Tips on Preparing for the CASPer Test

The CASPer test is a fast-paced, situational judgement test compromising of 12 scenarios in 75 min. To do your best you must:

  1. Understand the CASPer test and how it is scored
  2. Have a clear and practiced process and mind set that you need for the day of the test, which is discussed below
  3. Understand the type of issues/dilemmas that are often raised on the test 

Despite what many people may think, it is entirely possible to study for the CASPer test. Through understanding and practicing for the CASPer test, we can train ourselves to quickly digest information and determine an appropriate response to ethical and moral problems. Here are 8 tips to keep in mind when preparing for and writing the CASPer test:

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What is the CASPer Test?

The Computer-Based Assessment for Sampling Personal Characteristics, better known as CASPer is an online situational judgment test (SJT) designed to assess how test takers approach real-life scenarios and problems. Modelled by the research and implementation of SJTs at the McMaster University Medical School, this test is now highly weighted in the application for many professional programs including medical and dental schools. Understanding the intent, format, and scoring of this test are all imperative to succeeding on the CASPer. Let’s take a look at them now.

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