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IMPORTANT NOTICE: REGISTRATION FOR FEB 2021 EXAMINATION IS FULL

18 January 2021

Due to the overwhelming demand for the February 2021 RES Examination, some applicants were unable to register for a seat during the registration period in spite of the higher capacity that CEA had already catered for. As of 6 January 2021, all the seats for the February 2021 RES Examination have been filled.

 

In view of the COVID-19 pandemic, the prevailing capacity limit has to be observed for the safety of examination candidates and personnel. CEA will not be adding more seats but will continue to run the examination three times a year, as long as the COVID-19 situation permits.

 

CEA deeply regrets the inconvenience caused. Thank you.

7 January 2021

On 4 and 6 January 2021, registration for the February 2021 RES Examination opened on the RELC website. Due to unexpected overwhelming response, some applicants had experienced technical difficulties during the registration process.

 

RELC deeply regret the inconvenience caused to affected applicants and will continue to work closely with the Council for Estate Agencies to ensure a smoother registration experience for applicants in future.

6 January 2021

Dear RES examination applicants, 
 
Applicants who wish to register for the RES examination through SEAMEO RELC’s registration website will need to create an account on the website, before you are able to proceed with the registration. 
 
The Council for Estate Agencies (CEA) understands that some applicants are facing technical issues relating to their new or existing accounts with SEAMEO RELC. You will be able to create your account or renew your password on SEAMEO RELC’s website from 9am, 6 Jan 2021.
 
For new applicants:

After the creation of your account on SEAMEO RELC’s website, an email notification will be sent to the your registered email address to verify the creation of the account. You are advised to check your junk mailbox if you did not receive the email in your inbox. 
 
For past examination candidates:

If you are a past candidate with an existing account with SEAMEO RELC, you may be required to reset your password (under “Forget Password”) if you have not logged into the account for some time.

SEAMEO RELC has unlocked the accounts of all past candidates who were affected on 4 Jan 2021. If your account was affected, you are advised to reset your password (under “Forget Password”) before you attempt to log in to the account. 

Please note that your account will be locked after 5 failed attempts and your account will not be available for the next 3 days.
 
All applicants should note the following for the examination registration:

You are advised to use the internet browsers (excluding Internet Explorer) on your computer/laptop to register. Please do not use your smart phone or other mobile devices for the examination registration.

Applicants are required to upload the required supporting documents i.e. your course completion certificate, local education certificate and CEA qualification assessment letter (for applicants with non-local education certificate) during the registration process. Please be ready with the supporting documents prior to logging in to the account for registration to shorten the process. Please refer to
Registration Guide for more information.

Only online registration will be accepted. CEA and SEAMEO RELC reserve to right to reject applicants who turn up at SEAMEO RELC premises to register the examination in person.

4 January 2021

Dear RES Examination Candidates,

 

Due to technical issues encountered by candidates trying to register for the February 2021 RES examination on SEAMEO RELC’s website, CEA has decided to suspend the registration for the examination at 3:30pm today.

 

CEA and SEAMEO RELC are currently looking into the issues. Registration will resume on 6 Jan 2021, 9am.

 

Only online registration will be accepted. CEA and SEAMEO RELC reserve the right to reject candidates who turn up at SEAMEO RELC premises to register the examination in person.

 

We are sorry for the inconvenience caused.

RES EXAM SCHEDULE 2021

Exam Location 1: Singapore Institute of Management (SIM)

Exam Location 2: SEAMEO Regional Language Centre (RELC)

[You will be assigned to either Location 1 or 2. It will be stated in the Exam Notification Letter] 

MONTH SLOT PAPER TYPE / DATE TIME REGISTRATION PERIOD *
FEB Slot 1 (AM)

Paper 1: 27 Feb 2021 (Saturday)

Paper 2: 28 Feb 2021 (Sunday)

9.30am to 12pm

4 Jan 2021 (Mon) - 9am

to 15 Jan 2021 (Fri)

2021 Slot 2 (PM)

Paper 1: 27 Feb 2021 (Saturday)

Paper 2: 28 Feb 2021 (Sunday)

3pm to 5.30pm

4 Jan 2021 (Mon) - 1pm

to 15 Jan 2021 (Fri)

         
JUN Slot 1 (AM)

Paper 1: 26 Jun 2021 (Saturday)

Paper 2: 27 Jun 2021 (Sunday)

9.30am to 12pm

3 May 2021 (Mon) - 9am

to 14 May 2021 (Fri)

2021 Slot 2 (PM)

Paper 1: 26 Jun 2021 (Saturday)

Paper 2: 27 Jun 2021 (Sunday)

3pm to 5.30pm

 

3 May 2021 (Mon) - 11am

to 14 May 2021 (Fri)

         
OCT Slot 1 (AM)

Paper 1: 30 Oct 2021 (Saturday)

Paper 2: 31 Oct 2021 (Sunday)

9.30am to 12pm

6 Sep 2021 (Mon) - 9am

to 17 Sep 2021 (Fri)

2021 Slot 2 (PM)

Paper 1: 30 Oct 2021 (Saturday)

Paper 2: 31 Oct 2021 (Sunday)

3pm to 5.30pm

6 Sep 2021 (Mon) - 11am

to 17 Sep 2021 (Fri)

*  Staggered opening for Day 1 registration with a 2-hours interval (i.e. AM slots registration starts from 9am and PM slots registration starts at 11 am).

Note: Please note that, under exceptional circumstances, the RES examination dates are subject to change.

Please check the examination timetable with CEA prior to examination registration.

For more information, please refer to this set of frequently-asked questions.

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CEA Real Estate Salesperson (RES) Examination
Important Notice: Following PM Lee’s announcement on 21 April 2020 that the circuit breaker period will be extended till 1 June 2020, the Ministry of Health (MOH) has implemented tighter measures to minimise further spread of COVID-19. In particular, an elevated set of safe distancing measures has been implemented from 22 April 2020 to 1 June 2020 (both dates inclusive). During this period, schools and workplace premises will be closed, save for very essential services. The Government has urged all Singaporeans to minimise movements and interactions in public and private places, and stay home unless necessary for essential purposes. For the safety of all candidates and the community, CEA will abide by MOH’s advisories and will cancel the June 2020 RES examination. We are monitoring the situation closely and will work towards confirming the next available examination date, to give candidates an opportunity to sit for the examination as soon as possible. Updates will be posted on the CEA and Regional Language Centre (RELC) websites. We are aware that the cancellation of the June 2020 RES examination will impact those who had prepared and intended to register for the examination, especially candidates who had registered for the February 2020 RES examination that was also cancelled. Hence, we will be giving priority to candidates who had registered for the February 2020 RES examination to register for the next available examination. RELC will be writing directly to these candidates when the next examination date has been confirmed. In addition, we will be extending the course certificate validity period by one year for course participants who had completed the RES course on any date from 22 February 2018 to 30 April 2020 (both dates inclusive). As we expect a higher demand for the next available RES examination, we seek the understanding of course participants who complete the RES course after 30 April 2020 that they may not be able to register for the next available examination. This is because priority will be given to candidates who had registered for the February 2020 RES examination that was cancelled. Course participants who complete the RES course after 30 April 2020 should register for later examination dates instead. Find more information in the FAQs below.
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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.

#1 - If you have failed both papers OR if you are a fresh candidate, please DO NOT select Modular Sitting, that is, you cannot choose only one paper. You must select Full Sitting.

#2 - For candidates taking Full Sitting, you cannot register for Paper 1 & 2 separately under different exam slots.

IMPORTANT NOTICE:

With the tighter measures announced by the Government on 21 April 2020 to further minimize the spread of COVID-19 in Singapore, the temporary closure of SEAMEO RELC’s office will be extended from 4 May 2020 till further notice from the authorities. During this period, please send any enquiry via email to res@relc.org.sg

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 ANNOUNCEMENTS:

 

RES FEB 2021 EXAM
  • Registration Phases: Please refer to the table above for the registration period.

 

For more information, please refer to this set of frequently-asked questions (FAQs).

 

 

RES NOV 2020 EXAM
  • Results: [RELEASED on 8/1/2021, 1pm]

 

Results have been released to all candidates.

Do check your spam/junk inbox as well. Kindly alert us at RES@relc.org.sg if you do not receive it.

 

 

  • Registration Phases: [CLOSED]
Slot 1: 10am Slot 2: 11am Slot 3: 9am Slot 4: 12pm

26/10/2020 (Monday, from 9am) to 28/10/2020 (Wednesday, 6pm) - for priority candidates via email invitation.

29/10/2020 (Thursday, from 9am) to 4/11/2020 (Wednesday, 6pm) - for all candidates (subject to availability).

 

The final RES examination for the year 2020 will be conducted in November 2020. 

Candidates may wish to note that the November 2020 RES examination slots have all been filled.

 

 

RES OCT 2020 EXAM
  • Results: [RELEASED]

 

Results have been released to all candidates.

Do check your spam/junk inbox as well. Kindly alert us at RES@relc.org.sg if you do not receive it.

 

 

  • Registration Phases: [CLOSED]

 

28/9/2020 (Monday, 9am) to 30/9/2020 (Wednesday, 6pm) - for priority candidates.

1/10/2020 (Thursday, 9am) to 7/10/2020 (Wednesday, 6pm) - for all candidates (subject to availability).

 

 

NOTICE
  • RES Course Certificate Validity:

 

As announced in June 2020, CEA has extended the RES course certificate validity period by one year for course participants who have completed the RES course on any date from 22 February 2018 to 30 April 2020 (both dates inclusive).

 

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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. Stripe Payment - For Online Registration Only.

(Credit/Debit Card: Mastercard/Visa), or

 

2.  Direct Credit (i-banking/Bank Transfer) - For Online Registration with Offline Payment Mode.

(You will receive instructions through email, which will be sent within 5 working days, on how to complete your registration by making the payment), or

 

3. PayNow - For Online Registration with Offline Payment Mode.

(You will receive instructions through email, which will be sent within 5 working days, on how to complete your registration by making the payment).

 

 

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 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 September 2020 RES Examinations will be held at Singapore Institute of Management Headquarters (SIM HQ) - 461 Clementi Road, Singapore 599491.

 

For directions and parking charges of SIM, please visit the SIM Website.

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PRE-REQUISITES

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

Kindly refer to the updated information above.

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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) ].

 

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. Stripe Payment - For Online Registration Only.

(Credit/Debit Card: Mastercard/Visa), or

 

2.  Direct Credit (i-banking/Bank Transfer) - For Online Registration with Offline Payment Mode.

(You will receive instructions through email, which will be sent to you within 5 working days, on how to complete your registration by making the payment), or

 

3. PayNow - For Online Registration with Offline Payment Mode.

(You will receive instructions through email, which will be sent to you within 5 working days, on how to complete your registration by making the payment).

 

 

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:

 

1. Hospitalisation on the day of examination

2. Bereavement of next of kin

3. National Service duties that cover the day of the examination

4. COVID-19 related reasons (e.g. Quarantine Order, Stay-Home Notice, contact with suspected COVID-19 case etc.)

 

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.

 

CEA may consider COVID-19 related reasons (e.g. Quarantine Order, Stay-Home Notice, contact with suspected COVID-19 case etc.) for deferment application.

 

Candidates must submit the relevant supporting documents to RELC Examinations Bureau via email 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.

 

For more information on Appeal for Review of RES Examination Results, please refer to CEA’s website:

https://www.cea.gov.sg/professionals/salesperson-registration-matters/apply-for-the-real-estate-salesperson-examination

Step-by-step guide to Online Registration
Who do I contact for clarifications?

For any examination enquiries, you can email us at RES@relc.org.sg (for RES candidates).

Alternatively, you can call us at 6734 1292 (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

FUNDING

The only funding available for RES Exam is funding supported by Union Training Assistance Programme (UTAP).

 

UTAP Funding has been approved for the RES Examination for a period from 1 Apr 2019 to 31 Mar 2020 & new FY 1 Apr 2020 to 31 Mar 2021.

 

RES Candidates who are NTUC 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.

 

NTUC Members enjoy 50% unfunded course (exam) fee support for up to $250 each year when sign up for courses (exams) supported under UTAP.

 

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

 

ENQUIRY ON UTAP MATTERS
Website: http://skillsupgrade.ntuc.org.sg
Email: UTAP@e2i.com.sg

 

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