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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. Below, the success rate of all who passed the pre-exam and later tried the main exam is provided. Success is defined as passing the main exam by taking only four main exams.

First attempt main exam success for the pre-exam candidates of

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