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.
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.
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.
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 Member, Upper Tribunal, Administrative Appeals Chamber (Disclosure and Barring jurisdiction) and First-Tier Health, Education and Social Care Chamber (Care Standards jurisdiction), July 2020
We will provide candidates with information of how and when to request feedback if they are unsuccessful at selection day.