Online Tests

Watson Glaser test

When you have submitted your application for all opportunities other than Open Days and PRIME, you will be asked to complete the Watson Glaser test.  Watson Glaser has been used by businesses and in education since 1925 and is a particularly effective way of recruiting lawyers.

The questions will focus on your ability to draw inferences, recognise assumptions, make deductions, interpret information and evaluate arguments. These are essential to legal thinking and it's important that you hone your skills as this is the first step of the assessment process.

The test lasts 30 minutes and involves 40 questions that assess your critical thinking skills. The skills it measures include:

  • Defining a problem
  • Selecting relevant information to solve a problem
  • Recognising stated and unstated assumptions
  • Formulating and selecting relevant and promising hypotheses
  • Drawing valid conclusions and judging the validity of inferences

Before you take our Watson Glaser test, it's a good idea to practise as much as you can so you are familiar with the format and the type of thinking involved. If you are unsuccessful in the test then your online application will not be screened and that will be the end of your application for this cycle. You can use the links below to practise as many times as you need. Your practise attempts do not form part of the assessment and Clifford Chance will not see the results. 

Watson Glaser - practice test

Clifford Chance practice test

Additional resources

As well as the practice test there are lots of other online resources that you may wish to use. Some of them are free, but some require payment.

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Online Written test

If you are invited to an Assessment Day then you will be asked to complete an online written test before arriving. 

The test consists of 15 questions based on passages of text and measures your ability to understand written information and to evaluate arguments about this information. 

Your results will be considered alongside your performance on the assessment day. 

Online Written Test - Practice Test

You can practise the online written test here