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Situational Judgement Test

The situational judgement test uses scenario based questions to assess a candidate's ability to handle challenges that might come up in the workplace professionally. This pre-employment test is used by recruiters to evaluate emotional intelligence, relationship building, awareness, teamwork and communication skills.

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Test duration:  ~ 40 mins
Difficulty level:  Moderate
Availability:  Available as custom test
Questions:
  • 15 Situational Judgement MCQs
Covered skills:
Rating responses
Most effective and least effective responses
Problem solving
Work management
Communication skills
Time management
Customer service
Adaptability
Decision-making
Ethics and integrity
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The Situational Judgement Test helps recruiters and hiring managers identify qualified candidates from a pool of resumes, and helps in taking objective hiring decisions. It reduces the administrative overhead of interviewing too many candidates and saves time by filtering out unqualified candidates at the first step of the hiring process.

The test screens for the following skills that hiring managers look for in candidates:

  • Ability to effectively rate and evaluate responses in various situations
  • Ability to identify the most effective response in given scenarios
  • Ability to identify the least effective response in given scenarios
  • Problem-solving skills to analyze and find solutions to complex situations
  • Strong work management skills to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines
  • Effective communication skills to interact with colleagues and customers
  • Time management skills to efficiently utilize time and meet targets
  • Customer service skills to provide satisfactory solutions to customers
  • Adaptability to quickly adjust and perform in changing work environments
  • Decision-making skills to make informed decisions in critical situations
  • Demonstrate ethics and integrity in decision-making and actions
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🧐 Question

Medium

Email on Friday evening
Solve
Emily spent the entire week at a client's site as part of the accounting team. Emily is just about to leave for the weekend, when she notices that there is an email from another small, but growing client that they have been working closely for the past 3 months. Emily has a good professional relationship with Rebecca, who sent the email. Rebecca has a question, which she needs an urgent response to. Answering the question in detail will require Emily to access a number of files in her own office. What should Emily do first?
A: Reply immediately that she needs more information before she can respond in detail, and that she will do it first thing on Monday morning.

B: Rebecca will have gotten an out of office (OOO) response, so she can leave it for now and respond first thing on Monday morning.

C: Call Rebecca to find out by when they need the information. If they need it right away, Emily can go to office, give the required details and provide a more detailed response on Monday.

D: Reply to the email immediately, based on the information Emily has already and assure Rebecca that she will double check and send over a more detailed response first thing on Monday.

Medium

Handling Disruption in Supply Chain Management
Supply Chain Management
Risk Mitigation
Strategic Planning
Solve
You are the Head of Supply Chain for a large automobile manufacturer. Your supply chain is highly globalized, with key components sourced from various international suppliers. Recently, a significant geopolitical event has caused disruption to the supply of a critical component sourced from a particular region, causing production delays. You need to quickly resolve this issue while also planning for future disruptions. How should you approach this situation?
A: Find a local supplier for the critical component, regardless of cost and quality.
B: Stockpile components to mitigate future disruptions.
C: Invest in developing the component in-house, regardless of the time and resources it may take.
D: Lobby with government bodies to prioritize your company's needs.
E: Seek alternative international suppliers, renegotiate contracts with a risk mitigation clause, and invest in dual sourcing for critical components.
F: Shift the burden to the production department to figure out how to handle the component shortage.
G: Initiate legal action against the current supplier for not fulfilling their contract.

Medium

Interpersonal Skill in Team Management
Conflict Resolution
Emotional Intelligence
Decision Making
Solve
You are the team leader of a project team in a software development company. Your team consists of experienced and talented individuals. However, two of your team members, Alice and Bob, are frequently having disagreements, which is affecting the team's morale and overall productivity. The disagreements seem to stem from a clash in their working styles. Alice is very detail-oriented and likes to plan ahead while Bob is more spontaneous and likes to tackle problems as they come. You need to address this issue to ensure the project deadlines are met. What approach would you take?
A: They are both adults, wait for them to fix the issue by themselves. 
B: Pick the more competent team member's side and ask the other team member to adjust.
C: Have a private conversation with both Alice and Bob separately, to give feedback on their behaviors.
D: Organize team-building activities to improve team dynamics.
E: Report the situation to your manager and ask for their advice.
F: Terminate the less competent team member from the project team, and move them to another project.
G: Organize a meeting with both Alice and Bob, facilitating a discussion where they understand each other's perspectives and find a middle ground.

Easy

The Discrepancy
Solve
You are a data analyst for a marketing agency. While reviewing the quarterly reports, you notice a discrepancy in the sales data for a major client. The total sales for the quarter, as per the report, are $200,000. However, when you add up the monthly sales data given in the same report, the total is $210,000. The senior analyst is already preparing to present this report to the client. What is your next step?
A: Immediately inform the senior analyst about the discrepancy and offer to recalculate all the data.
B: Assume it's a minor mistake and ignore it, focusing on your other tasks.
C: Cross-verify the data with the original data source before bringing it to the attention of the senior analyst.
D: Prepare an amended report and replace the existing report without informing anyone.
E: Inform the IT department about the potential data integrity issue.
F: Talk to the person who prepared the report about the discrepancy.
G: Submit a report to the senior management detailing the discrepancy.

Medium

The Medical Mix-Up
Patient Safety
Solve
Sarah, a hospital administrator, was reviewing the medication administration records of patients. She came across a patient, Mr. Brown, who was reported to have an allergy to Penicillin. However, she noticed that the same patient was prescribed Amoxicillin for a bacterial infection. Knowing that both Penicillin and Amoxicillin are from the same drug family - beta-lactams, she should:
A: Assume the doctor knows best and ignore
B: Change the medication herself to a non-beta lactam drug
C: Contact the pharmacy to change the drug
D: Speak with the prescribing physician about the discrepancy
E: Consult the nurse who administered the medication
F: Immediately call the patient's family to inform them of the mistake
G: Report the case to a medical malpractice lawyer
🧐 Question🔧 Skill

Medium

Email on Friday evening

2 mins

Situational Judgement
Solve

Medium

Handling Disruption in Supply Chain Management
Supply Chain Management
Risk Mitigation
Strategic Planning

2 mins

Situational Judgement
Solve

Medium

Interpersonal Skill in Team Management
Conflict Resolution
Emotional Intelligence
Decision Making

2 mins

Situational Judgement
Solve

Easy

The Discrepancy

2 mins

Situational Judgement
Solve

Medium

The Medical Mix-Up
Patient Safety

2 mins

Situational Judgement
Solve
🧐 Question🔧 Skill💪 Difficulty⌛ Time
Email on Friday evening
Situational Judgement
Medium2 mins
Solve
Handling Disruption in Supply Chain Management
Supply Chain Management
Risk Mitigation
Strategic Planning
Situational Judgement
Medium2 mins
Solve
Interpersonal Skill in Team Management
Conflict Resolution
Emotional Intelligence
Decision Making
Situational Judgement
Medium2 mins
Solve
The Discrepancy
Situational Judgement
Easy2 mins
Solve
The Medical Mix-Up
Patient Safety
Situational Judgement
Medium2 mins
Solve

Test candidates on core Situational Judgement Hiring Test topics

Rating responses: Rating responses skill involves the ability to evaluate and give a score to different options or scenarios based on predefined criteria. This skill is measured in the test to assess the candidate's analytical thinking and decision-making capabilities.

Most effective and least effective responses: The most effective and least effective responses skill refers to the ability to determine the best and worst course of action in various situations. By assessing this skill in the test, recruiters can evaluate the candidate's judgment and problem-solving skills.

Problem solving: Problem solving skill involves the capacity to identify and resolve complex issues or challenges efficiently. This skill is measured in the test to evaluate the candidate's ability to analyze problems, develop solutions, and make sound decisions.

Work management: Work management skill encompasses the ability to prioritize tasks, allocate resources effectively, and meet deadlines. By assessing this skill in the test, recruiters can gauge the candidate's organizational skills, time management abilities, and ability to handle multiple responsibilities.

Communication skills: Communication skills encompass effective verbal and written communication, active listening, and the ability to convey information clearly and concisely. By measuring this skill in the test, recruiters can assess the candidate's ability to express ideas, collaborate with others, and understand and respond to the needs of customers and colleagues.

Time management: Time management skill involves the ability to plan and prioritize tasks, allocate time effectively, and complete work within deadlines. This skill is measured in the test to evaluate the candidate's ability to manage time and resources efficiently, maintain productivity, and meet goals.

Customer service: Customer service skill refers to the ability to understand and fulfill customer needs, provide support, and maintain positive relationships with clients or customers. By measuring this skill in the test, recruiters can assess the candidate's capability to handle customer queries or complaints, demonstrate empathy, and deliver satisfactory solutions.

Adaptability: Adaptability skill involves the ability to adjust to changing circumstances, handle unexpected situations, and embrace new ideas or approaches. By assessing this skill in the test, recruiters can evaluate the candidate's flexibility, resilience, and ability to navigate dynamic work environments.

Decision-making: Decision-making skill refers to the ability to assess options, analyze information, and make informed choices or judgments. This skill is measured in the test to evaluate the candidate's rational thinking, problem-solving skills, and ability to consider different factors before making decisions.

Ethics and integrity: Ethics and integrity skill refers to adhering to moral principles, code of conduct, and acting honestly and responsibly. By measuring this skill in the test, recruiters can evaluate the candidate's moral judgment, ethical behavior, and reliability in upholding the values and standards of the organization.

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What roles can I use the Situational Judgement Assessment Test for?

Here are few roles for which we recommend this test:

  • Manager
  • Supervisor
  • Software engineer
  • Sales representative
  • Customer support representative
  • Project manager
  • Business analyst
  • Human resources manager
  • Operations manager
  • Marketing manager
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