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Select2perform Tests - Practice with Samples & Answers

Select2perform Tests - Practice with Samples & Answers

Were you invited to take a test through SHL's select2perform platform? See how our test preparation resources and free samples for SHL tests can help you.

If you are a candidate of an employer that uses CEB's SHL assessment services, you have probably been asked to take an online test through a link that includes the name select2perform.

It's important to understand that select2perform refers only to the platform through which SHL's tests are delivered and NOT to a specific name of a test. Thus, we advise you to find out what type of SHL test you are expecting if you wish to prepare for it, e.g. numerical reasoning, personality etc. You can find SHL-style practice tests here.

How to find select2perform sample aptitude tests?

The most natural place to go to is SHL's official practice website: shldirect.com
However, SHL's website does not provide answers to the tests. 

If you want to see answers to practice questions that follow the SHL style and get tips for passing SHL's tests, we advise you to explore the following resources on our blog and website:

Top Tips for EPSO Case Study Preparation

Top tips for EPSO Case Study Preparation

Are you getting ready to sit your EPSO case study AST3, AD5 – 9 or any other position? Here we have prepared a list of tips to ensure you have the best chance of success.

The EPSO Case Study AST3 Basics

Source materials: A mixture of 8 – 13 emails, regulations, articles and reports.

Time limit: 90 minutes

Skills needed: spelling, written communication, ability to structure a complete report etc.

Know what you need to do

This may seem a bit obvious but it is very important that you read the questions of the EPSO case study carefully to understand exactly what you have to do. If you are slightly wrong at the beginning, you will be very far from the correct path at the end. It is worthwhile carefully analysing the questions before you start reading the source materials. By doing this you will be able to know what you are looking for when reading through the text.

Make notes whilst going through the EPSO Case Study

This is particularly relevant for the EPSO Case Study AST3 as there are more documents than in other case studies. You are given a small white board to make notes on. Use it! Make a note not only of the actual content that you feel is important but also the source of it. You will save valuable time and effort by ensuring you know the material as best you can.

Plan your report

The length of your report should be between 500 and 1000 words. Think of it as a 2 page document. However in order to ensure you cover everything you need to you have to make a plan. The same is true with every written exercise but obviously the longer the report, the more important it is to plan it. There are generally three stages to the report:

The introduction: Outlining the basic ideas and concepts mentioned in the EPSO case study.

The problem: Here you outline the main problems facing the company/ process. In this section of the report you have to demonstrate your analysis and problem solving skills whilst doing so in a clear, communicative fashion.

The solution: Here you use your prioritising and organising skills in order to present a solution that will deliver quality and results.

Looking carefully at the three steps outlined above you will notice that the four key competencies assessed in the EPSO case study AST3 (Analysis and problem-solving, Communicating, Delivering quality and results, Prioritising and organising) are used. Your goal is to demonstrate that you possess these competencies through your report. This is accomplished best through careful planning.

You may think that a plan wastes time. However this simply isn’t the case for two reasons. First of all the assessors who read your report will see your plan as well. This will be counted towards your score and is a great indicator showing that you have thought about the questions before going ahead and writing. Secondly using a plan actually increases your speed overall as it gives you a path of action. You know exactly which step to take and the steps simply follow one from the other. Therefore an EPSO case study preparation plan is hugely important.

EPSO Case Study Preparation

Other tips for EPSO case study preparation include:
  • Read up about Europe so you have a good understanding of the field you are applying to.
  • Make sure you understand the mission or question, every word and minute counts and you want to ensure you know exactly what to do.
  • Practice speed-reading. This is important for everyone. By increasing your speed you will be able to work faster which gives you more time to craft the report. 
  • Re-read the notice of competition as it often contains valuable information about the EPSO case study example that you will sit. 
You should also be aware that there is strict security at the EPSO testing centres and you are not allowed to take any personal belongings into the testing room. Moreover, security will probably have a metal detector that you have to go through before entering the room. Due to all the security concerns it is important that you arrive at the centre in plenty of time.

EPSO Case Study Practice

Here at JobTestPrep we have a variety of different case study packages available for you to use. These range from an automated service to a full blown personal session with a trained assessor. We hope you have enjoyed this blog and look forward to helping you out in your EPSO tests.

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Preparing for an SHL Personality Test - Tips and Practice Resources

Preparing for an SHL Personality Test - Tips and Practice Resources

Were you invited to take an SHL personality test as part of the recruitment process? JTP's testing team has tips on how to prepare yourself for such a test.

CEB’s SHL offer employers a personality test called OPQ (occupational personality questionnaire). Prepare for your test with these three valuable tips from JTP.

1 - Know what the test measures

By reading the product brochures that SHL provide to potential clients (the employers), you can gain a better understanding of the test's structure, the traits being measured, and even see a score report sample that will be sent to the employer.

Here are two important resources, found on the CEB SHL website:

Candidate Report - provides the employer with a full explanation of the candidate’s scores.

Fact Sheet - Details of the tests such as what traits the questions are designed to analyse and how long it should take you to complete.

2 - Know what your future employer is looking for

The application process to any job usually implies or states clearly which traits play a role when choosing which candidates to hire. For example, a customer service role will likely require sociability and empathy while an analyst role will require creative thinking styles, conscientiousness and following rules.

3 - Experience a personality test in advance

Taking a personality tests can cast fear among candidates. Naturally, we don’t feel very comfortable when we are exposed or when our inner motives are in the spotlight. Simulating a personality test in advance can help alleviate that fear and can also give you a better picture of how your profile is presented to employers.

Our personality test produces a thorough score report that analyses up to 34 traits!

See an example report and start preparing now with JobTestPrep!

CEB's SHL Numerical Reasoning Test Answers

CEB's SHL Numerical Reasoning Test Answers
Have you tried sample CEB’s SHL-style numerical questions found across the web, and struggled to understand how they got to that answer? Here we look at two such questions and invite you to work through them with us.


CEB’s SHL numerical reasoning tests are amongst the most common psychometric tests, and if you are applying for a job, you may well find that you have to take one. There are several free samples around (including in CEB’s SHL website), but they rarely give you both the answer to the question and an explanation of how to work it out. We will focus on two of these sample questions and provide you with the correct answer as well as a complete explanation for both of them.

Solutions to CEB’s SHL-style Numerical Reasoning Questions

Question #1 - World Fossil Fuel Regulation

Solutions to CEB’s SHL-style Numerical Reasoning Questions - World Fossil Fuel Regulation

Which mine can produce the greatest amount of units of electricity before it runs out of coal?

  1. Folen
  2. Dirme
  3. Ilt
  4. Ryken
  5. All Others

Explanation

The table presents us with a great load of data. However, reading the question carefully, we can see that the only data we need for solving the question is the amount of electricity that could be produced per kg of coal in each mine (the 2nd column from right) and the remaining coal left in each mine (the right-most column).
Hence, for each mine separately, we need to multiply the numbers in the "Electricity production per kg (units)" column by the numbers in the "Remaining coal (millions of tonnes)" column:
  • Folen: 17×68.27 = 1,160.59
  • Dirme: 12.3×70.95 = 872.685
  • Ilt: 14.2×62.73 = 890.766
  • Ryken: 21×61.02 = 1,281.42
  • All Others: 14.7×82.63 = 1,214.661
From the calculations we can see that Ryken can produce the greatest amount of electricity units before running out of coal.

The correct answer is therefore Ryken.

Solving tip: We can save some time solving this question by eliminating answer choices based on the following reasoning:
Since we are looking for the largest multiplication of "Electricity production" and "Remaining coal", we can discard mines in which both numbers are smaller than those of other mines.
To do so, we can start by choosing the greatest number in one of the columns. If we look at the right-most column, this number would be 82.63 (All Others).
Since all of the other mines have a lower amount of "Remaining coal", we can discard those mines that also have a lower "Electricity production" rate (i.e., a rate lower than 14.7). Thus, we can discard Dirme (which has a 12.3 rate) and Ilt (which has a 14.2 rate).

Question #2 - Newmellum Retail Outlets

Solutions to CEB’s SHL-style Numerical Reasoning Questions - Newmellum Retail Outlets

If all staff, both operations and admin, were required to wear trousers, shirts and shoes, how much would this cost the company?

  1. £4,698
  2. £12,843
  3. £18,648
  4. £27,364
  5. £33,615

Explanation

When solving this question, it is important to note that the table in fact comprises two separate smaller tables. The first table, which includes the first three columns from the left, presents data concerning the company’s staff. The second table, which includes the remaining five columns, presents data concerning the cost of purchasing different items depending on the purchase quantity.
To solve this question we need to follow the following steps:
  • First, we need to find the total number of staff members (both Admin and Operational): 212+64+16+33+112=437
  • Since the company needs to buy each of these 437 employees a pair of trousers, a shirt and a pair of shoes, the prices that apply for the purchase are those in the bottom row of the right table (the "100+" row).
  • Therefore, the total cost of purchasing the three clothing items for all staff members is: Total no. of staff × (Cost of Trousers + Cost of Shirt + Cost of Shoes) = 437×(£7.49+£3.26+£18.64) = 437×£29.39 = £12,843.43
The correct answer is therefore £12,843.

Prepare for your CEB’s SHL-style Numerical Reasoning Test

Now that you have started practising CEB’s SHL-style numerical reasoning questions, it is the ideal time to continue practising to excel at your real test. At JobTestPrep’s website you can find free SHL-style numerical teststips for passing CEB’s SHL-style numerical tests and of course - our famous SHL-style preparation packs. So what are you waiting for?  Start preparing today and get the job you always wanted!

CEB’s SHL-style Management and Graduate Item Bank Preparation

SHL Management and Graduate Item Bank Preparation
The CEB’s SHL Management and Graduate Item Bank is a set of SHL numerical and verbal tests aimed at managers, professionals and graduates. Learn more about these tests, how to prepare and the practice resources available from JobTestPrep.

What is a CEB's SHL MGIB test?

The CEB’s SHL Management and Graduate Item Bank (MGIB) is used by employers for selection, assessment or development at managerial, professional or graduate levels. The tests in this battery may be used alongside some CEB’s SHL verify tests (for example inductive or diagrammatic reasoning), or on their own. MGIB tests are usually supervised tests, so you will take them at an assessment or testing centre, where they will be either online or paper based.

The CEB’s SHL MGIB contains two categories of tests: numerical critical reasoning and verbal critical reasoning. Each category includes six test versions, of different lengths and timings. Below we discuss each test, including the types of questions it includes and the skills it requires, and refer you to the best preparation for your needs.

CEB’s SHL Verbal Critical Reasoning Test

This test assesses your ability to evaluate the logic of an argument. You are given sets of short paragraphs to read, followed by several statements. You are asked to decide whether each statement is true, false, or you cannot say based on the information contained in the text only.

There are six versions of this test, with different timings and number of questions.

Test VersionQuestionsTimeTime per question
VMG 1522529 seconds
VMG 2, 3, 4482531 seconds
VMG 5, 6321833 seconds

CEB’s SHL Numerical Critical Reasoning Test

The numerical critical reasoning test measures your ability to understand numerical data and make the correct decisions or inferences from this information. Information is presented in tables and graphs, and you are asked questions that require you to calculate the answer in order to choose the correct answer from a list of options. You may use a calculator to help find the answer.

There are also six versions of this test, with different timings and number of questions.

Test VersionQuestionsTimeTime per question
NMG 1403552 seconds
NMG 2, 3, 4353560 seconds
NMG 5, 6202060 seconds

Preparing for your CEB’s SHL MGIB test

As with all tests, it is advisable to prepare for your CEB’s SHL MGIB tests. By taking practice tests you sharpen your skills, learn to identify the correct information and calculation for the answer, and how to manage the time allocated for each question. All of this adds up to a better score at the end of it.

At JobTestPrep we have created CEB’s SHL-style practice packs designed to mimic the types of questions you will have in your MGIB test. These packs are timed, enabling you prepare within realistic (although not exactly the same) time limits. Our CEB’s SHL-style practice packs also contain study guides, video tutorials and drills to give you all the test preparation you need.

Prepare for your Management and Graduate Item Bank tests today.

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