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The SHL inductive reasoning test assesses the abstract and logical capabilities of potential candidates for employment. Getting the right score on the SHL inductive reasoning test can help you enter a lucrative new career, while an inadequate score could remove you from consideration entirely. To find the tips and tricks you’ll need to pass the test with ease, all you’ll need is Prepterminal’s SHL inductive reasoning prep course.
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Let’s take a look at what the SHL inductive reasoning test is and how it differs from other inductive and deductive reasoning assessments. Try out some realistic SHL practice tests to find out what you can expect on your test.
What Is the SHL Inductive Reasoning Test?
The SHL inductive reasoning test is an online exam created by SHL, a company dedicated to assisting companies with talent acquisition and talent management. The test is meant to assess potential candidates on their problemsolving abilities; by using nonnumerical and nonverbal questions, you’ll need to analyze patterns and find common elements amongst a set of data. From this analysis, you’ll then need to predict how the pattern will continue in the future.
What’s the Difference Between the SHL Inductive and Deductive Reasoning Test?
Each SHL test has a distinct set of questions, requiring varied analysis of different data points. The primary difference between the SHL inductive and deductive tests is whether you’ll be asked to assess an abstract question or a verbal question.
 Inductive Reasoning Test: The questions in the inductive test tend to be nonverbal, focusing more on pattern analysis and reaching conclusions based on sets of abstract data. For example, the test may present you with a series of figures that share similar characteristics. It will then ask you to determine what figure would fit into the empty space following this same pattern.
 Deductive Reasoning Test: The SHL deductive reasoning test will provide information in the form of passages or statements based on three primary subjects:
 Syllogisms
 Arrangements
 Underlying Assumptions
Each will present a verbal pattern that needs to be determined from the available information. After a pattern is identified, a conclusion must be reached based on that pattern.
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Question 1 of 40
1. Question
The exchange rates of top 10 currencies on 21th of June are shown below.
The first column shows the exchange rates of USD to top 10 currencies and the second column shows the inverse exchange rate of these currencies except for British Pound (GBP) whose information is hidden.
From the data above, calculate the inverse exchange rate of GBP to USD.
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Question 2 of 40
2. Question
The two figures share a common feature. Which of the figures below the two figures does NOT share this feature?
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Question 3 of 40
3. Question
Assumptions:
Rulers are always sold with a free pouch.
Pencils can be sold with rulers.
Crayons cannot be sold with pencils but are allowed to be bought with rulers.Conclusion
You get a free pouch when you buy crayons with pencils and rulers.
If the assumptions are true, then the conclusion is:
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Question 4 of 40
4. Question
What currency from the ones shown in the table below is stronger than USD?
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Question 5 of 40
5. Question
The two figures share a common feature. One of the answer figures does NOT share the same feature. Which figure does NOT share the common feature?
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Question 6 of 40
6. Question
Assumptions
Whenever Diego goes out to town, his dog follows him into his car.
Annie sometimes goes with Diego.
Diego has a car that takes three passengers
Conclusion:
Diego’s dog also likes to follow Annie.
If the assumptions are true, then the conclusion is:
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Question 7 of 40
7. Question
100 USD is worth 132 Canadian Dollars CAD at a given date. How many CAD can one purchase with 680 USD?
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Question 8 of 40
8. Question
The two unlabelled figures share a common feature. One of the figures below them does NOT share this same feature. Which figure does NOT share the common feature?
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Question 9 of 40
9. Question
Assumptions:
Every bus goes through the freeway to get to the city everyday except Monday, where they take a different route.
Jane works in the city and always takes the bus to work.
Taxis are available 24/7 and can take you anywhere you want to go.
Conclusion
Jane takes a taxi to work every Monday.
If the assumptions are true, then the conclusion is:
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Question 10 of 40
10. Question
Which currency is the strongest based on the cross rates table shown below?
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Question 11 of 40
11. Question
Identify a quality that the two shapes have in common. Select which of the four suggested answers also possesses the quality.
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Question 12 of 40
12. Question
Assumptions:
Carl’s Ice Cream Store always gives three scoops of ice cream for their customers per cone.
Every fourth purchase, the store gives the customer a fourth scoop.
Nina buys ice cream for herself and her brother from Carl’s starting every Monday, then continues to buy it on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.
Conclusion:
Nina gets a fourscoop ice cream from Carl’s every Wednesday.
If the assumptions are true, then the conclusion is:
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Question 13 of 40
13. Question
The table below shows the exchange rates of some currencies in a given day.
Based on the above table, calculate which person owns LESS money than the others.
Name of Person Amount of money he/she owns Teddy 125 EURO Samantha 112 British Pounds Sathish 10 500 Indian Rupees Jane 200 Australian Dollars William 180 Canadian Dollars CorrectIncorrect 
Question 14 of 40
14. Question
Identify a quality that the two images have in common. Select which of the four suggested answers also possesses the quality.
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Question 15 of 40
15. Question
Assumptions:
Chris loves to go to the beach
Chris stays at home whenever it rains
Lila usually goes with Chris to the beach.
Conclusion:
Lila stays at home with Chris whenever it rains.
If the assumptions are true, then the conclusion is:
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Question 16 of 40
16. Question
Which figure must be placed instead of question mark (?) in the matrices below?
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Question 17 of 40
17. Question
Identify a quality that the two shapes have in common. Select which of the three suggested answers also possesses the quality
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Question 18 of 40
18. Question
Assumptions:
Jacob frequently goes to a bookstore.
He only buys diaries whenever there’s a sale.
The store has a sale every two months.
Conclusion:
Jacob only buys diaries every two months.
If the assumptions are true, then the conclusion is:
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Question 19 of 40
19. Question
Which figure must be placed instead of question mark (?) in the matrices below?
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Question 20 of 40
20. Question
Identify a quality that the two images have in common. Select which of the four suggested answers also possesses the quality.
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Question 21 of 40
21. Question
Assumptions:
Pete always has coffee with his breakfast
The local cafe serves coffee with every meal but not for takeout
Pete eats breakfast in his office
Conclusion:
Pete does not go to the local cafe for his breakfast.
If the assumptions are true, then the conclusion is:
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Question 22 of 40
22. Question
Which figure replaces the question mark in the following matrices?
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Question 23 of 40
23. Question
Identify a quality that the two shapes have in common. Select which of the four suggested answers also possesses the quality.
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Question 24 of 40
24. Question
Assumptions:
Richard wakes up late during the weekends.
His job requires him to go to the office early in the morning before his coworkers arrive and they greet each other.
Richard only works on weekdays.
Conclusion:
Richard’s coworkers greet him during the weekdays.
If the assumptions are true, then the conclusion is:
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Question 25 of 40
25. Question
Which figure replaces the question mark in the following matrices?
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Question 26 of 40
26. Question
Identify a quality that the two shapes have in common. Select which of the four suggested answers also possesses the quality.
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Question 27 of 40
27. Question
Assumptions:
Theodore goes out for a run in the forest every other day
He chooses to run around town other times
He stays at home however whenever it gets too cold.
Conclusion:
Theodore only runs in the morning.
If the assumptions are true, then the conclusion is:
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Question 28 of 40
28. Question
Which figure replaces the question mark in the following matrices?
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Question 29 of 40
29. Question
Assumptions:
Joy is aiming to be the new manager of the store.
Dan is qualified to be the new manager of the company but doesn’t want to be promoted.
The company only considers promoting those who are qualified to become managers.
Conclusion:
Joy will not be promoted as the new manager.
If the assumptions are true, then the conclusion is:
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Question 30 of 40
30. Question
Which figure replaces the question mark in the following matrices?
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Question 31 of 40
31. Question
Modern brass is produced by mixing copper and zinc. In such an alloy, for every 2 mass units of copper there is 1 mass unit of zinc. How many kg of copper are needed to produce 144 kg of brass?
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Question 32 of 40
32. Question
Which figure replaces the question mark in the following matrices?
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Question 33 of 40
33. Question
If 24 workers can produce 20 Tshirts in a certain time, how many Tshirts can 6 workers produce during the same time?
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Question 34 of 40
34. Question
Which figure replaces the question mark in the following matrices?
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Question 35 of 40
35. Question
If 20 tractors working 8 hours a day can plow 120 hectares of land then how much land can 40 tractors working 2 hours a day plow?
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Question 36 of 40
36. Question
Which figure replaces the question mark in the following matrices?
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Question 37 of 40
37. Question
In a lab group, the number of girls and boys are directly proportional to 0.4 and 0.3. What is the minimum number of students in a group?
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Question 38 of 40
38. Question
Which figure replaces the question mark in the following matrices?
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Question 39 of 40
39. Question
A mixture of 36kg is obtained by mixing three substances: x, y and z proportional to 2, 3 and 4. If 12 kg of the substance y is added to the mixture, what will become the new ratio of x, y and z?
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Question 40 of 40
40. Question
Identify a quality that the two shapes have in common. Select which of the four suggested answers also possesses the quality.
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SHL Inductive Test Format
The standard test takes place online and consists of 24 questions, usually lasting 25 minutes. This gives you a little over 60 seconds to answer each question. The questions usually take the form of a series of shapes and patterns that require logical analysis; the exact questions, time limit, and difficulty level you’ll encounter will depend on what type of SHL inductive test you take. There are three different types:
 SHL Verify Inductive Reasoning
 SHL Verify G+ Inductive Reasoning (Interactive)
 SHL Verify G+ Inductive Reasoning (NonInteractive)
SHL Inductive Reasoning Test Answers
While we can’t provide an SHL inductive reasoning test answers pdf here, we can walk you through several real test questions and provide the correct answers. In the following section, we will walk through sample problems from each category, accompanied by SHL inductive reasoning test answers, so you can see what you’ll be dealing with on your assessment.
SHL Verify G+ Inductive Reasoning (Interactive) Test Answers
The interactive version of the SHL inductive reasoning test will feature similar questions, but usually with an interactive component like an interactive bar or chart. While we can’t display the interactive function, let’s look at some questions that center on the same concept you’d find in the interactive test.
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Explanation: By observing the pattern present in the initial series we can see that the triangle and crossed circle are moving counterclockwise with each subsequent block. While this is happening, the star and heart are moving clockwise, with the triangle and heart rotating 180°. By looking at the available options, we see the movements of the star alone eliminate half of the answers. When you look at the movement of the remaining objects you can see that all but the first block are ruled out. Therefore, the correct answer is a.
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Explanation: The first part of this series to notice is the division of the squares and number of different shapes: there are 16 squares within each block, with three separate types of shapes moving around in a distinct pattern. The rectangle moves up and down the third column, the circle alternates between the top left and bottom right squares, and the triangle moves clockwise around the four center squares. Each pattern eliminates a different set of answers, leaving only one that fits within each shapes’ pattern. In this case, the answer is b.
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Explanation: By analyzing the pattern present in the first series of blocks we can see there is an alternation between each part of the series: The first, third, and fifth show a movement of a circle between the top and bottom sides, while the second and fourth show a square rotating clockwise in the corners. Because the next section involves the square, we can shift it clockwise down into the next corner. Therefore the answer is d.
SHL Verify G+ Inductive Reasoning (NonInteractive) Test Answers
The noninteractive version of the SHL Verify G+ inductive reasoning test features similar questions to the interactive version but without the auxiliary interactable elements. Let’s take a look at a couple of sample questions.
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Explanation: Each black triangle within this series moves in a separate pattern: the left triangle moves once every other section in a clockwise manner, while the right triangle moves every section clockwise. For the missing shapes to fit, they need to contain a triangle that stays in the same position as the final square, while the second triangle will move once. By following this movement pattern you can eliminate every answer but a; therefore, the correct answer is a.
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Explanation: While chaotic at first glance, these rows and columns contain five distinct shapes that follow a simple pattern. For each column, the shape on the right pushes towards the right and rotates with the shape furthest to the left. If you look at the block diagonally, you can see the shapes are identical. Every second shape on the diagonal turns upside down; by eliminating the blocks that don’t follow this pattern, we get the correct answer: a.
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Explanation: There are two separate rules controlling the pattern within this series: one, every two squares a 45° degree rotation occurs; two, the star moves to the opposite diagonal corner with each square. For both these patterns to work at the same time, the only block that works would be c; so the answer to this question is c.
SHL Verify Inductive Reasoning Test Answers
The standard version of the SHL inductive test has similar questions to the G+ versions but, like the second G+ test, lacks the interactive elements. Let’s take a look at a few sample questions.
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Explanation: There are several different patterns to identify within this starlike pattern; each can be viewed by shifting your perspective. First, look at the horizontal lines of the star and divide the entire shape into four rows. There are five shapes within the upper row, with one less shape with each subsequent shape per triangle. You can therefore determine that three shapes should replace the upper question mark and two shapes should replace the bottom. The second pattern involves the “+” signs, which only travel along the outer triangles, with the “X” signs only travel amongst the inner triangles. By combining both of these patterns we can see the correct answer has to be c.
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Explanation: The bisected triangle is the only shape to observe here, and we can see that it moves in two seperate ways. One, the triangle moves clockwise between each corner of the square, shifting one space with each change in the series. For the first two squares the triangle moves clockwise one corner, then it moves two corners for the next two squares; we can assume from this it will move five corners between the fifth and missing squares. By following this pattern we can see the only answer that works is d.
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Explanation: When you first look at this series of circles and its pointed hands, you’ll likely think of a clock. This is a good first instinct; the shapes within each circle follow a clock like pattern, with the number of sides on each equaling the hour the arrow would be pointing at. The dashed and nondashed circle differ due to the color of shapes contained within each: the dashed has black shapes, while the nondashed has white shapes. To complete the circle at the question mark (8 o’clock) the only option that would work is d.
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