Standard Chartered Valued Behaviours Assessment – Full Guide and Free Practice

A tailored SJT experience that assesses how well you can understand and balance 3 core values.

The Standard Chartered Valued Behaviours Assessment measures how well you conform with the 3 core values of Standard Chartered, based on your responses to fictional day-to-day, work-related scenarios.

The unique More/Less question structure and the need to maintain balance between several values makes this test a rather unnerving experience for the unprepared candidate.

This guide offers a complete test overview, an in-depth free practice, and the only tailored, authentic preparation available online.

Basic Details

14 questions
Situational Judgment
Untimed
More/Less
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What Is the Standard Chartered Valued Behaviours Assessment?

The Standard Chartered Valued Behaviours Assessment is a situational judgment test specifically tailored for SC by test provider SHL. The assessment is usually the second stage in SCB hiring process and follows the Pymetrics test for early careers or the initial interview for experienced roles.


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Test Structure and Question Format

The SCB Valued Behaviours Assessment contains 14 questions, all of which follow this format:

Standard Chartered Valued Behaviours Assessment Question 2

  • You are presented with a short video depicting a work-related scenario.
  • The content of the scenario is tailored for Standard Chartered and revolves around banking and finance-related concepts.
  • Below the video, 4 possible responses to the scenario are given.
  • You are requested to choose whether each response is More or Less effective in handling the situation.
  • Note that there is no set number of More or Less effective responses, but there is at least one of each.
Pro Tip

One of the main challenges of the SC Valued Behaviours Assessment is that very often most (or all) responses can be considered effective.

In the Free Practice section, we show how to choose the best responses, based on Standard Chartered Values.

SC Valued Behaviors Assessment Preparation

The only tailored preparation for the Standard Chartered Valued Behaviors Assessment.

  • Authentic practice tests
  • Tailored job-related scenarios
  • Follows the test’s unique More/Less format
  • Scoring based on SC’s 3 original Values
  • 30-day access

What Do You Get?

  • 2 online practice tests (28 questions total)
  • Each test resembles the real SC Valued Behaviors Assessment content, sturcture, and format.
  • Highly detailed answers and explanations to all questions
  • In-depth analysis of the 3 Values (Do the Right Thing, Better Together, and Never Settle) and their 6 Aspects
  • 30-day access

The preparation is conducted on third-party website ClassMarker.

SC VBA Prep Sample

Or get more details on the Preparation section.


What Does the SCB Valued Behaviours Assessment Measure?

The SCB VBA test assesses your fit to Standard Chartered’s values and culture. In a nutshell, these values can be summarized as:

  • Do the Right Thing – the client is in the center, show integrity and bravery.
  • Never Settle – constant learning, self-improvement, and innovation.
  • Better Together – cooperate with others, be tolerant and inclusive.

Standard Chartered take their values very seriously, and each and every one of the bank’s job ads contains them.

Think you’ve got the 3 Standard Chartered values figured out? Go ahead and try some sample questions (adapted from the Valued Behaviours Assessment) in the Free Practice section.

Test Invitation

The test invitation will be sent to you directly from Standard Chartered via email:

  • For experienced roles – after a telephone / video call with a recruiter.
  • For Early Careers (graduates, interns, etc.) – after passing the initial Pymetrics test.

You will be allowed 10 days to complete the assessment.

When following the link to the assessment, you will be referred to TalentCentral, the testing platform of test provider SHL.

Standard Chartered Valued Behaviours Assessment Test Invitation

Test Interface

The question structure is fairly simple and is explained in the Test Overview section.

Standard Chartered Valued Behaviours Assessment Question 2

Here are 6 important additional tips:

  • All 14 questions are mandatory.
  • The assessment is untimed.
  • You cannot go back and change your answers.
  • You can leave the assessment and get back to it later, although both SC and SHL (the test provider) do not recommend it.
  • The test is available in 5 languages – English, Bahasa Indonesia, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Arabic, and Vietnamese.
  • The videos contain closed captions which you may turn on or off.

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SC Valued Behaviors Assessment Preparation

The only tailored preparation for the Standard Chartered Valued Behaviors Assessment.

  • Authentic practice tests
  • Tailored job-related scenarios
  • Follows the test’s unique More/Less format
  • Scoring based on SC’s 3 original Values
  • 30-day access

What Do You Get?

  • 2 online practice tests (28 questions total)
  • Each test resembles the real SC Valued Behaviors Assessment content, sturcture, and format.
  • Highly detailed answers and explanations to all questions
  • In-depth analysis of the 3 Values (Do the Right Thing, Better Together, and Never Settle) and their 6 Aspects
  • 30-day access

The preparation is conducted on third-party website ClassMarker.

SC VBA Prep Sample

Or get more details on the Preparation section.

Standard Chartered Valued Behaviours Free Practice

This free practice contains 4 sample questions, designed to help you understand how SCB Values are represented in the Valued Behaviours Assessment questions.

Detailed answers and pro tips are offered as well.

Note: While on the actual test scenarios are given as short videos, here they are given as text.

Good luck!


Question 1

Standard Chartered Valued Behaviours Assessment Question 1

Recommended Responses

Values Measured: Better Together

More Effective: A and D

Less Effective: B and C

Responses A and D show good teamwork and cooperation, when you are willing to go out of your way to help your team members. Note that from the way that the scenario is presented, it is clear that the focus is on team performance, and not on personal performance.

It is pretty clear that response B is less effective, as it is both passive and selfish.

However, response C is also less effective. While it is proactive, it offers no solution to the problem, and mostly focuses on “who to blame”.


Question 2

Standard Chartered Valued Behaviours Assessment Question 2

Recommended Responses

Values Measured: Never Settle

More Effective: B and D

Less Effective: A and C

Response A is counterproductive. It lays the blame on your colleague instead of understanding how YOU could have handled the situation better.

Response C is not much better than A, in that sense. While you do not mention Jack’s name, and adopt a more polite style, your basic point is still refusing to take responsibility and learning from experience – which is detrimental to Never Settle.

Responses B and C show that you take the manager’s feedback into consideration. You show responsibility and will to learn and improve, and prioritize it over defending your reputation.


Question 3

Standard Chartered Valued Behaviours Assessment Question 3

Recommended Responses

Values Measured: Do the Right Thing, Better Together

More Effective: D

Less Effective: A, B, and C

This question combines two values:

  • Do the Right Thing is represented in the need to meet the “client’s” needs (in this case, the senior project manager) – in BOTH time and quality.
  • Better Together is represented in the need to address the different opinions of team members.

Response A completely disregards both values, as the minority’s opinion is ignored while it may be the better solution for the client’s need for quality.

Response B disregards Doing the Right Thing, as you fail to meet your client’s deadline.

Response C, while it may initially seem effective, actually also disregards the Better Together value, as you make the decision on your own.

Response D is aimed at hearing everyone’s views to find a reasonable compromise within deadline constraints.

Pro Tip

While comparing responses, it is often recommended to dissect the scenario to its underlying values and assess which responses address which values.


Question 4

Standard Chartered Valued Behaviours Assessment Question 4

Recommended Responses

Values Measured: Do the Right Thing, Better Together

More Effective: C and D.

Less Effective: A and B.

This question combines two values:

  • Do the Right Thing is represented in the integrity of supporting a colleague and expressing yourself in front of management.
  • Better Together is represented in the need to address your colleague’s concerns and being inclusive towards different cultural views.

Response A is actually the trickiest in this case. While it seems to address the Better Together value, it actually doesn’t. That’s because it disregards the team manager’s view, and probably also years of gathered experience in the workplace. While it is important to address your colleague’s views, they do not automatically trump others’. That is the very meaning of Better TOGETHER.

Response B shows both a lack of integrity and support for a colleague, and therefore does not address both values.

Response C is more effective than other responses. It addresses Better Together, as you do your best to acknowledge your peer’s view, even if they are eventually not accepted. It also addresses Doing the Right Thing, as you offer support and express an honest opinion.

Response D addresses both Better Together – by being inclusive towards your colleague’s views in the meeting and Doing the Right Thing – by expressing your view and standing behind your team member. By referring to the team manager, it maintains a delicate balance between values that is essential for good communication and productive work.

SC Valued Behaviors Assessment Preparation

The only tailored preparation for the Standard Chartered Valued Behaviors Assessment.

  • Authentic practice tests
  • Tailored job-related scenarios
  • Follows the test’s unique More/Less format
  • Scoring based on SC’s 3 original Values
  • 30-day access

What Do You Get?

  • 2 online practice tests (28 questions total)
  • Each test resembles the real SC Valued Behaviors Assessment content, sturcture, and format.
  • Highly detailed answers and explanations to all questions
  • In-depth analysis of the 3 Values (Do the Right Thing, Better Together, and Never Settle) and their 6 Aspects
  • 30-day access

The preparation is conducted on third-party website ClassMarker.

SC VBA Prep Sample

Or get more details on the Preparation section.

Standard Chartered Valued Behaviors Preparation Course

What Does the Preparation Include?

The SC Valued Behaviors Assessment Preparation includes:

2 Interactive Practice Tests

  • Focus on job-related scenarios from the world of investment banking.
  • Match the actual test in terms of questions (14), number of options (4) and question format.
  • 2 levels of difficulty – introductory (single value questions) and advanced (multi-value questions)
  • Taken on the third-party website Classmarker, a trusted testing platform for over 15 years.

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Detailed Feedback to All Questions

  • In-depth analysis of each and every response
  • Explanations based on the 3 Standard Chartered Values
  • Score reports emailed to you.

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Advanced Multi-Value Questions

  • Advanced questions that cover two values together – as on the actual SC assessment.

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Scoring by Value and Aspect

  • The personalized score reports present your score in each of the 3 values and 6 aspects measureds by the test, so you know where to put your focus.

SC VBA Aspects Analysis


Easy Access and Affordable Price

  • 30-days access to all prep material.
  • Affordable – only $29.90.
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