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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







Checking & 







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 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.

The Sova numerical test includes 15 questions and has no time limit, but your answering pace is considered.

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Numerical sample question:

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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Verbal sample question:

Political transformation in Chile came about with the eradication of the Pinochet military regime in 1990 and the establishment of a new democratically elected government led by Aylwin. The new government triggered economic growth. Aylwin's government vowed to promote economic development parallel to introducing new social policies. This provided the raison d'être for social and labor policies directed at the poorest communities and aimed at achieving greater social equality. The establishment of Chilean democracy has been crucial in drawing overseas investors, which has boosted Chile's economic growth.

The Chilean government believed the new social policies would sufficiently enhance the economy.

Cannot Say
Correct Answer
Incorrect Answer

The text suggests that the new government had vowed "to promote economic growth in parallel to the introduction of new social policies." If they thought new social policies would be enough, they would not have directly promoted economic growth simultaneously.

The answer is False.

Sova Checking and Accuracy Test

The Sova Checking and Accuracy test are two types of assessments similar in nature — you are given a table or a list filled with letters and numbers representing various information types. The test assesses your ability to check the accuracy of details given to you and find small information bits and errors out of multiple similar options. This test can be highly draining, as you must look at each separate digit and be certain they are correct. 

Try it for yourself

Checking and Accuracy sample question:

Customer Name: Mr. Lucas E Hunt

Customer ID: 5698759486HO6

Transaction ID


Amount (£GBP)














What is Mr. Hunt customer ID?


A. 5698759486HO6
B. 5698957486HO6
C. 5698759486HQ6 
Correct Answer
Incorrect Answer

The correct answer is A — 5698759486HO6 

In this example, you can find the correct answer without reading the table itself but by carefully paying attention to the fact that it is above the table. This demands additional cognitive effort as you must check for different locations and information types within the given data beyond visually recognizing the correct answer.

Also, notice that the data given in the actual test may include larger amounts of data rows, increasing the difficulty.

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.

The Sova Situational Judgement Test includes texts with 4 following statements. You are then asked to rank one statement as the BEST response and another as the WORST.

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SJT sample question:

You have recently joined an organisation as an engineering trainee in a quality and reliability team. You already have several clients for whom you are conducting research and you are committed to a number of deadlines. An experienced partner in your team, with whom you usually have lunch, approaches you. He asks you to join him at a conference next week as a representative of the company, presenting its views on various topics, including customer quality issues and technical support. This would be a great learning opportunity for you, but it will keep you out of the office for two whole days.

What would you do in this situation?

Response #1: Skip the opportunity as you have to meet your deadlines and feel that as a trainee, you are not yet qualified to represent the company in such a situation. Make a note to yourself to be more prepared for such an opportunity in the future.

Response #1: This response does not necessarily indicate an in-depth consideration of options, but it does demonstrate an inclination to make choices based on what is in the best interest of the company. Although you don't demonstrate superior decision-making skills, this response indicates other positive aspects of your personality. This is not a classic positive response, but it is definitely not a bad one either.

Response #2: Thank your partner and agree immediately to go as this is indeed a great opportunity. Try to move some of your deadlines and ask your fellow trainees to help you prepare for the conference.

Response #2: You agree immediately to your partner’s suggestion, without considering the results. By doing so, you fail to carefully consider your options and prioritise your tasks. You put your own personal development above company deadlines and obligations. This is a negative response choice and should be labeled WORST.

Response #3: Agree to come immediately as you do not want to disappoint the partner. Work extra hard during the weekend to make sure you can meet your deadlines and also put in a few extra hours to prepare yourself adequately for the conference

Response #3: You go to the conference not because you are inclined to make choices based on your own personal interests but because you are afraid of disappointing your superior. In addition, you attempt to complete your deadlines and attend the conference. This is not a negative choice per se, as you demonstrate a determination to complete your obligations. Nevertheless, you fail to prioritize your tasks. This is neither the best nor the worst response.

Response #4: Thank your partner for his offer and try to find out more about your expected role in the conference. Then, figure out if you can meet your deadlines before the conference, and if you can, notify the partner that you will join him.

Response #4: In this response, you can re-evaluate your obligations and prioritise your tasks. Only then can you make an educated decision based on the information you have collected. This is a positive response choice that displays excellent decision-making skills, thus should be labeled BEST


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. 


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Sova Personality Test

The Sova personality test aims to give potential recruiters a better insight into your behavior in the work environment.

This test has no time limit. Each page will include 4 statements, and you will be required to rank them on a scale of 5 from 'Least like me' to 'Most like me’. You will not be able to give a similar rank to multiple statements in a single set.

Similar to Situational Judgment questions, while the common belief is that there are no right and wrong answers, you should consider your potential employer's work culture and core values and answer in a manner that inclines toward them. However, don't stray too far from reality, as this may lead to self sabotage if you are questioned about your responses in interviews or by answering differently in another question of similar essence.

Here's a sample of how it will look:

Please rate the following statements based on how well they describe you on a scale between Least Like You (1) to Most Like You (5).

You may only select each column once.

Listening to my colleagues' insights is something I enjoy

1 - Least like me 2 3 4 5 - Most like me

Practical considerations take precedence over theoretical concepts for me.

1 - Least like me 2 3 4 5 - Most like me

Assuming a leadership role is something I willingly do.

1 - Least like me 2 3 4 5 - Most like me

I expect others to recognize the qualities I bring to the table.

1 - Least like me 2 3 4 5 - Most like me

Worried about finding the best method to balance your answers correctly?

Don't be.

Our Sova Assessment PrepPack includes a deeply researched Sova Personality Test Guide and simulation. By understanding the different personality domains and traits assessed before practicing, you will have a better chance of picking the correct answers that fit your position.


Also, try taking our online free Sova Practice Test to see where you should focus your practice.

More Free Practice

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