Sova Assessment: Practice Tests & Study Guides 2023

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What Is the Sova Assessment?

Sova is a UK-based provider of pre-employment, data-based psychometric exams, which includes a combination of blended assessments(logical, verbal, and numerical combined) and an SJT test that will test your decision-making in work-related scenarios.

The Sova assessment test is commonly used in the corporate world in companies to determine whether candidates are suitable for the position they are applying for. Among the prominent companies using Sova is Bain & Co consulting group. 

The test questions are purposeful and designed to ask fewer questions while learning more about each candidate.

The goal is to make the assessment process efficient with the least amount of time possible, allowing the employer to get to know the incoming employee quickly.

Is the Sova Test Timed?

There are no time limits on the Sova test.

In most cases, you will be invited to an outside assessment centre. There you will be asked to take the Sova assessment test, which is performed on a computer.

Companies that Use the Sova Pre-Employment Assessment

Sova Assessment Sample Questions and Answers

Sova Logical Reasoning Practice and Tips

Logical Reasoning questions are pretty similar between various test providers. The best way to deal with them is to look for a pattern. From there, you can more easily find the answer.

You may be asking yourself, how does one determine the pattern? First, look to see if there are colours involved.

Are they the same from element to element? Do they change? Next, take a peek at the rotation of the component.

If it turns, which direction? By how many degrees? Or are there any numbers inside the element? How do they increase or decrease? Basically, you want to determine the relationship between each element.

Through this, you can quickly rule out answer by answer until you’ve reached the correct one.

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The drawings in the box go together in a certain way. Choose the drawing that goes in the missing box.

Korn Ferry Assessment Practice


Drawing A
Drawing B
Drawing C
Drawing D
Drawing E
Correct Answer
Incorrect Answer

The correct answer is D. Identify the image which completes the pattern by examining how the series of shapes change across the rows and down the columns within the matrix. The direction in which you examine the question should depend on where you can most easily visualize the relationship.

Across the rows, all of the triangles remain in the same position:
The first row contains a triangle with a right angle at the bottom-left corner.
The second row contains a triangle with a right angle at the top-left corner.
The third row contains a triangle with a right angle at the top-right corner.
Down the columns, the background color and shape color remain the same:
The first column contains blue shapes in a yellow background.
The second column contains white shapes in a blue background.
The third column contains blue shapes in a white background.
Since the empty square is located in the bottom row in the third column, we can assume that the figure will be a blue triangle in a white background. The right angle will be located in the top-right corner of the square. Answer choice D is the correct answer.


In our full preparation package, you will get hundreds of questions and drills with full explanations, so you will know exactly how to answer each question you will encounter. 

Sova Situation Judgment Test

A common thought is that there is no right or wrong answer to a situation judgment question. Why? Because each question places you in a work-related situation to determine how you will react.

The purpose is to analyze your personality, and the only way to do that is to remain truthful. However, this is wrong. The fact of the matter is some answers are preferable to others.

The best way to practise is to research the company you are applying to and learn their core values. Here you can try to create a duplication of what they are looking for.

Another trick is to try to remain balanced in your answers. This way, you are not too extreme in any areas.

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SJT sample question:

The company you work for is experiencing financial difficulties. You have thought of a creative solution that will enable the recruitment of more clients.

However, the downside is that the company will have to let go of a stable, loyal, but not so profitable client (due to conflict of interest). Two out of three marketing people agree with you, while your manager does not because she believes this is too risky.

What would you do in this situation?

Response #1: You trust your manager's judgement and withdraw your proposition.

This response exhibits your understanding of the organisational structure and demonstrates your ability to work under management, specifically to follow the chain of command, as you stand by your superior's decision.

This is not a bad choice.

However, it shows a lack of determination and effort to achieve your goal, and hence a lack of achievement striving as you easily give up on your idea. 

Response #3: You implement your proposition despite the manager's resistance since you have a lot of faith in this proposition.

This response demonstrates conviction and determination.

However, you completely ignore the organisational structure by going behind your manager's back, thus demonstrating your inability to work under management.

Furthermore, if your manager is correct in this step being risky, your actions may have severe ramifications.

This is an extremely negative choice reflecting poor judgement, defiance, and disloyalty towards your superior. 

In our full preparation package, you will get hundreds of questions and drills with full explanations, so you will know exactly how to answer each question you will encounter. 

Sova Numerical Test Practice

One specialised area of the Sova assessment practice test is the section on maths. Here you can find a number of questions relating to tables and graphs.

For example, you may be shown a table displaying the day, hour, and a number of participants in a conference room. After you understand the table, you will then be asked questions.

Each question will further display how well you can adapt to new situations.

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SOVA Assessment

If every meeting is attended by the CEO and his secretary on top of the people mentioned in the table, what is the maximum number of people attending one meeting?


A. 9
B. 14
C. 11
D. 13
E. 15
Correct Answer
Incorrect Answer

The maximum number of people who attended a meeting, according to the table, is: 9.

The CEO and his secretary equal 2 extra people attending each meeting. Therefore, 9+2=11 people.

Sova Verbal Reasoning Test

The verbal reasoning test is designed to measure your ability to evaluate an argument logically and to understand written passages.

In this test, you will be required to demonstrate your ability to comprehend passages of text, to make inferences and deductions, and to assess various arguments, mostly in the form of deciding between "True", "False", or "Cannot say". 

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Continue Practicing With The Complete Sova Preparation Pack

Practise now to ensure you get ahead of the competition and get the job! Get hundreds of practise questions with full solutions, solving tips, study guides, and more.

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Inside this PrepPack™, find 16 numerical reasoning tests, 11 verbal tests, 14 abstract and 5 SJT'S. To further help you excel in your understanding, we have included 9 study guides and tutorials.

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You can also try taking our free Sova Practice Test online.

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