The MCT is the first assessment of the QLTS which must be completed and passed before you may proceed to take the OSCE. The MCT is delivered by computer-based assessment in conjunction with Pearson VUE via a network of assessment centres around the world. The assessment is intended to test the candidate against Part A of the Day One Outcomes.
The MCT is of five hours and 30 minutes duration with 180 questions. The exam is divided into morning and afternoon periods of two hours and 45 minutes each, with 90 questions in each period. Each question presents the candidate with a range of five possible answers. True/false answers are not permitted.
The MCT tests knowledge and understanding of professional conduct, solicitors’ accounts, financial regulation, taxation, property law, business law, torts, contract, the English legal system, equity and trusts, human rights and EU law.