The Situational Judgement Test (SJT-318)

Use

The Situational Judgement Test (SJT) assesses judgement required for solving problems in work-related situations. The SJT presents you with hypothetical and challenging situations that one might encounter at work, and that involve working with others as part of a team, interacting with others, and dealing with workplace dilemmas. In response to each situation, you are presented with five possible actions that one might take in dealing with the problem described. Your task on the test will be to select the one response alternative that is the most effective and the one response alternative that is the least effective in dealing with the problem described. This test can also be administered through the PSC’s Online Test Facility (OLTF) platform.

Description

The Situational Judgement Test (SJT) consists of fifty short descriptions of problem situations. Each of them is followed by two questions (asking you to select the most effective response and the least effective response alternatives). There are thus a total of 100 questions to be answered. Each question is worth one mark. Your score will be the total number of correct answers.

No specialized training, knowledge, or experience is required in order to write this test. Rather, your answers should draw on the general knowledge and life experience you have acquired (e.g., in work, school, extracurricular, and/or community activities).

You will be given 90 minutes to complete this test. Including the time for administrative purposes, a test session takes about 2 hours.

The Personnel Psychology Centre's 48-hour scoring service sends results to the test centre which in turn informs the candidates of their scores.

You are invited to read the sample test situations and to select the most effective response and the least effective response for each of them.

There is a 180 day waiting period before you can rewrite the test. You may not retake it until the retest period has elapsed. If you rewrite the test before the retest period has elapsed, your result will not be valid and a new retest period will be imposed from the most recent test date.

Candidate Information

SJT Sample Situations and Questions