Intra-UK transfer test

NOTE: The next Intra UK Transfer Test will be held on Monday 8 May and Tuesday 9 May 2017. Enrolment forms and fees from candidates who have already been granted a Certificate of Eligibility should be with the Education, Training & Qualifications department no later than Friday 7 April 2017. Applications for a Certificate of Eligibility must be received by 27 January for the May exam diet. For those wishing to sit the exams at the November diet applications for a Certificate of Eligibility must be received by Friday 31 July 2017.

The Law Society of Scotland's Intra UK Transfer Test is held in May and November each year.

The intra-UK transfer test is an 'open book' test and candidates are permitted to take into the examination hall any books or materials, including a candidate's own notes.

Please see the links in the related downloads for information on the following:

  • guidelines and syllabus
  • application form for a certificate of eligibility
  • timetable
  • enrolment form

Past exam question papers for the intra-UK transfer test can be downloaded below. There are three papers and these consist of:

  • paper 1 - conveyancing, trusts and succession
  • paper 2 - Scots criminal law, civil and criminal evidence, procedure
  • paper 3 - European Union law and Institutions

The exam question papers are provided as an indication as to the likely questions which may be asked and to assist the candidate when studying. Answers are not provided.

NOTE:  Change in EU Law exam paper took effect in 2012

Prior to 2012, the European Union law exam question paper was set in two parts with candidates being required to answer two questions from section A and two questions from section B.

mock paper was set in two sections with candidates being required to answer a total of four questions (as before).

Since May 2012, one question from each section is compulsory and candidates are required to answer two further questions from anywhere in the paper.

Please note that the links below are for pdf documents.

May 2016 | November 2016
Paper 1 | Paper 1
Paper 2 | Paper 2 
Paper 3 | Paper 3

May 2015 | November 2015
Paper 1 | Paper 1
Paper 2 | Paper 2 
Paper 3 | Paper 3

May 2014 | November 2014
Paper 1 | Paper 1
Paper 2 | Paper 2 
Paper 3 | Paper 3

May 2013 | November 2013
Paper 1 | Paper 1
Paper 2 | Paper 2
Paper 3 | Paper 3

May 2012 | November 2012
Paper 1 | Paper 1
Paper 2 | Paper 2
Paper 3 | Paper 3

May 2011 | November 2011
Paper 1 | Paper 1
Paper 2 | Paper 2
Paper 3 | Paper 3

May 2010 | November 2010
Paper 1 | Paper 1
Paper 2 | Paper 2
Paper 3 | Paper 3

May 2009 | November 2009
Paper 1 | Paper 1
Paper 2 | Paper 2
Paper 3 | Paper 3

March 2008 | November 2008
Paper 1 | Paper 1
Paper 2 | Paper 2
Paper 3 | Paper 3

March 2007 | November 2007
Paper 1 | Paper 1
Paper 2 | Paper 2
Paper 3 | Paper 3

March 2006 | November 2006
Paper 1 | Paper 1
Paper 2 | Paper 2
Paper 3 | Paper 3

March 2005 | November 2005
Paper 1 | Paper 1
Paper 2 | Paper 2
Paper 3 | Paper 3

March 2004 | November 2004
Paper 1 | Paper 1
Paper 2 | Paper 2
Paper 3 | Paper 3