SHL TTB - SHL Technical Test Battery - JobTestPrep
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What You'll Get

  • 49 aptitude tests, over 700 questions
  • Technical understanding and mechanical comprehension tests
  • Verbal comprehension tests - TTB specific
  • Fault diagnosis/finding tests
  • Numerical computation and numerical reasoning tests
  • Spatial reasoning tests
  • Study guides and video tutorials
  • Detailed explanations, solving tips and smart score reports
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Most employers require technical jobs candidates to sit the SHL Technical Test Battery (TTB) as part of their selection process. This page outlines the various tests included on the TTBand provides you with useful information tips.

What Types of Tests Comprise the SHL TTB?

SHL Technical Test Battery comprises three different test types, the combination of which could indicate the sort of skills and abilities candidates hold in important knowledge-based and cognitive areas.

Numerical Abilities

  • Numerical Computation – this test measures your ability to do quick and accurate calculations. This is usually a set of arithmetic calculations which require you to use basic arithmetic such as four operations, fractions, and decimals. In this case it is time pressure, absence of a calculator, and accuracy which might make it more difficult to complete the test successfully.
  • Numerical Reasoning – this test measures simple numerical abilities including understanding and recognising shortcuts to a solution. Candidates are presented with a short mathematical problem and are required to reach a calculation which will solve the problem. Use of a calculator is permitted.

Gain important tips on how to pass SHL numerical tests.

Verbal Abilities

  • Verbal Comprehension – this test measures vocabulary and basic verbal skills in the context of technical work. Candidates are given sentences with a missing word, which they need to complete by choosing 1 out of 5 options.
  • Technical Understanding – this test measures the ability to understand written text in the context of technical work. Short passages are presented and candidates are required to evaluate the truthfulness of statements according to the passage. The questions are in the format of True/False/Cannot say.

Technical Abilities

  • Mechanical Comprehension – this test measures the ability to understand basic mechanical principles. Questions introduce basic mechanical/electrical concepts and situations displayed in illustrations.
  • Fault Diagnosis – this test assesses the ability to identify faults in logical systems. Learn more about Fault Diagnosis tests.
  • Spatial Recognition – this test measures the ability to recognise shapes in 2D. It is used for the assessment of apprentices, fitters mechanics, and construction workers.
  • Visual Estimation – this test measures spatial perception and the ability to make comparisons. It is used for the assessment of craft and operator-level jobs involving basic design and assembly work.

How Can I Prepare for My TTB Assessment?

In general, candidates who are asked to sit the SHL TTB are sent a PDF file that contains general explanations about the tests' nature. However, these brochures do not satisfy a candidate's practice requirements.

JobTestPrep offers a tailored SHL-style Technical Test Battery practice pack. This pack covers the various abilities assessed by the TTB. Our practice tests are inspired by the actual TTB tests in their formats, style, and difficulty levels. The test units are accompanied by score reports, explanations, and solving tips. In addition, our pack includes study guides and video tutorials for numerical and verbal concepts, an invaluable aid in assisting your preparation.

Who Can Benefit from This Pack?

Candidates applying for technical jobs such as: technical support, help desk, mechanics, construction work, assembly line, and basic design.


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