About SHL / CEB

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SHL, part of CEB, is a global psychometric test publisher, talent measurement consultancy, and occupational psychology specialist. SHL operates in over 30 languages and has a presence in over 50 countries. They have assessed over 8 million candidates and delivered more than 40 million assessments last year alone. Numerous Fortune 500 companies, FTSE 100 corporations as well as SMEs are among their clients.

SHL / CEB Aptitude Tests

SHL publishes various psychometric ability tests including numerical, verbal, diagrammatic and inductive reasoning tests that are used for candidate screening purposes and at assessment centres. SHL tests assess overall test score, speed, and accuracy during the assessment that forms a final test score. SHL's psychometric tests can be used for assessment, development, and selection, and are available at every level position ranging from entry-level administration to senior executive. The most commonly used SHL aptitude tests used by recruiters are:

SHL Verbal Reasoning Test

Verbal reasoning tests are designed to measure the ability to understand written information and to evaluate arguments about this information. Candidates are usually provided with a passage of written information, often relevant to the workplace, and are asked to answer questions based on this given information. Depending on the job level, this test typically lasts between 15 to 20 minutes. 

SHL Numerical Reasoning Test

Numerical reasoning tests are designed to assess the understanding of tables of statistical and numerical data, as well as the ability to make logical deductions. It is common for this test to be related and relevant to the workplace, requiring the job candidate to solve practical numerical problems. Depending on the job level, this test typically lasts between 15 to 25 minutes. 

SHL Inductive Reasoning Test

Inductive reasoning tests measure a candidate's ability to draw inferences and understand the relationships between various concepts independent of acquired knowledge. Inductive reasoning questions typically involve a number of diagrams or pictures. Candidates will be required to identify patterns, rules and/or associations between them by thinking conceptually and analytically. The inductive reasoning test is also referred to as logical or diagrammatic reasoning. Depending on the job level, this test typically lasts between 20 to 25 minutes. 

SHL Deductive Reasoning Test

Deductive reasoning tests measure a candidate's ability to draw logical conclusions based on information provided, identify strengths and weaknesses of arguments, and complete scenarios using incomplete information. Sometimes people confuse the definitions of inductive and deductive reasoning. They are both parts of 'logical reasoning. As said, deductive reasoning is a method in which one applies a certain rule given by a statement or argument to reach specific conclusions. In contrast, during an inductive reasoning test, the statement or set of repetitive occurrences help one define or identify a certain rule, pattern or association. 

Inductive reasoning: A specific given example or a set of repetitive occurrences lead to a rule, pattern or association.

Deductive reasoning: A rule or general principle lead to a specific conclusion.

The most popular and common form of deductive reasoning is the Syllogisms test. The SHL Deductive reasoning test is administered online and typically lasts between 15 to 20 minutes. 

SHL Personality Test

Personality questionnaires assess personal behavioural preferences. The SHL personality test measures different personality traits that are relevant to occupational settings. Ultimately the test measures traits with the purpose of determining your behavioural style at work. These tests are not concerned with your abilities, but how you see yourself in the way you relate to others, your approach to problems, and how you deal with feelings and emotions. Remember, there are no right or wrong answers in personality questionnaires. 

SHL Mechanical Comprehension Test

The SHL Mechanical comprehension test is used to assess a candidate's understanding of basic mechanical principles that involve using, troubleshooting, and performing maintenance on machinery. This test usually lasts around 10 minutes.

SHL Reading Comprehension Test

The SHL Reading comprehension test is used to evaluate your understanding of the English language, across beginner, intermediate and advanced levels. It measures a candidate's ability to extract relevant information from written sources and make objective judgments on the basis of that information. This test usually lasts around 10 to 30 minutes with a multiple-choice, randomized and adaptive question format.

SHL Calculation Test

Calculation tests assess your understanding of mathematical equations and your ability to solve problems. It measures your basic numerical ability using problems that contain missing variables. To solve the questions, you will require adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing but also manipulating equations. 

Preparing for a CEB / SHL Test offers various verbal, logical, inductive and numerical tests that allow you to practice and prepare yourself before undertaking a CEB/SHL test. By practising these tests, you will familiarize yourself with the different formats and maximize your chances of acing your assessment.

Please note that's practice packs are generic packs aimed at helping candidates for the actual assessment aptitude tests. and its products are not affiliated with the test publisher. 

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