I did the day defore yesterday the e-tray for auditors and would like to share my experience with you.
Before starting, a little disclaimer: I am just talking about what I found, nothing implies that the same findings are valid for other e-trays (esp. the AD generalist).
First, e-mails were 18 (and not 21) and scenarios too. So since I had practised with Arboreus format with 21 e-mails and questions, I had some time more, could go back to e-mails a couple of times and take very short notes.
Differently from Arboreus training, highlighting the text was not possible, nor was marking questions.
E-mails were listed with subject and author (no date in the list). Be careful, some relevant info is inside massages with misleading subjects! e.g. , my boss wrote a message about something and ended up with "by the way, I need you to do also...", in order to make info research harder.
A great part of the exercise was on dates, meaning prioritising activities by taking into considerations traps with overlapping dates.
If you are quite sentitive, please stop reading here! :) I actually found the exercise more difficult than the training. While in training several scenarios are clear (e.g. answers who do not care about emotional status of other people have always to be judged as negative), in the exam I had many more doubts. But maybe it is normal for an actual competition.
Finger cross for everyone who is still going to stand the exam.. including me for the AD generalist next week!