To help you prepare for the Foundation Programme Situational Judgement Test (SJT), this interactive practice paper provides a shortened version of the SJT (30 questions in 1 hour as opposed to 70 questions in 2 hours 20 minutes) and gives the answers and rationales to these questions. 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.
About the test:
- In this test you will be presented with scenarios typical of those encountered by foundation year one (FY1) doctors. For each scenario, consider yourself to be a FY1.
- This paper is designed to take 1 hour.
- A countdown clock will appear on the screen when you start the test. After 1 hour, 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.
- There are 30 questions in total.
- Part One (ranking questions) is made up of 16 questions (worth a maximum of 20 marks each). In Part One, read the scenario and rank in order of appropriateness the five responses (1 = most appropriate; 5 = least appropriate). NB. Marks are available for near misses; there can be no tied ranks, i.e. you may not use the same rank more than once.
- Part Two (multiple choice questions) is made up of 14 questions (worth a maximum of 12 marks each). In Part Two, you must choose the three most appropriate actions for a given situation from a choice of eight. NB. You must only select three options.
- Try and divide your time accordingly between Parts One and Two.
- Please answer what you should do when responding to the questions.
- There is no negative marking (i.e. no marks will be deducted from your overall score for any incorrect answers); therefore you should attempt all the questions.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 wish to go back to a particular question once you have completed it, you can do so by clicking on the corresponding question number from the list at the top of the page.
- 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.
- Some terms used within the paper are marked with a hyperlink. If you click on these terms a definition will appear.