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To help the aspiring bank examiner or assistant bank examiner (ANBE) properly prepare for the upcoming exam, we will now provide a brief overview of various topics and elements from the bank examiner test questions that you should prepare for. Whether you are looking to become an NYS bank examiner or work in another locale, this information will be useful in helping you on your journey.

 

Management Level SJT Test

When hiring for any management position, the company will be searching out candidates with a number of valued aptitudes to ensure that the applicant is capable of leading. These attributes include among others:

  • Negotiation and communication skills.
  • Professionality, responsibility, and adaptability
  • Ability to shape professional inter-work relationships
  • Build and maintain business contacts
  • Bring consistent and solid results

The format of Exam:

The questions will be based upon 25-50 short scenarios directly related to the type of problems you as a manager will face on the job daily.  You will be challenged to use your intuition to quickly analyze the results and answer each question accordingly. On each answer you will have to choose from the following course of action:

  • Review all possible courses of action and rank them according to its effectiveness
  • From all possible courses of action choose either the most or least effective one.
  • Designate the route you would most likely take.

 

Supervisory SJT Test

This is a popular test used during recruitment of supervisors. Your future employer wants to know that you know how to tackle a range of issues and organize and monitor workflow and progress within your unit. Here are a few skills they will be looking for among other leadership competencies.

  • Ability to make decisions
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Capacity for innovation
  • Organizational and methodological thinking

The format of Exam:

The questions will be based upon 25-50 short scenarios directly related to the type of problems you as a manager will face on the job daily.  To answer each question, you will have to study three to five possible courses of action and quickly judge the effectiveness and efficiency of each one. Then you will be asked to complete the following:

  • Choose the route best suitable for the situation at hand.
  • Decide which action you would most likely put into effect.
  • Rate possible actions from worst to best in their possible efficiency.

 

Tables and Graphs Test

A bank examiner will, of course, have to be very proficient in reading, analyzing, and reporting on Tables and Graphs. The tables and graphs test will focus on a wide range of numerical data a displayed on a mixture of table themes. Your ability to sift through shifting sets of data will be critical for your success, and therefore practice is essential.

Here are a few things you should be looking out for:

  • Statistical information tables
  • Financial reports tables
  • Everyday tables

 

The Written Communication Skills Test

This is a  60-minute written communication skills test. Like the previous test, this test is a prerequisite to moving on to the next stage. You will be given several exercises to ensure that you can communicate via writing effectively as befits a business setting.

Test Components:

You will be expected to write a 5-paragraph commentary which will be based off a packet of work papers. It is important to remember to write your comments in an active voice like "management did this” and to work quickly and methodologically through the work papers.

Other than seeing your ability to analyze, this is a test of how you do when sitting under a ticking clock.


What's Included

  • 3 MGMT situational judgment tests (SJT's)
  • 4 Supervision SJT’s
  • 16 Tables and graphs tests
  • 16 Written communication tests
  • 2 SJT Study Guides
  • Money back guarantee – see terms and conditions
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