***** UPDATE 03/03/17 *****
I have prepared some guidance for the 042 Recorder Narrative Qualifying Test on 07/03 –
available via e-mail: [email protected]
**** Mock On-line Multiple Choice Tests Now Available here ****
**** Update 05/01/17 This article in Counsel Magazine contains a very good summary of how the
Recorder 2017 Qualifying Tests will work with an indication of expected numbers. *****
The JAC accepts that short-listing via qualifying tests is sub-optimal, but given the number of applicants in some competitions, it has become their default position. Whether the pass mark is relatively low or high is immaterial; there is a very fine line between success and failure and many candidates, who would make great judges, don’t even make it to the selections days. The qualifying tests are a brilliant way of identifying people who are good at doing qualifying tests but not necessarily the best judges. I’ve argued before that a lottery would produce a similar pool of candidates as multiple-choice tests. However, these tests are here to stay and will continue to evolve – so how should you approach them?