Lim Li took the Integrated Programme Scholarships Test (IPST) on 15 February 2014. She has been awarded the Edusave Scholarships for Integrated Programme Schools (ESIP) which has a tenure of 4 years, from 2014 - 2017.
Singaporean students who are admitted to Independent Schools and who have not been awarded the EESIS scholarship based on PSLE T-score (the cut-off point varies from year to year, and may range from 258 - 264) could apply to sit for the IPST at the end of Secondary 2. Those who did well in the IPST will be awarded the ESIP.
There are 2 components of the IPST - English and Maths. There are IQ/logic reasoning types of questions (all are MCQs) in both English and Maths papers. The duration is about 2 - 3 hrs. There are several sections - English has a few sections, and Maths another few sections. Each section has 20-30 questions; students will complete one section at a time, within a time limit. For the English sections, the question may list a few vocabulary words and you have to find the odd one out.