This interactive practice paper is designed to help you prepare for the Foundation Programme Situational Judgement Test (SJT) by familiarising yourself with the test format and answering 70 questions within the time limit (2 hours 20 mins).
The practice paper has been designed to reflect the live test, with two thirds ranking (Part One) and one third multiple choice (Part Two), including the range of instruction types and the sorts of topics likely to be covered. Remember that the live test is taken with pencil and paper - the answer sheet and example test paper, with and without worked answer rationales, is available here.
The score you will receive is for your use only; it will not be used for any other purpose. You can return to use the interactive practice paper as many times as you wish.
- This paper is designed to take 140 minutes
- In Part One (Q1-47) rank in order the five responses to the situation. Marks are available for near-misses. There can be no tied ranks, i.e. you should not use the same rank more than once.
- In Part Two (Q48-70) choose THREE from eight possible responses, which address the situation when done together. You must only select three options.
- Answer what you should do as a Foundation Year One (FY1) doctor.
- You may sometimes feel you would like more information before answering, but please answer each question based only on the information provided.
- There is no negative marking. You should therefore attempt all questions.
- Some terms used within the paper are marked with a hyperlink. If you click on these terms a definition will appear.
- A countdown clock will appear on the screen when you start the test. After 140 mins, the clock will turn red to show you that the test time has expired. However, you will be able to carry on and finish the test.
- For ranking questions, drag and drop the answers into your chosen order.
- For multiple choice questions, select the three answers you think are most appropriate by clicking on them.
- On the list at the top of the page, your current question will be shown in yellow, completed questions shown in green and incomplete questions shown in white.
- You can return to a particular question after you have completed it by clicking on the corresponding question number from the list at the top of the page.
- For all questions, you must click 'submit answers' to save your progress on each question - even if you wish to return to the question later.
- If you are using Internet Explorer 7 and below, the drag and drop function will not be available to you. Instead, you will find drop down boxes at the bottom of the page which you can use for either ranking your answers or selecting the three most appropriate.