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How to Prepare

How to Prepare

Paper Content

What are we testing for?

  • Understanding and application of HR competencies and mindsets
  • Ability to partner with the business on operations and HR issues
  • Ability to offer strategic and operational inputs on business and HR issues

IHRP Body of Competencies

  • HR Strategy and Workforce Planning
  • Organisation Development
  • Sourcing
  • Selecting
  • Securing
  • Onboarding
  • Learning & Development
  • Career Management
  • Performance Management
  • Talent Management
  • Succession Planning
  • Compensation Management
  • Benefits Management
  • People Engagement
  • Cross Cultural Management
  • Labour Relations
  • Voluntary exit
  • Involuntary exit
  • Retirement
Paper A Structure

Each paper is made of:

  • 30 MCQs
  • 1 mark per correct answer (no negative scoring)

Cases and questions are reflecting companies in Singapore (MNCs, SMEs and public sector) and actual business and HR challenges

Duration of the assessment:
90 Min

Recommended time spent per MCQ:
3 mins per Question

Paper B Structure

Each paper is made of:

  • 30 MCQs – 6 Scenarios with 4 – 6 MCQs
  • 1 mark per correct answer (no negative scoring)

Cases and questions are reflecting companies in Singapore (MNCs, SMEs and public sector) and actual business and HR challenges

Duration of the assessment:
120 min

Recommended time spent per scenario:
16 – 24 mins per scenario depending on the number of MCQs

Recommended time spent per MCQ:
4 mins per question

Paper C Structure

Each paper is made of:

  • 32 MCQs – 4 Scenarios with 8 MCQs (4 operational and 4 strategic)
  • 2 marks for best answer option, 1 mark for 2nd best answer option (no negative scoring)

Cases and questions are reflecting companies in Singapore (MNCs, SMEs and public sector) and actual business and HR challenges

Duration of the assessment:
120 mins

Recommended time spent per scenario:
30 mins per scenario

Recommended time spent per MCQ:
4 mins per question

Paper N Structure

Each paper is made of:

  • 90 MCQs
  • 1 mark per correct answer (no negative scoring)

 

  • Functional Competencies:

Plan, Attract, Develop, Engage, Separate

 

  • Foundation Competencies:
  1. Analytics and Insights
  2. Relationships and Communications
  3. Technology and Ops Excellence
  4. Employment Policies and Legislations

 

  • Closed-book assessment

 

  • Knowledge-based questions focusing on the foundational competencies that a HR professional should have to effectively carry out their role.

Duration of the assessment

2 hours

 

Recommended time spent per question

1 min per question

Three levers for a successful assessment
Show business and functional acumen
  • Emphasise the role of HR as a business partner
  • Demonstrate HR functional expertise in response to business needs
Sharpen your HR knowledge
  • Prepare for each functional competency under the BoC
  • Stay abreast of progressive HR practices and national agenda for HR
Provide the best answer
  • Understand the questions in their context and provide the correct answer from the choices given

Get Certified

The IHRP certification is a holistic assessment that ensures HR professionals have the requisite
HR knowledge, skills and attributes to excel in their job roles.