SJTace

The Situational Judgement Test for Admission to Clinical Education (SJTace) is used by the Universities of St Andrews and Dundee for entry to their Graduate Entry Medical programme (A101).

SJTace Scoring and Marking

Within the SJTace, full marks are awarded for a question if the response matches the correct answer and partial marks awarded if the response is close to the correct answer.

There is no negative marking for incorrect answers.  Performance on one question does not influence which other questions are presented. 

Raw scores for the SJTace are expressed in one of four bands, with band 1 being the highest.  Alongside their band, candidates will be given an interpretation of this performance: 

Band 1

Those in Band 1 demonstrated an excellent level of performance, showing similar judgement in most cases to the panel of experts.

Band 2

Those in Band 2 demonstrated a good, solid level of performance, showing appropriate judgement frequently, with many responses matching model answers.

Band 3

Those in Band 3 demonstrated a modest level of performance, with appropriate judgement shown for some questions and substantial differences from ideal responses for others.

Band 4

The performance of those in Band 4 was low, with judgement tending to differ substantially from ideal responses in many cases.