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64% of applicants pass Bar Association exam

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AMMAN — Young Jordanians seeking to join the Jordan Bar Association (JBA) took to social media to voice their objection of an admission exam they took, saying it lacked an oral test which would have increased their chance to pass it.اضافة اعلان

The JBA test is usually divided into two parts: one written, and one oral, according to some of the aspiring JBA applicants, whose reactions were monitored on several social media platforms. They said the test they took was only written.

Khawla Ahmad, one of the unlucky applicants, said: “The association says that the questions are within the curriculum, but one of the questions I had was on Ramon Airport” in Israel.

“This is an unfamiliar topic for me, and I do not have much information about it,” she told Jordan News.

She said she and other fresh university graduates who took the exam were also irked by the “time between the exam dates, which can be up to six months”.

“I was unable to make any professional or academic progress, due to the long period of wait times between exams, and also the long time it takes for the results to be out,” Ahmad added.

Mohammad Amin, another applicant, said he “faced several problems while taking the exam, such as taking the exam in a place far away from my place of residence, as I live in another governorate”.

But he noted that when he took the exam, he was relieved to see that the test was not difficult.

JBA President Yahya Abu Aboud told Jordan News that the “success average for the exam is 64 percent, which is a good rate.”

He said that “the questions were within the curriculum adopted and distributed on the applicants.”

“The exam is surrounded by governance and transparency,” he said. He said the answers are written on an encrypted book, which conceals the examiner’s name and identity. He pointed out that grades are usually “double-checked and verified”.

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