CEB SHL is a popular assessment company among employers of all sizes, from global audit firms to SMEs. Thus, it is extremely likely you will encounter a CEB's SHL numerical test on one of your upcoming assessments.
The key to succeeding on CEB's SHL numerical tests is knowing what to expect and practising as many relevant questions as you can (i.e. practising questions that are similar in type, difficulty level, and time limit to the questions candidates at your job level are required to solve).
This page offers you JobTestPrep's CEB SHL-style numerical preparation packs, provides links to free practice questions and numerical tips, and answers some of the most frequently asked questions about SHL’s numerical tests.
CEB’s SHL Talent Measurement offers many different types of numerical tests, which vary according to the type and level of the job in question. Take a look at the relevant row in the table below and find out which of our preparation packs is the most suitable for you.
|Job Level/Type||JobTestPrep's Appropriate Packs|
|Directors and Senior Managers||Numerical Pack - Senior MGMT|
|Managers, Professionals and Graduates||Numerical Pack – Graduate/MGMT|
|Junior Managers and Supervisors||CRTB Pack – Numerical, Verbal, Logical & More|
|Information Technology Staff||ITTS Pack – Numerical, Verbal & More|
|Sales, Customer Service and Call Centre Staff||Numerical Pack – Technical, Sales & Operational|
|Administrative and Clerical Staff||Numerical Pack – Technical, Sales & Operational
PTB Pack – Numerical, Verbal & More
|Technical Staff||Numerical Pack – Technical, Sales & Operational
TTB Pack – Numerical, Verbal & More
Practise free CEB's SHL–style numerical questions with answers and explanations, or check out our post about CEB's SHL numerical reasoning test answers. See our Free SHL-style Numerical Reasoning Test PDF for a paper based version.
These free tests present only a fraction of the rich collection of practice materials you will find in our preparation packs. These packs include hundreds of practice questions, which range from basic practice drills to advanced-level questions.
Below are useful links to free resources that will help you prepare for your upcoming CEB’s SHL assessment.
More tips for solving numerical reasoning questions can be found in JobTestPrep's practice packs. Our packs not only include detailed explanations for each question, but they also provide study guides and video tutorials that elaborate on important concepts and demonstrate how to solve different types of numerical questions.
The number of questions on a CEB's SHL numerical test varies between the different types of tests. This can be anywhere between 10 and 50 questions.
CEB's SHL numerical tests are timed, and quite often these time limits are what makes these tests so difficult. This is why, in many cases, you are not expected to answer all of the questions in the allotted time.
CEB's SHL has numerous types of numerical tests designed for different job levels. Accordingly, the difficulty level of these tests is extremely varied.
We also offer battery-specific packs, which cover the different types of tests (numerical, verbal, and other) administered to certain job levels/roles: the CRTB pack (for junior managers and supervisors), the ITTS pack (for IT roles), the PTB pack (for administrative and clerical staff), and the TTB pack (for technical staff).
The answer is very simple—there is no difference.
CEB acquired SHL in 2012, but retained the SHL branding for most of their tests. SHL remains SHL and SHL’s assessments remain the same. For more information, read the post dedicated to this acquisition in our blog.
CEB's SHL encourages candidates to prepare for its tests, offering several example questions and practice tests on their website. However, this practice resource is quite limited and does not cover the wide range of tests actually offered by the company. In addition, answers and explanations to these tests are not provided. You can check out our blog to get answers and detailed solutions to SHL's sample questions.
While training for numerical tests, it is very difficult to improve without knowing where you went wrong and why. For this reason, we have put a great deal of effort into making sure our CEB’s SHL–style numerical practice packs include detailed answer explanations, as well as study guides and video tutorials that offer tips and tricks and help you learn new solving methods.
There are four main actions you can take to improve your speed:
Take a look at the free tips section above for useful links to study aids that will help you increase your speed.
In most cases, your score is determined based on the number of questions you answer correctly. This number is then compared to a norm group of people with a similar educational/professional background to get your relative score. Read our page about CEB's SHL test results to better understand how these tests are scored.
A large proportion of CEB's SHL numerical tests include a pass mark. A pass mark (also referred to as a pass score or a cut score) is a score, pre-determined by the employer, that you must pass in order to continue to additional stages of the recruitment process. There is no one single pass mark for all of CEB’s SHL tests. Rather, as it varies according to the requirements of each employer.
It is hard to give a definite answer to this question as different employers set different cut-scores and compare their candidates’ scores to different norm groups. However, it is quite safe to say that getting a grade of A or B is good.
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