2019 Cadastral Law Exam Results


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The 2019 Cadastral Law Examination results have been notified to candidates. Sixty-three candidates sat the examination.

Congratulations to the candidates who passed the exam this year. It was very pleasing to see the consistent high standard continuing from year to year.

In 2019, 27% of candidates achieved a mark of 70 or higher in the examination. Similarly, 27% of candidates in 2018 also achieved a mark of 70 or higher in the examination component of the Cadastral Law Examination.

In 2019, 20% of candidates achieved a mark between 60%-69. By comparison in 2018, 33% achieved 60%-69%.

The Examinations Committee look forward to seeing the candidates that passed attending the Professional examinations in the future.

A big thank you to the Laws and Regulations Panel examiners who dedicated many volunteer hours preparing the exam, marking and re-marking the exam papers. This year there were two examiners who prepared the questions and an independent moderator who reviewed the exam. Without their dedication to the exam process the profession would not be able to maintain the high standards we set for ourselves.

Thanks to all the businesses who provided a venue and support persons to supervise the exam.

Ngā mihi nui,

Survey and Spatial NZ Examinations Committee

Russell Benge | S+SNZ Council Representative

Jo Johnston | Chairperson Examinations Committee  


Survey and Spatial New Zealand has compiled analytical data about the exams and candidates performance as a whole. The graphs show the percentage of maximum marks, middle marks and zero marks for each exam question.

  • The grey bar represents the percentage of candidates who achieved a full mark for the question.
  • The yellow bar represents the percentage of candidates who achieved within the range of middle marks (i.e marks that were not a full mark or a zero mark).
  • The red bar represents the percentage of candidates who achieved a zero mark.

Not all questions were attempted by all candidates, therefore, the percentage in axis Y shows the number of candidates that attempted the question.

View the exam, answers and marking guide