“… room for improvement but phenomenally helpful is reading text quickly etc . Really really useful . Thanks for putting it together”
Over recent years I have been asked repeatedly whether there are any old JAC tests that candidates could try. The JAC used to publish qualifying test reports and include their questions and answers but haven’t done so since that moved to the more generic situational questioning and critical reasoning tests. So unfortunatlely, they no longer make their tests available.
My blog on Qualifying Tests – gives you an overview of how they work.
I have been talking to a number of judges and practitioners about developing some mock crime, civil and family tests. However, the JAC announced at the end of 2016 that they would be testing new non-jurisdictional qualifying tests.
As a result and having collaborated with others I have developed one situational judgement and one critical reasoning test.
“Thank you. Did the test – wow very taxing – got x% It has helped greatly to see it in the flesh as it were and what to expect and what time of day not to take it!! Timing is key as well – a brilliant revision tool. Thanks”
16 questions in 15 minutes set by a judge to test candidates’ judgement and decision making based on real situations and experience.
23 questions to be answered in 30 minutes based on a judicial speech – this includes time for reading a PDF text.
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Following the test you will be e-mailed your test report, score, the questions and answers.
NB These tests are on line, so make sure you have a good internet connection, sufficient time and are able to open a PDF document. Please follow the instructions and keep an eye on your time. You must download the speech before commencing the critical reasoning or combined test! Don’t pay for any test until you are ready to take it – they are on-line tests. Payments can only be accepted via PayPal (this is the only payment that works for this).
If you don’t see the PayPal link you may need to look at your pop up settings and/or make sure your PayPal e-mail address is the same as the one you are using for the test. Perhaps you may need to try another device or browser – technology!
- 1. Situational Judgement Mock Test 15 minutes – £19.50 +VAT – SJ test link
- 2. Critical Reasoning Mock Test 30 minutes – £19.50 +VAT – CR test link
- 3. (1 + 2) Situational Judgement & Critical Reasoning Joint Mock Test 45 minutes – £29.50 +VAT – SJ & CR combined test link.
Your results and the correct answers will be automatically e-mailed to you once you have completed a test.
If you have failed to follow the test instructions and not downloaded the speech for the critical reasoning test, it can be found here!
I have set these tests so that you can take them a second time in case you experience wireless or technical issues.
I’m keen to add further situational judgement questions, but know that will not be easy, especially if they are non-jurisdictional and importantly respect the confidentiality of actual JAC tests.
Any feedback would be most welcome and I hope these may help candidates prepare for any future JAC tests.
“This evening I did the tests that you recently posted on your website which were very helpful.”
It is not possible to set these as mock tests as they require marking individually but I am willing to share some tips and advice – please just e-mail me or text me your e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org 0796 999 7335