This page outlines the most up-to-date information about CEB's SHL verbal reasoning tests as well as how to choose the appropriate practice pack to prepare with. In addition, it includes free advice and tips to help you prepare for your test.
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 a candidate can understand, process, and analyse verbal information.
As a major player in the assessment industry, CEB SHL has a massive influence on the field of verbal reasoning assessments. Almost any candidate going through an SHL assessment will encounter a verbal test. SHL has a special test battery for each job level (i.e. the AMT for senior managers, the MGIB for graduates and managers, and the TTB for technical employees), all of which include at least one verbal test.
There are many different CEB SHL verbal tests. Nevertheless, they can be summarised into two types according to the skills being tested:
The SHL Verify test is likely to be administered to nearly all job levels. It is administered online and unsupervised, ans is later verified in a shortened version at the assessment centre.
This verbal test measures the ability to analyse and interpret written information. It includes a written passage that 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 must be completed in 17-19 minutes, depending on the job level.
Verify tests are used for early screening of candidates, and those who fail to pass them do not even get a chance at the assessment centre. However, thorough practice may increase your odds.
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