Year 5 Direct School Admission


The DSA-JC 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 all students sitting for their O-Level Examinations in 2023 who:

  1. are currently studying in mainstream Singapore schools;
  2. have outstanding talent in Academics, Sports, Performing Arts or Leadership and Character.

Applicants can only apply for one talent area, and cannot switch talent areas.

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

RI DSA-JC Domains and Talent Areas


Academic Domain Talent Areas

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


Performing Arts Domain Talent Areas

  • Chamber Ensemble
  • Chinese Orchestra
  • Chorale (Choir)
  • Symphonic Band


Sports Domain Talent Areas

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

Leadership and Character Domain NEW!

You should be able to demonstrate consistent leadership contributions to your school and sustained service to the community through the following:
• Good character and conduct rating in Secondary 3 and 4
• Records of leadership experience and contributions at Secondary 3 and 4
• VIA records demonstrating sustained service to the community

For more information on RI DSA-JC criteria and schedule, click here.


*Registration Period: 5 May 2023, 12pm to 26 June 2023, 9am

Click here to apply


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