The compounds CaREBaCu3O7-y (RE=La and Sm) are tetragonal at room temperature with Tc between 60 and 70 K. The single-phase compounds were prepared by solid-state reaction. The resistivity was measured by a four-probe technique in a continuous flow cryostat with the temperature being controlled to an accuracy of 10 mK. The resistivity vs temperature showed a break in slope around 180 K in CaLaBaCu3O7-y and around 220 K in CaSmBaCu3O7-y . The results were analysed for fluctuation conductivity from 180 K downwards. A plot of d ρ/d T vs T showed a sharp peak at Tm =69·69 K for La compound and 66·00 K for the Sm compound. Detailed analysis of the resistivity in the region Ton to 180 K was carried out using the procedure due to Veira and Vidal. The results are discussed in this paper. © 1991 Indian Academy of Sciences.