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BBC Situational Judgement Tests

The BBCsituational judgement test presents you with a series of challenging scenarios that one might encounter in the workplace and then a number of possible responses to the scenario. You then chose which one you feel is the best way to describe how you would react.

As with the rest of the tests you will be timed and so it is important that you read the information properly and not rush.

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Sample BBC Tests question Test your knowledge!

A new teaser trailer has resulted in a 25% increase in website traffic one week after its release, and the following week, the traffic surged by an additional 20%. If the initial number of visitors was 8,000, what is the total website traffic after the two weeks?

  • 12,000 visitors
  • 14,400 visitors
  • 10,000 visitors
  • 9,600 visitors
  • 13,000 visitors

A production team initially had a budget of $750,000 for a documentary series. After re-evaluation, the budget was increased by 20%. However, due to unforeseen circumstances, they had to cut the new budget by 15%. What is the final budget for the production?

  • $765,000
  • $807,500
  • $637,500
  • $850,500
  • $765,000

During a meeting regarding a new broadcasting strategy, a paragraph summary is provided. From the following selection, identify the statement that most accurately reflects the main conclusion of the given summary. (Note: A hypothetical summary text should be considered for this question).

  • The strategy primarily aims to expand into international markets.
  • The focus will be on diversifying content to target a younger demographic.
  • The discussion centered around cost-cutting measures for production.
  • The key outcome is to leverage digital platforms for wider audience reach.
  • The goal is to increase advertising revenue by 30%.

Interpreting the development of media trends over the past year, which sequence represents a successful strategy for a new media project focused on increasing viewer engagement?

  • Leverage social media, host live Q&A sessions, introduce interactive content, collect user feedback.
  • Increase advertising spend, broaden distribution channels, outsource production, downsize creative team.
  • Restructure content scheduling, reduce episode frequency, centralize content creation, increase production time.
  • Cut down on digital content, focus on traditional broadcasting methods, limit audience interaction, increase program length.

A new series sees episode viewership numbers as follows: Episode 1: 1 million; Episode 2: 1.2 million; Episode 3: 1.5 million; Episode 4: 1.8 million. If the pattern of growth continues, how many viewers are expected for Episode 5?

  • 2 million
  • 2.1 million
  • 2.2 million
  • 2.3 million
  • 1.9 million

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BBC Tests FAQs

What are the BBC tests?

The BBC uses various tests tailored to evaluate the skills and competencies relevant to the arts and creative roles on offer. They assess a range of abilities from analytical thinking to creativity.

Are the BBC tests hard?

While the tests are designed to be challenging and assess your suitability for the role, they can certainly be tackled successfully with thorough preparation and practice.

How do I prepare for BBC tests?

Preparing for BBC tests is all about practice. Taking multiple practice tests on Practice Aptitude Tests is the best strategy to familiarize yourself with the test format and question types you’ll encounter.

How long does the recruitment process take at BBC?

The recruitment process duration at the BBC can vary. It depends on the role and the number of applicants but preparing well for the tests can make your journey smoother and possibly quicker.

What are BBC's core values?

BBC’s core values revolve around creativity, quality, respect, collaboration, and accountability, all of which drive their mission to enrich people’s lives with diverse and high-quality content.

Reviews of our BBC tests

What our customers say about our BBC tests

  • United Kingdom

    February 14, 2023


    I have never done one of these tests before so was useful to get some practice and see what might be expected of me

  • Spain

    October 17, 2022

    For this test it is so important to know specific mathematic vocabulary as having a good knowledge of this subject.

    I like this test because I think it is so practical in reference to studying this subject in an English school, whereas it's not only about knowing what the questions mean you also have to know how to resolve what it is saying

  • India

    September 27, 2022

    Aptitude test

    I need to remember lots of numbers. This is my first try with this type of test. That's why this was a little bit tricky.

  • Ghana

    May 21, 2021

    Quite difficult

    All questions are business-oriented, which makes it challenging

  • United Kingdom

    May 12, 2021

    test is fast and hard

    must improve speed, stay calm and get through q's

  • India

    April 14, 2021

    The test type

    Good questions, require thorough understanding