Common Questions on RES Exam


Registration and payment can be made at any of our 3 customer service counters located at Employment & Employability Institute (Jurong East), NTUC Trade Union House (Bras Basah) or EMS Building (Benoi).

As it is a requirement by CEA for the exam administrator to verify that all candidates meet the required pre-requisites, new candidates and retakers MUST bring along these required documents (original highest qualification certificates, original RES course certificate, CEA qualification assessment email (if applicable), results slip of previous attempts (retakers only) and identification documents like NRIC and/or passport) to any of our 3 customer service counters for verification before making payment.This MUST be done within three working day after online registration. Once the Candidate exceeds the given timeline, the seat will be released for new booking.

Candidate who fails to produce the required documents for verification will not be allowed to register and make payment for the examinations.

The registration for each examination period will be closed 4 weeks prior to the examination date.

The examination fee is $246.10 (incl. GST) for 2 papers and $149.80 (incl. GST) for each individual paper.

2 Papers each (2.5 hours per paper)

Paper 1: Section A: 50MCQs (50 marks), Section B: 15MCQs with reference 1 or 2 case studies (30 marks), Section C: 10 Fill-in-the-blank short answer questions (20 marks).

Paper 2: Same format as Paper 1.

The examination is conducted in English.

  • Simple, Scientific or Financial Calculator
  • Pencil
  • Eraser
  • NRIC / Passport only

Candidates are required to submit the relevant documents to NTUC LearningHub in person at least 3 weeks before the commencement of the examination.

No deferment of examination shall be allowed within 3 weeks from the exam date.

Candidates are not allowed to defer or cancel their examination and no refund of the exam fees will be made.

All other appeals are subjected to the approval of NTUC LearningHub. All applications are subjected to an administrative charge of S$85.60 (incl. GST) per candidate per transaction.

If you are absent from an examination, it is deemed that you have failed the examination that you have registered for.

Candidates who have valid reasons (e.g. hospitalisation medical leave or compassionate reasons) for missing the exam are required to appeal and submit the relevant documents to NTUC LearningHub in person within 7 days from the exam date.

Candidates who are on Hospitalisation Leave must produce a valid Hospitalisation Leave Certificate and it must contain the following:

  • The Licensed Doctor’s Clinic Name, Address and Contact Number
  • The Date of Hospitalisation Leave
  • The Reason for the Hospitalisation Leave
  • Doctor’s Signature

Candidates who are unable to sit for the examination due to compassionate reasons must produce a valid death certificate and proof of relation.

If Candidate is unable to turn up for the examination with valid reasons, Candidate can either opt for deferment of examination date, subjected to approval.

All deferments are subjected to the approval of NTUC LearningHub. All applications are subjected to an administrative charge of $85.60 (Incl. GST) per candidate per transaction.

Candidates who are unable to sit for a particular examination on the scheduled date are required to appeal and  submit the relevant documents to NTUC LearningHub in person within 7 days from the exam date to request for a deferment of the examination.

Under no circumstances will LHUB be able to refund the exam fees once the candidate has made the payment.

The RES examination results are released 4 – 6 weeks after the examination is held. The process may be extended due to other relating factors such as the number of candidates taking the examination. Notification of result release and instructions on how to check exam result online will be e-mail to all candidates as soon as possible.

Candidates may appeal to review their assessment results by submitting the Assessment and Examination Appeal Form to any of our customer service counters within seven (7) working days from and including the day of release of assessments results.

Candidates may only appeal for the failed examination paper.

An administrative fee (non-refundable) of $53.50 (incl. GST) per paper per transaction will be imposed.

Candidates will not be shown their answer scripts. The appeal outcome will be sent via email, within fourteen (14) working days after the appeal submission closing date.

Minor revisions were made to the RES examination syllabus in June 2016. RES examinations will be set based on the revised syllabus from 1 January 2017.

The scope of topics covered in the revised syllabus remains the same. We have regrouped some of the topics between Paper 1 and Paper 2 for better organisation of the topics, so that candidates are assessed on related topics in the same paper. Law related topics will now be covered in Paper 1 while topics relating to the regulation of the real estate agency industry and the roles and functions of real estate salespersons (also known as property agents) will be covered in Paper 2.

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