BMW’s Situational Judgement Test examines you on your behaviour in unknown situations that you are likely to encounter when working for the company. You will be presented with short scenarios and will be asked to identify which courses of actions are most and least desirable.
This type of test is especially difficult because all answers will seem like good ideas and will have some positive qualities. What you need to focus on is what BMW are looking for in an ideal candidate, and which answers are actually practical and possible – given your common sense and what you have learned about the company.
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Have a look at a BMW-style Situational Judgement Test question below. Analyse each option carefully and consider the benefits and difficulties in each of them.
BMW-style Situational Judgement Test Example
Remember that there is no right or wrong answer – your choices will depend on your individual characteristics. Do not try to cheat as the test is designed to detect any inconsistencies.
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B. BMW Group Exercise
This task will examine your ability to communicate with a team and reach a final decision. Throughout this exercise, you will be closely observed by recruiters so ensure you are confident and able to demonstrate your strengths; be engaged and share your ideas, make sure to ask your teammates critical questions, but also build on somebody else’s input and develop on their points when you get the chance to do so. Always try your best to persuade others towards your opinions, but do not be too aggressive. And most importantly – stay calm and confident.
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C. BMW Written Exercise
This time you will be asked to independently work on a previously unseen case study. This will be provided in the candidate brief.
Start by skim reading through the candidate brief and plan your response.
Remember – it is better to omit a few details and make your arguments shorter, than to run out of time! Finishing your conclusion is the most important part of this task.
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Tip for the BMW Assessment Centre: All Assessment Centre exercises are timed. It is therefore advantageous to practice beforehand, as this reduces the (precious) time taken for candidates to familiarise themselves with the task.
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