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Change of RES Examination Administrator

Did you know that CEA has decided change the appointed examination administrator for the RES exams from SEAMEO Regional Language Centre (RELC) to NTUC LearningHub?

"With effect from 1 Jan 2022, the RES examination will be administered by CEA's appointed examination administrator, NTUC LearningHub Pte Ltd."

At the time of writing this post (02 Jan 2022), NTUC LearningHub has yet announce the examination schedule for 2022. For latest updates, candidates should regularly check their website, here.

Here're some relevant information on the exams which have remained the same:

RES Examination Fees

Examination Type

Examination Fee (Include GST)

Full sitting (2 Papers)


Modular re-sitting (1 Paper)


Note: Modular re-sitting is only applicable for candidates who have passed 1 paper of the RES examination. Examination fees are subjected to revision and may be changed without prior notice.

RES Examination Passing Marks

Passing mark for each examination paper is 60% and is subject to review by CEA.

RES Examination Results Notification

Candidates who have taken the RES examination will receive an email notification from CEA's appointed examination administrator informing them of their examination results 4 - 6 weeks after the examination.

RES Examination Rules

The RES examination is administered by CEA's appointed examination administrator, NTUC LearningHub Pte Ltd (“LHub”). Candidates may refer to LHub’s website for the full listing of examination rules and regulations. Below are some of the important examination rules that candidates a should note:

  1. The RES examination commences at 9.30am, depending on the examination slot and session. Candidates are reminded to be punctual. Candidates who arrive at the exam reporting counter after the 15-minutes grace period (i.e. 9.45am) will NOT be allowed to sit for the examination. No refund of the examination fee will be given to the candidates.

  2. In view of the COVID-19 situation, candidates who had close contact with a confirmed COVID-19 case in the past 14 days prior to the examination, or under a Quarantine Order or Stay-Home Notice, will not be allowed to take the examination. Likewise, candidates who have any fever or flu-like symptoms will not be allowed to take the examination. Candidates are advised not to go to the examination venues, but to see a doctor if they feel unwell.

  3. Candidates who made false declaration using the Trace Together SafeEntry will lead to disqualification from the examination, and/or may be barred from taking future examinations.

  4. Candidates are not allowed to carry their mobile devices during the examination. All mobile devices must be switched off (no vibration or airplane mode is allowed) and placed at the designated area in the examination hall. Any candidate found to be in possession of their mobile devices during the examination may be disqualified from the examination and/or barred from taking future examinations.

  5. All copies of the questions and examination papers are the property of CEA and must be returned to the invigilator at the end of the examination. Recording of the examination questions in any form is strictly prohibited. Any candidate who is found to have recorded the examination question and/or leaves the examination hall with the examination paper will be immediately disqualified from the examination and reported to CEA. CEA reserves the right to bar the candidate from future examinations.

  6. CEA and LHub take a serious view on cheating during the examination. CEA reserves the right to bar any candidate attempting to gain an unfair advantage in the examination (whether by breaching an examination regulation or otherwise) from future examinations.

Candidates who do not turn up for the examination would be considered "absent" and fail the examination. CEA may consider requests for deferment only under the following circumstances:

  1. Hospitalisation on the day of examination

  2. Bereavement of next of kin

  3. National Service duties that cover the day of the examination

  4. COVID-19 related reasons (e.g. Quarantine Order, Stay-Home Notice, contact with suspected COVID-19 case)

An administrative fee of $107 (inclusive of GST) will be levied on each examination deferment application, which can be made up to 5 working days after the date of examination. Candidates approved for deferment may only attempt the next examination.

The above information is extracted from the CEA (here) and NTUC LearningHub (here) websites.

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The above information is correct as on the date of listing. While every reasonable effort has been taken, errors may still arise. The author and publisher shall not be liable for any printing error, typo error or mistake.

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