1 Posting Exercise and PSLE Supplementary Exercise.

Frequently-Asked Questions

Secondary 1 Posting Exercise

This Exercise is for male Singaporean, Singapore PR, and International Students who: 

  1. are currently studying in mainstream Singapore schools;
  2. did not accept any DSA offers;
  3. wish to enrol in Year 1 in RI with their PSLE (Primary School Leaving Examination) grades.

Students who were successful in the DSA are not allowed to participate in the Posting Exercise, as they must honour their commitment to the school that has accepted them for the length of the programme they were admitted into.

Find out more on MOE’s website