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How To Pass Your SHL Aptitude Tests - Hints, Tips and Advice
Advice for passing SHL tests (and other brands of aptitude assessments) falls into several categories. Those readers just looking for a few hints and tips will find this page split up into categories incase you are only wanting to brush up on your knowledge. On the other hand, you may be using this page as general revision or for more in-depth information on a specific topic related to SHL testing. Whatever your needs, please read on, hopefully you find the page useful:
General Advice & Tips
The single best piece of advice candidates can receive when faced with SHL assessments or similar kinds of tests is to get some practice in. There are many resources online for practicing SHL style aptitude tests such as SHL themselves who offer a few sample free tests or the considerable practice test repository at assessment day. Getting enough practice will hopefully allow candidates to feel confident in the types of questions they are likely to face and also give candidates the ability to answer questions both quickly and accurately. Speed is a vital attribute when taking SHL style tests; candidates are often not expected to complete all the questions but are expected to make significant headway, answering both a good quantity of questions and with quality thought enabling them to determine the answers correctly.
Make sure if you are taking online SHL aptitude tests (or tests from other providers) that you can take the assessments in a quiet place where you will not be disturbed. The worst thing possible for your chances would be a person disturbing you and disrupting your thought flow halfway through the testing process. Make sure you have all necessary additional materials. For all the different types (numerical, verbal, diagrammatic and abstract / inductive reasoning) it is recommended that candidates have paper for rough working as well as several pens and/or pencils. You do not want to miss out on a good job just because your only pen rank out of ink and you could not do any rough working during the tests. If taking a numerical test, you may wish to have a calculator with you.
We will be adding specific advice for the individual types of tests shortly. If you wish to suggest or to add anything to this page, please contact us as we value highly the input of our readers and users. For the time being, as on other pages, we highly recommend the assessment day practice aptitude tests to our users. They are a great way to get yourself ready for the real tests and to give yourself a leg up on the competition.