After you complete the online application form you will find out whether you have progressed to the next stage of the recruitment stage – this will consist of online aptitude tests.
Depending on your line of business, these may include BBC’s:
The difficulty level of BBC’s online tests will depend on the business area and position you applied to, so be sure to carefully read all the information in the aptitude test invite email.
A. BBC’s Situational Judgement Test
BBC’s Situational Judgement Test will provide you with a number of scenarios that you are likely to encounter when working at BBC; it will require you to identify the best and worst courses of actions. You will need to use your common sense, and appreciation of what it takes to excel in a professional environment, to give satisfactory responses.
Tip: BBC’s Situational Judgement Test is written in a way that makes all answers seem desirable. Always bear in mind which response is the most practical and demonstrates the key characteristics of an ideal candidate.
You will only need around 30 minutes to complete this test.
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BBC-style Situational Judgement Test Example
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B. BBC Numerical Reasoning Test
Since working at BBC will require you to use numerical skills and ability to interpret data from tables and charts, the BBC Numerical Reasoning Test will examine your ability to understand a previously unseen passage – as well as its data. You will be required to perform basic GCSE Maths calculations.
Do not worry if you have not done Maths in a while! The complexity of this does not lie in the knowledge tested but in the time pressure and stress involved. When taking your Numerical Reasoning Test, you will have less than a minute to read the question, analyse data provided and perform the necessary calculations.
Tip: The only way to succeed is to take practice tests beforehand. This way you familiarise yourself with the types of questions and become more confident. Learn how to manage your stress in a safe environment and you will not have to face rejection – just because you were unfamiliar with the process.
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BBC-style Numerical Reasoning Test Example
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C. BBC Verbal Reasoning Test
In the same way BBC’s Numerical Reasoning Test examines how confident a candidate is in their numerical calculations, BBC’s verbal reasoning test strives to identify whether a candidate can accurately extract the relevant information from a previously unseen passage of text to analyse whether subsequent statements are true, false, or impossible to say based on the information contained in the passage of text.
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BBC’s Verbal Reasoning Test may be more difficult for people who are not native-speakers of English, but nevertheless the advice we give you is to practice verbal reasoning test questions as much as you can to understand the specific way in which the texts are built and questions asked
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Remember, you will have around 45 seconds to answer questions like the following
BBC-style Verbal Reasoning Test example
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D. BBC Abstract Reasoning Test
BBC’s Abstract Reasoning Test, often referred to as a logical, diagrammatic or inductive test, will expose you to 5 diagrams with varying shapes and ask you to identify the right pattern and indicate what comes next in the sequence.
What makes the BBC Abstract Reasoning Test difficult is that there is no limit to how abstract these patterns and trends can be. They will usually evolve around the size, arrangement, movements and colours of two and three-dimensional shapes.
Tip: Some examples will involve varying patterns from more than one of the categories mentioned above.
The only way you can prepare for BBC’s Abstract/Logical/Inductive Reasoning Test is to practice the sample questions. By doing so, you will familiarise yourself with some of the most common questions types, become more comfortable and get used to thinking under time pressure.
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BBC-style Abstract Reasoning Test Example
In the example above you will have ONLY around 45 seconds to notice that:
- the arrow moves around the diagram
- shapes change from triangle to circle to square and
- the long line is either horizontal or vertical, and then to find the right answer! There is a lot of time pressure which often leaves candidates anxious and harms their performance.
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