Group A questions 

Routine questions about the applicant’s strengths, weaknesses, personality, related to the profile of the applicant

  • What is one of your best characteristics? 
  • Why are you special? 
  • Describe yourself. 
  • What are your hobbies?  
  • What was the last book you read? 

 The applicant’s portfolio/academic track record/achievements 

  • What is the achievement that you are most proud of? 
  • What projects have you done in primary school, and which one are you proud of? 

 The applicant’s potential to contribute to the DSA school based on applicant’s experience and opinions  

  • How do you think our school can support your interests? 
  • How do you manage your time if you have frequent school trainings (for sports/music DSA)? 
  • Would you compromise on your interests or passion because of a busy study schedule? 
  • What is the math theory which interest you the most (for Mathematics DSA)? 
  • What are the changes would you like to see to the science curriculum? (for Science DSA)? 
  • Are there any events or people you remember the most during your 3 to 6 years of CCA? 
  • The school’s programmes and motivation for choosing the school 
  • Why should we choose you for DSA? 
  • Why do you like to play Badminton/tennis…? (for Sports DSA) 

 

Group B Questions 

Non-routine questions about the applicant’s reasoning process and the applicant’s ability to think on the spot and handle surprise 

  • If you are the Prime Minister of Singapore, what will you do to make this country better? 
  • If you are only allowed to bring one item to Mars, what will you bring? 
  • Which part of a car would you like to be and why? 
  • Look around the room and find something that best describes you.  

 

Group C Questions 

General knowledge, current affairs questions; Questions about general knowledge and whether applicant can apply them 

Questions about social issues and currents affairs  

  • Is there any discrimination in Singapore? If you are the Prime Minister what will you do to prevent discrimination? 
  • What do you think about education system in Singapore? 
  • What makes you proud of living in Singapore? 
  • How do you look at the news of MRT breakdowns? 

(For group interviews) Questions related to teamwork. Interviewers also look out for the interactions between the applicants and problem-solving skills. 

  • Who should we choose out of all the applicants in this room? 
  • Is your primary school the best? 
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