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CEA Real Estate Salesperson (RES) Examination
The RES Examination is the entry level examination for new entrants who wish to practise as salespersons in the real estate industry.
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CEA Real Estate Salesperson (RES) Examination

Under the new regulatory framework administered by the Council for Estate Agencies (CEA), one of the registration criteria for property agents is that they must pass the CEA’s Real Estate Salesperson (RES) Examination or have equivalent qualification. This is to ensure that property agents intending to do estate agency work are well-qualified, professionally competent and possess a basic level of knowledge in real estate industry and property related matters.

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 ANNOUNCEMENTS:

 

The APPEAL APPLICATION for RES OCT 2019 EXAM

  • will be opened till 25 Nov 2019 (Monday).

 

  • Candidates may appeal to reassess their results to ensure there are no computational errors by writing in to RELC at RES@relc.org.sg to obtain the Appeal Form.

 

  • Candidates are advised not to register for the next exam until the appeal outcome is released.

 

  • The appeal outcome will be sent via email within 14 working days after the appeal submission deadline.

 

  • An administrative fee of $64.20 (incl. GST) per paper per transaction will be levied.

 

  • Candidates will not be shown their answer scripts or their marks.

 

 

 

The RES OCT 2019 EXAM RESULTS have been released

  • via registered email address on 18/11/2019 (Monday).

 

  • Kindly check the Spam/Junk inbox if you did not received it. Otherwise, please write in to RELC at RES@relc.org.sg.

 

 

The RES FEB 2020 EXAM REGISTRATION will be opened

  • from 28 Oct 2019 (Mon) to 10 Jan 2020 (Fri – 5pm).

 

 

The UTAP (Union Training Assistance Programme) Funding has been approved for the RES Examinations for a period from 1 Apr 2019 to 31 Mar 2020.

  • RES Candidates who are paying NTUC Union Members MUST BE PRESENT for the Exam, and to file the claim after sitting for the Exam.

 

  • Claim has to be submitted before the submission deadline stated on the UTAP Website.

 

  • Please be advised to constantly check the U Portal for updates on supported programmes.

 

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Examination Information
EXAM FORMAT

Duration

2 hours 30 minutes for each paper.

 

Paper 1 (100 Marks)

Section A: 50 MCQs (50 marks).

Section B: 15 MCQs with reference to 1 or 2 case studies (30 marks).

Section C: 10 Fill-in-the-blank short answer questions (20 marks).

 

Paper 2 (100 Marks)

Same format as Paper 1.

EXAM SYLLABUS

The current RES examination syllabus was revised and took effect from 1 Jan 2017.

Please note that candidates will not be tested on Government policy changes announced or implemented within one month before the examination.

 

For latest syllabus, please visit the CEA Website.

EXAM FEES

The examination fees are $417.30 (incl. GST) for 2 papers and $235.40 (incl. GST) for each individual paper.

 

Please note that examination fees are subjected to revision and may be changed without prior notice.

 

The accepted payment modes for the examination fees are:

1.  Direct Credit - For Online Registration with Offline Payment Mode.

(You will receive instructions through email on how to make payment via Direct Credit once you submit your exam registration), or

 

2. PayNow (Scan QR) - For Walk-in Registration Over the Counter.

(Enter reference as your name and NRIC/FIN in the Bill Reference Number column), or

 

3. Stripe Payment - For Online Registration Only.

(Credit Card: Mastercard/Visa).

 

 

Before you can make payment for your examination, you must ensure the following has been completed:

- Upload the required documents for your examination registration

[ eg. RES Course Completion Certificate, Highest Qualification Certificate, CEA Assessment Letter AND/OR Results Slips within the timeframe of 2 years (for re-takers only) ].

 

Once payment is made, you will receive your receipt via email / over-the-counter, and your registration is deemed to be completed and in order. Otherwise, you will be contacted by RELC should there be any incomplete registration.

 

Should your exam registration be rejected, please note that your fees will not be refunded.

 

For updates on examination fees, please visit the CEA Website.

EXAM VENUE

The 19th & 20th October 2019 RES Examinations will be held at Singapore EXPO (Hall 7).

 

For directions and parking charges of Singapore Expo, please visit the EXPO Website.

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PRE-REQUISITES

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EXAMINATION SCHEDULE & REGISTRATION PERIOD
Month
Date / Time
Paper Type
Registration Period
Oct 2019

    19 Oct, Sat

(9:30am - 12pm)

    20 Oct, Sun

(9.30am - 12pm)

Paper 1

 

Paper 2

 

8 Jul 2019 (Mon) to

6 Sep 2019 (Fri - 5pm)

Feb 2020

    22 Feb, Sat

(9.30am - 12pm)

    23 Feb, Sun

(9.30am - 12pm)

Paper 1

 

Paper 2

 

28 Oct 2019 (Mon) to

10 Jan 2020 (Fri - 5pm)

Jun 2020

    27 Jun, Sat

(9:30am - 12pm)

    28 Jun, Sun

(9.30am - 12pm)

Paper 1

 

Paper 2

 

2 Mar 2020 (Mon) to

15 May 2020 (Fri - 5pm)

Oct 2020

    24 Oct, Sat

(9:30am - 12pm)

    25 Oct, Sun

(9.30am - 12pm)

Paper 1

 

Paper 2

6 Jul 2020 (Mon) to

11 Sep 2020 (Fri - 5pm)

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EXAMINATION RULES & REGULATIONS

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IMPORTANT INFORMATION
How do I register and make payment for the Examination?

To register, click on the Apply Now! icon at the top of this page. (Kindly refer to the registration period accordingly).

 

Before you can make payment for your examination, you must ensure the following has been completed:

- Upload the required documents for your examination registration.

[ eg. RES Course Completion Certificate, Highest Qualification Certificate, CEA Assessment Letter AND/OR Results Slips within the timeframe of 2 years (for re-takers only) ].

 

Once payment is made, you will receive your receipt via email / over-the-counter, and your registration is deemed to be completed and in order. Otherwise, you will be contacted by RELC should there be any incomplete registration.

 

Should your examination registration be rejected, please note that your fees will not be refunded.

 

What are the accepted modes of payment?

1.  Direct Credit - For Online Registration with Offline Payment Mode.

(You will receive instructions through email on how to make payment via Direct Credit once you submit your exam registration), or

 

2. PayNow (Scan QR) - For Walk-in Registration Over the Counter.

(Enter reference as your name and NRIC/FIN in the Bill Reference Number column), or

 

3. Stripe Payment - For Online Registration Only.

(Credit Card: Mastercard/Visa).

When can I expect to receive the Examination results?

The RES Examination results are released 4 – 6 weeks after the examination is held.

Notification of results will be emailed to all candidates as soon as possible.

Can I defer or cancel my examination any time before the Examination Day?

Candidates are allowed to defer their examination, up till 5 working days after the examination, under the following circumstances:


(i) Hospitalisation \ Warded on examination day
(ii) Bereavement of next of kin
(iii) NS Duties on examination day

 

Please note that medical certificates (MC) issued by hospitals and clinics would not be accepted as valid reasons to defer the examination.
 

Candidates who are recalled for National Service (NS) duties or hospitalised during the examination day may submit an application to defer their examination. Candidates who have bereavement cases would be allowed to defer their examination on compassionate grounds.


Candidates who are unable to turn up for the examination would be considered “absent” and fail the examination.


Candidates are required to submit the relevant supporting documents to RELC Examinations Bureau via email within 5 working days from the examination date.


An administrative fee of S$107 (incl. GST) will be levied on each examination deferment application.


Candidates who were approved for deferment would be allowed to attempt the next examination only. Candidates would not be allowed to select their next examination date.


Under no circumstances will RELC Examinations Bureau be able to refund the examination fee or administrative fee once the candidate has made payment.

What happens if I am absent on the Examination Day?

If you are absent from an examination, it is deemed that you have failed the examination that you have registered for.

 

Candidates who are recalled for National Service (NS) duties or hospitalised during the examination day may submit an application to defer their examination. Candidates who have bereavement cases would be allowed to defer their examination on compassionate grounds. Please note that medical certificates issued by hospitals and clinics would not be accepted as valid reasons to defer the examination.

 

Candidates must submit the relevant supporting documents to RELC Examinations Bureau in person within 5 working days from the examination date.

 

All deferments are subjected to the approval of RELC Examinations Bureau. An administrative fee of S$107 (incl. GST) will be levied on each examination deferment application.

 

No refund of the examination fees will be made for candidates who are unable to attempt the examination on the examination date.

Can I appeal to review my Examination results?

Candidates may appeal to reassess their results by writing in to RELC Examinations Bureau at RES@relc.org.sg to obtain the Appeal Form.

 

The form and payment are to be submitted within 5 working days after the results are released.

 

Candidates may only appeal for the failed examination paper.

 

The appeal outcome will be sent via email within 14 working days after the appeal submission closing date.

 

Candidates will not be shown their answer scripts.

 

An administrative fee of $64.20 (incl. GST) per paper per transaction will be levied.

 

Candidates are advised not to register for the next exam until the appeal outcome is out.

Who do I contact for clarifications?

For any examination enquiries, you can email us at RES@relc.org.sg (for RES candidates) or REA@relc.org.sg (for REA candidates). Alternatively, you can call us at 6734 4398 (during office hours).

 

You may also be interested to visit the CEA website at https://www.cea.gov.sg/professionals/salesperson-registration-matters/apply-for-salesperson-registration

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