How to Pass SHL Test with Ease

How to Pass SHL Test with Ease

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SHL test is no doubt one of the most convoluted tests around the globe.  SHL test is used by top firms in their quest to select the best candidates among pool of applicants. It is no news that only few people scale through the test.  I will like to note that those that failed the test are not mediocre. The reason for their failure is simply lack of strategy. I am willing to share a lot of external materials, links to videos and google documents for free to help you ace the test. Yes, for FREE. These materials will help you ace the SHL test with ease.

Like I mentioned, SHL test is used by top firms to screen candidates. Firms like Price Water Cooper (PWC), Stanbic IBTC are known to use SHL test to reduce the number of candidates that get to the interview stage. It would be excruciating to interview thousands of applicants, so, hiring managers employ aptitude tests such as SHL test to reduce the number of candidates they eventually interview. Other aptitude tests employed are Kenexa, Talent Q, Saville and Cubiks.

SHL test is often conducted electronically in the first phase. Candidates write the test without having to leave their homes. After applying for a job that requires SHL test, candidates receive a link via their email to complete the test. Candidates are usually given limited time to complete the test. So, you need to be super-fast to pass SHL test.

In order to mitigate cheating and ensure a fair process, a second test is usually conducted and supervised to confirm candidates’ initial performances. This is to confirm if the candidate truly passed the test himself without seeking help from others. Note that some firms only conduct the test once which is usually written at the company or a designated examination center.

Most candidates who qualify to write SHL test are usually smart individuals. Companies use SHL test to examine other abilities which educational qualification rarely shows. A firm who is looking to employ candidates who can work under pressure and still be productive uses this test.



SHL tests offer different kinds of tests. The common ones are:

  • SHL Numerical Reasoning Test
  • SHL Verbal Reasoning Test
  • SHL Diagrammatic Test
  • SHL Inductive Reasoning Test
  • SHL Spatial Awareness
  • Mechanical Comprehension
  • Situational Judgment Test
  • And many more

SHL test cannot really be likened to a particular test. The closest test in my view is the Graduate Record Examination (GRE).



There are five tips that are pertinent if you want to pass SHL tests:

  • Take lots of practice test before the real test
  • Be fast as much as you can
  • Take the test in a serene environment
  • Make sure you are with writing materials
  • Ensure to take breaks between the different SHL tests



Like I stated above, the key to pass SHL test is by taking lots of practice tests. You need preparation to familiarize yourself with the test and increase the speed at which you solve questions.

I have lots of SHL test past questions I am willing to share for free. If you need it, do inform me via the comment box below. I will be glad to send it to your email immediately I get your comment.

In addition to the materials I will be sending to you for free, you can make use of GRE materials if you have enough time. I have lots of GRE resources I used while preparing, just request for it and I will send it to you for free. Adequate preparation doesn’t hurt.

To do well in the SHL numerical reasoning test, ensure your preparation covers topics like:

  • Ratios
  • Percentages
  • Inflation Rates
  • Graphs or Data Interpretation
  • Balance Sheets

I am currently writing a detailed article on how to pass the SHL numerical reasoning test. It will be published soon. You can subscribe to my newsletter below to get notified when I publish it.



If you frequently read commercial newspapers and articles, SHL numerical reasoning test should be a walk in the park for you.

Don’t worry if you are not used to reading commercial newspapers. I have SHL test materials I am willing to give you for free. Just indicate interest via the comment box and I will send it to your email immediately. I am simply concerned about adding values to my readers.

You can still use the few days to your test to read business and commercial newspapers to get familiarized with the verbal test.


NB: I am still working on this article. I have put it online so that people writing their test can benefit from my numerous free SHL test materials.

Just indicate your interest via the comment box and I will send it to your email immediately.

I wish you best of luck as you write your SHL test.

Please inform me about the company you are about to write their test via the comment box.

I could have practice materials tailored specifically for them.

Good luck.



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