Saville Swift Executive Aptitude Test - Guide & Practice [2024]
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What is The Saville Swift Executive Aptitude Test

The Swift Executive Aptitude Test is a psychometric assessment that evaluates your numerical, verbal, and abstract reasoning abilities through complex questions which you will need to answer under a strict time limit. It includes three sections, with 28 multiple-choice questions and an 18-minute total time limit.

The Swift Executive Aptitude Test is a popular assessment tool designed by the Saville Assessment Company and is used by many of the market's top employers in their recruitment process, including Emirates Airlines, BP, and more. 


How The Saville Swift Executive Aptitude Test is Built

  • Verbal Analysis: in this section of the Swift Executive Aptitude Test, you will be presented with two passages which will have four multiple-choice questions following each. You will have three minutes to answer the questions for each passage, with six minutes total for the whole section.
  • Numerical Analysis: in this section, you will be given two sets of numerical data, presented in graph or table form. Each set is followed by four questions, with three minutes allowed to answer each set and six minutes in total for the whole section. You are allowed to use a calculator and a pen and paper for your calculations. 
  • Abstract Reasoning: this section of the Swift Executive Aptitude Test includes 12 questions with 30 seconds allotted for each, 6 minutes in total. It will assess your ability to deduce rules and find patterns from abstract information through a variety of abstract reasoning questions. Getting used to the different types of abstract reasoning questions and understanding the logic behind them is essential if you want to get a good score. 

You can learn more by watching our video on the Saville Assessments or by scrolling down to solve example questions.


Saville Swift Executive Aptitude Test Sample Questions

The combination of challenging questions and the pressure of a ticking clock on aptitude tests can easily make you feel overwhelmed, which in turn can keep you from reaching the high score you are capable of.

The best way to avoid this is by solving accurate simulations of the types of questions you will face in the real thing - such as the verbal reasoning questions below, taken from our Saville Executive Aptitude Test PrepPack.   

Let's take a look at the sample questions:

Read the text and answer the following questions:

Sinkholes are usually the result of what are known as karst processes. They happen when a layer of rock underneath the ground is dissolved by acidic water. Usually this layer is a soluble carbonate rock, such as limestone or its purer form, chalk. Typically, rainfall seeps through the soil, absorbing carbon dioxide and reacting with decaying vegetation. As a result, the water that reaches the soluble rock is acidic. The acidic water causes erosion of the soluble rock layers beneath the surface, eventually creating cavernous spaces. The soil or sand over the limestone finally collapses into a sinkhole when it is no longer supported because of the cavity below.

1. Acidic water causes erosion of the soil beneath the limestone, causing cavities.

True on the basis of the passage
False on the basis of the passage
Not possible to say if the statement is true or false on the basis of the passage 
Correct Answer
Incorrect Answer

This passage describes a sequence of events resulting in the creation of a sinkhole. In order to prevent confusion (especially when working under time pressure) you may want to create a little diagram that illustrates the sequence of events in a concise way, for example:
rain falls → seeps through the surface to layer of limestone → becomes acidic → erosion of limestone (cavernous spaces) →surface collapses → sinkhole created.
Now we can see that the sentence presented in the question is false.

2. What is the final step in the creation of a sinkhole?

The sand over the limestone collaspses
Acidic water causes erosion of the limestone
A cavernous space is created
Rainfall turns into acidic water
Correct Answer
Incorrect Answer

This passage describes a sequence of events resulting in the creation of a sinkhole. In order to prevent confusion (especially when working under time pressure) you may want to create a little diagram that illustrates the sequence of events in a concise way, for example: rain falls → seeps through the surface to layer of limestone → becomes acidic → erosion of limestone (cavernous spaces) → surface collapses → sinkhole created.
Now it is easier to decipher that the last step in the creation of a sinkhole is A- the sand over the limestone (the surface) collapses.

3. Which one of the following would best replace “soluble” while maintaining the meaning of the passage?

solid
dissolvable
thin layer
aine-grained
Correct Answer
Incorrect Answer

The word “soluble” means easily dissolved. When going through the passage we can find hints at the meaning of this word by following the sequence of events:
rain falls → seeps through the surface to layer of (soluble) limestone → becomes acidic → erosion of limestone (cavernous spaces) → surface collapses → sinkhole created.
Since we know that the limestone is described as “soluble” and later on we discover that it is dissolved by acidic water, we can assume that the meaning of the word “soluble” is dissolvable.

4. Which one of the following provides the best summary of the main point of the passage?

Sinkholes are a result of karst processes
Sinkholes are cavernous spaces
Sinkholes are caused by erosion of soluble rocks
Sinkholes happen when rain dissolves underlying rock layers
Correct Answer
Incorrect Answer

When summarising a passage detailing a sequence of events resulting in a certain consequence (such as the creation of a sinkhole), we should try and incorporate the main description/key stages in the summary. An over-simplified summary, like the one given in distracter A or a summary emphasising a secondary stage, like the one given in distracter D, will not suffice as they do not target the central mechanism described in the text . As for distracter B, it offers a synonym for the term sinkhole, rather than describing the development of a sinkhole. Therefore, the correct answer is C, as it describes the main cause/stage of the process of creation of a sinkhole.


How Can You Score High on the Saville Executive Aptitude Test?

Unlike general cognitive and personality assessments, Saville Executive Test specifically targets high-level managerial and leadership skills. It presents complex scenarios to assess strategic thinking, decision-making under time pressure, and the ability to inspire and guide others.

One of the best tips to overcome the challenge of the Saville Executive Aptitude Test is to practice and familiarise yourself with executive-level scenarios and decision-making processes. Engaging in mock exercises and sample tests that simulate the type of challenges presented in the Saville test can help you develop your strategic thinking skills, improve your ability to analyse complex scenarios, and make sound judgments under time pressure. To do so, we highly recommend using our PrepPack:

Saville Executive Aptitude Test PrepPack

On our Saville Executive PrepPack, you'll find full simulations and dozens of practice tests that will mock the challenges you'll face in the actual exam. Our Executive Products experts have put a lot of effort into making this PrepPack as accurate as possible, so you'll be able to practice and familiarise yourself with executive-level scenarios and decision-making processes and make sure you'll improve and score high on the test. 

With our Saville Executive PrepPack, available for only £59, you can ensure you'll get the high score you deserve and fulfil your potential!

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