If you have reached the online aptitude (reasoning) tests stage with Lloyds Bank then this information could be useful for you. I have posted information on several recruitment tests as I have applied to many graduate programmes since last year. I hope you will find it useful. pls share if you have more information as I know I would be better off if I knew this stuff earlier (I failed many tests before).
Lloyds will require you to take 2 online reasoning tests, namely, Numerical Reasoning and Verbal Reasoning tests. These are administered by SHL. SHL test format is widely used by FTSE 100 and Fortune 500 companies.
The Numerical Test consists of 18 questions with 18 minute time limit. You can go back and forth and change the answers (but don’t do it). The level of difficulty varies and proper preparation using tutorials is a must! I think the best place to learn how to get a top score is from GraduateMonkey (just google the name). You will need to look for SHL type tutorial they have. I used graduatemonkey tutorials myself, amazingly well organised into data types/contexts so you will remember different types of problems. On the downside, their Ebook is available online only although their tutorial videos are helpful (showing shortcuts, etc). It took me 3 days to prepare using their material and I got 80th percentile on my num. I failed the same test last year with 45% score and I still regret not paying attention to the test. but i improved this time which means we can all improve.
Good luck to everyone taking the test !!!