How is the SJT scored?

The Situational Judgement Test’s (SJT) purpose is to target key attributes in the Foundation Programme person specification including patient focus, commitment to professionalism, coping with pressure, effective communication and team working. The SJT presents applicants with a series of work-related situations and asks them questions about how they would respond to these situations. These questions take multiple formats such as multiple choice, rating questions and ranking.

Below is an overview of the marks available:

 Maximum marks available per responseResponses per scenarioMaximum marks available per scenario
Rating4Rate between 4-8Up to 32*
Ranking4Rank 520
Multiple choice4Choose 3 of 812
*depending on number of responses within each scenario

Some of the questions have accompanying videos so please make sure you have headphones before starting the test. You are able to stop/pause/replay the videos.

This Situational Judgement Test consists of three parts, with different types of questions used throughout. Please read the instructions for each part carefully before attempting the questions.

   •  Read the instructions carefully before each part to make sure you understand the response format.

   •  Some questions require you to select more than one option.

 •   Please attempt all the questions.

   •  You have 140 minutes to complete the paper. There are 75 scenarios in total.

After completing the Situational Judgement Test you will be awarded a score of up to 50 points.

You will be awarded an EPM score, of up to 50 points, which is calculated using your Decile Score and any points you may gain for Educational Achievements.

Your SJT score is then combined with your Educational Performance Measure (EPM) score, to create your total selection score, of up to 100 points. Your SJT score and EPM score, therefore, contribute equally to your total selection score.