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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is the GCE O-Level examination?

The GCE O-Level examination is an internationally recognized qualification taken by students in Singapore. It is usually undertaken by students at the end of their secondary education, typically around the age of 16.

Who is eligible to take the GCE O-Level examination?

Students who have completed their secondary education in Singapore, usually after four to five years of study, are eligible to take the GCE O-Level examination.

What subjects are covered in the GCE O-Level examination?

The GCE O-Level examination covers a wide range of subjects, including languages (such as English, Chinese, Malay, and Tamil), Maths, sciences (such as biology, chemistry, and physics), humanities (such as geography, history, and literature), and various elective subjects.

How are the GCE O-Level examinations conducted?

The GCE O-Level examinations are conducted by the SEAB. They are typically held annually in November and December, and consist of written papers that assess students' knowledge and understanding of the respective subjects.

How are the GCE O-Level examination results graded?

The GCE O-Level examination results are graded on a scale from A1 (highest) to F9 (lowest), with A1 being the best grade. Additionally, a distinction (A1 or A2) is awarded to candidates who perform exceptionally well in a subject.

Can a student retake the GCE O-Level examination if they are not satisfied with their results?

Yes, it is possible to retake the GCE O-Level examination in subsequent years if a student is not satisfied with their results. However, there are limitations on the number of attempts allowed, and it is advisable to consult with your school or educational institution for specific guidelines.

How can I access my GCE O-Level examination results?

GCE O-Level examination results are typically released online. Candidates can access their results by logging into the SEAB's results release portal using their unique examination numbers and personal identification numbers (PINs).

How are the GCE O-Level examination results used?

The GCE O-Level examination results are used for various purposes, including determining students' eligibility for further education or employment opportunities. Good results can open doors to post-secondary education, such as enrolling in junior colleges, polytechnics, or specialised institutes.

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