SHL tests are used by a large variety of employers to screen candidates. SHL is one of the largest psychometric test providers in the UK and worldwide. As a result, the likelihood of you encountering SHL tests is very high. There are a variety of different frequently used SHL test styles.
SHL tests include:
SHL Verbal Reasoning Tests
Evaluates your ability to understand and analyse passages of written information. Usually, you’ll be presented with a written passage and, based on that, you must then identify whether a given statement is true or false, or whether it’s impossible to say.
SHL Numerical Reasoning Tests
Tests your ability to interpret and use numbers and statistics. You’ll be shown some data, probably in the form of a table or graph, and then you must use that information to answer a question.
SHL Non-Verbal Reasoning Tests
- Inductive Reasoning – Also called logical reasoning or diagrammatical reasoning, this tests your more abstract problem-solving abilities. Typically, it will involve patterns of shapes; you must work out the rules that govern the pattern and complete it.
- Deductive Reasoning – Requires you to solve logical conundrums. Syllogisms, seating arrangement puzzles and questions involving numbers and tables are all likely. Basically, you’re trying to use a set of premises to arrive logically at a conclusion.
- Mechanical Reasoning – Focusing on cogs, pulleys, springs and levers, to test your knowledge of mechanical systems and how they work.
Situational Judgement Tests
- Situational Judgement – These tests don’t have right or wrong answers per se, but rather aim to see how you would respond to potential workplace situations.
The likelihood of encountering these kinds of tests is very high and practice and preparation are ESSENTIAL in order to familiarise yourself with these types of tests and to outperform the competition.
Find out more about how to prepare for these tests below;