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Qualifications & Certifications

RELC Examinations Bureau was set up under the direction of MOE Singapore in 1989 for the purpose of administering professional public external examinations in Singapore. We administer various university examinations from prestigious institutions such as the University of London and University of Cambridge as well as for professional bodies such as ACCA, CFA, ISCA, Pearson, and others.


We support life-long learning and will continue to seek collaboration with examination and awarding bodies worldwide in order to meet the increasing demand of continuing education.


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Admissions Test
  • Biomedical Admissions Tests (BMAT)

    The BioMedical Admissions Test (BMAT) is a subject-specific admissions test taken by applicants to study Medicine, Biomedical Sciences and Dentistry Courses at universities such as Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, NTU Singapore, Imperial College London, University of Cambridge, University of Oxford, Keele University, Lancaster University, Mahidol University (Thailand), **Thammasat University (Thailand), Chulalongkorn University (Thailand), University College London, University of Leeds, and University of Navarra. 


    ** If you are applying to Thammasat, we encourage you to visit the university’s website to check application details, as restrictions may apply. 


  • University of Cambridge Pre-Interview Assessments

    We provide a whole range of Admission for undergraduate entry to the University of Cambridge.

  • University of Oxford Admissions Test

    We are in partnership with the University of Oxford to administer the Classics Admissions Test (CAT), English Literature Admissions Test (ELAT), History Aptitude Test (HAT), Mathematics Admissions Test (MAT), Modern Languages Admissions Test (MLAT), Oriental Languages Aptitude Test (OLAT), Philosophy Test (PHIL) and Thinking Skills Assessment (TSA).

  • Mathematics Admissions Tests (MAT)

    The MAT is required for application to Imperial College London for all BSc and MSci Mathematics courses and for University of Oxford’s undergraduate degree courses in Mathematics, Computer Science and their joint degrees.  

  • Test of Mathematics as University Admission (TMUA)

    TMUA has been designed to give students the opportunity to demonstrate that they have the essential mathematical thinking and reasoning skills needed for a demanding undergraduate Mathematics or Mathematics-related courses.

  • Sixth Term Exam Paper in Mathematics (STEP)

    STEP in Mathematics is a well-established Mathematics examination designed to test candidates on questions that are similar in style to Undergraduate Mathematics. STEP is used by the University of Cambridge and the University of Warwick. Other universities sometimes ask candidates to take STEP as part of their offer – in such cases, the university can advise on which papers to take.

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University Exams

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Professional Qualifications

Our skills based assessments are designed to measure the knowledge, skills, and judgment required for competency in a given domain.


1. ACCA Computer-Based Exams

Computer-based exams (CBEs) are available for the first seven Foundation-level exams for ACCA.

Language Proficiency

Our language proficiency assessments help provide a strong foundation in language skills for higher learning, workforce entry, career progression and personal development.


1. Pearson Test of English Academic

PTE Academic is an English language test designed to assess the readiness of non-native English speakers to participate in a university-level English language instruction program and work in an English-speaking environment. Pearson created PTE Academic in response to demand from institutions, government and other organizations for a more accurate way of testing non - native English language students who enter the English-speaking academia and working world. It is a computer-based exam which focuses on real-life English used in academic and workforce surroundings.


2. Occupational English Test

OET is an international English language test that assesses the language communication skills of healthcare professionals who seek to register and practise in an English-speaking environment. It provides a valid and reliable assessment of all four language skills – listening, reading, writing and speaking – with an emphasis on communication in healthcare professional settings.


3. Entrance Proficiency Test

All candidates who are interested to apply for teaching positions with the Ministry of Education are to register for the Mother Tongue Language (MTL) Entrance Proficiency Test (EPT) via the Ministry. The Ministry will assist you with registration if you are found suitable and shortlisted for employment after the interview.


4. Aviation English Competency Test (AECT)

CAAS partnered SEAMEO RELC to tap into its experience and expertise in linguistics and language education for the conduct of AECT.  AECT is designed to assess the English proficiency level of pilots and air traffic controllers in accordance with the ICAO holistic descriptors and language proficiency rating scale.

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Other Services
  • Consultancy

    In addition to its teaching and training programmes, SEAMEO RELC provides consultancy and language testing services to institutions, companies and ministries in the South-East Asian region.

  • Invigilators/ Proctors

    Find out more about our part time opportunities. 

  • Part-time Staff

    Find out more about our part time opportunities. 

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