Updated on March 4, 2023 by admin

RES test prep: what are you doing?

The current RES examination curriculum, which was updated and became effective on January 1, 2017, is summarised below.

The res exam syllabus recommended by CEA must be followed by the Property Investment Customer service rep program syllabus and resources created by CEA Certified Approaches And methods.

The local laws, norms, and regulations regulating estate agent operations and practices, as well as the purchasing, marketing, and renting of luxury housing, commercial, and corporate assets in Singapore, have been taken into consideration while developing the RES Examination Syllabus.

Topics Matter in the RES Course & Exam Syllabus

Exam Paper 1 for RES

Qualification Unit 1: Overview of the Real Estate Agency Sector and Fundamental Land Law Concepts

Overview of the real estate agency sector
1.1 Submarkets and real estate markets
1.2 Participants in the real estate market and state interference

Basic Concepts of Land Law

Intro, Property, Holdings in Property, Government Properties Act, Rights in Other People’s Land, Registration of Titles, and Land

Competency Unit 2: Handling Land-Related Interest

Topics Matter in the RES Course & Exam Syllabus

2.1 Agency law

2.2 Rent and landlord law

2.3 Contracts

2.4 Liability
2.5 Co – ordination transmission

2.6 Loans The donation, Charity, Heir, Future Holdings, and 2.10 are all mentioned.
Co-ownership 2.11
2.12 Limits on the amount of land that may be held
2.13 Land development and planning

Exam Paper 2 for RES

Regulation of the Real Registered Estate Industry and Real Estate Advertising, Competency Unit 3

3.1 Real estate agency industry regulation
3.2 The responsibilities and roles of salespeople, as well as the knowledge and abilities needed for each,
3.3 Real estate marketing tenets 3.4 listing categories 3.5 selling techniques
3.6 Rules governing ads
3.7 Residential real estate marketing
3.8 Commercial property marketing
3.9 Industrial property marketing
3.10 Promotion of unique characteristics
Consumer Protection (Fair Trading) Act, Section 3.11

Fourth Competency Unit: Real Estate Transactions

4.1 Private property sales that aren’t finished
4.2 Sales of finished individual homes
4.3 Sales of private properties in bulk
4.4 HDB apartment sales
4.5 Private property leasing
Subletting of HDB apartments
4.7 Housing for foreign workers
4.8 Property taxes
4.9 Financial calculations and real estate financing



Before beginning their careers as real estate salespeople, prospective applicants must first pass the RES Examination to demonstrate that they have met the following prerequisites.


1. To be properly informed while conducting an estate agency job, one must possess a basic understanding of real estate ideas, the real estate market, the law of contracts, the law of agencies, development and expansion control, and advertising principles.

2. Capable of applying knowledge necessary for mortgage broker services, which includes but isn’t confined to title investigations, citizenship checks, and financial calculations. This expertise relates specifically to managing the sale and leasing of housing, corporate, and agricultural properties.

3. Recognize and put into practise excellent ethics, pertinent regulations and rules, and best practises in estate agency work to maintain the credibility of real estate salespeople.

4. Be informed with current market information, as well as governmental rules and regulations.


Predicted Cognitive Levels

The RES examination syllabus lists the intended learning goals for each subject area as well as the cognitive abilities that test takers should possess for each component of the curriculum.

To help candidates comprehend the level of knowledge required of them, the following examples are provided:

LEVEL 1 – REMEMBERING: Candidates are familiar with the fundamental terms and ideas of the laws, regulations, regulatory requirements, and procedural requirements. The phrase or notion must be recognisable and be able to be named, listed, defined, or described.

Candidates at Level 2 may interpret, deduce, categorize, paraphrase, or explain a word or idea in the context of a story or research questions.

Students at Level 3 are able to apply their knowledge in real-world circumstances. This is shown by their ability to analyse the circumstances of their customers and provide knowledgeable advice to them.

The first cognitive level is the lowest. The applicant must first obtain the necessary knowledge and abilities at lower levels in order to advance to the next level; for example, achieving Level 3 means having attained Reasoning Competencies at Levels 1 and 2.

In order to assess Level 3 achievement in the RES examinations, items may be directed or based on real-world situations or case studies.

Candidates must finish the RES Course (of at least 50 hours of classroom instruction) offered by any of the CEA Approved Course Providers before taking the RES test (ACPs).

The creation of learning opportunities that allow RES course participants to get the necessary information and skill sets throughout the sessions is supported by ACPs.


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