VERBAL REASONING TESTS – Verbal tests are designed to measure your ability to understand written information and to evaluate arguments about this information. These tests are widely used since most jobs require you either to understand and make decisions based on verbal or written information or to pass this type of information to others. Verbal Ability – Includes spelling, grammar, ability to understand analogies and follow detailed written instructions. These questions appear in most general aptitude tests because employers usually want to know how well you can communicate. In a verbal reasoning test, you are usually provided with a passage of text followed by one or more statements. CLICK HERE to read more and see examples. CLICK HERE to learn more and to access FREE verbal ability practice tests
NUMERICAL ABILITY TESTS (PLEASE DO NOT USE A CALCULATOR) Numerical tests are designed to assess your understanding of tables of statistical and numerical data, as well as your ability to make logical deductions. The tests include basic arithmetic, number sequences and simple mathematics. In management level tests you will often be presented with charts and graphs that need to be interpreted. These questions appear in most general aptitude tests because employers usually want some indication of your ability to use numbers even if this is not a major part of the job. CLICK HERE to read more and see examples CLICK HERE to learn more and to access FREE numerical ability practice tests
ABSTRACT/INDUCTIVE/LOGICAL REASONING TESTS – Measures your ability to identify the underlying logic of a pattern and then determine the solution. Because abstract reasoning ability is believed to be the best indicator of fluid intelligence and your ability to learn new things quickly these questions appear in most general aptitude tests. An inductive reasoning test measures abilities that are important in solving problems. They may also be referred to as abstract reasoning tests or diagrammatic style tests. 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 to read more and see examples CLICK HERE to learn more and to access FREE logical practice tests.
PSYCHOMETRIC TESTS TIPS & TESTS
We would advise candidates to practice using links below for SHL Numerical & SHL Verbal tests. Try and score over 60% for both numerical & verbal and make sure you answer all questions. If you are running out of time, guessing is better than leaving blank since you have 25% chance of your guess being correct. We would urge you to practice, practice, practice because if you fail, you will be out. See links below. TIP – For questions containing passages, read the question quickly BEFORE reading the main passage as this enables you to focus only on salient points when you turn to read the paragraph/passage.
1. VERBAL REASONING In a verbal reasoning test, you are usually provided with a passage of text followed by one or more statements. Click here for examples
2. NUMERICAL REASONING – In a numerical reasoning test, you are required to answer questions using facts and figures presented in statistical tables. Click here for examples
Verbal Ability Spelling (Practice tests) Click here to begin practice then check answers on Page 7
Numerical Computation (Practice tests) Click here to begin practice then check answers on Page 7
Numerical Reasoning Practice tests – Click here to begin practice then check answers on Page 7
Abstract/Inductive/Logical Reasoning Practice tests – Click here to begin practice then check answers on Page 13