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The pre-exam


In an attempt to filter out the really unprepared candidates before they waste three full days on the four main exam papers and to save the exam committee from having to mark the long and nonsensical answers such candidates usually come up with, a pre-exam was introduced in 2012.

The pre-exam is multiple choice and consists of 10 legal and 10 claim analysis questions. Each question contains four statements. 1, 3 or 5 marks are awarded for correctly classifying 2, 3 or 4 of the statements as TRUE or FALSE. When marking the papers, the exam committee sometimes decides to accept both TRUE and FALSE as the correct answer for one or more statements.

In total between 0 and 100 marks, can be scored (not 97 or 99). In the first two years, 50 marks were needed to pass the exam. In 2014, the bar was raised to 70 marks.

Attempts so far

Pre-exam results of


Pass rates through the years

Subsequent succes in the main exam

Pre-exam scores turn out to be quite a good predictor of success in the subsequent main exam. But, of course, it's only statistics. Preparation is more important than pre-exam score. The statistics below give an indication of how well candidates perform in the main exam after having obtained a particular pre-exam score.

The full exam

Most candidates try to pass all four main exam papers in the year after having passed the pre-exam. Some candidates wait a year or split the effort over multiple years. For the success rates below, success is defined as passing the main exam by sitting each main exam paper only ones.

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Single papers

The same can be done for single papers. Here, we look at the score each candidate obtains in his or her first attempt at every main exam paper. Since no meaningful statistics per year can be made, we only look at the aggregate for all successful pre-exam candidates since 2012.

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