Examination Format, Syllabuses and Reading Lists

The Foreign Practitioner Examinations are open-book examinations. Each paper is 3 hours long, except for Corporate Finance Paper 1 which is 2 hours long. Candidates can use a digital device to retrieve pre-prepared notes and materials, subject to the Guidelines on Use of Digital Devices.

  1. Corporate Practice
    Covering company law, insolvency law, joint ventures and take-overs & mergers;

    Format:
    Paper 1: Multiple-choice questions.
    Paper 2: A number of compulsory multiple-issue hypothetical questions.

    Click here for the Indicative 2014 Corporate Practice Syllabus and Reading List

  2. Commercial Practice
    Covering Singapore legal and financial system, contract, property, trusts & equity, intellectual property, tax, competition, arbitration and financial crimes;

    Format: 
    Paper 1: Short questions.
    Paper 2: A number of compulsory multiple-issue hypothetical questions.

    Click here for the Indicative 2014 Commercial Practice Syllabus and Reading List

  3. Corporate Finance
    Covering capital markets, banking and alternative business structures;

    Format:
    Paper 1: Combination of multiple-choice questions and short questions.
    Paper 2: A number of compulsory multiple-issue hypothetical questions.

    Click here for the Indicative 2014 Corporate Finance Syllabus and Reading List

  4. Ethics & Professional Responsibility
    Covering legal infrastructure, responsibilities to the client, relationship between lawyers, the lawyer and the law practice, maintenance of ethical standards and disciplinary issues, responsibilities to the public and the "spirit" of ethics; 

    Format:
    Paper 1 only: A number of compulsory multiple-issue hypothetical questions.

    Click here for the Indicative 2014 Ethics and Professional Responsibility Syllabus and Reading List

The syllabuses and reading lists may be updated from time to time. Examination formats are subject to change.

  

Last Updated: 27 April 2017