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Updates to the Real Estate Salesperson Examination Format



In Jan 2023, the Council of Estate Agencies (CEA) changed the RES Exam format. With effect from 2023, the format of both Paper 1 and Paper 2 is as follows:


Section A 60 MCQs (60 marks) Section B 20 MCQs with reference to 1 or 2 Case Studies (40 marks)


Duration : 2 ½ hours per paper


Notably, there is no change to the examination requirements for RES course participants to pass the RES examination, comprising two papers, within 2 years from the date of issuance of the RES course completion certificate.


For candidates with a modular pass in one paper of the RES examination, they are required to pass the remaining paper within the 2-year timeframe. Should they fail to do so, the modular pass in one paper will not be valid and candidates will have to re-take the RES course before attempting the RES examination (i.e. both Paper 1 and Paper 2) again.


For comparison, the previous format of both Paper 1 and Paper 2 is as follows:


Section A 50 MCQs (50 marks) Section B 15 MCQs with reference to 1 or 2 Case Studies (30 marks) Section C 10 Fill-in-the-blank Short Answer Questions (20 marks)


Duration 2 ½ hours per paper


The above information is extracted from the CEA website. Check it out here!

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The above information are 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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