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All You Need to Know About SHL Verbal Reasoning

The following article summarises the most up-to-date information about SHL Verbal Reasoning, about JTP's Verbal Reasoning practice packs for SHL, and how to choose the most suitable one, and other free advice and tips to help you prepare.

Tips on How to Pass SHL Verbal Reasoning Tests:

  1. Research – you need to gather all the possible information in order to focus on relevant topics. First, make sure your tests are administered by SHL. Then, match your position requirements with the optional tests mentioned above (operational/graduate&senior mgmt).
  2. Join JobTestPrep – choose the suitable pack at the top of this page or upgrade to a broader pack (with numerical and non-verbal practice).
  3. Start practicing – practice SHL Verbal Reasoning as much as you can to improve your solving strategies and response times.
  4. Practice reading – try to read relevant reading materials as much as you can during the period before the assessment. For example: if you apply for a graduate job in accountancy, read articles in financial newspapers. Practice reading under a time limit.
  5. The following links may provide you with additional useful information:
For more tips and solving strategies, check out our new verbal reasoning tutorials:

What is Verbal Reasoning?

Verbal reasoning tests are very popular among employers and assessment companies as verbal abilities are an important necessity for almost any job type and level. Employers wish to find out how well and how fast can a candidate understand, process and analyse verbal information.

What are SHL Verbal Tests?

As a major player in the assessment industry, SHL has a massive influence on the field of verbal reasoning assessment. Almost any candidate going through an SHL assessment will encounter an SHL verbal test. SHL has a special test battery for each job level (e.g. the AMT for senior managers, the MGIB for graduates and managers and the TTB for technical employees), which includes at least one verbal test.

There are many different SHL verbal tests. Nevertheless, they can be summerised to two types according to the skills being tested:
  1. Verbal Reasoning – these tests measure the candidate's ability to understand, analyse and interpret work related written text. Each test has a different difficulty level and job-type-relevant texts.
  2. Verbal Application  these tests measure basic knowledge of the language: vocabulary, grammar and spelling. Difficulty levels vary according to the job-level requirements.

SHL Verify Test

This test is likely to be administered to nearly all job levels. It is administered online and unsupervised, and verified in a shortened version at the assessment centre. It measures the ability to analyse and interpret written information. This verbal test includes a written passage which is followed by written statements. The candidate is required to evaluate the truthfulness of the statement in light of the passage (True/False/cannot say). The unsupervised test includes 30 questions and needs to be completed in 17-19 minutes. Verify tests are used for early screening of candidates, and those who fail to pass the test do not even get a chance at the assessment centre. However, thorough practice may increase your odds. Our practice packs include Verify Verbal Reasoning style tests. Get one now!

Other types of Verbal Tests

  • Verbal Analysis – for senior managers. Texts are comprised of complex reports and policy documents. The candidate is required to answer multiple choice questions related to the text.
  • True/False/Cannot say  for graduates. The candidate is required to evaluate the truthfulness of arguments in light of a provided passage.
  • Verbal Comprehension – for operational staff. The candidate is required to answer questions based on understanding written information.
  • Verbal Application – for senior managers. Questions present sentences with 2-3 missing words and 5 answer choices to complete these words.
  • Verbal Usage – similar to Verbal Application test, adjusted to operational level requirements.

Where Can I Get  Example Questions?

If you are looking for SHL Verbal Reasoning example questions, you can browse the gallery at the top of this page. Second, you can follow this link for a Verbal Critical Reasoning example.

We wish you a rewarding preparation experience with our SHL Verbal Reasoning practice tests and good luck on your SHL assessment.

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