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What Are SHL Tests?

SHL is a test provider.

That means that they distribute a whole range of tests to employers, who use them to screen candidates for multiple jobs and locations. The number of tests SHL offers is quite large - in 2021, the company administers over 70 different tests for thousands of employers.


What SHL Tests Are There?

The term "SHL test" most commonly refers to the company's cognitive assessments, also known as 'Verify' - tests that measure analytical and problem-solving skills.

Less popular assessments are the SHL personality profiling tests and the SHL behavioral tests.

SHL's cognitive assessments are divided into 5 main types (click a test name to jump down to it):

 

SHL General Ability

The SHL General Ability Test (also known as Verify G+) is a combination of 3 different tests: the SHL numerical, inductive, and deductive tests (see below).

The test may come in two versions:

  • Interactive - 24 questions in 36 minutes
  • Non-Interactive - 30 questions in 36 minutes

Learn more about the SHL General Ability Test

 

SHL Numerical Reasoning Test

Each question on the SHL Numerical test contains a variety of mathematical questions, mostly based on a graph or a table. You will be required to extract the relevant data, calculate, and answer.

The test may come in two versions:

  • Interactive - 10 questions in 18 minutes
  • Non-Interactive - 16 questions in 20 minutes

 

SHL Numerical test info, sample questions, and practice

SHL Numerical Sample Question

What proportion of both sites' April and May traffic was for Cuisine.net?

SHL numerical sample question
29.7%
31.3%
34.2%
35.7%
38.1%
Correct Answer
Incorrect Answer

The correct answer is (E) - 38.1%

To calculate this, we add up the total page views of cuisine.net for April and May and divide this amount by the total hits of both sites for the same period.

Therefore, the calculation would be:

(35+45)/(35+45+70+60), which is 80/210 -> 38.1%

 

SHL Verbal Reasoning Test

The SHL Verbal test contains questions dealing with the analysis and interpretation of texts.

The test has only a non-interactive version, with 30 questions in 19 minutes.

 

SHL Verbal test info, sample questions, and practice

SHL Verbal Sample Question

In the past few years, the government has turned to shock tactics to fight the battle against smoking and the burden smokers pose to the country's economy—manifested in sick days and health issues. The latest anti-smoking campaign showed tumours growing from a cigarette. Needless to say, this advert was contentious. On the one hand, the advert has become a viral sensation since its launch and has attracted plenty of attention to the subject. The government estimates approximately 300,000 people will attempt to quit smoking because of the campaign. One the other hand, some argue that using a hard-hitting approach is not the best way because people become very afraid. If someone thinks they might have cancer or a symptom of cancer, they're likely to push it out of their mind. Health experts claim the new campaign is not effective in targeting all smokers and recommend using it alongside other measures.

The advertisement is not effective because it scares people.

True
False
Cannot Say
Correct Answer
Incorrect Answer

The answer is Cannot Say.

The passage presents two opposite approaches of pros and cons to the anti-smoking campaign. The opinions presented are not addressed as absolute truths; therefore, it cannot be determined whether the advertisement is effective. The passage states: ‘Some argue that using a hard-hitting approach is not the best way because people become very afraid'. The opinion of 'some' cannot be used as a generalisation. Thus, you Cannot Say whether the argument is True or False.

 

SHL Inductive Reasoning Test

The SHL Inductive Test requires you to recognize patterns and rules in series of abstract shapes.

The test may come in two versions:

  • Interactive - 15 questions in 18 minutes
  • Non-Interactive - 18 questions in 24 minutes

 

SHL Inductive test info, sample questions, and practice

SHL Inductive Sample Question

Which diagram would appear next in series?

SHL inductive sample question
A
B
C
D
E
Correct Answer
Incorrect Answer

The correct answer is (A).

The inner shape in one frame becomes the middle shape in the next frame; the middle shape becomes the outer shape in the next frame; and the outer shape becomes the inner shape two frames later.

Thus, the outer shape in the missing frame should be a square (just like the middle shape in the 5th frame), the middle shape should be a triangle (like the inner shape in the 5th frame), and the inner shape should be a diamond (like the outer shape in the 4th frame).

 

SHL Deductive Reasoning Test

The SHL Deductive Test assesses your ability to come to the correct logical conclusions from texts and tables.

The test may come in two versions:

  • Interactive - 12 questions in 18 minutes
  • Non-Interactive - 18 questions in 20 minutes

 

SHL Deductive test sample questions, tips, and practice

SHL Deductive Sample Question

In a restaurant's pantry there are seven kinds of fruits - Figs, Guavas, Honeydews, Kiwis, Mangos, Nectarines and Papayas. The restaurant's chef has to pick exactly four different kinds of fruits out of the seven to make a fruit salad. The selected fruits must meet the following conditions:

  • Papaya can be selected only if Kiwi is selected.
  • Fig can be selected only if Nectarine is selected.
  • Either Mango or Nectarine must be selected but not both.
  • Either Papaya or Honeydew must be selected but not both.

Which one of the following could be a complete and accurate list of the fruits from which the salad is made up?

Kiwi, Papaya, Fig, Mango
Kiwi, Nectarine, Honeydew, Guava
Mango, Nectarine, Fig, Papaya
Papaya, Mango, Guava, Honeydew
Guava, Papaya, Kiwi, Fig
Correct Answer
Incorrect Answer

The Correct answer is (B) - Kiwi, Nectarine, Honeydew, Guava.

In questions asking for a possible complete arrangement according to the rules, go over the answer options and eliminate every response that violates any of the rules presented.

The correct answer is the one that does not violate any of the rules.

Answer (A) - According to the derivatives, Fig can only be selected if Nectarine is selected (~N → ~F). In addition, Mango and Nectarine cannot both be used (M or N). So, a salad containing Mango and Fig is impossible (M → ~F).

Answer (B) - This setting does not violate any of the rules, and therefore this is the correct answer.

Answer (C) - According to the rules, Mango and Nectarine cannot both be selected (M or N).

Answer (D) - According to the rules, Papaya and Honeydew cannot both be selected (P or H).

Answer (E) - According to the rules, Fig can only be selected if Nectarine is selected, so a salad containing Fig but not Nectarine is impossible (~N → ~F).

  

Still Don't Know Which SHL Test to Choose?

If you are still not sure of the exact test you will be taking - check out our Step-by-Step SHL Test Finding Guide.

The guide will walk you through the clues in your test email to find exactly which SHL test you will be taking, and will match you with the best possible preparation. 

 

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