South African Geomatics Council

Examination Syllabi

SAGC (previously PLATO) examinations are set twice a year. (2nd week in May and November)

SAGC LAW EXAM SYLLABUS       updated April 2014
please see below for details of which exams (A, B, C, D, E, F) each category needs to complete.

  Candidates will write the following law exams:
  Professional Land Surveyors A B C
  Professional Engineering Surveyors A D If not previously written
  Surveyors A D  
  Survey Technicians and GISc Technicians A    
  Professional Mine Surveyors, Mine Surveyors A E  
  Professional GISc, GISc Technologists A F If not previously written
         

  The various exams consist of the following parts:
  Exam A 2 hours open book
    PLATO Act and rules
Written by candidates for professional land surveyors and technicians. Also written by applicants for registration as surveyor and professional engineering surveyor who have not previously written this exam.
       Monday - Day 1 - 09h00 to 11h00
  Exam B 3 hours open book
    Land Survey Act (and Regulations) and Deeds Registries Act (and Regulations)
Written by candidates for registration as professional land surveyors..
       Tuesday - Day 2 - 09h00 to 12h00
  Exam C 3 hours closed book
    Other acts and court cases as marked for PLS
In most cases only an overview of the act is required. Completion of trial survey.
Written by candidates for registration as professional land surveyors..
       Wednesday - Day 3 - 09h00 to 12h00
  Exam D 3 hours closed book
    Other acts and court cases as marked for PLS
In most cases only an overview of the act is required.
Written by candidates for registration as surveyors. Also written by applicants for registration as professional engineering surveyor who have not previously written this exam..
       Monday - Day 1- 11h30 to 14h30
  Exam E 3 hours closed book
    5 Mining related acts
Written by candidates for registration as Mine surveyors and Prof. Mine surveyors. .
       Monday - Day 1- 11h30 to 14h30
  Exam F 3 hours closed book
    Other acts as marked for GISc
In most cases only an overview of the act is required..
       Monday - Day 1- 11h30 to 14h30