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British Council Assessments

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    • 212 questions

The British Council promotes and creates international cultural and educational opportunities

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British Council Situational Judgement Tests

This 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. You will be asked to sit these again at the assessment centre.

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Sample British Council Tests question Test your knowledge!

From the following cognitive sequence – analyze, act, assess, and adapt – which step is missing and should come first in order to effectively understand and respond to evolving international challenges?

  • Assert
  • Acquiesce
  • Aggregate
  • Acknowledge

A project in an international setting showed the following distribution of funds in its annual report: 45% for health initiatives, 25% for educational programs, 15% for development projects, and the remaining amount for administrative costs. If the total expenditure was £2,200,000, how much was spent on administrative costs?

  • £550,000
  • £330,000
  • £220,000
  • £440,000

The length of time spent on various activities by an international team is represented as follows: 30% on fieldwork, 20% on data analysis, 25% on stakeholder meetings, and the remaining time on report writing. If the team spent 12 hours on report writing, what was the total time spent on all activities?

  • 40 hours
  • 60 hours
  • 48 hours
  • 72 hours

After reading the passage, what can be inferred about the organization's strategic approach?

  • The organization aims to reduce efficiency and scalability.
  • Traditional methods are preferred due to their proven track record.
  • Local knowledge and technology are pivotal to the organization's new strategy.
  • Stakeholders have unanimously supported the shift from the beginning.

Analyzing a report, you notice a theme where the conclusion states that integrating modern communication technologies improves the delivery of services to remote areas. What can be deduced from this statement?

  • The report suggests a need for more traditional communication methods.
  • Modern technologies are deemed ineffective in service delivery.
  • Remote areas can benefit from the adoption of modern communication technologies.
  • The organization is looking to discontinue the use of modern communication technologies.

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British Council Tests Tips

1Understand the Test Structure

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2Practice Time Management

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3Read Carefully

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British Council Tests FAQs

What are the British Council tests?

The British Council tests are part of the selection process to ensure that potential employees possess the appropriate skills and aptitudes for their jobs. These assessments are tailored to evaluate various competencies relevant to the international, educational, and cultural field.

Are the British Council tests hard?

The difficulty of the British Council tests can vary depending on your personal strengths and the specific role you’re applying for. Generally, they are designed to be challenging to identify the candidates who are best suited for their positions.

How do I prepare for British Council tests?

The best way to prepare for British Council tests is through consistent practice and familiarization with the test format. Practice Aptitude Tests offers a range of practice tests that mirror what you might encounter on the actual assessments.

How long does the recruitment process take at British Council?

The duration of the British Council recruitment process can vary. It typically includes application screening, tests, and interviews, which altogether can take several weeks to a couple of months, depending on the role and number of applicants.

What are British Council's core values?

British Council’s core values revolve around creating international opportunities and fostering trust and understanding between cultures worldwide. They value integrity, respect, and professionalism in striving to make a positive impact.

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  • Ethiopia

    December 01, 2022

    Coping with the question as fast as possible

    Its answers can be easily known. But, it nearly matches the time given for the test. I have recognized that it is very important to cope with the question as fast as possible in order to score as high as I can. I liked the order of the questions. Thanks for the questions alot!!!!

  • Senegal

    September 25, 2021


    Really interesting test. However, the time allowed was too short, considering all the calculus we had to do.

  • Viet Nam

    September 18, 2021

    Analysis of writing test part 1

    This test is mainly about the analysis of writing part 1, which requires logic skill and some basic math.

  • Bangladesh

    July 24, 2021

    My aptitude

    I didn't understand a lot of things at first. You should first let exam takers know what type of questions might come.

  • India

    March 27, 2021

    Brain wrecking

    nice test to sharpen and increase speed of thoughts.