What Is the Supervisory Test Battery (STB)?
The Supervisory Test Battery was designed to evaluate applicants for civil service supervisor positions. The STB is a work simulation. To apply, you must meet your state's basic requirements.
What Do Those Who Score High Receive?
Candidates who receive high scores on the STB are placed at the top of the eligibility list, giving them a better chance of getting the position they've applied for. Preparing for the test will bring you one step closer to the position you want and deserve.
What Are the Test's Challenges?
There are many different ways the questions on the test can be answered. Each option provided after a question is measured by how well it addresses the situation in the question. Becoming familiar with the types of questions found on the test will enable you to choose the answer that is the best fit for the question.
Why You Need to Prepare for the Supervisor Exam
You can, and should, prepare for the test before taking it. Our PrepPack™ includes timed tests and study guides to help you get ready. Our practice tests also feature detailed explanations of the answers. By practicing, you up your chances of achieving a high score on the test. A high score not only ensures that you pass the exam, but it also gives you a better chance of gaining employment over the others who've applied.
What Do You Get with Your Supervisor Preparation Pack?
Our PrepPack™ provides you full access to practice resources for the different sections found on the exam. We offer 88 practice tests and drills for the different test sections. This includes six situational judgement tests (SJT). You'll also receive seven different study guides offering tips and explanations of how to answer questions on SJTs, personality tests, and more.
More About the Supervisor Battery Test
The STB is a work simulation. Candidates are presented with a fictitious organization for which they must assume the role of a supervisor. A booklet is provided with background information about the organization, along with a booklet containing in-basket items, such as memos and letters. Candidates are given a total of three hours and fifteen minutes to answer the 89 questions on the test. The test questions deal with issues, tasks, situations, and decisions that the candidate needs to handle as a supervisor in the fictitious organization. You will receive your test score immediately after you finish the test.
The test measures competencies in eight different areas:
- Problem Solving – This measures how a candidates identifies and analyzes problems, uses reasoning to arrive at conclusions, finds solutions to complex problems, and distinguishes between relevant and irrelevant information to make logical judgments.
- Leadership – This assesses how well a candidates inspires, motivates, guides, and directs others toward goal accomplishment; how well he or she coaches, supports, mentors, and challenges subordinates; how the candidate adapts leadership styles to a variety of situations; and how he or she inspires others by modeling high standards of behavior and by applying these values to daily behaviors.
- Decision-Making – A candidate should make sound and well-informed decisions. In addition, he or she must perceive the impact and implications of decisions, commit to action, and cause change in order to accomplish organizational goals.
- Interpersonal Skills – This measures how a candidate considers and responds to the needs, feelings, and capabilities of others. A candidate must adjust approaches to fit different people and situations, as well as develop and maintain collaborative and effective working relationships with others.
- Human Resource Management – A candidate should empower people by sharing power and authority; develop lower levels of leadership by pushing authority downward and outward throughout the organization; share rewards for achievement with employees; ensure that staff are appropriately selected, utilized, appraised, and developed; and guarantee that staff are treated in a fair and equitable manner.
- Communication – A candidate must express facts and ideas both orally and in writing in a clear, accurate, thorough, organized, and effective manner. He or she must also review, proofread, and edit written work constructively. The candidate must be able to present facts to individuals or groups effectively and make clear and convincing oral presentations. In addition, he or she must be able to listen to others and facilitate an open exchange of ideas.
- Team Building – This evaluates how a candidate manages group processes. A candidate must encourage and facilitate cooperation, pride, trust, and group identity; foster commitment and team spirit; and work with others to achieve goals.
- Conflict Management – A candidate should manage and resolve conflicts, confrontations, and disagreements in a positive and constructive manner to minimize negative personal impact.
Prepare for the Supervisory Test with JobTestPrep
If you are indeed qualified to apply for a supervisory position in civil service, then you’ll want to make sure you use practice tests to refine your time management and test-taking abilities. JobTestPrep offers a Supervisor PrepPack™ that measures your supervisory skills and helps you prepare for the exam.
Watch to Learn More about Our Civil Service Preparation Pack
- 19 reading comprehension practice tests
- 15 written communications practice tests
- 13 tables & graphs practice tests
- 10 vocabulary practice tests
- Nine logical reasoning practice tests, including tests for evaluating conclusions in light of known facts
- Eight basic math practice tests
- Seven math word problem practice tests
- Five supervision SJT pratice tests
- One manager SJT practice test
- Personality test with a complete breakdown of the ideal supervisor profile
- Detailed explanations for each question
- Solving tips & a score report
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