Year 5 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.

This exercise is for Singaporean, Singapore PR, and International students who:

  1. are currently studying in mainstream Singapore schools;
  2. have outstanding talent in academics, sports, or music.

Applicants can only apply under one domain, and cannot switch domains.

Successful DSA-JC students cannot participate in JAE (Joint Admissions Exercise) or transfer to another school after the release of the O-Level results.


*Registration Period: 4 May 2023 (Thu), 12pm to 26 June 2023 (Mon), 9am

*Tentative dates




RI Y5 DSA Registration QR Code


2022 DSA-JC Criteria & Schedule



Sports Talents

  • Badminton
  • Bowling
  • Fencing
  • Hockey
  • Sailing
  • Swimming
  • Track and Field
  • Golf
  • Basketball
  • Floorball
  • Judo
  • Shooting
  • Table Tennis
  • Water Polo
  • Rugby
  • Cricket
  • Football
  • Netball
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Cross Country
  • Squash

Performing Arts Talents

  • Chamber Ensemble
  • Chinese Orchestra
  • Raffles Chorale
  • Raffles Symphonic Band

Academic Talents

  • Language Elective Programme – Malay (MLEP)
  • Mathematics/Science Olympiad
  • Science Research

If you have any enquiries, please send us an email at [email protected].