CEB’s SHL-Style Logical/Inductive Reasoning Test Preparation
If you are about to take the SHL Verify Inductive Reasoning Test or any other SHL logical reasoning test, it is strongly recommended to become familiar with their concepts in advance. With JobTestPrep you can learn about these tests and practise SHL-style logical reasoning tests.
The majority of employers in the UK use aptitude tests as part of their selection process. A candidate applying for a position at a company that uses CEB’s SHL Talent Measurement services is very likely to encounter a logical reasoning test as part of the preliminary online assessment process.
What is the SHL Logical Reasoning Test?The answer to this question is not so straightforward. Technically, there are two main types of logical reasoning tests delivered by CEB’s SHL: inductive reasoning tests and deductive reasoning tests.
The first type refers to non-verbal, figural tests involving shapes, whereas the second one is based on verbal (and sometimes also numerical) information. However, when using the term ‘SHL logical reasoning test’, employers and assessors usually refer only to the inductive tests offered by SHL. For that reason, we are going to focus on this type of test. In our discussion, we will use the terms ‘logical’ and ‘inductive’ test interchangeably, always referring to the shapes-based inductive test.
If you are interested in other types of CEB’s SHL logical reasoning tests, check out our deductive reasoning or non-verbal reasoning pages.
The logical reasoning tests SHL produces measure your abstract reasoning skills. These skills are based on mere logic, and they are independent of your language skills or prior knowledge. On these tests, you need to identify the logical pattern behind the shapes presented to you, and select the diagram that completes it. That is why these tests are often also referred to as abstract reasoning tests or diagrammatic series tests (These tests should not be confused with SHL’s diagrammatic reasoning tests, in which you need to follow a system of inputs, operators, and outputs in the form of symbols).
The most common type of question one can expect to encounter on an SHL logical test is 'next-in-series'. In this type of question, you are presented with a row of figures and you must choose the figure that should come next in the series. You may also face other types of questions on your logical reasoning test. For example, you may be presented with a matrix of shapes missing a piece. Your task would be to identify the missing piece from the available options.
Our SHL-Style Logical/Inductive Reasoning Test practice pack includes practice drills for next-in-series questions as well as other question formats.
The SHL Verify Inductive Reasoning Test This is the most common type of logical reasoning test SHL offers, often delivered to candidates applying for graduate, managerial, and executive roles. On this test, you are presented with a series of five objects. Your task is to select the object that would come next in the series from the five available options.
The test consists of 24 questions to be solved in 25 minutes. It is administered online at the beginning of the recruitment process, along with other CEB SHL-style Verify tests. If you pass the test, you are often invited to an assessment centre, where you are required to sit an additional, shorter verification test. This test is supervised and is designed to substantiate the integrity of your former results.
It is, thus, important that you prepare for both tests.
Practising for the online test will increase your odds of qualifying for the assessment centre, where you will have the chance to show your virtues in person. Refreshing your logical reasoning skills once again before the assessment centre will ensure you pass the verification test.
Practise SHL-Style Logical and Inductive Reasoning TestsJobTestPrep offers you a comprehensive preparation experience for your upcoming exam. Our online CEB SHL-Style Logical Reasoning Test practice pack includes practice drills for next-in-series questions, other question formats, and an instructional video tutorial. All of the practice questions are accompanied by their answers and full explanations. The video tutorial introduces you to different formats of logical reasoning questions, demonstrates prevalent logical patterns on next-in-series tests, and provides expert tips for solving logical reasoning tests.
Our preparation resources can help you become familiar with the commonly used patterns on SHL’s logical tests and sharpen your reasoning skills. These skills are guaranteed to increase your speed and improve your overall performance on the real test.
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"The numerical tutorials and drills helped to remember technical aspects (as its been a while since I finished school) and provided a good opportunity to practice tests which ensured I was prepared and I excelled in this area of the actual test. I was also prepared for the verbal and abstract reasoning tests and performed within the average range in the actual test."