Frequently Asked Questions

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How do I earn merit points?

Currently, you earn 1 merit point for creating an account, 5 merit points for uploading a set of notes to our library, 1 merit point per upvote earned on your notes and comments, 10 merit points for writing an article, and 10 merit points for participation in our CIP activities.

Curators (our SGExams team members who vet the notes uploaded for academic accuracy and relevance) also get 2 merit points per set of notes vetted. Do drop us an email at contact@exams.sg if you are interested in joining the team, or check out our Join Us page if you wish to contribute in another capacity.

In the future, you can look forward to more ways of earning merit points. For example, answering a fellow student’s question on a difficult piece of homework etc.

What can I do with my merit points?

We are working on bringing you an exciting bonus - sometime in the future, you should be able to exchange your merit points for vouchers and discounts in real life.

Students from the top 3 winning schools for the year will also get a mystery reward!

How can I trust the notes on the website?

Our notes are looked through by our academic Curators who ensure that the notes are up-to-date and accurate. Our Curators are alumni who have achieved at least an ‘A’ in the subject that they are curating. They remove spam and irrelevant notes from our repository.

What are the file formats accepted and what is the maximum file upload size?

Currently, we only accept PDF files, up to a maximum of 30MB.

This is because we hope to protect the intellectual property rights of the users who have uploaded the notes that they have painstakingly crafted. Our PDF files are protected from downloads.

Other file formats may be accepted in the future when the appropriate measures have been put in place to prevent downloads of these files.

Must the notes I upload be typed out?

You can upload notes that are presented in pretty much any format! For example, you can upload your mind maps, your handwritten notes, the notes that you’ve typed out on your laptops etc.

Unfortunately, we only accept PDF uploads for now. As such, for handwritten notes, you may take pictures, or scan them using a scanner, and compile them into a PDF document.

There are free online converters you can use to convert your pictures into a PDF. One such JPEG to PDF converter you can use is https://jpg2pdf.com/. There are many more free online converters out there which you can use; Google for them!

Can I upload notes from my school, tuition centre, or textbooks?

No. Please do not upload notes created by your school, your tuition centres, or any published textbooks.

Please note that you are not allowed to upload notes that are the works or intellectual properties of others without their explicit permission. These include:

  • Textbooks
  • School notes
  • Notes from tuition centres
  • Notes created by other students, which you have not obtained permission to freely distribute

Materials which fit into these categories will be removed by our team of Curators and Academic Heads.

Users who are repeat offenders will be banned from the usage of our site.

While we wish to create a community of students helping one another, we hope to respect the intellectual property rights of others, and keep this platform a safe, legal and fair space for all to contribute.

If you find your work published on this site without your permission, do drop us an email at contact@exams.sg, along with evidence that you own the set of resources. We will respond to your takedown request as soon as we can.

How do I write an article?

Very simple! Click on the "Plus" icon on the top right hand corner of the page, then click on Create Article from the dropdown menu, and start writing away!

How do I insert an author bio into the articles that I write?

You can edit your author bio in your Settings page. Your author bio will be automatically displayed in every article written by you.

Why are there advertisements on exams.sg?

We are incorporating non-intrusive advertisements on the website to offset the costs of running the website for all students in Singapore. Alternatively, we welcome donations to support us in our activities :)