Free SHL (Verify G+) General Ability Test Practice [2024]
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What Is the SHL General Ability Test?

The SHL General Ability Test (Verify G+) contains 24-30 cognitive questions (depending on the version) and takes 36 minutes to complete. It is SHL’s most popular test used to assess your thinking and problem-solving abilities. 

The test contains three topics:

Numerical Reasoning 8-10 questions
Inductive Reasoning 8-10 questions
Deductive Reasoning 8-10 questions

Within the test, the topics of the questions will be mixed. 


What Type of Questions Can You Expect on Your Verify G+ Test?

The SHL General Ability Test has two versions – interactive and multiple choice. To make the most out of your preparation time make sure you practice the correct version, as the two versions differ greatly in their format:

  • The SHL Verify g+ contains multiple-choice questions.
  • The SHL Verify Interactive g+ includes interactive open-ended questions, which means you will be able to take the test on your mobile phone and interact with it (drag-and-drop, connect the dots, etc.). Furthermore, this version of the test is adaptive- as the test progresses, the difficulty level will increase with each correct answer. 


To ensure you are about to take the SHL General Ability test, check the name in your test invitation. 

SHL General Ability Test Invitation Announcement

SHL Verify G+ Practice Questions

Numerical Reasoning

SHL Numerical reasoning questions typically focus on your ability to extract, calculate, and come to conclusions based on numerical data. Here is an example of a numerical question you might see on the SHL Verify G+ test:


What proportion of both sites' April and May traffic was for

SHL numerical sample question
Correct Answer
Incorrect Answer

The correct answer is (E) - 38.1%

To calculate this, we add up the total page views of for April and May and divide this amount by the total hits of both sites for the same period.

Therefore, the calculation would be:

(35+45)/(35+45+70+60), which is 80/210 -> 38.1%

Did you know - there is also an SHL Calculation Test dedicated only to mental calculations.


Inductive Reasoning

SHL Inductive questions revolve around finding the logical rules represented in shapes’ color, position, etc. The following is an example of a typical SHL Verify G+ question:

Which diagram would appear next in series?

SHL inductive sample question
Correct Answer
Incorrect Answer

The correct answer is (A).

The inner shape in one frame becomes the middle shape in the next frame; the middle shape becomes the outer shape in the next frame; and the outer shape becomes the inner shape two frames later.

Thus, the outer shape in the missing frame should be a square (just like the middle shape in the 5th frame), the middle shape should be a triangle (like the inner shape in the 5th frame), and the inner shape should be a diamond (like the outer shape in the 4th frame).



Deductive Reasoning

SHL Deductive questions examine your ability to draw logical conclusions out of given information. This will usually be measured by scheduling tasks or ranking items based on constraints. Here is an example of such a question: 

SHL Deductive Sample Question

In a restaurant's storage room, there are seven kinds of fruits - Figs, Guavas, Honeydews, Kiwis, Mangos, Nectarines and Papayas. The restaurant's chef has to pick exactly four different kinds of fruits out of the seven to make a fruit salad. The selected fruits must meet the following conditions:

  • Papaya can be selected only if Kiwi is selected.
  • Fig can be selected only if Nectarine is selected.
  • Either Mango or Nectarine must be selected but not both.
  • Either Papaya or Honeydew must be selected but not both.

Which one of the following could be a complete and accurate list of the fruits from which the salad is made up?

Kiwi, Papaya, Fig, Mango
Kiwi, Nectarine, Honeydew, Guava
Mango, Nectarine, Fig, Papaya
Papaya, Mango, Guava, Honeydew
Guava, Papaya, Kiwi, Fig
Correct Answer
Incorrect Answer

The Correct answer is (B) - Kiwi, Nectarine, Honeydew, Guava.

In questions asking for a possible complete arrangement according to the rules, go over the answer options and eliminate every response that violates any of the rules presented.

The correct answer is the one that does not violate any of the rules.

Answer (A) - According to the derivatives, Fig can only be selected if Nectarine is selected (~N → ~F). In addition, Mango and Nectarine cannot both be used (M or N). So, a salad containing Mango and Fig is impossible (M → ~F).

Answer (B) - This setting does not violate any of the rules, and therefore this is the correct answer.

Answer (C) - According to the rules, Mango and Nectarine cannot both be selected (M or N).

Answer (D) - According to the rules, Papaya and Honeydew cannot both be selected (P or H).

Answer (E) - According to the rules, Fig can only be selected if Nectarine is selected, so a salad containing Fig but not Nectarine is impossible (~N → ~F).

More questions, full simulations and Verify G+ practice tests are available in our complete SHL General Ability Preparation Pack.



SHL Verify Interactive G+ Practice Questions

As mentioned, interactive verify g+ questions involve similar skills as the non-interactive questions, only they require to insert your answer by interacting with visual elements, which in some cases makes the question more complex. 

For example, try the following inductive question simulating Verify G+ interactive questions, taken from our complete SHL Verify G+ Preparation:  


Inductive Question- Complete the following sequence: 

In the actual test, you'll have to click on the nodes to connect them, according to the appropriate sequence. 

View the Answer:

The correct sequence is:

AZ -> 19 -> BY -> 28 -> CX -> 37 -> DW -> 46 -> EV -> 55



The question asks you to find the logical rules applied between these nodes and complete the sequence, which started with the connected nodes: AZ -> 19 -> BY -> 28.

Logical Rule #1: The sequence starts with a node containing letters that connects to a node containing numbers, which then connects again to a node containing letters. The final sequence would stick to this pattern: Letters -> Numbers -> Letters -> Numbers, and so forth.

Logical Rule #2: The main “theme” of this question is opposite extremes.

A and Z are the first and last letters of the alphabet.

1 and 9 are the first and last digits (presented in this question)

With each connection, these letters and digits are ‘getting closer’ to each other.

B and Y – are the second and the second-to-last letters of the alphabet.

2 and 8 – are the second and second-to-last digits (presented in this question).

Following these rules, the next nodes should be the third and fourth letters or digits


Interactive questions are also more challenging because they are open-ended. It's especially challenging in numerical questions, which in other cases can be answered by eliminating answers and using shortcuts.

For example, try the following interactive numerical question: 

Numerical question- Chart Pie

There are 77 engineers from four fields working in your high-tech company and they are paid a 12% annual bonus on their annual salary.




Determine the annual salary (including bonus) paid to each engineering field in percentages (rounding to the nearest whole number only in the last step).

In the actual test, you will be presented with a chart pie which you will have to divide according to the correct percentages. 

View the Answer:


To solve this question, you need to calculate the yearly salary of all engineers in total and the yearly salary by field. Then you can calculate the proportion between them in percentages.

You can calculate the yearly salary by field using the formula below:

Total Yearly Salary by field: No. of employees * Monthly salary per employee * No. of months (12) * Bonus (extra 12%) 


Total sum of salaries of all four fields = $2,907,072 + $1,764,000 + $1,996,848 + $1,087,632 = $7,755,552


Calculate the percentage of each field's yearly salary out of the total yearly salary:


In the actual test, you will have approximately 2 minutes for each question


Other interactive questions will require you to recognize roles and patterns represented in the shapes (deductive), create work schedules based on provided constraints (inductive), understand and create graphs (numerical), and much more. All possible interactive question types, mirroring the actual SHL Verify g+ test format, are available in our SHL General Ability Preparation Pack. 


Haven't found the questions you are looking for? Visit our free SHL practice test for sample questions of common SHL tests. 

SHL General Ability Scoring

Here are some frequent questions about the SHL General Ability Test score:


What Is a Good Score on the SHL General Ability Test?

As a general rule, you need to score at least at the 80th percentile (a score higher than at least 80% of the comparison group) to pass the assessment.

What is a comparison group?

Your comparison group is a group of candidates previously tested by SHL, whose profile is similar to the job you applied to.

SHL’s 4 most common comparison groups are:

  • Operational
  • Graduates
  • Supervisors
  • Managers

 So eventually, a passing score on the SHL General Ability Test depends on the position you apply to.


Will I Be Able to View My Score After the Test?

Not always.

Sometimes you will receive a detailed score report, showing you your exact percentile score in each section, as this detailed SHL score report.

Yet, sometimes you will only get your performance grade relative to your comparison group:

SHL General Ability Score Report


In any case, you will not be able to see how well you have answered individual questions.


For How Long Is My SHL Score Valid?

This depends on the hiring company, yet according to their score reports, SHL saves your scores for 12-18 months.

Practicing the SHL General Ability Test

You will usually have no more than 1 week to prepare for the SHL General Ability Test. Therefore, to be best prepared, your practice must be focused and accurate.

Follow these 4 crucial guidelines:


#1 – Prepare for the Right Test

As I’ve mentioned (more than once…), the SHL General Ability Test has two versions. If you practice the wrong one, your score will be less than optimal.

Do your best to find out exactly which version you’re taking.


#2 – Practice In-Depth and In Breadth

What does that mean, anyway?

  • Practice In-Depth – Solve many questions of the same type consecutively. This will highly increase your skill and solving speed in the specific style of SHL questions.
  • Practice In Breadth – Solve simulations of the actual Verify G+ test, where questions are mixed. This will improve your flexibility and adaptability for different question types.


#3 – Practice What Matters

Don’t waste your time on question types that won’t appear on the actual assessment.

Research shows that to significantly improve your score on cognitive tests, you should solve questions as close as possible to those on the actual test, in terms of both content AND structure.

It is true that practicing questions that are only related to the ones on the real test may be helpful as well – but their effect on your score is FAR lower.

Focus first and foremost on SHL-type questions, and if you have some time left, practice additional types.


#4 – Learn from Your Mistakes

That’s a very simple truth.

If you want to improve, you must know where you were wrong.

That is primarily why I don’t recommend you to rely on SHL’s official practice tests. Yes, they will give you a good understanding of how the test looks like, but they have no answers and no explanations, so your ability to learn and improve is very little.

In addition, remember that the SHL General Ability Test combines three different topics (numerical, inductive, and deductive). Therefore, it is essential that you know in which of these areas you are weakest, so your final score is as high as it can be.


Start Preparing for Your SHL General Ability Test 

  • Practice for the Right Test - This is the ONLY preparation resource that prepares you for both the Verify Interactive G+ test and Verify G+ multiple-choice test versions.
  • In-Depth and In-Breadth Practice - Full-length simulations of the SHL General Ability Test, as well as an abundance of additional verify g+ practice tests for any skill and topic on the test. 
  • Practice What Matters - Question types similar to those on the real SHL General Ability Test.
  • Learn from Your Mistakes - Detailed explanations to all questions.

The Test Provider – SHL

SHL is one of the world’s largest test providers.

Namely – tests are their business. They develop and distribute a wide variety of tests, then used by employers to screen candidates. The company currently offers over 70 different tests for thousands of employers worldwide.

SHL TalentCentral

TalentCentral (or Talent Central) is SHL’s testing platform – the website on which you will take your SHL Verify G+ test.

Since all of SHL’s tests are conducted on the TalentCentral platform, that name alone will unfortunately not help you to determine which SHL test you take. 

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