Candidates applying to enter JS 1 must sit for and pass the Hillrange Secondary School entrance examination. This comprises three papers, viz. English Language, Mathematics and General Knowledge. The content of each of these subjects is the Basic Six (Primary Six) syllabuses. General Knowledge includes topics in all the other subjects done in Primary School such as Science, Social Studies, etc.
The examination will be made up of multiple choice questions only, and candidates will be required to simply circle the correct options on the question papers. At the end of the written test, candidates will undergo an oral interview.