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How to Pass CEB's SHL Verbal Reasoning Tests – JTP's Experts Explain!

How to pass CEB's SHL Verbal Reasoning Tests – JTP's experts explain! - JobTestPrep's Blog
If you are being assessed by SHL you will often be asked to complete a Verbal Reasoning test. Unfortunately, for many, this is the first time they have seen such a test, and simply do not know how to approach this test.

Let’s look at how to approach SHL verbal reasoning tests in two stages:

Research the exact test details

Before you take the test, make sure that you are about to be assessed by SHL and find out the test type according to your job level. Graduates and managers are usually given a True/False/Cannot say (Verbal Critical Reasoning) test, the most common SHL Verbal Reasoning test. Senior managers will face a Verbal Analysis test or a verbal application test. Operational staff will likely face Verbal Comprehension or Verbal Usage tests.

Make sure you learn & practice
Scoring 90/100 doesn’t necessarily mean you have done well.  You need to do better than other candidates to ensure you get the highest possible result. You can reach your full potential by learning and practicing.
    • Learning - you need to learn how the test’s format “works”. For example, if you are going to sit a True/False/Cannot say test, you need to learn how to differentiate between a ‘false’ statement and a ‘cannot say’ statement. You need to learn how to ignore prior knowledge and regard the passage only, and to identify words and phrases that define the relationship between parts of the statement. You can learn Verbal Reasoning with JTP’s videos, study guides and hundreds of detailed explanations.
    • Practicing -  Practicing will help you increase your speed and accuracy and reduce your stress on the real test. In addition, it will help you choose the solving strategy that fits you best (reading the passage first vs. reading the statement first). Practise SHL specific and level specific tests rather than generic tests. A specific test helps you prepare specifically for the test format and difficulty you will encounter on your assessment.
      Remember! You have to combine learning and practicing since none of the two is sufficient alone. practicing without learning may only strengthen bad strategies and logical failures whereas only learning may not be implemented in a time limited, stressful test.

      False vs. Cannot-say – the secrets of how to beat an SHL Verbal Reasoning Test revealed on JTP’s video tutorials!

      We mentioned above that True/False/Cannot-say is the most common SHL verbal test type. On this test, you need to determine if a statement is true or false according to a given passage, or logically impossible to infer. Particularly confusing to many people is to determine when 'cannot say' is the correct answer and when to answer 'false'. In order to answer ‘false’  you need to reach a high level of certainty that the passage is contradicted by the statement. Check out our video to see how you can learn more. 
      Inside our practice area you will find, in addition to our tutorials, all the relevant practice tests.

      Get the best SHL Verbal Reasoning Practice Tests
      You can learn and practice all different types of Verbal Reasoning tests with JobTestPrep. We have excellent SHL-style tests specifically made for graduate, senior managerial and operational level candidates, and great study guides and video tutorials to help you learn basic principles and solving strategies.

      Grab Your Dream Job By Knowing What Options are Out There

      Grab Your Dream Job By Knowing What Options are Out There - JobTestPrep's Blog
      So you have done your chores, behaved yourself and finally gotten yourself through the schooling that your parents have asked you to go through. You are now ready to stand up and take control of your life, independent of anyone making decisions for you. That is all well and good, but before you can stand on your own two feet, you have to have a job that would, in turn, help you keep a well stocked fridge. Let us go over the little things that you will need to do in order to get yourself started on your independence.

      Finding a Job You Like

      This step, the very first step, takes a lot of time mainly because you either do not know what you want, or what you want is not available at the moment. This usually involves going through job advertisements on newspapers and websites, such as, just so that you get a sense of what is available. Do not be too picky, because that usually ends up with you having no job at all. Best thing to do is find an area of expertise that you like, mark all that you like, then send out your resume.

      Building Your Resume

      Part of this step should have started during your school days, because that is where you gain your experiences. It never is too late to start though, so all you have to do is get whatever awards that you were given during your schooling. It would be good to gather those that are related to the job that you are applying for. Once you have all that done, then you can arrange them chronologically, then type them down and print them. You can also download one of the generic resume formats from the Internet and use them just so that you do not get confused with how the resume should look like. Once typed out, you can save it, add your picture to the form, and then send it out electronically or via snail mail.

      Passing the Psychometric Tests

      A lot of companies nowadays are adapting the use of psychometric tests in order to find the candidate that is most fit for the job that they have. These tests are often divided into two brackets: the test to check the ability of an applicant, and a test to see if the personality of the applicant is fit for the role that he or she is applying for. There are a lot of practice tests available on line. They might not be exactly what you would get when you show up for the test, but it would give you an idea as to what you might face. There are also some forums that may be used to share experiences with psychometric tests and their preparations, such as

      Job hunting is a process that one must go through at least once. If you are lucky enough, you would land a job that would keep you satisfied and not have you applying for any other jobs with other companies. Hardly anyone is lucky though, and one usually goes through a few job applications before landing one that could be considered a keeper.

      There are times that we just want to do freelance work though. When that happens, there are a lot of other jobs out there that can be done either from the comfort of your home or at a client's place. Websites such as offer to post your availability so that potential clients may see it. Options such as these allow you to earn while waiting for your dream job to show up.

      Having a job is important, but knowing what jobs you can apply for would make things a lot better. Search online, apply. Get your dream job and live your independent life wisely.