How to access the sample papers
You will need a computer with an internet connection. Then, simply click on the below links. You might find these work best on a desktop computer or laptop, rather than a tablet. Please note these links use Flash and you will need an up to date version.
Examples of the each sample paper:
- Foundation of Practice
- Theory and Science
- Applied Knowledge in Practice 1 - part 1
- Applied Knowledge in Practice 2 - part 2
Download the answer keys below.
After you finish
You will be given a score in relation to how many questions you answered correctly. You will also be able to see what questions you got right, got partially right and incorrect.
You can take the sample paper as many times as you wish, but the questions that feature will remain the same.
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