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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. 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:


The Disease Outbreak Response System Condition (DORSCON) due to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus Disease 2019) 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 COVID-19, CEA has cancelled 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.

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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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