The Gifted Education Programme (GEP) is a highly selective academic programme in Singapore, initially designed to identify the top 0.25% (later expanded to 0.5%, then 1%) of students from each academic year with outstanding intelligence. The tests are based on verbal, mathematical and spatial abilities (as determined by two rounds of tests). Selected students will then be transferred to schools offering the GEP. GEP classes are designed to fit the students' learning ability, and cover subjects in greater breadth and depth. The curriculum is designed by the Gifted Education Branch and eschews the use of textbooks for notes that have been prepared by GEP teachers.
Pupils are identified for the GEP through a two-stage exercise in Primary 3.
First is the screening stage, which comprises of an Englush and a Mathmatics paper, each paper is given 1.5 hours.
For the selection stage, there are three papers, they are English, Math and General Ability, each paper is about 2.5 hours.
official info can be found at: https://www.moe.gov.sg/education/programmes/gifted-education-programme/
GEP Sample Questions Sample Questions
Q1. There are a total of 62 tennis balls. A long tube can hold 5 balls. A short tube can hold 3 balls. You need to put all the balls into tubes, no balls will be left, and no tubes are particially filled, What is the maximum number of long tubes?
Q2. A number of trees are planted in a straight line at equal distances from each other. The distance between every 2 trees is 8 meters. The distance between the first and last tree is 104 meters. How many trees are there in total?
Q3. Ms Teo gave balloons to some children, if she gives each child 5 balloons, she will have none left, If she gives each child 2 balloons, she will have 30 balloons left. How many children are there?
Q4. A fish tank is connected to three taps. Tap A can fill the tank in 2 hours. Tap B can fill the tank in 3 hours. Tap C can drain the tank in 6 hours. If all three taps are turned on at the same time, how long would it take to fill the empty fish tank?
Givend that D is not 2, find the number represented by each letter .
Answers Are :
Q1 (10), Q2 (14), Q3 (10), Q4 (1.5 hours), Q5 (A=1, B=4, C=6, D=7),