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The current professional exam topics covered by Trial Exams include RES (Real Estate Salesperson)

 
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Introduction to RES
 
From 22 Oct 2010 onwards, one of the key salesperson registration criteria for entry into the real estate agent industry will be to pass the mandatory examination set by the Council for Estate Agencies (CEA) or possess equivalent qualification. Prior to taking the examination, applicants will be required to complete the preparatory RES course conducted by a CEA Approved Course Provider (ACP).Under the new regulatory regime administered by the Council for Estate Agencies (CEA), one of the registration criteria for property agents (or individual salespersons) is that they must pass the CEA Real Estate Salesperson (RES) examination or have equivalent qualification. This is to ensure that agents intending to do estate agency work are well qualified, professionally competent and be able to work effectively in the real estate industry. Equally important is that they must uphold good ethical standards.
 
To register to be a real estate salesperson, the incumbent must possess a pass in the Real Estate Salesperson (RES) exam. The RES Examination is administered by CEA's appointed exam administrators, such as Informatics and NTUC Learning Hub, and is held on the 2nd weekend (Sat and Sun) of every month. The exam consists of 2 papers. Paper 1 consists of 70 MCQs and 15 short answer questions. Paper 2 consists of 60 MCQs in Part I and 60 MCQs in Part II.
 
The RES Examination

RES is the new and only industry entry qualifying exams for Real Estate Salespersons.

With effect from MAY 2013, the RES Exam format will include a new Case Study Section in both Paper 1 and 2 in the form of Multiple Choice Questions.

Both Paper 1 and 2 will adopt the same format as follow:

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.

With effect from the 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 the 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 Exam Certificate. The candidate must submit the salesperson registration application through and with support of a licensed estate agent within 2 years of the date of issue of the final results. Otherwise, the results will be invalid for registration purposes.

Candidates who fail both Papers will need to retake the RES exam as a fresh candidate; i.e. need to take Paper 1 and 2 in 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.

 
Important Note: 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.
 
Duration of Examination
  • Paper 1: 2.5 hrs
  • Paper 2: 2.5 hrs

Successful candidates must apply for registration with CEA within 24 months of the date of issuance of the examination certificate after which, results will be invalid for licensing and registration purposes.Exam Fee

  • $246.10 (Incl. GST) for 2 Papers
  • $149.80 (Incl. GST) for 1 Paper

Result and Certificate

With effect from the July 2011 RES examination, modular passing will be allowed. The results for July 2011 RES 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)

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. A certificate will be issued to successful candidate. No replacement certificates will be re-printed for lost certificates, only a letter of confirmation of qualification attained will be issued upon formal request made. The exam fees paid do not cover the delivery of the certificate to the candidate.

 


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