2.1 General Approach to Examination

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National examination is based on the following four principles:

  1. Produce clear and informative reports which provide detail at the most effective stage.
  2. Provide transparency of decision making to reinforce confidence in examination.
  3. Conduct high quality and cost effective searches.
  4. Use foreign examination reports (FERs) and search results effectively.

The following sections provide further information regarding these principles.