RES EXAM FUNDING
RES CANDIDATES MAY BE ABLE TO CLAIM THE UTAP (UNION TRAINING ASSISTANCE PROGRAMME) FUNDING
FOR THE RES EXAMINATIONS.
RES CANDIDATES WHO ARE PAYING NTUC UNION 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).
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1. RES Exam
RES exam is the only industry entry qualifying exams for Real Estate Salespersons. The exam consists of 2 papers comprising mostly Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ), some short answer questions and case studies. Candidates will not be tested on Government policy changes announced or implemented within one month before the RES examination.
Click HERE To Register For RES Exam.
- On RELC's Website, Click "Important Information" To Proceed
2. RES Examination Frequency, Fees & Schedule
RES EXAM FREQUENCY
EXAM TYPE EXAM FREQUENCY EXAM DAY & TIME EXAM MONTH RES EXAM 3 TIMES A YEAR SATURDAY & SUNDAY / (9.30 AM TO 12.00 PM) FEBRUARY, JUNE, OCTOBER
RES EXAM & ASSESSMENT OF QUALIFICATION FEES
TYPE OF FEES AMOUNT BEFORE GST AMOUNT INCLUSIVE OF 7% GST RES EXAM (SINGLE SITTING) - RES PAPER 1 & 2 $390 $417.30 RES EXAM (*MODULAR SITTING) $220 $235.40 ASSESSMENT OF QUALIFICATIONS $60 $64.20
*Modular Sitting is only applicable for candidates who have passed at least one paper of the RES Exam.
RES EXAM SCHEDULE FOR 2020 RES EXAM REGISTRATION CLOSING DATE / TIME
Please visit the RELC website for the latest updates on the RES examination registration opening and closing dates. In the event that there is any change in the COVID-19 situation and safe management measures advised by the Multi-Ministry Taskforce, CEA reserves the right to cancel or postpone the scheduled RES examination.
3. RES Exam Registration Centres
Please click Exam Provider's website (SEAMEO RELC) for RES Exam Registration Centre and other information regarding the RES Examination.
Address: 30 Orange Grove Road, Level 3 RELC Building Singapore 258352
Contact: 6734 1292 Email: RES@relc.org.sg
4. Revised Exam Format with effect from May 2013
The exam format will see a new Case Study section with Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) being asked in relation to the scenarios painted. The objective is to place emphasis on interpretation and analysis skills in relation to one or two short practical case studies relevant to estate agency practice. To incorporate the new Case Study section, the existing MCQs will be reduced from 70 MCQs in Paper 1 and 60 MCQs in Paper 2 to 50 MCQs for both papers. In addition, the existing Fill-in-the-blank Short Answer Questions (SAQs) will be reduced from 15 to 10 in Paper 1 and introduced in Paper 2 as well. The revised exam format for RES exam is applicable for both Paper 1 and 2 and is as follows:
5. RES Paper 1 & 2
a) RES Examination
b) Paper 1 (2½ hours)
Section A: 50 Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) - 50 marks (1 mark each)
Section B: 15 MCQs with reference to Case Study - 30 marks (2 marks each)
Section C: 10 Fill-in-the-blank Short Answer Questions (SAQs) - 20 marks (2 marks each)
c) Paper 2 (2½ hours) - Same format as Paper 1
The duration of the RES exam remains unchanged.
With effect from July 2011 RES examination, modular passing will be allowed. Candidates who have passed either Paper 1 or Paper 2 need to retake only their failed Paper from August 2011 RES examination onwards. Upon passing the remaining Paper, the candidate will be considered as having passed the RES examination and will be subsequently issued an RES Certificate. The candidate must submit the salesperson registration application through and with the support of a licensed estate agent within 2 years of the date of issue of the final results. Otherwise, the results will not be valid for registration purpose.
Candidates who failed both Papers will need to retake the RES exam as a fresh candidate; i.e. need to take Paper 1 and 2 in a single sitting in their next attempt. Modular passing will apply only if the candidate has passed one Paper. There shall be no retrospective consideration of results from earlier RES examinations taken from Jan to Jun 2011.
There is no change to the examination requirement for RES course participants to pass the RES examination within 2 years from the date of issuance of the Certificate of Completion of RES Course. If they are unable to pass the remaining Paper within the 2-year timeframe, they will have to re-take the RES course and take the full RES examination i.e. both Papers 1 and 2.
6. Examination Passing Marks
Passing mark for each examination paper is 60% and is subject to review by CEA.
7. Examination Results Notification
Candidates who have taken the examinations will receive an email notification from CEA's appointed exam administrator informing them of their examination results 4 - 6 weeks after the examination.
8. Examination Results
With effect from July 2011 RES examination, modular passing will be allowed. The results for July examination onwards will be in one of the following formats:
- Pass (P)
- Fail (F)
- Pass Paper 1; Fail Paper 2 (P1 F2)
- Fail Paper 1; Pass Paper 2 (F1 P2)9. Appeals
Candidates who like to appeal in their RES examinations results may apply as follows:
- All appeals must be made in writing to CEA's Appointed Exam Administrator on prescribed forms within 7 working days from and including the day of release of assessment results
- Candidates can only appeal for failed paper.
- An administrative fee (non-refundable) of $64.20 (inclusive of GST) per paper will be imposed.
- Answer scripts will not be shown to Candidates and appeal outcome will be made known in writing within 14 working days from date of appeal submission
10. Required To Pass RES Exam Within 2 Years
All RES course participants are required to pass the RES examination within 2 years from the date of issuance of the RES course completion certificate. Candidates with a partial pass in the RES examination are required to pass the remaining paper(s) within the 2-year timeframe. Should they fail to do so, the partial pass in the RES examination will not be valid and candidates will have to re-take the RES course before attempting the full RES examination again.
As announced in June 2020, CEA will extend 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).
11. Upon Passing RES Exam and Validity of RES Exam Result
Upon passing the RES examination, the candidate will be issued the RES examination certificate. If the candidate wishes to join the real estate industry as a salesperson, he/she must submit his/her salesperson's registration application through a licensed estate agent within 2 years from the month of the examination which he/she sat for and passed, failing which the examination results will no longer be valid for salesperson registration purposes.
For example, if the candidate has passed the May 2016 RES examination, the validity of his/her RES examination results for his/her salesperson's registration application will be till 31 May 2018. This is the final date by which the candidate's registration application must be submitted by a licensed estate agent to CEA Licensing Division. Upon the expiry of the RES examination result, the candidate will need to retake the RES course and RES examination should he/she be interested to join the real estate agency industry as a salesperson.
Updated on 20th September 2020