SHL Tests

Prepare for your next SHL test with tailor-made practice materials.

SHL has over 40 years of experience in the talent assessment world. Their tests range widely in terms of subject matter and difficulty. Aviation industry employers can select the relevant package to help support the hiring process; allowing them to find the candidates best suited for the role in terms of skills, communication style, personality and strengths. These are some of the SHL (sometimes known as CEB) tests:

SHL aptitude tests

Logical, numerical and verbal reasoning tests.

SHL personality and behavioural tests

These tests work in conjunction with the recruitment process to help employers get a clearer understanding of what kind of person you are. Aligning your values with those of the job you’re hiring for is a good way to ensure you stand out for the right reasons when taking a test like this. These are some of the SHL tests that fall within the category:

  1. Personality test - choose statements that best reflect your personality.
  2. Situational judgement test - a simulation of the kind of workplace challenges you’d expect in the role you’re applying for.
  3. Motivational questionnaire - this will assess your behaviours and motivations in the workplace.
  4. Analytic test - you’ll read and analyse a brief, before presenting back your recommendations and logical conclusions.

SHL tests vary in difficulty, depending on the role you’re applying for. Here are the different options:

SHL personnel test battery

Typically for administrative or clerical roles, these tests assess everything from proofreading and understanding written information, to calculations and data checking.

SHL Graduate and managerial tests

You’ll either complete these online or in an assessment centre.

Senior managerial tests

These tests are also split into two formats: verify tests, which are similar to graduate and managerial tests, and advanced managerial tests which range from numerical and verbal analysis, to numerical and verbal reasoning tests.

Sample SHL Tests question Test your knowledge!

Score: /5

Identify the assumption in the following argument: Most high-paying jobs require a university degree. Hence, getting a university degree increases one's chances of landing a high-paying job.

  • All high-paying jobs are satisfying.
  • University degrees only lead to high-paying jobs.
  • Only university degree holders can land high-paying jobs.
  • A university degree is an important criterion for most high-paying jobs.

Determine the relationship in the following analogy: Painter is to brush as writer is to:

  • pen
  • book
  • library
  • canvas

If the sequence of operations '+', '-', '*', '/' is applied to the sequence of numbers 3, 1, 6, 2, which of the following is the correct result?

  • 11
  • 1
  • 8
  • 5

Which conclusion follows from the premises: All cats are mammals. Some mammals are nocturnal animals.

  • All cats are nocturnal animals.
  • Some cats are nocturnal animals.
  • No cats are nocturnal animals.
  • It's possible that some cats are nocturnal animals.

Find the missing number in the series: 3, 8, 15, 24, X

  • 35
  • 33
  • 28
  • 42

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SHL Tests Tips

Get Familiar with SHL Formats

Before you dive into the practice, it's crucial to understand the layout and types of questions that SHL exams typically feature. These tests can vary from numerical and verbal reasoning to personality questionnaires. Here at Careerroo, we've meticulously crafted our practice exams to mirror those provided by SHL so you can get a real feel for what to expect.

Simulate the Test Environment

Practicing is key, but doing so in a mirrored environment to the real thing can make a huge difference. Create a quiet space, set a timer, and even practice using the same computer you'll use on test day if possible. This way, your actual test day will just feel like another practice session on Careerroo!

Understand the Question Types

SHL tests are diverse, ranging from job-specific skills to abstract reasoning. On Careerroo, you'll find a variety of question types across different practice exams, designed to give you a comprehensive preparation experience. Knowing the kind of reasoning each question demands will help you work through them more efficiently.

Review and Reflect

After completing your practice exams on Careerroo, take the time to go through your answers, especially the ones you got wrong. Reflect on why the correct answers are right, and you’ll likely start seeing patterns and strategies that will help you improve over time.

Stay Calm and Confidence

Your mindset can greatly impact your performance. It's normal to feel nervous, but remember that with each practice exam you take on Careerroo, you're building your skills and confidence. Go into the test knowing you've prepared as best as you can, and maintain a positive attitude throughout the test!

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SHL Tests FAQs

Where can I practice SHL test questions for free?

You can practice free SHL questions using our online test platform which provides you access to example test questions.

Are SHL tests hard to pass?

SHL tests can be challenging for some individuals, as they assess cognitive abilities, behavioral traits, and domain-specific skills.

How long will it take to complete the SHL publisher test?

The SHL test typically takes around 20-25 minutes to complete by might vary depending on the assessments you are taking.

What is a good pass mark?

A good pass mark depends on the employer's criteria, but generally, scoring in the top 25% percentile is considered a strong performance.