Practising the shortlisting test
Practising the tests beforehand can help ensure that all applicants, regardless of background, can demonstrate their ability.
Please visit the SHL website to complete their practice tests - you only need to do the verbal and deductive reasoning tests for the Lancaster programme. SHL practice tests are only examples of the type of questions you will be given and do not indicate the difficulty level as this changes dynamically in the live test based on your responses. The live test system has some visual differences from the practice tests and includes additional support to allow for zooming and changing text/background colours. A wide variety of practice tests from other sources are available online, many of which are free of charge.
IMPORTANT: The deductive reasoning test is a new interactive version which has recently been released by SHL and there is no practice test available on their site at present. However, practice questions are provided in the live test for you to familiarise yourself with the style of questions and how to interact with the test. It is very important you take the opportunity to do these practice questions before trying to complete the test itself.