Last Updated on: July 2020

CEB (SHL)

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Overview

As of 2012, CEB (Corporate Executive Board) acquired SHL.

Prior to this acquisition, SHL was the largest global provider of cloud-based software for talent assessment and was headquartered in the UK. SHL has operations in Europe, Asia and the U.S and serve more than 10,000 clients in 111 countries, including more than 40 percent of the Fortune 500 and over 80 percent of the FTSE 100. Each year, SHL delivers more than 25 million assessments in over 30 languages.

Preparation Advice

Whilst typically, pilot aptitude tests aim to assess the same key core skills required to complete pilot training successfully and/or operate an aircraft competently, CEB (SHL) psychometric tests are designed to be utilised in a wide variety of industries and therefore tend to focus less on traditional assessment areas commonly associated with pilot aptitude tests.

The psychometric tests developed by CEB (SHL) aim to assess an individual’s maximum ability in a competency that has been identified as important for success in the role, however that said, CEB (SHL) psychometric tests utilised by airlines or flying schools do not include the assessment of skills such as multi-tasking, spatial awareness, memory capacity, hand-to-eye coordination and mental arithmetic.

The CEB (SHL) psychometric test that you are likely to face at assessment with an airline will assess abilities such as spatial awareness, numerical reasoning, verbal reasoning, technical reasoning and manipulating abstract or logical symbols within diagrammatic reasoning (also known as visual reasoning) tests.

It should be noted that pilot candidates participating in a CEB (SHL) psychometric test should anticipate being assessed with other methods and we therefore recommend also practicing multi-tasking, selective attention, reaction time, memory capacity, hand-to-eye coordination and mental arithmetic.

Normally, CEB (SHL) are completed by the candidate within their web browser in the first phase of assessment. Candidates are given a limited time to complete the multiple-choice test with the intention to place the candidate under pressure to identify their maximum level of performance. This maximum level of performance is then compared with other candidates also participating in the assessment to establish a norm group. Ability is calculated relative to the norm group and compared to a pre-defined cut-off point (or pass mark), which represents the minimum ability needed to be successful in the role.

Activities suitable for CEB (SHL) Test Preparation

The CEB (SHL) psychometric test that you are likely to face at assessment with an airline will assess abilities such as spatial awareness, numerical reasoning, verbal reasoning, technical reasoning and manipulating abstract or logical symbols within diagrammatic reasoning (also known as visual reasoning) tests.

We recommend using the content shown below to tailor your preparation specifically for the CEB (SHL) psychometric test.

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Num Reasoning (Type 1)
Numerical Reasoning 1 analyses your ability to interpret information, using figures, tables, graphs and statistics and come to conclusions on the data, just like CEB.
Num Reasoning (Type 2)
Numerical Reasoning 2 analyses your ability to interpret information, using figures, tables, graphs and statistics and come to conclusions on the data, just like CEB.
Verbal Reasoning (Type 1)
Our verbal reasoning content, organised by excerpt, accurately mimics the questions posed in a large majority of pilot aptitude and psychometric tests, including CEB/SHL, Talent Q and Cut-E.
Verbal Reasoning (Type 2)
Our verbal reasoning content, with multiple passages per test, accurately mimics the questions posed in a large majority of pilot aptitude and psychometric tests, including CEB/SHL, Talent Q and Cut-E.
Visual Reasoning 2
Visual Reasoning 2 requires the candidate to identify a pattern and route from a collection of images by selecting from four available options.
Visual Reasoning 3
Visual Reasoning 3 presents cube nets with each panel containing a symbol. Candidate must identify which cube net relates to the three-dimensional cube.
Mental Mathematics
Our mathematics database, organised in to easy, medium and hard difficulties, accurately mimics the questions posed in a large majority of pilot aptitude tests.
Visual Reasoning 4
Visual Reasoning 4 presents four images each containing numerous scrambled lines and tasks the candidate with identifying which image hides a shape within.


We would also recommend using these activities for aspects of your assessment:


Aspects
Mimicking tasks within a jet aircraft, Aspects assesses and enhances candidate ability in spatial awareness by incorporating aural statements and visual imagery.
MultiTasker
Encompassing multiple tasks in to one activity, MultiTasker assesses and enhances candidate ability in multi-tasking, hand-to-eye coordination and selective attention
Control
Control assesses and enhances candidate ability in hand-to-eye coordination and selective attention using multiple control axes and visual cues.
Command
Incorporating control and acknowledgment of cues, Command assesses and enhances multi-tasking, selective attention and hand-to-eye coordination skills.
Tracking
Tracking assesses and enhances candidate multi-tasking and hand-to-eye coordination skills with the use of two control axes controlled by opposing inputs.
Guidance
Tasking the candidate with controlling multiple intermittently changing datums, Guidance assesses and enhances selective attention and hand-to-eye coordination skills.
Perspectives
Perspectives assesses and enhances spatial awareness, tasking the candidate with matching sets of multicoloured cylinders orientated in to different perspectives.
Switch
Switch establishes an understanding of memory capacity and selective attention skills, tasking the candidate with efficiently acknowledging change.
Bearings
Bearings assesses user understanding of their position in physical space, known as spatial awareness, using common flight instruments.
Flight Director
This highly accurate test simultaneously assesses and enhances multi-tasking, hand-to-eye coordination and memory capacity skills.
Orientation
Orientation assesses spatial awareness and selective attention skills, by tasking candidates with identifying friend or foe aircraft.
Memory
Memory assesses selective attention and memory capacity skills, tasking the candidate with efficiently memorising and inputting four sets of data repeatedly.
Adjust
A challenging activity, Adjust assesses multi-tasking, spatial awareness, hand-to-eye coordination, selective attention and mental mathematic skills.
Grid
Rectangular grid containing a variety of different coloured shapes. The candidate must examine the grid and determine which shape does not represent the provided values.
Align
Multi-tasking activity with three different activities which must be monitored and successfully completed simultaneously. Horizontal and vertical control mode are provided for practice.
Spin
Rotating tube containing a variety of different two-dimensional shapes, which must be correctly navigated (or flown through) to ensure continued progression through the tube.

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