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Perceptions™ Situational Judgement Test

Assess your candidates’ propensity towards effective judgement and decision making in a wide range of workplace relevant contexts.

Perceptions™ situational judgement test details

  • grey information icon Measures judgement and decision making capability
  • grey list icon 60 questions
  • grey clock icon Untimed. Typically takes around 30 minutes
  • grey anonymous profile icon Versions: Graduates, Managers, Sales, Customer Service, & Administrative
  • smiley face icon Improve diversity and inclusion
  • grey man with arms outstretched and raised icon Reduce adverse impact
  • grey eye icon Supervised or unsupervised
  • grey spanner icon Customisable
  • grey briefcase icon Designed for all sectors
  • grey folder sharing icon Moderate volume recruitment, mid-stage screening, moderate-stakes recruitment
  • Realistic scenarios
  • grey laptop and phone icon PC, Mac, Desktop, Laptop, Tablet, Mobile

This situational judgement test is suitable for:

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Moderate Volume Recruitment

Moderate volume recruitment poses many challenges, particularly regarding the balance between online automation and candidate experience.


SJTs provide a highly work-relevant and face-valid assessment, which can be administered online.

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Mid-Stage Screening

Once the basic cognitive and behavioural traits have been accounted for in the selection process, SJTs are a logical next step.


By using SJTs mid-process you ensure only those suited to autonomous work are progressed to the expensive interview or assessment centre stages of the process.

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Moderate-Stakes Recruitment

In roles that involve a reasonable degree of autonomy and decision making, situational judgement ability becomes essential.


SJTs provide a straightforward, work-place relevant assessment of overall situational judgement ability, which can be make or break in autonomous roles.

Key features

  • Advanced Scoring
  • Fully Customisable
  • Secure
  • Norms & Benchmarks
  • Candidate Experience
  • Mobile Responsive
  • Fair & Inclusive
  • Professionally Validated

Introducing the Perceptions™ Suite of Situational Judgement Tests

Situational judgement is essential to performance in any role with significant personal autonomy. In these roles, situational judgement tests (SJTs) are useful predictors of future performance, making them valuable selection tools.

The Perceptions™ suite of SJTs are next-generation online assessments, designed to accurately measure situational judgement ability quickly, accurately and fairly, all while providing an exceptional candidate experience.

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Fair and inclusive selection

For improved diversity and inclusion, Test Partnership has optimised all our tests to achieve industry-beating low adverse impact.

All our tests are designed to identify high-performance whilst minimising adverse impact. We achieve this by trialling and re-trialling against tens of thousands of participants from all backgrounds.

Who uses our tests

  • Kaplan
  • Allianz
  • Roche
  • Unilever
  • Save The Children
  • Clear Score
  • Deloitte
  • AIG
  • Prudential
  • Opus Energy
  • Glencore
  • Marsh
  • Anglia Ruskin University
  • Schneider Electric
  • Talk talk
  • Land Securities
  • Fujifilm
  • Baker Tilly

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About Situational Judgement

Situational judgement is ability to make sound judgements and apply effective decision-making in workplace relevant settings. Situational judgement is a powerful behavioural trait, with a large body of research supporting its use in employee selection and assessment. As a result, situational judgement tests are reliable predictors of performance, and are used around the world.

Perceptions™ Situational Judgement Tests

The Perceptions™ suite of situational judgement tests (SJTs) employs the latest thinking on SJT design. Perceptions™ uses a new and innovative method of scoring, which is designed to maximise accuracy and minimise adverse impact against legally-protected groups. This allows the Perceptions™ suite to achieve a far higher level of reliability than comparable assessments, without unfairly disadvantaging candidates based on their demographic.


Commonly asked questions.

  • How much does it cost?

    We charge on a per-candidate basis, not on a per-assessment basis. Please visit our pricing page for more information.

  • What level are these tests designed for?

    Situational judgement tests are designed for specific roles, as they are highly context-dependent. We have developed five SJTs, focusing on: Graduates, Managers, Sales Staff, Customer Service, and Administration Staff.

  • How do you protect candidate data?

    We're glad you asked! This is something Test Partnership are quite passionate about and we have implemented privacy by design principles throughout our organisation. We have a whole host of safeguards including: access control; encryption; firewalls; retention policies; and anonymisation. To see all the steps we take please see our GDPR page.

Candidate tips

Situational judgement tests (SJTs) present you with fictional (but realistic) scenarios. Your task is to think about how you would best behave in these fictional scenarios. You get multiple-choice options to pick from. This form of behavioural assessment is designed by professional occupational psychologists and the results predict how well you will perform in the workplace.

When you respond to the questions in an SJT, try to imagine yourself in the fictional scenario. You might be asked to respond as you would in a work-related scenario, so imagine yourself in the role. There are rarely time limits for SJTs, so always make sure you take time to properly understand the question and scenario before answering.

One of the benefits of using an SJT is that they help you get a rough idea of what you might be asked to do in the role. Whilst the scenarios won't exactly reflect the real job, you can get a feel for the kind of problems you'll face and decisions you might have to make in the real job.

You won't need any prior knowledge when you take an SJT; they are designed so that everyone from all backgrounds have the same opportunity. SJTs are not a test of what you have done; they are an indication of what you might do.

Check you have everything you might need. There is no time limit for our SJTs, but your first answer is usually your most honest answer. Think carefully about each situation but don't try to overthink it. If you lose internet connection during the test, don't worry, simply log back in and continue from where you were.


Cross-platform compatibility and robust digital infrastructure ensure full, secure assessment delivery to every candidate.

Maximum compatibility and maximum candidate engagement with minimum drop-out rates.

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How Pricing works

Test Partnership offers two pricing options: 1) pay-as-you-go, or 2) unlimited use subscriptions. On our pay-as-you-go pricing, candidates can complete any combination of assessments for the same cost, as we charge on a per-candidate basis not a per-assessment basis. On our unlimited usage subscriptions, you can test an unlimited number of candidates, using any combination of assessments for a fixed monthly or annual cost.

You can see a full list of our prices on our pricing page.

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