Primary 1 Y2025 Joint Madrasah Admission Exercise

Madrasah Alsagoff Al-Arabiah   Madrasah Al-Ma'arif Al-Islamiah  Madrasah Irsyad Zuhri Al-Islamiah  Madrasah Wak Tanjong Al-Islamiah 

Before considering to enrol your child into a full-time madrasah, parents should understand that full-time madrasahs are akin to specialised schools with a main objective of developing our future religious teachers and scholars. Please read about it here.

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Admission Process Dates*
P1 Application Period 1 - 12 April
Madrasah Entrance Test 18 May
Application Results Release 7 June
Appeal Period 7 - 14 June
Registration 22 - 29 June

 The dates are for general references only. Check each madrasah's application page to confirm the dates for the specific madrasahs.


  • Application starts on 1 April 2024 at 0900 hrs and ends on 12 April 2024 at 2359 hrs . Each applicant may apply to sit for one entrance test only. P1 2025's cohort should be born between 2 January 2018 and 1 January 2019 (both dates inclusive). Interested applicants who are born outside this period would need to submit the deferment letter from MOE during the application process.
  • A non-refundable administrative fee is charged for every application to be processed, charged upon submission of documents to the madrasah.
  • The entrance test will be conducted at the respective madrasahs. The name of the applicant will be cancelled if the applicant did not attend the entrance test on the day/date and time specified.
  • Successful applicants will be required to register at the respective madrasahs according to the date and time specified. This information will be provided to the successful applicants directly from the respective madrasahs.
  • For unsuccessful applicants, please ensure that the child/ward is registered in a national school as required by the Compulsory Education Act (Cap 51). More information on the Compulsory Education can be found here. For those who appealed, madrasah will contact you directly only if you are in the waiting list.
  • Madrasahs have full discretion on admission matters and all decisions on the process will be final. Selection process is not solely based on the child's results. Each madrasah have their own selection criteria to assess the suitability of applicant.
  • To see the frequently asked questions on the admission exercise, please click here.


Child has special educational needs
If you feel that your child has special education needs, you are recommended to apply to mainstream or special education (SPED) school. There are also private centres such as My Inspiring Journey (MIJ) Special Education Hub which allow your child to continue to carry out their religious rituals such as prayers. 

Child is not assessed to be not ready or unsuitable for P1 (deferment cases)
If you feel that your child may not be ready for formal schooling due to their medical conditions, special educational needs, delayed or slower progression or other circumstances, you can apply to defer their commencement of P1 by 1 year. Your application must be supported by a qualified health professional. 
You will need to apply for a deferment between January and September 1 year before your child is due to start P1.
If your child is due to start P1 in 2023, you will have to apply for a deferment between January and September 2022 with MOE. Click here for more information.

Child is an International Student
Student will need to provide a local address during application.
Your child will need to apply for Student’s Pass with ICA once your child has been offered a place in the madrasah. Your child’s enrolment is contingent on the approval of your child’s Student’s Pass by ICA. Your child will need to renew his/her Student’s Pass before it expires.