Request for practising Fellows of CILEx to participate in
Qualifying Test and Selection Day dry runs
Thinking of applying for a judicial post in the future? Get
experience by being a mock candidate.
We often seek volunteers to take part in the dry run for selection exercises
The JAC pilots qualifying tests, role play scenarios and other materials for specific selection exercises. Participating in a dry-run as a mock candidate is an excellent opportunity for lawyers who are considering applying for judicial appointment in future to familiarise themselves with the selection process.
The JAC usually dry-run all different stages.
There are currently no dry-runs on offer, but we will keep this page updated with those tests which are available.
Participating in a dry run as a mock candidate is an excellent
opportunity for lawyers who are considering applying for judicial
appointment in the future to familiarise themselves with the
Volunteers should preferably be able to meet the statutory
eligibility for the post (5 years’ PQE), but this is not
Qualifying Tests and Selection Day
Qualifying Tests are generally held online and last
approximately 90 minutes. Participants may need to allocate
additional time to familiarise themselves with reading
Selection Day dry runs are held on site at 102 Petty France in
London and will require an approximate time commitment of two to
Further information about Qualifying Tests and Selection Day,
including a description of the process, is available on the
Individuals who participate in the dry run will
not be able to apply for the live exercise. They will also
be required to sign a confidentiality statement confirming that
they will not disclose any part of the selection exercise
Participating in a dry run will not affect any future
application – future applications will be considered completely on
their own merits and no material used to make selection decisions
indicates whether an individual has previously taken part in a dry