Saville Assessment [2022]: Pass the Test with Accurate Prep
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What is the Saville Test

Saville Tests encompass a range of assessments that vary in length and difficulty and are used by some of the job-market's top employers. The common denominator is that they are all seriously challenging, and test your abstract, verbal, and abstract reasoning abilities under the pressure of a timer.

 

Saville aptitude tests aim to mimic work-related tasks and challenges, using a variety of tables, charts, and documents. To assess the unique abilities required for different positions, Saville tests are divided into several categories:

  • Executive Aptitudes – Designed to select suitable candidates for managerial, and senior professional positions.
  • Analysis Aptitudes - Designed to select suitable candidates for managerial, and senior professional positions.
  • Comprehension Aptitudes – Designed to select suitable candidates for service apprenticeships, operational, commercial, customer service & administrative level positions.
  • Work Aptitudes – Used for graduates, trainees, technicians, team leaders, and supervisors.

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Saville Assessment Practice Questions

 

Experts agree that arts and culture are an important part of the economy - but the precise relationship is complicated. The main question is: does investment in the arts stimulate growth, or are the arts the product of economic development? It would seem that the case for continued arts funding is clear- cut - enjoying the arts (visiting art galleries and theatres) boosts the economy. But some argue that the link between arts investment and economic output is tenuous. Researchers today are exploring a different angle of this relationship: they are trying to understand how the subjective value of the arts - the “happiness factor” - may translate into economic benefits. According to the “happiness factor” hypothesis, when a place develops a critical mass of arts and vibrancy it tends to attract talented people which, in turn, tends to raise income.

1. Talented people contribute to growth 

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

The passage deals with the directionality of the connection between the arts and the economy, suggesting a possible “happiness factor” hypothesis linking the arts to the attraction of talented people, which in turn may contribute to economic growth (raising income). It does not lead to the conclusion made in the assertion that: “Talented people contribute to economic growth” but only suggests this directional connection.

 

2. What isn’t mentioned in the passage as a means for improving the economy?

Visiting galleries
Talented people
Buying art
Visiting theatres
Correct Answer
Incorrect Answer

The passage describes, in two different places, the ways in which the arts and the economy are related. In one place it suggests that: “… the case for continued arts funding is clear-cut - enjoying the arts (visiting art galleries and theatres) boosts the economy,” eliminating distracters A and D. In another place it offers a different connection: “According to the 'happiness factor' hypothesis, when a place develops a critical mass of arts and vibrancy it tends to attract talented people which, in turn, tends to raise income,” eliminating distracter B (as raising income is a way of improving the economy). Therefore, the correct answer is C - buying art is not mentioned in the passage as a means of improving the economy.

 


Saville Assessment Format

The Saville Assessment has two main test formats:

  1. Single Aptitude Tests – The longer version of the Saville tests (more than 30 minutes), delivered either online or in hard copy.
  2. Swift Aptitude Tests – This is a short, popular version of the Saville test (less than 30 minutes), designed exclusively for use in an online, unsupervised format.

Both the Swift and Single Aptitude Tests cover the same array of aptitudes and topics, and include questions of varying difficulty levels. The Swift Aptitude Test is a quick preliminary selection tool, while the Single Aptitude Tests are longer and usually used at assessment centres.


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The PrepPack offered on this page covers a variety of Saville Assessment preparation packs. If you're looking for a more specific Saville Assessment, have a look at our specialized Saville preparation pages:


The Saville Swift Aptitude Tests

Saville tests are tailored per ability and position. Both the Swift Aptitude Test and the Single Aptitude Test are divided into different types according to target candidates and abilities.
Below is an overview of Saville Swift Tests as offered to employers:

 

The Swift Executive Aptitude Test

This test assesses one’s critical reasoning ability through verbal, numerical and diagrammatic sub-tests and is designed for high-level positions, such as directors, managers and professionals. Each section of the test takes 6 minutes and 18 minutes in total.
Press to see more information about the Swift Executive Aptitude Test.

The Swift Analysis Aptitude Test

This 18 minutes test measures candidates’ verbal, numerical and diagrammatic capabilities.

Each section has a time limit of 6 minutes and is designed for high-level positions such as directors, managers, professionals and management trainees.

The Swift Analysis Verbal and Numerical

The Swift Analysis Verbal and Numerical test is split into two 12 minute sections and is designed for high-level administrative positions.

The Swift Comprehension Aptitude Test

The Swift Comprehension Aptitude Test is intended for individuals seeking operational, customer, commercial and administrative staff roles.

Candidates’ verbal and numerical skills are evaluated through this test.

The test lasts 9.5 minutes and is designed to measure critical reasoning.

There are 3 sections to the test:

  • Verbal - 4 minutes.
  • Numerical - 4 minutes.
  • Checking - 90 seconds.
The Swift comprehension Verbal and Numerical

The Swift Comprehension Verbal and Numerical test is similar in its targeting to the basic comprehension test and is meant for operational, commercial, customer and administrative staff.

There are two sections to the test:

  • Verbal - 8 minutes.
  • Numerical - 8 minutes.
The Swift Technical Aptitude Test

This 10-minute exam measures one’s spatial, mechanical and diagrammatic skills and is designed for candidates interested in being accepted as production workers, engineers, designers and scientists.

There are 3 parts to the test:

  • Spatial - 3 minutes.
  • Mechanical - 3 minutes.
  • Diagrammatic - 4 minutes.
The Swift  Apprentice Aptitude Test

This 19.5 minutes exam aims to evaluate one’s cognitive skills for apprentices or entry-level workers in operational, engineering, technical, manufacturing and construction roles.

There are 5 parts to the test:

  • Verbal - 4 minutes.
  • Numerical - 4 minutes.
  • Checking - 90 seconds.
  • Spatial 3 - minutes.
  • Mechanicals - 3 minutes.

Saville Assessment Aptitude Tests

Diagrammatic Aptitude

The Diagrammatic aptitude test is also known as the logical or deductive reasoning test. It uses diagrams to measure candidates’ decision-making and sector-specific abilities.

There are 5 Diagrammatic tests:

Diagrammatic Analysis aptitude

Diagrammatic Analysis aptitude is a 24-minute test that evaluates processes through diagram type questions used for testing directors, managers, professionals, graduates and management trainees.

Diagrammatic Reasoning Aptitude

The Diagrammatic Reasoning Aptitude is a 16-minute test that evaluates processes through diagrams. It's the less difficult version of diagrammatic analysis and is designed for all technical positions such as production workers, apprentices, engineers, designers and scientists.

Professionals Diagrammatic Analysis

The Professionals Diagrammatic Analysis is a 20-minute test and is perfect for examining managers, directors and professionals.

Work Diagrammatic Analysis

The Work Diagrammatic Analysis is a 20-minute test and is designed for technicians, trainees, supervisors and team leaders.

Diagrammatic Reasoning Practice

The Diagrammatic Reasoning Practice is a 14-minute test and is designed for technical roles and a simplified version of the Professional and work diagrammatic analysis tests


Error Checking Aptitude

Error Checking tests measure one’s ability to recognize verbal, numerical and coding errors by using two sets of data, one of which contains mistakes that the test-taker needs to identify.

There are 5 types of error checking tests:

Error Checking Aptitude

The Error Checking Aptitude is a 6-minute test that checks the skill of identifying errors in two pieces of content with similar information; the test is intended for apprentices and entry-level employees.

Operational Error Checking

The Operational Error Checking is an 8-minute test that checks the skill of identifying errors in two pieces of content with similar information; the test is intended for apprentices and entry-level employees in manufacturing, engineering, construction and transport.

Commercial Error Checking

The Commercial Error Checking is an 8-minute test that checks the skill of identifying errors in two pieces of content with similar information; the test is intended for apprentices and entry-level employees in sales, retail(counter staff) banking and financial services.

Customer Error Checking

The Customer Error Checking is an 8-minute test that checks the skill of identifying errors in two pieces of content with similar information; and is used for customer service roles such as call centres, hospitality, leisure, health and education.

Administrative Error Checking

The Administrative Error Checking is an 8-minute test that checks the skill of identifying errors in two pieces of content with similar information; the test is intended for administrative staff in the private and public sectors.


Verbal Aptitude

The verbal tests assess how one comprehends written information. Candidates are given a text and must answer questions according to the data they are presented with.

Savilles offers 8 types of verbal aptitude tests:

Verbal Analysis Aptitude

The Verbal Analysis Aptitude is a 24-minute test that assesses the ability to comprehend complex written information suitable for directors, managers, professionals, graduates and management trainees.

Professional Verbal Analysis

The Professional Verbal Analysis is a 20-minute test that assesses the ability to comprehend complex written information suitable for managers, directors and professionals.

Work Verbal Analysis

The Work Verbal Analysis is a 20-minute test that assesses the ability to comprehend complex written information suitable for new graduates, trainees, technicians, team leaders and supervisors.

Verbal Comprehension Aptitude

Verbal Comprehension Aptitude is a 16-minute test that assesses the ability to comprehend complex written information suitable for operational, commercial, customer and administrative staff at apprentice or entry-level.

Operational Verbal Comprehension

The Operational Verbal Comprehension is a 14-minute test that assesses the ability to comprehend complex written information suitable for entry-level employees in manufacturing, engineering, construction and transport.

Commercial Verbal Comprehension

The Commercial Verbal Comprehension is a 14-minute test that assesses the ability to comprehend complex written information suitable for entry-level employees in sales and counter staff in retail, banking and financial services.

Customer Verbal Comprehension

The Customer Verbal Comprehension is a 14-minute test that assesses the ability to comprehend complex written information suitable for customer interface roles in call centres, hospitality, leisure, health and education.

Administrative Verbal Comprehension

The Administrative Verbal Comprehension is a 14-minute test that assesses the ability to comprehend complex written information suitable for administrative staff in the private and public sectors.


Numerical Aptitude

Numerical Aptitude Tests measure how one analyzes and interprets statistical, graphical and numerical data.

Saville offers 8 types of Numerical Tests:

Numerical Analysis Aptitude

The Numerical Analysis Aptitude is a 24-minute test that checks the candidate’s ability to evaluate numerical data. It is suitable for directors, managers, professionals, graduates and management trainees.

Professional Numerical Analysis

The Professional Numerical Analysis is a 20-minute test that checks the candidate’s ability to evaluate numerical data. It is suitable for managers, directors and professionals.

Work Numerical Analysis

The Work Numerical Analysis is a 20-minute test that checks the candidate’s ability to evaluate numerical data. It is suitable for new graduates, trainees, technicians, team leaders and supervisors.

Numerical Comprehension Aptitude

The Numerical Comprehension Aptitude is a 16-minute test that checks the candidate’s ability to evaluate numerical data. It is suitable for operational, commercial, customer and administrative staff at apprentice or entry-level.

Operational Numerical Comprehension

The Operational Numerical Comprehension is a 14-minute test that checks the candidate’s ability to evaluate numerical data. It is suitable for entry-level employees in manufacturing, engineering, construction and transport.

Commercial Numerical Comprehension

The Commercial Numerical Comprehension is a 14-minute test that checks the candidate’s ability to evaluate numerical data. It is suitable for entry-level employees in sales, retail counter staff, banking and financial services.

Customer Numerical Comprehension

The Customer Numerical Comprehension is a 14-minute test that checks the candidate’s ability to evaluate numerical data. It is suitable for customer service roles such as call centres, hospitality, leisure, health and education.

Administrative Numerical Comprehension

The Administrative Numerical Comprehension is a 14-minute test that checks the candidate’s ability to evaluate numerical data. It is suitable for the administrative staff in the private and public sectors.


Spatial Aptitude

Spatial aptitude tests assess how candidates use their spatial judgement and solve transforming problems while observing errors and inconsistencies.

There are two types of Spatial Aptitude tests:

Spatial Reasoning Aptitude

The Spatial Reasoning Aptitude is an 8-minute test that examines the ability to identify shapes and is best suitable for technical roles such as production workers, apprentices, engineers, designers and scientists.

Practical Spatial Aptitude

The Practical Spatial Aptitude is a 7-minute test that examines the ability to identify shapes and is also best suitable for technical roles such as production workers, apprentices, engineers, designers and scientists.


Mechanical Aptitude

This test evaluates how well candidates who are interested in technical positions solve mechanical problems and understand physical principles.

There are two types of mechanical aptitude tests:

Mechanical Reasoning Aptitude

The Mechanical Reasoning Aptitude is a 12-minute test that checks for mechanical understanding and is perfect for production workers, apprentices, engineers, designers and scientists.

Practical Mechanical Reasoning

The Practical Mechanical Reasoning is a 10.5-minute test that checks for mechanical understanding and is perfect for production workers, apprentices, engineers, designers and scientists.


Abstract Reasoning Aptitude

This test evaluates how well candidates understand shapes, patterns and identify the logical rules connecting between them.

There is only one type of abstract reasoning test created by Saville; the Abstract Reasoning Aptitude.

It's a 16-minute exam and can be suitable for all types of roles from director and manager to graduates and management trainees.


What are the Most Popular Aptitude Tests?

The two most popular tests candidates take as part of their selection processes are the verbal and numerical aptitude tests. 

Saville might give these tests different names, such as analysis or comprehension, but they are still derived from the classic verbal and numerical reasoning tests, differing only in terms of difficulty level.

These reliable and valid psychometric tests are the most effective predictor of job performance.

Performing well on the numerical and verbal tests doesn’t require a degree since only the basic mathematical and verbal concepts are required of test-takers.

Saville numerical test consists of multiple-choice questions with work-related data that mostly assess how well one interprets information and gives logical answers.

The Saville verbal tests usually include a passage of text and a related statement. By analyzing the provided text, candidates must determine whether the statement is true or false.

JobTestPrep offers free numerical and verbal test practice, as well as all-inclusive study guides with answers, explanations, and score reports to help you prepare.

These pre-employment exams are a key factor in the assessment process, so it is important to take them seriously.

 

 Verbal Skills

 Numerical Skills

 Understanding Word Meaning   Understanding Tables
 Comprehending Text   Comprehending Graphs
 Making Verbal Inferences  Making Numerical Inferences 
 Evaluating Written Materials  Evaluating Quantities
 Comparing Arguments  Comparing Data
Practice Verbal Analysis Tests Practice Numerical Analysis Tests 

 

Saville Wave Personality Assessment Tests

The Saville Assessment offers a well-known personality questionnaire called the Saville Wave® Personality test.

These questionnaires assess one’s behaviour, character traits, and preferences for a work environment.

This helps employers get a more in-depth view of the candidates’ personalities and their fit for the desired position.

There are long and short Saville personality questionnaires:

Wave Professional Styles: This questionnaire takes 40 minutes to complete and evaluates one’s strengths, weaknesses and cultural fit in regard to the company’s expectations.

It tries to analyse 3 important factors:

  • Facet Ranges - Examines the unique characteristics of individuals.
  • Motive-Talent Splits - Compares of motives and talents.
  • Normative-Ipsative Splits - Controls manipulation and fake responses.

Wave Focus Styles: This questionnaire takes only 13 minutes to complete and is a similar, yet less extensive version of the Wave Professional Style questionnaire and provides about 80% of the validity of wave personality styles.

Work Strengths: The work strengths assessment is a 20-minute questionnaire that is used for graduates, trainee managers, managers and professionals.
The goal of the test is to assess a candidate's workplace preferences through a 'rate and rank' format questionnaire.


Saville Test-Taking Tips 

Aptitude tests are easy to prepare for and scores can be readily improved just by going over your scores and taking as many practice tests as you can before doing the real exam.

You can gain experience in reviewing graphs and relevant data, identifying which axis to look for, and reading the instructions for the practice test.

It is imperative to familiarise yourself with the format and style of the assessment test.

Understanding the test's objectives and going over the guidelines carefully before answering questions will ensure that you will make fewer mistakes.

The more you make use of the various practice tests and study guides that you are able to obtain, the more skills you will develop that will allow you to answer questions quickly and correctly.

Keep in mind that different companies offer various types of exams. It is important to check with your potential employer before taking your assessment test to ask which provider’s exams you will have to take.

Be sure to check whether your score will be negatively marked so that you don’t decide to guess the answers and get points deducted as a result.

Always remember that no matter how nervous or overwhelmed you feel, you need to remain calm and collected so that you can answer questions to the best of your ability and complete the entire test within the allotted time.


Companies that Use Saville Tests

Mercedes-Benz Danske Bank
Johnson & Johnson  Emirates Airline
Unilever Deloitte
Nestle Jaguar Land Rover
McKinsey NHS
L'oreal PwC

How to Prepare for The Saville Test with JobTestPrep?

Although Saville offers practice exams, they have a limited amount of material and may not actually replicate the tests found during the assessment process.

Receiving feedback from these practice tests is also not guaranteed, which is why we highly advise you to use JobTestPrep’s high-quality preparation services for Saville tests since they are all-inclusive and tailored per position.

If you are looking for professional preparation for Saville tests, our online Saville Assessment practice packs are a perfect match.

Since Saville offers a wide variety of tests to take when applying for a company, applicants can still feel prepared by practising beforehand.

Hard work pays off, and with JobTestPrep you are sure to see results.

JobTestPrep offers full-length practise tests that simulate Saville's actual assessments. Our system allows you to take these tests in timed or step-by-step mode, thus ensuring you understand the concepts behind each topic covered on your test. Score reports, detailed answer explanations, and tips are also included in our practice packs. 

This guided Saville assessment practice is designed to enhance your performance on the actual test. You can also start practising by downloading our free answers to the Saville aptitude test examples seen on the Saville Consulting website. 

 

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