Psychometric tests usually take the form of numerical & verbal reasoning tests but can also include Abstract Reasoning. They can be mastered but need practise. Links to free practice tests below
We would advise you to practice using links below for Numerical, Verbal and Logical (Abstract) reasoning tests. Try and score over 60% for all and please make sure you answer all questions. If you are running out of time, guessing is better than leaving questions blank since you have a 25% chance of your guess being correct. We would urge you to practice, practice, practice because if you fail, you will likely be out of the running.
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 SHL tests below (since this is the provider that many large companies use, but you are free to select your own. 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 SHL tests than to take practice tests such as those found in the link below. Practising tests will not only help you become familiar with 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 SHL tests, candidates must be able to solve questions quickly. Every SHL test has a strict time limit. Click links below, select ‘TRY A TEST’ in orange box at top of 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’. Click links below to access 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. http://www.shldirect.com/en/assessment-advice/example-questions/verbal-reasoning
- NUMERICAL REASONING – In a numerical reasoning test, you are required to answer questions using facts and figures presented in statistical tables http://www.shldirect.com/en/assessment-advice/example-questions/numerical-reasoning
- INDUCTIVE (ABSTRACT) REASONING – An inductive reasoning test measures abilities that are important in solving problems http://www.shldirect.com/en/assessment-advice/example-questions/inductive-reasoning
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