Feedback and evaluation reports

Feedback and evaluation of selection processes

We are able to give some feedback to candidates who were unsuccessful so they can consider this ahead of future applications. The way we provide feedback will depend on the selection process for the exercise. The forms of feedback can be a sift report, a qualifying test report, a selection day report or written feedback. 

The most recent feedback and evaluation reports are listed below, you can find a list of previous reports here.

Sift reports

For some exercises, we publish reports on the sift stage. These give general feedback about what stronger applications tended to look like, or include, in comparison to weaker applications for that exercise.

Salaried Judge, Upper Tribunal, Immigration and Asylum Chamber, January 2019

Qualifying tests

We don’t publish qualifying test past papers. General feedback and evaluation reports are published for qualifying tests, which give evaluation on the test itself as well as some information to help candidates understand what characterises a successful test.

The reports give a broad indication of:

  • the general standard of tests
  • the range of marks awarded
  • the distribution of marks within this range
  • where candidates performed poorly, and the identification and analysis of common problems

Please note that as we consistently review our processes, the way tests are run might change over time. Therefore feedback and evaluation reports from previous years should be treated with caution and not seen as examples of exactly how upcoming tests will look. 

Deputy District Judge (Magistrates’ Courts) Qualifying Test, March 2021

Recorder Scenario Test, November 2020

Employment Appeal Tribunal Lay Members, for England, Wales & Scotland Qualifying Test, November 2020

Recorder Qualifying Test, September 2020

Fee-paid Judge, First-tier Tribunal and Fee-paid Judge, Employment Tribunal (England and Wales) Scenario Test, September 2020

Deputy District Judge Scenario Test, July 2020

Combined Qualifying Test, June 2020

Selection day reports

For some exercises, we publish reports on the selection day stage. These give general feedback about what stronger demonstrations of the competencies tended to look like, or include, in comparison to weaker demonstrations for that exercise.

Fee-paid Specialist Lay Member for the First-tier Tribunal Health Education and Social Care Chamber (Mental Health) and the Mental Health Review Tribunal for Wales, July 2021

Deputy District Judge, January/February 2021

Fee-paid Medical Member, First-tier Tribunal, Social Entitlement Chamber (Social Security and Child Support), April 2021

Fee-paid Medical Member, First-tier Tribunal, Health Education and Social Care Chamber (Mental Health), January 2021

Fee-paid Specialist Lay Members, First-Tier Tribunal, Health Education and Social Care Chamber (Special Education Needs and Disability), November 2020

Fee-paid Disability Qualified Tribunal Member, First-tier Tribunal, Social Entitlement Chamber (Social Security and Child Support Appeal Tribunals), August/September 2020

Fee-paid Specialist Member, Upper Tribunal, Administrative Appeals Chamber (Disclosure and Barring jurisdiction) and First-Tier Health, Education and Social Care Chamber (Care Standards jurisdiction), July 2020

Employment Appeal Tribunal Lay Members for England, Wales & Scotland, March 2021

Written feedback

We will provide candidates with information of how and when to request feedback if they are unsuccessful at selection day. 

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