Situational Judgement Tests for medical students


Situational Judgement Tests or SJTs will be used from 2013 onwards to form part of the selection process to the Foundation Programme. They are a measurement method of aptitude for employment and the FY1 SJT is designed to assess the professional attributes expected of a Foundation doctor.


Exam format (70 questions in 2 hours 20 mins)

There will be two item formats:
  1. Ranking - Rank five possible responses in the most appropriate order (worth a maximum of 20 marks each).
  2. Multiple Best Answer - Select the three most appropriate responses for the situation (worth a maximum of 12 marks each).
  • The paper will consist of approximately two-thirds ranking questions and one third multiple best answer questions.
  • The choice of response options reflects the scenario content and is the appropriate format to both provide and elicit the information needed.
    • For example, the nature of some scenarios and the possible responses to them lend themselves to ranking items (requiring the ability to differentiate between singular actions that vary in appropriateness in response to a scenario), whereas some scenarios lend themselves to multiple choice items (where it is necessary to do more than one thing/tackle more than one aspect in response to a scenario).
  • Once all SJTs have been scored, the range of scores will be translated to a 0-50 point scale to one decimal point, where the highest SJT score will receive 50 points and the lowest SJT score 0 points.


Why choose MCQbank to help you in your SJT exam preparation?

SJTs for your exam will have been written by ‘Subject Matter Experts’ – people who are successful at the job themselves. These experts are asked to suggest likely scenarios with which you might be faced and also to suggest possible responses and rate these responses for effectiveness.

SJTs are our speciality - we have over 8 years experience in writing SJTs for the GPST entry exam and we have built up an excellent reputation for offering high quality questions with excellent feedback.

We have written 176 SJT questions specifically for medical students applying for a place on a Foundation Programme with a variety of scenarios to ensure you have sufficient coverage of commonly faced situations for this competitive exam.

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They may also be suitable for other SJT exams - Public Health Specialty Training SJT paper, AMC CAT MCQ, Australian GPET Stage 2 exam, SJT component of UKCAT.

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