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Situational Judgement Tests (SJT)

The Situational Judgement Tests are a new kind of aptitude tests, more and more used by recruiters. Below, you will find a detailed description of this kind of tests.


What are Situational Judgement Tests (SJT) and how do they work?

Situational Judgement Tests (or SJT as abbreviated) are used to measure your behaviours and attitudes in work-related scenarios. They measure your decision-making skills that cannot be easily measure in other aptitude tests (numerical, abstract or verbal).

Situational Judgement Tests present to candidates a range of different work-related situations that they might experience in a job. For each situation, a number of possible actions are suggested. The objective of SJT is to identify the 'most effective' and 'least effective' actions on that particular situation.

Why employers are using Situational Judgement Tests?

Recruiters are using SJTs because they are cost effective and powerful tool to evaluate candidates, and select the potential strong performers from a large group of candidates. With these tests, recruiters get a full profile of a candidate's skills, and identify the strengths and weaknesses for a job position.

What are the specifications of our ABILITUS practice tests for SJTs?

Our Situational Judgement Tests (SJT) are composed of 20 questions, with 4 possible answers and a time-frame of 90 seconds per question. Our SJTs are developed to evaluate core competencies. Each competency is at least measured in 3 questions in a test in order to determine the profile.

The model of core competencies that we are using is:

Which organizations are using Situational Judgement Tests?

Since 15 years, more and more recruiters are using Situational Judgement Tests during recruitment process. Currently, organizations from various sectors are using SJTs : banking, consulting, audit, marketing, sales, public institutions,... Our tests are elaborated and aligned on the expectations of the recruiters.

The European Commission (EPSO concours) is also using SJTs in their recruitment procedure for AD and AST profiles. Our practice tests are aligned on the requirements of the EPSO SJTs : similar work-related scenarios, skills measured,...

Our aptitude tests can be used for your preparation to an EPSO competition : for Assistant (AST) and Administrator (AD) profiles!

Over the last 3 years, we've helped more than a thousand candidates taking the EPSO competition : 79% of the people using ABILITUS have succeed Situational Judgement Test with a score higher than 90%

What is the development process of our ABILITUS SJTs?

Our Situational Judgement Tests are developed following the rules of psychometric tests.

1. Identification and elaboration of a work-related scenarios
2. Link the work-related scenarios to at least two skills used in our SJT model
3. Identification and elaboration of the 4 possible behaviours (most effective and least effective) : they are written in a way that there is no obvious answers and minimize the luck factor
4. Each question has been tested and validated by professionals before including them in a test.

Get prepared for your aptitude tests!

ABILITUS offers you an interactive platform and study materials to help you in the preparation and successfully succeed your Situational Judgement Tests (SJT)!

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