Situational Judgement Test (SJT) FAQs

Questions and answers about the situational judgement test for STP applicants.

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How do I receive my login for the SJT?

Pearson VUE, the test provider, will email you with login details. Any emails will be sent to the email address provided in your application form. If registration emails have been received from Pearson VUE but there are issues with login, we advise using the ‘reset password’ function. Also make sure to check any spam/junk folders.

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.

How do I reset my Pearson VUE password?

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

How do I access the SJT?

You can access the SJT using the link provided in the email from Pearson VUE containing your login details. Access to the SJT will only be during the test window. Key dates for the SJT are available in the applicants section.

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.

Can you confirm my SJT has been submitted? 

Within the Pearson VUE platform, the test will show as complete. However, the test result will not show in your Oriel application as being submitted.

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.

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.