Situational Judgement Competency Test

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Situational Judgement Quizzes & Trivia

Situational Judgment Tests measures behaviors of a person in work-related situations, to assess soft-skills, non-academic behaviors and practical intelligence.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    You have recently been appointed to a position in a new project team. Although you are experienced in the technical aspects of the job, there are aspects of the work that you need to understand. Your job will eventually require internal liaison and collaboration with other project teams. Although your manager has proposed an induction and training period for you, many of the issues you are responsible for require urgent attention.
    • A. 

      Immediately arrange meetings with those individuals you feel you will need to work with.

    • B. 

      Quickly try to establish how your objectives will relate to your project manager's objectives.

    • C. 

      In the initial stages, make sure that you are doing your job as you understood it from the job description.

    • D. 

      Spend time building your understanding of the team's objectives for the future.

  • 2. 
    You lead a team of twelve people. In order to address the department's new objectives you have been asked to work out your department's yearly plan. Your Manager has given you and other team leaders a deadline of two weeks so that she can report to the board. What would you do?
    • A. 

      Spend an hour on it, as yearly plans are never followed anyway.

    • B. 

      Try to complete the plan in time to discuss it with your Manager before she has to submit it to the board.

    • C. 

      Before preparing your plan, quickly contact your key stakeholders and ask for their views on your department.

    • D. 

      Because of the complexity of the task, turn it into your top priority for the next two weeks by personally producing a detailed plan.

  • 3. 
    You have just spent a long time writing a report that is due for delivery to a senior manager. A more experienced and well respected member of the team tells you that she thinks it would be improved with amendments to several sections of the report. What would you do?
    • A. 

      Make some of the changes she suggested but retain the elements of the report that you think work best.

    • B. 

      Trust in your colleague's greater experience and make all of the changes she suggests.

    • C. 

      Thank your colleague for her suggestions but trust your own judgement and don't make any changes to the report.

    • D. 

      Discuss with your colleague the changes she has suggested and clarify the reasons for changes proposed.

  • 4. 
    You have joined a new team. During the first months, your Team Leader was taking some time to give you the guidelines and coach you. Now you feel that you need for more autonomy and independence to do your work.
    • A. 

      Closely monitor the quality of your work, to show to your Team Leader that you can handle it alone.

    • B. 

      Ask for a meeting with your Team Leader to discuss your working relationship.

    • C. 

      Decrease your availability and work more independently.

    • D. 

      Ask for advice to a more experienced colleague after an assessment of your performance.

  • 5. 
    You have recently noticed one of your colleagues has been struggling to deliver work on time. There is no obvious reason for why this is so but they do seem to be getting increasingly delayed and you know they have made a couple of big mistakes recently too. Their behaviour hasn't gone unnoticed by other people across the business as you have overheard a number of managers talking about them in meetings. They don't have alot of confidence and you don't think they would be able to talk directly to the team manager about whatever is happening. What would you do?
    • A. 

      Talk to your team manager on their behalf and tell them that you are concerned about your colleagues so that your manager can address the situation themselves in a professional way.

    • B. 

      Speak to your other colleagues in the team about their behaviour as they may have noticed too; you could formulate a way for helping them.

    • C. 

      Ask your colleagues to join you for coffee and ask them how they are doing. Tell them you've noticed that they are struggling and offer to help them.

    • D. 

      Offer to pick up some tasks from your colleagues to help alleviate the burden on them.

  • 6. 
    You are Team Leader. Your team is under pressure with a heavy workload. A training session is planned for the entire team to improve the speed of treatment. One of your Team Members tells you that he does not wish to follow the training, citing his heavy workload.
    • A. 

      Indicate to your Team Member that the training is mandatory and that he must attend it.

    • B. 

      Go through his workload and indicate which files are less priority so he can attend the training.

    • C. 

      Transfer some of the files to another Team Member so that he can attend the training.

    • D. 

      You empower him on the importance of the training in his job and let him take the final decision on his participation to the training.

  • 7. 
    You are working on a file with a colleague, who is currently on sick leave. The file is for another Unit. You learn that the sick leave of your colleague is extended by four more weeks. The treatment of the file is blocked. How do you react?
    • A. 

      Inform your Team Leader of the progress made on the file and the reasons for blocking.

    • B. 

      Inform your Team Leader of the file progress, and ask for someone else to work with you on the file.

    • C. 

      Wait the return of your colleague. Your part of the work is anyway done.

    • D. 

      Extend your working hours during one week to finalize the file and sent it.