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.


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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.

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

Centralised Registration via MOE DSA-Sec Portal

From 2019 onwards, applications for DSA-Sec are to be submitted via MOE DSA-Sec Portal.

The 2020 application period for admission to Year 1 (2020) will be held between 5 may 2020 (Tue), 9am to 2 June 2020 (Tue), 3pm.

You may find out more regarding DSA registration via the following website.


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.

Domains for RI DSA-Sec 2020

Students can apply to RI through one of five domains: academic, leadership and character, visual arts, music or sports.

More DSA information will be updated here by end of this week.

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