Standard Chartered Online Assessment: The Complete Guide & Pymetrics Games [2024]

Applying for a Standard Chartered position or early career programmes?

First, you will go through a series of assessments that evaluate your skills, personality traits, and your comparability to the organization's values and code of conduct.

JobTestPrep's Standard Chartered Online Assessment preparation will provide everything you need to ace the assessment. It includes:

  • Accurate Simulation of the Standard Chartered Valued Behaviours Assessment
  • 6 Situational Judgement Test practice tests
  • A Study Guide dedicated to sharpening your responses to each scenario according to Standard Chartered values.
  • Interactive Standard Chartered Pymetrics games simulations, including a study guide with solving tips and a detailed score report to help you improve your performance.
Standard Chartered Test Preparation

The PrepPack™ Includes:

  • Valued Behaviour Assessment
  • Full & Accurate SJT Simulation
  • 6 SJT Practice Tests
  • Study Guide
  • Pymetrics Games
    Interactive mock tests and guides for 12 of the Pymetrics games:
  • Balloon Game
  • Arrows Game
  • Money Exchange Game #1
  • Money Exchange Game #2
  • Digits Game
  • And more...

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What is the Standard Chartered Online Assessment?

The Standard Chartered Online Assessment is an evaluation tool designed to determine if you have the required abilities, skills, and personality traits needed when working at Standard Chartered.

It includes 2 equally confusing cognitive, personality, and behavioural tests — the Standard Chartered Valued Behaviour Assessment and the Pymetrics Games, which we will discuss further ahead.

The Standard Chartered tests are crucial parts of the application process of each of the organisation’s programmes, which include six steps –

Standard Chartered Pymetrics Games Assessment

The Standard Chartered Pymetrics Games Assessment is a series of 16 game-based tests, each assessing different skills, cognitive abilities, and traits such as attention, risk-taking, trust, logical reasoning, empathy, and motivation.

Each game has its own time limit of 1-3 minutes and the entire assessment takes about 35 minutes to complete.

Remember that you can't pause the game while playing them, but you will be able to take a short break between one game and another.

 The 12 Standard Chartered Pymetrics games ready for practice: 

  1. Balloon Game
  2. Tower Game
  3. Money Exchange #1
  4. Money Exchange #2
  5. Keypress Game
  6. Hard or Easy Task Game
  1. Digits Memory
  2. Stop Game
  3. Arrows Game
  4. Lengths Game
  5. Cards Game
  6. Faces Game

There are four more Standard Chartered Pymetrics games assessing numerical and logical reasoning:

  1. Magnitudes
  2. Sequences
  1. Shapes
  2. Letters

Let's check out one of the more complicated games on Standard Chartered Online Assessment!

Standard Chartered Pymetrics Tower Game

In this Pymetrics game, you will be presented with three towers; each has a stack of coloured discs. You will be given a target image of how your tower needs to appear at the end.

You will need to rearrange the discs to match the target tower with the least amount of moves possible.

Standard Chartered Pymetrics Assessment

The game's purpose is to evaluate your behaviour and planning methods, specifically, the number of moves you make and the time it takes you to make your first move. Taking a few extra moments to make your first move demonstrates your planning and strategizing habits, which are valuable traits to highlight.

When comparing your performance with that of other applicants, factors such as the number of moves, time taken for the first move, randomness of moves, and retracing steps are all considered.

JobTestPrep's exclusive Standard Chartered PrepPack provides a precise simulation of the Standard Chartered Valued Behaviour Assessment AND 12 of the Pymetrics games for you to practice and sharpen your skills and behavioral performance. 

Standard Chartered Valued Behaviours Assessment

The Standard Chartered Valued Behaviours Assessment is a Situational Judgement Test (SJT) that asses your reaction to various job-related situations and whether your responses align with Standard Chartered values. 

The test includes short videos, each describing work scenarios at the bank. After watching the video, you will be presented with 4 optional responses and asked to choose whether each response is more or less effective.

Throughout the video, you will have to be attentive and imagine yourself experiencing the scenario while considering the Standard Chartered values.

The number of questions differs between roles and locations. The Standard Chartered Valued Behaviours Assessment has no time limit and usually takes 20-30 minutes to complete.

Keep in mind that all the questions are mandatory, and once you submit your answer, you can’t go back and change it!

Standard Chartered Valued Behaviours Assessment Sample Question

You are a team manager in a cellular phone services company. Your sales team has been promised bonuses for exceeding their sales goal this season. Unfortunately, your department manager has announced that the company is experiencing a shortfall in resources and won't be able to distribute the promised bonuses this year. Ever since the announcement, your team has been visibly frustrated, sales rates have decreased significantly, and there is noticeable friction amongst team members. Some employees have even approached you personally to express their disappointment in company actions.

What would you do?

Rank two responses as the BEST and two as the WORST:

A: Hold a meeting with the department manager and express your own frustration with the situation.

B: Tell your team members that you understand their frustration. They need to reconcile themselves with the situation and resume their work as normal.

C: Hold a meeting with your team. Express appreciation for their work and promise that when the company's financial state improves, you will make every effort to restore the bonus incentive.

D: Hold a meeting with your team. Express your personal disapproval of the decision made by the department manager. It is extremely important your team knows you support them.

This question assesses your ability to think about the organisation’s objectives whilst also taking responsibility for your employees, ensuring their concerns are taken seriously. The dilemma you are faced with is how to balance company needs versus your subordinates' needs. Your job as a manager is to function as a mediator between your team and higher management. On the one hand, you need to understand the company's situation and respect its limitations. On the other hand, your employees expect you to empathise with their situation and provide an appropriate solution. Your desired goal is to demonstrate organisational thinking and to take your employees' frustration seriously. You should be emphatic to both sides and moderate between them, with obvious obedience to management’s decisions. You must be diplomatic here to avoid putting forward your own preference, as well as to keep the delicate relationship between the team and management in a positive place.

A. This response does not address the problem itself but rather attends to your own feelings of frustration. Here, you turn to your superior to 'blow off some steam.' This is not a desirable response as it is not beneficial to anyone. Thus, this is an undesirable response.

B. This response demonstrates organisational thinking as you understand the company's situation and respect its limitations. You push forward organizational goals by addressing the problem and conveying work expectations from your employees. Although this response demonstrates your ability to maintain authority, you show very little empathy toward your employees' feelings and do not offer an actual solution to their frustration. Furthermore, as a manager, it is your responsibility to mediate between your team and higher management. Thus, your employees may resent you for not taking their complaints to management or not offering a solution to the problem at hand. This response lacks sensitivity and responsibility towards your subordinates, but it shows great organisational thinking. It is thus rated as a desirable response.

C. This response addresses the problem in front of your employees and maintains organisational thinking. In this response, you demonstrate social intelligence as you display an understanding of your employees' frustration. Displaying sensitivity towards your employees' needs and being understanding of their situation while also keeping the company's interest unharmed indicates great strategic skills as you process all the information and offer a solution accordingly. This response also demonstrates excellent organisational thinking and leadership skills, specifically your ability to take responsibility for your employees. Thus, this is a desirable response.

D. This response addresses the problem and empathises with your employees. However, you display poor organisational thinking by voicing your disapproval of management's decision and going against the organisation’s policy in front of your subordinates. Additionally, you offer no actual solution to the problem. Rather, you just voice your disapproval, which could decrease motivation and sales even more. This response also shows disloyalty towards management, as you turn against them by siding with your employees. This is an undesirable response as it benefits no one and portrays you in a negative light.

Tip: In addition to your genuine response, you need to consider the position and rank you are applying for while ensuring that it fits Standard Chartered values

Our PrepPack precisely replicates the videos, format, topics, and difficulty level of the questions inside the Valued Behaviour Assessments. Flawlessly align your answers with Standard Chartered's core values!

Standard Chartered Values & Code of Conduct

Standard Chartered puts great emphasis on its code of conduct. Thus, it is crucial that Standard Chartered's workers share the same values, as it fosters a cohesive and harmonious work environment, promotes alignment in decision-making and actions, and enhances the overall mission and culture of the organisation.

This is manifested in Standard Chartered’s second step of the recruiting process, the Standard Chartered Valued Behaviours Assessment.

Standard Chartered Values

  • Act responsibly and within your authority
  • Use good judgment
  • Speaking Up
  • Comply with laws, regulations and Group standards
  • Fight financial crime
  • Reject bribery and corruption
  • Ensure fair outcomes for clients
  • Manage conflicts of interest
  • Do not engage in or support insider dealing
  • Protect confidential information
  • Compete fairly in the marketplace
  • Treat colleagues fairly and with respect
  • Be open and honest with regulators – give them your full co-operation
  • Respect our communities and the environment

 This list can be summarized into three basic rules:

  • Do the right thing, value braveness, challenge one another, and live with integrity while putting the client at the heart of what we do.
  • Never settle, continuously striving to improve and innovate, keeping things simple and learning from both the things that go well and those that don't!
  • Are better together, creating an inclusive place where each person is valued for being themselves, collectively working toward sustainable solutions.

💡 For more information about Standard Chartered Values, check out their code of conduct

Overcome your competition with JobTestPrep's Standard Chartered Online Assessment Preparation, the only practice online with accurate simulations for both the Valued Behaviours Assessment and Pymetrics Games – as you will face in the real test.

Standard Chartered Pymetrics Video Interview

The Standard Chartered Pymetrics Video Interview is a pre-recorded interview in which, rather than being conducted live with your recruiter, you will receive recorded or written questions that you will need to address by recording yourself via a webcam.

Once completing your interview, your answers will be reviewed by your recruiters.

You will be asked 4-5 questions regarding your professional background, motivation to join Standard Chartered, and future career aspirations. 

You will have 1 minute to prepare your answer, and up to 3 minutes to record it.

Standard Chartered Assessment Centre

The final step of the Standard Chartered application process is a day in Standard Chartered’s assessment centre. During this day, you, alongside other applicants, will participate in a series of tasks and job simulations that can include a reasoning exercise and an individual or group case study.

Your day at the assessment centre will end with a one-on-one interview with a manager from the business division you applied for, which will determine if you gain a placement on the programme.

💡 Learn more about how to prepare for an assessment centre

How Will Practising Improve Your Chances to Get Hired?

When you apply for a position at Standard Chartered, you are one among hundreds of applicants, all trying to prove their value as the best candidate. In such a scenario, even if you feel that your instincts are sharp, how could you guarantee that they will take you over the competition? By practising questions that mimic the test before actually taking it, you gain multiple advantages:

  • You know what's ahead, making your responses sharper and precise.
  • Your confidence and comfort are increased, giving you an extra edge over every other candidate.
  • Your score will definitely be higher, giving you another leverage when negotiating over salary

Preparing for your Standard Chartered Online Assessment with our PrepPack is the right choice for giving you the upper hand over competitors and recruiters alike.


Standard Chartered's personality test is called the Standard Chartered Valued Behaviours Assessment. This Situational Judgement Test assesses your response to various work-related scenarios to ensure you are aligned with the Standard Chartered values and code of conduct.

To pass the Standard Chartered Valued Behaviours Assessment, you need to familiarise yourself with the structure and characteristics of this Situational Judgement Test and learn how to address each scenario so it will reflect how your personality fits the Standard Chartered values and code of conduct.