Ranked questions and Situational Judgement Tests
The format of the questions and the GMC markscheme is below, and there are 4 marks for each item in the correct position. Your task is to rank the answers in order of likelihood, or appropriateness of action for the patient.
An example question: Rank the following from largest to smallest.
Ranking items - rank 5 possible responses in the most appropriate order
· A total of 20 marks are available for each item
· For each of the 5 response options up to 4 marks are available
· Marks are awarded for near misses
· If an applicant ties 2 response options, then they receive 0 marks for each of the response options they tied
· There is no negative marking
· This is the mark scheme being used by the GMC for situational judgment tests.
The correct answer is given below:
Rank the following in order of decreasing size:
Each of these would score 4 marks, giving a total of 20 marks.
If a candidate got them completely wrong, and put the smallest first, bearing in mind there will be some credit for near misses, and the third option will be in the correct position, that using the GMC markscheme, they would get:
A. Grain (0)
B. Pebble (2)
C. Stone (4 marks)
D. Rock (2)
E. Boulder (0)
This would give the worst possible mark of 8/20, although lower marks will be obtained if answers are left blank.