Situational Judgement Test (SJT) FAQs

Common questions and answers about the STP situational judgement test.

What happens if I miss the SJT window?

All applicants must sit the SJT within the allocated timeframe. Any applications without the completed SJT will be out of the recruitment process.

Can I purchase sample tests and claim this expense?

A short sample of the SJT is available to all applicants. The SJT and sample is free of charge. No other preparatory material is available through the School. If you choose to use any general SJT guides from elsewhere, that expense cannot be claimed for.

What is the process with scoring the SJT?

Applicants’ responses are evaluated against a pre-determined scoring key, which has been determined by Subject Matter Experts. A near-miss scoring convention is used, meaning that marks are given based on how close you are to the correct answer. There is no negative marking, you are therefore expected to attempt all questions.

How do I receive my login for the SJT?

For applicants who have not previously sat the SJT, login details will be provided in emails from the test provider, Pearson VUE. Emails will be sent to the email address you provided in your application – make sure to check your junk mail folder if you don’t receive an email. If registration emails have been received from Pearson VUE but there are issues with login, we advise using the rest password function in the first instance.

For applicants who have previous sat the SJT and have applied to the STP using the same Oriel account. You will not receive login details from Pearson VUE as you can use your previous login details. You can use the ‘forgotten my username/password’ function to reset this.

How do I access the SJT?

You can only access the SJT during the test window – dates are published on our website. The SJT can be accessed via this link –

What should I do if I experience technical issues with the SJT?

Visit the STP page on the Pearson VUE platform; accessed via the email you will have received to register. Here you will find the technical requirements, trouble-shooting advise and contact details for technical support.

What do I do if I have not received my SJT login? 

Check the junk/spam folder for the email address you used on your STP application form. If the login still hasn’t been received contact Pearson VUE directly. Alternatively visit the Pearson VUE website and click on ‘forgot my username’. Complete the relevant fields and next select ‘forgot my password’. Select first name, last name and email address and complete the requested information.

Firstly are you using the email address you stated on your STP application form? If so then check junk folders. If the login still hasn’t been received please contact Pearson VUE directly. Alternatively click on and select forgot my username. Complete the fields. Then select forgot my password, select first name, last name and email address and complete the requested information.

How do I reset my Pearson VUE password?

To reset your password visit the Pearson VUE website and click on ‘forgot my password’.

Can you confirm my SJT has been submitted? 

Make sure you have logged out of your account after completing the test. When you next log on to your PearsonVUE account, select ‘Exam History’ from the menu. Within this section against the exam it should state ‘Delivery Successful’. This confirms the test has been submitted. The score or exam result will not be shown. You will know if you have scored enough for the next stage when longlisting outcomes are released.