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.
SEAMEO RELC is a dedicated partner to various professional and examination bodies to administer assessments for language testing, course preparations, workforce entry and migration purposes. We also work closely with universities and colleges all over the world on their selected assessment administration.
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.
We are in close partnership with University of London and are their appointed Overseas Authority in Singapore to administer their vast array examinations covering all the courses that they provide. We are also accredited distance learning partners for other universities.
We administer exams for professional certifications and qualifications. Some of our exams include the PTE Academic Language Proficiency Tests and Entrance Proficiency Tests (EPT), the Occupational English Test (OET) and the Aviation English Competency Test (AECT).
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
The Disease Outbreak Response System Condition (DORSCON) due to the 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCov) was raised to Orange on the evening of 7 February 2020, and remains at the level as of 10 Feb 2020. In view of the higher level of public health threat posed by the 2019-nCov, CEA will cancel the Real Estate Salesperson (RES) Examination on 22 and 23 February 2020. Candidates will receive a notice from SEAMEO Regional Language Centre (RELC) on the cancellation and instructions on the refund of examination fees.
Please bookmark this page for the latest updates on the conduct of the RES examination during this period.
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.
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. Mother Tongue Language Entrance Proficiency Test (MTL EPT)
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. English Language Entrance Proficiency Test (EL EPT)
All candidates who are interested to apply for teaching positions with the Ministry of Education are to register for the English Language (EL) Entrance Proficiency Test (EPT) via the Ministry. The Ministry will assist you with the EPT registration if you are found suitable and you have been shortlisted for employment after the interview with the Ministry.
5. Cambridge Assessment English
Cambridge Assessment English helps millions of people learn English and prove their skills to the world. They provide the world’s leading range of qualifications and tests for learners and teachers of English. Globally recognised by more than 20,000 leading universities, employers and governments, these research-based assessments are a mark of excellence that open doors. Cambridge Assessment English is a division of Cambridge Assessment, part of the University of Cambridge.
6. 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.
We also provide other services such as consultancy, invitation to invigilate and proctoring at our organisation
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.
Find out more about our part time opportunities.