Each correct response to the MCT will receive one mark; no marksare deducted for
incorrect responses. Multiple answers will not be counted. The mark for the two parts of the
MCT will be aggregated to derive the overall percentage mark. This overall percentage
mark is rounded off to the nearest integer.
The pass mark will be determined by a Standard Setting Panel convened by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) based on the Angoff method. This panel will include the SRA external examiners.
This standard setting group of solicitors is convened by the SRA to decide, based on the individual questions on the paper, what score differentiates somebody who can be considered to have just reached the standard of a newly qualified solicitor in England and Wales from somebody who has not reached this standard.
In reaching this judgment the group will consider competency as defined in the SRA Day One Outcomes. A correction will be made for error measurement in the test using standard psychometric procedures (SEm). In this way a pass mark which is empirically justified is established. Following the examination the MCT will be reviewed statistically to confirm its reliability (co-efficient alpha) and accuracy (SEm).
Equality impact assessments will be conducted as appropriate. The operation and marking of the MCT will be subject to review by the external examiners appointed by the SRA.