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PSLE 2024 Timetable

*This page was last updated on 21 May 2024.

PSLE 2024 Examination Calendar

Here is the examination calendar for PSLE 2024 according to the Singapore Examinations and Assessment Board (SEAB).

Registration 2 April (Tuesday) to 18 April (Thursday)
Oral 13 August (Tuesday) to 14 August (Wednesday)
Listening Comprehension 13 September (Friday)
Written Examination 26 September (Thursday) to 02 October (Wednesday)
Marking Exercise 14 October (Monday) to 16 October (Wednesday)

PSLE Results Release Date

The 2024 PSLE results will be released between 20 November 2024 (Wednesday) and 22 November 2024 (Friday).

Detailed 2024 PSLE timetable

Detailed PSLE oral timetable

Date Paper Time
13 August 2024, Tuesday English, Chinese, Malay, Tamil 08:00 AM - 01:30 PM
14 August 2024, Wednesday English, Chinese, Malay, Tamil 08:00 AM - 01:30 PM

Detailed PSLE Listening comprehension timetable

Date Paper Time (Actual duration may differ slightly)
13 September 2024, Friday Chinese, Malay, Tamil 09:00 AM - 09:35 AM
13 September 2024, Friday English 11:15 AM - 11:50 PM

Detailed PSLE written timetable

Date Paper Time
26 September 2024, Thursday English paper 1 
English paper 2
08:15 AM - 09:25 AM
10:30 AM - 12:20 PM
27 September 2024, Friday Math paper 1
Math paper 2
08:15 AM - 09:15 AM
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
30 September 2024, Monday Chinese, Malay, Tamil paper 1
Chinese, Malay, Tamil paper 2
08:15 AM - 09:05 AM
10:15 AM - 11:55 AM
1 October 2024, Tuesday Science 08:15 AM - 10:00 AM
2 October 2024, Wednesday Higher Chinese, Higher Malay, Higher Tamil paper 1
Higher Chinese, Higher Malay, Higher Tamil paper 2
08:15 AM - 09:05 AM
10:15 AM - 11:35 AM


Understanding PSLE

If you are reading this, that means you have already started your research to prepare your child for the Primary School Leaving Examination, popularly known as PSLE. Admittedly, it is an examination that makes the entire Singaporean household sit up and take notice as the PSLE is the first significant landmark in a Primary 6 student’s education journey. It’s a compulsory national examination that marks the end of the Singapore Primary School program and the beginning of Secondary School.

Under the new PSLE scoring system, each subject will be scored using scoring bands known as Achievement Levels (ALs), which range from AL1 to AL8. The total score is then derived from the sum of the four PSLE subjects, which range from 4 to 32. The Singapore Examinations and Assessment Board and the Ministry of Education Singapore are the joint examining authorities for the PSLE.

Throughout Primary School, which lasts for 6 years from Primary 1 (age 7) to Primary 6 (age 12), teachers and parents work towards preparing the child for the PSLE. So, it is natural that you should know everything there is to know about the PSLE schedule and examination, starting with the subjects, syllabus, new scoring system, and exam dates.

★ For your expected PSLE score, simply key in the expected score for each of the four subjects into our PSLE Score Calculator

About The Exam

The Primary School Leaving Examination is segregated into three parts. The Oral and Listening Comprehension exams are for language subjects only. The written are for a minimum of four subjects:

  • Oral Examination (language subjects only)
  • Listening Comprehension Examination (language subjects only)
  • Written Examination

PSLE Schedule

The written examination of the PSLE is held annually from around August to October. A Primary 6 student is expected to sit for the exams for a minimum of four subjects at the standard or foundation level.

  • English
  • Maths
  • Science
  • Mother Tongue (native language)

However, the Oral and Listening examinations are held before the written ones. Oral Examinations will usually be held in August, while the Listening Examination will usually be conducted in September. The Oral Examination has been conducted in the e-examination format since 2017 for both Standard and Foundation Mother Tongue Languages.

Other subjects are also taught at the Primary level such as Physical Education, Art, Music, Social Studies etc, however, these are non-examinable subjects.

Frequently Asked Questions About PSLE

Q1: What is PSLE?

PSLE stands for Primary School Leaving Examination. It is a national examination that marks the end of the Primary School program and the beginning of Secondary School in Singapore.

Q2: How is the PSLE score calculated?

The PSLE score is derived from the sum of the subject scores in the four tested subjects, which are English, Maths, Science, and Mother Tongue. The score ranges from 4 to 32 in the PSLE grading system.

Q3: When are the PSLE written examinations held?

The PSLE written examinations are held annually from September to October. The exam dates are usually released by the Ministry of Education (MOE) in March. Dates for 2024 are given in the table above.

Q4: What are the dates for the PSLE 2024 examinations?

The dates for the PSLE 2024 examinations have been announced. Registration is open from April 2nd to April 18th, the Oral Examination will be held on August 13th and August 14th, the Listening Comprehension is scheduled on September 13th, and the Written Examinations will be held from September 26th to October 2nd.

Q5: Where can I download exam papers to prepare my child for PSLE 2024?

To help your child get in PSLE-ready shape, download our free exam papers for some extra practice!

Q6. How can I see my PSLE results?

You can view your PSLE result by logging into your MySkillFuture portal and then clicking on OpenCerts.

Q7. When should I begin to study for PSLE?

Ideally, it's best to start preparing for the PSLE from Primary 5. But if you haven't done that, you can start now. In the first week, solve worksheets to find out where you need improvement. Then, check the PSLE timetable mentioned above and make a schedule for yourself. Make sure to include time for studying weak topics and revising what you already know.

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