Legal Reading Comprehension Test

Everything you need to know.

The ability to read and understand written information is a crucial skill for anyone working in law. In the legal industry, employees are required to read legal documents on a daily basis, so they must be able fully comprehend all the language and concepts involved in these passages.

Our Legal Reading Comprehension assessment tests an individual's skills when it comes to the reading and interpretation of passages of legal text.

The test simulates the kind of work that is expected in fast-paced legal environments and provides an accurate indication of how well an individual would perform in a job requiring these reading and comprehension skills. 

 Legal Reading Comprehension Test

What is a Legal Reading Comprehension skills test?

This reading comprehension test is designed to assess a candidate's ability to extract information from a sample of legal text. It evaluates how effectively and accurately an individual can process written information and use analytical thinking to infer and reach conclusions.

Candidates are shown a variety of question styles including true or false statements, multiple choice questions and questions requiring written answers. They are presented with 6 questions relating to the sample passage to complete within 15 minutes, and the result is given as a percentage accuracy score. 

The candidate’s responses are automatically marked and a point is awarded for each correctly answered question. For some questions, multiple answers may be required, so the sum of these answers will result in one point awarded for the question. Skipped questions or those that are not taken will result in no point being awarded. For the purposes of preparing for the test, practice questions are available.

  • Practice test available
  • 15 minutes available
  • 10 minutes average completion time
  • 6 questions presented

This assessment is aimed at individuals in a number of jobs within the legal industry, from legal assistants and legal secretaries to paralegals and trainee lawyers. 

The Legal Reading Comprehension test is also designed for use by employers at law firms who are hiring for these jobs. A candidate's ability to read and process written information will not be evident from the qualifications or law school stated on their CV, so implementing psychometric testing into the recruitment process will help employers discern which applicants are most suited to the role. 

 Legal Reading Comprehension Test

Skills Assessed

01 Communication

As this exam will require an advanced level of understanding of legal terminology, it assesses how well the candidate can communicate in a legal setting. 

02 Reasoning

This assessment evaluates an individual's ability to make logical inferences from complex passages of legal text. The test will serve as an indicator of how well they can apply their knowledge of industry language alongside verbal reasoning. 

03 British English

The passages used in this test are written in British English and will therefore assess an individual's vocabulary and their comprehension of the language. From understanding law-specific terminology to advanced arguments, having an excellent grasp of British English is essential for anyone working in law.

Why use a Legal Reading Comprehension skills assessment?

Improve recruitment processes

If your legal practice is hiring, implementing psychometric testing such as this assessment into your recruitment process can be invaluable, as you can optimise your applicant pool and ensure that you are only employing the most highly-skilled job candidates.

Develop skills

This test can also be used to develop the skills of your existing team. The ability to process and understand new information is at the centre of legal office skills, so make sure your employees are keeping their reading and comprehension skills polished. 

Reduce errors

Errors can cost law firms time, money and even their reputation. Ensure error-free standards with our Legal Reading Comprehension test to guarantee competency in your employees' work.

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