EAE Guidelines

The Early Admissions Exercise or EAE is a yearly discretionary admissions exercise that allows SP to select and admit students based on their passion, interests and aptitude apart from academic grades. Learners of all ages are more engaged and tend to do well while pursuing a course they are passionate about.

If you are an O-level student, ITE student or a working adult interested in enrolling via EAE, read on to find out more information about the assessment and selection process for this course:


Ideal Applicant

The SP Diploma in Business Administration (DBA) course is seeking applicants who are interested and passionate about how businesses work and operate. You should be keen in having a career in the area of innovation, entrepreneurship, digital marketing, branding and business operations. Applicants should display interests and involvement in activities that showcase the meaningful utilisation of their talents, skills and time in these areas. Such engagements can take many forms such as:

  • Co-curricular activities (e.g. clubs and associations)
  • Community events or community service projects
  • Volunteering or religious activities
  • Hobbies or leisure activities
  • Small business ventures

You should be able to showcase your efforts and achievements in these areas.  We are looking for a genuine display of business & digital savviness, creative/critical thinking skills, collaboration skills and zeal for self-improvement. Our aim is to develop students with a global mindset and embody characteristics of resilience, responsibility and servant leadership. It is therefore critical that selected students can show interests, a track-record and potential in these areas.


Aptitude Test

Shortlisted applicants would be required to sit for an aptitude test. The duration of the test is approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes. You will be assessed for your general abilities in areas such as language and numeracy skills, logical thinking and critical thinking.


If you are shortlisted, you will be invited to to a face-to-face interview to share more about your:

  • Passion
  • Aptitude
  • Achievements


To help you prepare for the interview, here are some practice questions:

  1. Share with us a significant project that you have undertaken in the last six months. What are some of the challenges you have encountered and the learning points from the project?
  2. Could you share what you think would be an important life skill you should have and why? Give us some examples of how you have worked on it.
  3. Share with us your experience of any course-related activities you have participated in over the last year and how you have benefitted from them.
  4. Share with us any special skills or talent that you possess and how you think they can be utilised to help you in your journey at Singapore Polytechnic.
  5. Share with us your career aspirations and how do you think our course can help you to reach them?


Relevant Work Experience*

For the Diploma in Business Administration, examples of work experience/job roles include but are not limited to the following:

  • Business Development Executive
  • Business Analyst/Consultant
  • Marketing/Social Media/Marketing Communications Executive
  • Market Research Executive
  • Operations Executive
  • Supply Chain/Logistics Executive
  • Freight/Import & Export Executive
  • Started and ran an ACRA-registered business

*Applies to Working Adult EAE applications only


More information on EAE Application

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