Do you have an SHL assessment coming soon? Not sure how to choose the best practice pack out of the variety of packs available on the market? This article describes four important criteria you should consider when purchasing a preparation pack for SHL-style tests.

great preparation pack for SHL-style tests should first and foremost include up-to-date practice tests, as well as study aids that give you the understanding and skill to improve your performance and excel at the actual test. In addition, it is important that the practice materials in the pack resemble both the general features of SHL’s assessments and the unique features of the specific test you are about to take.

The four criteria you need to consider when purchasing practice SHL-style tests are:

1. The similarity to the general features of SHL-style tests

The majority of SHL’s psychometric tests are computerised (either delivered online or at the recruiter’s office) and have strict time limits. Although it may seem unimportant, the similarity between the general features of the tests you practise with and those of the actual test has a great impact on your performance. For instance, if you only practise with paper and pen verbal tests (which allow you to mark and write on the text as you please), you may experience difficulties dealing with an online test (where no such marking and writing is possible). Thus, it is important to choose a practice pack that includes computerised tests, which can be taken under real-time pressure.

All of JobTestPrep’s packs consist of online practice tests with time limits similar to those of SHL tests.

2. The similarity to the features of SHL-style specific tests

The nature of SHL’s tests is different from that of other assessment companies. Thus, as a first step, you should make sure your tests are indeed administered by SHL. Don’t compromise on a general aptitude tests preparation pack and look for an SHL-specific pack.

SHL tests are also quite varied in themselves, differing in their type (e.g. numerical, verbal, mechanical etc) and level (e.g. graduate, senior management etc). Therefore, it is important that you choose a pack which is appropriate to your job level and includes the relevant types of tests.

Only by choosing an SHL-specific pack which is also level-specific, will you be able to prepare for the real thing and avoid wasting your time on general and irrelevant practice tests.

JobTestPrep offers SHL-style level-specific packs, which were specially tailored to resemble SHL’s actual tests. Check out our job-level-specific packs for senior managersgraduates and operational, sales & technical roles, or our battery-specific packs: the ITTS pack, the PTB pack, the CRTB pack and the TTB pack.

3. Comprehensive preparation

The key to successfully passing SHL tests lies in the right combination between practising and learning. Practise does make perfect, thus it is important to choose a preparation pack that offers an extensive amount of practice tests. However, in order to improve your performance, it is also crucial that you will be able to learn from your mistakes and understand what to do next time. Therefore, a good practice pack must include detailed explanations of the practice questions as well as study aids.

JobTestPrep’s packs include an extensive amount of practice materials, reinforced by detailed explanations and solving tips and accompanied by smart score reports. Together with our collection of video tutorials and study guides, our packs offer you a comprehensive learning experience.

4. Updated

SHL is an assessment company that grows and develops at a rapid pace. As a result, it launches new tests every year and updates its existing tests from time to time. Therefore, it is important to choose a practice pack that is up-to-date with the latest changes in SHL assessments.

JobTestPrep’s development team puts a great deal of effort on constantly updating our preparation materials to reflect the latest trends seen in CEB’s SHL tests. In addition, our practice materials are frequently reviewed by test writers in order to modify and expand them according to customer’s’ feedback.

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