February 22, 2024

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CASPer Test Prep with 15 CASPer Practice Questions

Preparing for the CASPer can be a daunting task – this form of exam will be alien to most students, as it combines elements of a standard SJT (Situational Judgement Test) with various other questions designed to assess your attributes and characteristics.

Here, we will work through 15 Practice Questions for the CASPer. Each of these has been supplied by BlackStone Tutors, a leading CASPer preparation agency. They supply CASPer Prep Course, and CASPer tutors.

Answers to all of these questions – and more – can be found through their online question bank.

1. You’re working as a taxi driver to pay for your studies. A man approaches you and asks if you can drive him to the doctor for free, as he is in urgent need. However, you know that if you drive him you will get in trouble from your manager for taking a free fare.

What would you do in this situation?

Do you agree that you ought to face a penalty from your manager if you took the fare?
Can you think of a time when you helped someone get treatment or help?

2. You are asked to make a presentation, working alongside two students from freshman year (you are a junior). Both of the freshman students seem apathetic with regard to the task. They offer little input and expect you to complete it. You are aware that other juniors in your position have simply reported the freshman and done the task themselves.

How would you address the juniors here?

Who suffers if you simply tell the juniors that you will do the project yourself?
How would this situation be different if the other students were in your year?

3. You’re teaching a group of medical students. One of your students works hard, and often comes to your office to seek help with topics that she is struggling on. However, during an end-of-semester test, you notice that she is using her phone to google answers.

How would you deal with this situation?

Does her previous behaviour mean that you should be more forgiving towards her?
How would you approach a situation in which the student entirely denied cheating, despite you having caught them clearly doing so?

4. Imagine that you are working at a large hospital, which has recently received a substantial 8 figure donation from a prominent figure, allowing the construction of a new ward. Two weeks later, that same prominent figure is hospitalised in the ward following a DUI, for which they were responsible.

Should the individual be treated with any more or less respect than other patients?

Would you expect the individual to have to pay a bill at the end of their stay, as other patients do?
How would you react if the individual was condescending towards the staff working on the ward?

5. You’re working in a customer care role for a health tech company. A man calls and explains that the equipment he recently bought doesn’t work properly. However, it is out of its 6 month guarantee period. He becomes distressed and explains he can’t afford to buy a new version.

What would you say to the man?
What factors do you need to consider here?
Can you provide an example of a time when you’ve had to handle a complaint from a customer?

6. Your friend Bobbie has recently found out that your human biology teacher is using questions from an old textbook in the library when setting tests. He’s taken to learning the answers to each chapter’s questions before, and his marks have improved dramatically in the past few weeks.

What would you do in this situation?

Imagine that you’d realised this yourself. How would you have acted?
Is Bobbie cheating? Why, or why not?

7. You’re working in an office as a temp during your summer vacation. One day, the manager leaves a voucher on everyone’s desk, apart from one of the other temps. They become very upset and think that they are being ‘singled out.’

What would you say to the other temp?

If they were being singled out, how would you help them?
How should a manager treat a temporary employee?

8. Think about a time when you helped someone else to succeed, at your own expense.

Describe what happened.
Do you think that you made the right decision?
If you could change some part of how you had acted, what would you change?

9. Communication is the lifeline of a relationship.

What do you think that this quote means?
What’s important when considering communication between two individuals who are close?
What steps could you take to improve communication with someone if you felt that your relationship was in difficulty?

You could sit down together to address the issue, and try to do so in a setting and manner that felt neutral and didn’t put either party at a particular advantage. You could then work together, and agree to be open, and talk through what both of you were feeling, and what was holding you back in the relationship – and in terms of its communication.

It would be vital that you were honest with one another, that you listened to each other with respect, showed empathy, and avoided becoming irritated or angry if parts of what were said were difficult to hear. You would need to keep in mind that the goal of the conversation was a stronger and healthier relationship.

10. We can’t solve our problems with the same thinking that led to their creation.

What do you take from this quote about problem solving?

What steps might allow you to address a problem in an ordered way?
Describe a time when you had to solve a technical, communication-based, or logical problem.

11. Think about a time when someone, who ought to have been professional, acted in a way they ought not to have done.

Describe what happened.
How would you act if the same situation were to occur today?
Why do you think we hold people in certain jobs to higher standards?

12. Think about a time when you were sure that you would fail, but you managed to succeed against the odds.

Briefly describe what happened.
How can you motivate yourself in a difficult situation?
Do you think that adversity always makes us stronger?

13. You are working an evening shift. However, your colleague who is due to replace you for the night shift is late; you know that it will take half an hour to hand over a summary of the day for them. If you don’t leave on time, you will miss an important social engagement.

What would you do in this situation?
How would your role here alter the decision that you would make?
How can you weigh up the importance of your social life against your professional life?

14. You’re shadowing a doctor in a teaching hospital. A patient comes to you and explains that the doctor asked them out on a date earlier that day.

How would you approach this situation?
What is the core issue here?
Are there any situations in which it is acceptable for a doctor to have a relationship with a patient?

15. One of your seniors tells you that he is a ‘brilliant leader.’ However, he has very little idea as to who most of his team are, and they don’t enjoy his management style.

What attribute would you find him to be lacking in?
Imagine that he becomes more friendly with you. Would you tell him about the team’s thoughts?
Briefly describe a leader you had who impressed you.

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