The style and type of NCA examinations are similar to those in Canadian law schools. You may consult the law library of any Canadian law school to look at past law school examination papers.

Each NCA examination is a three hour, open-book session. NCA exams must be completed by pen on paper provided. No computers, laptop or electronic device is permitted in the exam session. NCA exams are also graded on a pass/fail basis (50 per cent or higher is considered a pass).  Please review the NCA Exam Rules prior to writing your exams.

You can also refer to the NCA guide on How to Answer Fact Based Law Exam Questions.

The NCA provides these “sample” examinations for your reference. Each is available for download as a PDF file. IMPORTANT: These samples do not reflect the content or format of NCA exams currently offered. They are simply a representation of the type and style of questions usually asked.