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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. Our clientele for professional bodies past and present includes ACCA, CFA, ISCA, Pearson, amongst 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.





With the easing of the Circuit Breaker measures, our RELC EB Service Counter will operate on a limited basis from 2 June 2020 till further notice. Please note that prior appointment is required if  you need to visit our service counter as no walk-ins will be allowed. You may make an appointment in advance via email at and we will send a confirmation of the appointment date and time accordingly. 


As your well-being remains our utmost priority, please be assured that safe distancing and other precautionary measures will be in place at our premises.    


For other more specific enquiries, please send an email as follows:


UOL  -
SAC  -
RES  -
REA  -
EPT  -
OET  -
PTE  -
Invigilators  -
Other general enquiries  -


We will try to respond within 3 working days.


We thank you for your understanding and co-operation during this period.


RELC Examinations Bureau

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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. CPA Australia Exams

CPA Australia is one of the world’s largest accounting bodies with a global membership of more than 150,000 members working in 120 countries around the world. They provide distance education programs to help accounting, finance and business professionals earn an internationally recognised designation.


2. Pearson VUE Exam

Pearson VUE is the global leader in computer-based testing. More than 450 credential owners across the globe choose Pearson VUE to help develop, manage, deliver and grow their testing programs.


3. CEA Real Estate Salesperson (RES) Exam

Important Notice: Cancellation of June 2020 Real Estate Salesperson (RES) Examination

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.


4. CEA Real Estate Agency (REA) Exam

The REA Examination is intended for those taking up the role of the Key Executive Officer (KEO) or Practising Director or Practising Partner of an estate agent.

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Language Proficiency

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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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