SQE1 Assessment Information

Testing Mode
SQE1 is a computer-based closed-book assessment. The questions are single-best-answer multiple choice questions with 5 possible answers with only one correct answer for each question.

SQE1 consists of 2 assessments (FLK1 and FLK2) that are taken on 2 separate days. Each assessment is broken into 2 sessions on each day.

Functional Legal Knowledge 1 (FLK1)
1. Business Law and Practice
2. Dispute Resolution
3. Contract
4. Tort
5. Legal System of England and Wales
6. Constitutional and Administrative Law and EU Law and Legal Services
7. Ethics and Professional Conduct

Functional Legal Knowledge 2 (FLK2)
1. Property Practice
2. Wills and the Administration of Estates
3. Solicitors Accounts
4. Land Law
5. Trusts
6. Criminal Law and Practice
7. Ethics and Professional Conduct

SQE1 contains a total of 360 questions, divided into 4 sessions. There are 180 questions in the FLK1 assessment and 180 questions in the FLK2 assessment. Each assessment is further divided into 2 sessions with 90 questions in each session.

SQE1 lasts a total of 10hrs 12mins, with each session lasting 2hrs 33mins. Thus, you have only 1min 42secs for each question. On each assessment day, there will be 60-minute break after the first session.

Pass Mark
The number of questions that must be answered correctly to pass the SQE1 varies each year. Previous statistics show that you need to answer between 99 and 103 questions correctly out of 180 questions (55% – 57%) in order to pass FLK1 or FLK2. Your marks will be expressed as a scaled score out of 500, with the pass mark always set at 300.

Pass Rate
The overall pass rate consistently ranges from 51% to 53%. The pass rate of FLK1 ranges from 59% to 67%. The pass rate of FLK2 ranges from 54% to 56%.

If you fail either of the two components, you can retake the component you failed. You will only be allowed 3 attempts within 6 years from your first attempt. You cannot resit the component you passed just because you want to achieve a higher score.

SQE1 is delivered through Pearson VUE test centres in the UK and internationally. You can view the assessment centres available to you once you have registered and pre-booked the SQE1 in your SQE account.

Dress Code
There is no specific dress code, so you can wear whatever makes you feel good.
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