SQE1 Functioning Legal Knowledge sample questions

SQE1 is the first part of the SQE assessment and tests the application of functioning legal knowledge. This is a computer-based single best answer multiple choice test.

We provide 90 sample questions from this assessment to help you prepare for the assessment. The sample questions will also help both education providers and candidates plan SQE training and prepare for the assessment.

These questions can help you understand the content and format of this assessment, as well as offering insight into its level and breadth. The pass mark for each sitting of the SQE will be set by the Exam Board. The pass mark for the SQE will vary between different sittings of the assessment, to ensure that the standard of the assessment remains consistent from one sitting to the next. On these two sets of 45 questions, the pass mark would be likely to be in the range 55% - 60%.

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SQE1 will involve two assessments. There will be 360 questions in total - 180 in each assessment. They will cover the following subject areas:

  1. Business Law and Practice; Dispute Resolution; Contract; Tort; Legal System of England and Wales; Constitutional and Administrative Law and EU Law and Legal Services. (Sample questions 1-45)
  2. Property Practice; Wills and the Administration of Estates; Solicitors Accounts; Land Law; Trusts; Criminal Law and Practice. (Sample questions 46-90)

Ethics and Professional Conduct will be examined pervasively across the two assessments above.

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