Please find below, links to psychometric practice tests (Verbal, Numerical and Abstract Reasoning). Most large corporations use CEB-SHL and these are the links below.
TIP – Most companies use the Verbal & Numerical tests (so practice these), and aim for a minimum score of around 60% just to be in the safe zone, although some companies will accept 50% as a pass.
Psychometric tests usually take the form of Numerical & Verbal reasoning tests but can also include Abstract Reasoning. They can be mastered but need practise. We would advise you to practice using links below. Please esnure you answer all questions. If you are running out of time, guessing is better than leaving questions blank since you have a 25% chance (in four questions multiple choice), that your guess will be correct. We would urge you to practice, practice, practice because if you fail, you will likely be out of the recruitment process.
TIP for VERBAL tests – Read the question(s) quickly first BEFORE reading the main passage as this enables you to focus only on salient points when you turn to read the paragraph/passage.
We will focus on CEB-SHL tests below, since this is the provider that many large companies use. CEB-SHL is the world’s largest provider of talent assessment solutions. Most SHL tests feature either Numerical, Verbal or Logical Reasoning questions and follow a straight-forward questions and answer format. There is no better way to prepare for psychometric tests than to take practice tests such as those found in the links below. Practising tests will not only help you become familiar with CEB-SHL’s test style, but also help you prepare for tricky questions. Practising tests will also help you to judge how to handle time. In CEB-SHL tests, candidates must be able to solve questions quickly. Every CEB-SHL test has a strict time limit.
- Click links below
- Select ‘TRY A TEST’ in the orange box at the top of the page, select i.e. Verbal Reasoning then after practicing the short question, select ‘full-length practice test?’ in blue font and start. Once you have finished, repeat the same steps for Numerical & Logical/Abstract Reasoning’ (if applicable).
Click links below to begin the free SHL practice tests.
- VERBAL REASONING – In a Verbal Reasoning test, you are usually provided with a passage of text followed by one or more statements. Click HERE
- NUMERICAL REASONING – In a Numerical Reasoning test, you are required to answer questions using facts and figures presented in statistical tables. Click HERE
- INDUCTIVE/ABSTRACT REASONING – An Inductive/Abstract Reasoning test measures abilities that are important in solving problems These tests measure the ability to work flexibly with unfamiliar information and find solutions. People who perform well on these tests tend to have a greater capacity to think conceptually as well as analytically. Click HERE
OTHER USEFUL LINK
- Psychometric Tests – Introduction, Hints & Tips – http://africatalentbank.com/psychometric-tests/