What topics are covered in the RES Course & Exam Syllabus (2022)?

Updated: Mar 22


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Preparing for the RES exams?


Here is a summary of the current RES examination syllabus that was revised and took effect from 1 Jan 2017. 


The Real Estate Salesperson course curriculum and materials developed by CEA Approved Course Providers (List of Recommended Course Providers) must adhere to the examination syllabus endorsed by CEA.


The RES Examination Syllabus is prepared in the context of local laws, rules and regulations governing estate agency work and practices, and the buying/selling/leasing of HDB flats and private residential, commercial and industrial properties in Singapore.


RES Exams Paper 1


Competency Unit 1: Real Estate Agency Industry Overview & Basic Land Law Concepts


Real Estate Agency Industry Overview 1.1 Real estate markets and submarkets 1.2 Real estate market players and government intervention


Basic Land Law Concepts 1.3 Introduction 1.4 Land 1.5 Estates in land 1.6 State Lands Act 1.7 Rights in another’s land 1.8 Registration of titles


Competency Unit 2: Dealing with Interest in Land

2.1 Law of Contract 2.2 Law of Agency 2.3 Landlord and tenant law 2.4 Negligence 2.5 Conveyance inter vivos 2.6 Mortgage 2.7 Gift 2.8 Trust 2.9 Succession 2.10 Future interests 2.11 Co-ownership 2.12 Restrictions on capacity to hold land 2.13 Planning and development of land


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RES Exam Paper 2


Competency Unit 3: Regulation of Real Estate Agency Industry & Real Estate Marketing