25 October 2021
PSLE: Dos and donts during PSLE examinations
Here are some answers that can be really helpful on what you can bring to the examination hall.
1) Are correction tapes allowed?
No. From the year 2021 onwards, correction tape is not allowed this year (Not in previous years) mainly because it will be marked by computer and when answer scripts are scanned, the correction-taped part will be black in color. From what we know, MTL and Foundation subjects both paper 1 and 2 are to be marked by computers.
2) Can the child use pencils?
Markers do mark answers written in pencil. However, if your child really hates the pen, do make sure you bring at least a few HB or 2B pencils. They are dark enough and can be used for OAS shading. Do not use mechanical pencils because the lead breaks easily and precious time is wasted to load new leads. We recommend using pens (except for OAS) because it is stressful to switch between pencils and pens.
No, your child can write in any colours. Markers will mark as long as there are workings on the answer sheet and answer lines. However, we do recommend sticking to conventional colours like blue and black. Only 0.5 ink is allowed during exam as 0.7 ink pens smudge easily and the working becomes untidy.
4) Are erasable ink pens allowed?
Yes, your child can have as many blank sheets as he/she wants. A tip is to ask for them early at the start of the exam instead of in the middle of the exam as your poor child may get tired for putting up the hand instead of focusing their energy on answering the questions.
6) Are only approved dictionaries or calculators allowed?
Yes, if your child does not bring an approved one, it would not be allowed in the examination room. All dictionaries or calculators must be approved by the schools before PSLE. A special sticker will be pasted on them.
That's all for now!
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