SHL full-length practice test

10 December 2009 - 2:34pm
Vinczo

Heya,
if anybody has done this tests (full-length numerical and verbal reasoning) how well did you perform? I appreciate how they send you a separate MS Word document with the statement of your result, but it tells me nothing as there is no comparison to other people. So, what was your result?

link: http://www.shl.com/tryatest/takeatest/pages/takeatest-english.aspx

my result: verbal test - 24 out of 34, numerical test 29 out of 39. I think I have a potential to do a little better, but I'm overally satisfied with the result. The verbal part contains a lot of reading, time was a problem for me, the same goes for numerical test - you have to work really fast and accurately. In the numerical test I stopped at question 34, so I left 6 unanswered. Is my performance in line with what Big4 requires?

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  • 20 September 2013 - 9:19am
    • tomas_y1990

    This is a typical situation you face when your test score is just about average or thereabouts. If you score above 80th percentile there is usually no delays and they invite for an interview immediately. In sum, you should aim at scoring as high as possible. Use SHL or KEnexa test tutorial guides such as those from GraduateMonkey or asesment day.


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    • trading-baby

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  • 11 March 2011 - 1:26pm
    • megriffin

    hi everyone,

    I am new to this posting,
    but I am looking for more practise tests that are in the same difficulty as the real ones for IBD's and the like. I dont seem to have a problem with mental arithmatic (90%+), but these 'wordy' questions seem to be were I am loosing valuable time.

    Any links/websites ?

    Any comments ?


  • 8 January 2011 - 5:34pm
    • hannahmiao

    is it just me find that SHL's full length practice verbal is different from the real test?

    practice's options are not true, false or can't say, but four options with different answers.

    anyone in the same shoes? or i took the wrong test?

    i took the Verbal Comprehension and Reasoning one

    http://www.shl.com/tryatest/takeatest/pages/takeatest-english.aspx

    Thanks for your help


  • 9 November 2010 - 1:42pm
    • callipygian

    Hey Vinczo,

    I jut completed the test and found it similarly useless, i got almost identical scores to you.

    I completed a pracice PSL test that my uni paid for a few days ago and i got t-scores of 65 and 75 in maths and verbal respectively. I assume i have have got similar scores in the SHL test although im not feeling that well today (i have a sore throat and slightly full of cold, nothing serious) so perhaps the scores would be a little different. Nether-the-less my PSL scores were way above what the big 4 need, (t scores of around 45, and even higher than what IBs want which is around 50) so i would guess you are of a suitable standard.


  • 21 October 2010 - 11:16am
    • damydohn

    has any one done a screen print of the shl test. can u pls email me. will be very much appreciated. xxx


  • 16 March 2010 - 2:49am
    • Ola

    Hi, does anyone knows someone that tutors SHL tests, please let me know. I am in Oxford.


  • 16 January 2010 - 12:56pm
    • SteveJ

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  • 7 January 2010 - 5:55pm
    • SteveJ

    Thanks Vinczo. I was confused about the percentiles myself and after emailing them I was reminded that the site is just at the Beta stage and that this is something they are currently working on. This is also specified in their terms and conditions.

    I agree with your reasoning entirely. I think the site is in its early stages where trialling the tests is key (probably explains the free tests), but I think they are doing a great job so I will email them with this feedback.

    How did you find the rest of the tests? Its very user friendly compared to other sites I have seen!


  • 7 January 2010 - 12:53pm
    • Vinczo

    Thanks SteveJ, good site. Although the practice material is really good, I'm not sure if the percentile result is calculated correctly. I have tried many times and always the result shown as percentile was equal to % result, i.e. I answered correctly 8 of 24 and got 33 percentile (the percentage result is also 33%), same for all other alternatives. Maybe it's just temporary until there is enough input to calculate percentile correctly, but I find it misleading.

    One more thing - Verbal reasoning test nr.3:
    "Many midwives and natural birth campaigners think that the number of babies being delivered by Caesarean section is too high. However almost a third of female obstetricians have Caesareans themselves – this is a much higher rate than for non-doctors. Recent research measured how the risks of childbirth were assessed. The findings indicated that patients were prepared to accept higher risks to have a natural delivery than the professionals."

    Statement:"More babies are delivered by Caesarean than natural births."

    The correct answer to this question is cannot say, according to the site. Why not "false"? There are two groups of people - doctors and non-doctors. Only one third (which is less than 50%) of the professional group has Caesarans, and this rate is higher than for the other group - this means that non-doctors have even less Caesarans (less than one third). So the people are divided in two groups, both of them have less than 50% of Caesarans, so regardless of the size of these groups there must be less babies delivered by Caesaran than natural births.
    edit: As I was writing it I realized that there might be more ways of childbirth than just natural and Caesaran way, so the "cannot say" is probably correct. Is this correct consideration?


  • 6 January 2010 - 10:10pm
    • SteveJ

    Exactly same problem I had. I took ages registering on the SHLdirect site and then got a report that was useless.