Rules Assessment

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Softball Australia Open Rules Assessment 

The Australian Open Rules Assessment will be available ‘online’ during the last week in APRIL each year, as an open book assessment; during which time a candidate will answer 100 questions onlinewithout time limit.

  • The Australian Open Rules Assessment is a mandatory requirement to gain and/or maintain currency of accreditation of Level 3-8 Umpires.
  • This assessment is optional for Level 1 and Level 2 umpires.
  • The assessment may be attempted in “open book” format.

Umpires wanting to attain their Level 1 or 2 accreditations are able to sit the Basic Assessment, which is a modified form of the standard paper. The Basic Assessment is less intimidating for the beginner umpire and eases newcomers into the program. The Basic Assessment can be sat at any time of the year.

 

Australian Basic Rules Assessment 

The Australian Basic Rules Assessment will be available ‘online’ from the last week in APRIL each year up until 31 March of the following year

  • Umpires are required to sit the Australian Basic Rules Assessment to gain and/or maintain their Level 1 or Level 2 accreditation.
  • The assessment may be attempted in “open book” format.
  • Candidates must sit a paper of 100 questions ‘online’ without time limit, at any time during the assessment period.
  • Candidates may sit the Basic Rules Assessment multiple times during the assessment period, but the score on the last attempt will be regarded as the final grade.
  • Alternatively, umpires may elect to sit the Australian Open Rules Assessment.

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From 2015 the Rules Assessment has been conducted online.  For your preparation or to simply answer some questions, here are past papers. 

IMPORTANT NOTE: As rules change over the years, some answers may not be current, refer to the relevant rulebook per year, and if concerned - look up the rule in the CURRENT RULEBOOK for accuracy.

Rules Exam (suitable for all levelled umpires)

Exam Answers
2014 (179kB) 2014 (42kB)
2013 (151kB) 2013 (42kB)
2012 (167kB) 2012 (41kB)
2011 (164kB) 2011 (41kB)
2010 (194kB) 2010 (50kB)
2009 (161kB) 2009 (40kB)
2008 (109kB) 2008 (63kB)
2007 (32kB) 2007 (17kB)
2006 (43kB) 2006 (60kB)
2005 (37kB) 2005 (60kB)

 

For hints on ideal ways to prepare and answer exam questions, review Theory Exam Hints and Tips for some great advice. 


Past Australian Basic Umpire Exam papers with answers (Levels 1 and 2)

Exam (Basic) Answers (Basic)
2014 (133kB) 2014 (91.8kB)
2013 (71.8kB) 2013 (207kB)
2012 (216kB) 2012 (134kB)
2011 (138kB) 2011 (74kB)
2010 (113kB) 2010 (79kB)
2009 (149kB) 2009 (26kB)
2008 (60kB) 2008 (58kB)
2007 (44kB) 2007 (21kB)
2006 (137kB) 2006 (25kB)
2005 (55kB) 2005 (25kB)

 

For hints on ideal ways to prepare and answer exam questions, review Theory Exam Hints and Tips for some great advice.

 

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