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Diagrammatic Reasoning SHL Aptitude Tests
Diagrammatic reasoning tests are one of the main kinds of aptitude or psychometric test produced by companies such as SHL and Kenexa for use by employers as part of their recruitment and candidate selection processes. Diagrammatic reasoning tests are often also referred to as abstract reasoning or inductive reasoning tests with the three terms are often interchangible. Inductive reasoning and abstract reasoning tests will contain questions that are slightly different to diagrammatic reasoning, though there can be much overlap between them. Diagrammatic reasoning tests are often confused with logical reasoning tests, which ARE something different. If a candidate expects to face a diagrammatic, abstract or inductive reasoning test as part of their recruitment procedure (or knows for a fact the company being applied to uses such tests) then it may be worth contacting the HR department to find out which kind of test it is for clarification and so they can best prepare on the most accurate kinds of practice questions (and to double check they are not actually going to be facing a logical reasoning test instead).
How are Diagrammatic Reasoning Aptitude Tests Used?
Job applicants may face diagrammatic reasoning questions in different ways at different companies. Some companies will require applicants to take a complete diagrammatic reasoning test, usually in addition to a numerical test and a verbal reasoning assessment, while other companies will ask applicants to take a combined assessment, which uses questions from some or all the major types of reasoning test (numerical, verbal, diagrammatic, abstract and logical). Online diagrammatic reasoning assessments are usually one of the first steps used in the recruitment process by companies who use them to filter out unsuitable candidates, often given after a numerical or verbal assessment if this is also required. It is not that likely that a candidate will be required to sit a diagrammatic test as a paper assessment at a company assessment centre or recruitment day, but it is not unheard of.
Why Do I Want To Do Well at Diagrammatic Reasoning Tests?
If a candidate is faced with a diagrammatic reasoning test, the prospective employer is looking to test the candidates logical mind and their ability to work through sequences which are sometimes complex. In particular, engineering firms like to make use of diagrammatic and abstract reasoning tests because roles such as mechanical engineering positions require exquisite attention to detail and a very logical mind, so a candidate performing well in a diagrammatic aptitude assessment is likely to be important to all companies that require candidates to take this kind of test. As with abstract or inductive reasoning assessments, diagrammatic tests are designed to show a person's natural attributes and mental abilities more so than a verbal or numerical reasoning test, where performance can largely be down to the way the applicant has been taught english or maths.
Where To Practice Diagrammatic Reasoning Tests?
The closest thing PracticeSHLTests.com has currently found online to practice diagrammatic reasoning tests is the practice abstract / inductive reasoning tests at the Assessment Day website. As stated above, there is some difference between diagrammatic aptitude questions and abstract or inductive questions, however practice in these will still help candidates greatly compared to having no practice at all. PracticeSHLTests.com is working on bringing its readers practice diagrammatic reasoning test resources in the near future, so please check this page regularly for any updates.