Practise Psychometric Tests, Aptitude Tests and Personality Tests developed by Saville Consulting

Find out how the Institute of Psychometric Coaching effectively prepares you through tailored practice tests, online courses and personal coaching for your psychometric, aptitude and personality tests developed by Saville Consulting.

About Saville Consulting

Saville Consulting was founded by Peter Saville in the UK in 2004. Peter is one of the founders of SHL Group. Saville Consulting is an industry leader in the UK and in 2005 opened up in Australia. Their strong reputation is rapidly becoming well-known across the globe.

Saville’s Cognitive or Aptitude Tests

Saville Consulting offers two types of Aptitude Tests:

The Swift Executive Aptitude Test

This test is typically offered to job applicants applying for managerial or professional roles. The Swift Executive Test includes 3 consecutive sub sections measuring 3 components of analytical analysis:

  • Part 1 - Verbal Analysis (or reasoning) - this section measures your verbal reasoning skills. Test questions include paragraphs of information, following by statements and questions relating to the paragraph. Your task is to accurately answer each question or statement based on the information provided in the paragraphs.
  • Part 2 - Numerical Analysis (or reasoning) - this section measures your numerical reasoning skills. The test doesn’t measure your skills in maths but your ability to quickly and logically process numerical information. Test questions include interpretations of numerical data displayed as graphs and tables.
  • Part 3 - Abstract Analysis (or reasoning) – this section measures your conceptual reasoning skills. The test includes scenarios, each scenario includes a group of shapes with some logical rules. You need to identify a logical sequence to decide which is the next shape or the odd one out.

The Swift Analysis Test allows candidates 18 minutes to complete the entire test (6 minutes for each section as described above.  

The Comprehension Aptitude Test

This test is typically offered to job applicants applying for non-managerial, operations or admin roles. The Comprehension Aptitude Test includes 3 consecutive sub sections measuring 3 components of reasoning:

  • Part 1 - Verbal Analysis (or reasoning) - this section measures your verbal reasoning skills. Test questions include paragraphs of information, following by statements and questions relating to the paragraph. Your task is to accurately answer each question or statement based on the information provided in the paragraphs.
  • Part 2 - Numerical Analysis (or reasoning) - this section measures your numerical reasoning skills. The test doesn’t measure your skills in maths but your ability to quickly and logically process numerical information. Test questions include interpretations of numerical data displayed as graphs and tables.
  • Part 3 Error Checking - this test measures your attention to details. The test includes several scenarios with lists of words and numbers. Your task is to identify errors in the lists of words and numbers.

The Comprehension Test allows candidates 10 minutes to complete the entire test (4 min to complete the Verbal Comprehension section, 4 min to complete the Numerical Comprehension section and 2 min to complete the Error Checking section).

Saville’s Personality Test

Saville Consulting developed the “Wave Personality Test”. The Wave has 108 items and is used by employers to assess job candidates’ behavioural style.

The Wave Personality Test includes normative and ipsative sections:

The normative section, presents behavioural statements which candidates need to express the extent of their agreement or disagreement on a scale of 1 to 5. For example, “My daily life is full of things that keep me interested”.

The ipsative section includes quads (as questions). Each quad contains 4 statements from which an individual is required to choose two. One that is most like them and one that is least like them. The ipsative aspect of this personality test uses a forced choice format where candidates have to choose two statements from a quad of equally attractive statements.

For example, please state which is the most and least like you:

  • I enjoy working with others
  • I like to plan and organise my work
  • I enjoy meeting people
  • I respect and open to others’ opinions

The Wave personality test is untimed.

Which companies use Saville Consulting’s Aptitude and Personality Tests?

Saville Consulting’s set of aptitude and personality tests is used by a wide range of companies such as: Johnson & Johnson, NAB, Westpack, ANZ and Ramsted, amongst many others.

Please note that most companies tend to have more than one psychometric test provider.

Practise and preparation for your Psychometric Test with Saville Consulting

The Institute of Psychometric Coaching offer job-seekers the best available opportunity to practise and prepare for psychometric tests to get the job they really want. IPC offers online and tailored practise tests and preparation solutions developed by Saville: 

  • Practise online tests mimicking the verbal, numerical and abstract test questions in Saville’s Swift Executive and Comprehension Aptitude Tests
  • Practise online Personality Tests to prepare you for the Wave personality test
  • Fully tailored online cognitive and personality test courses
  • One-on-one coaching sessions delivered by experienced psychologists and psychometric test trainers

Try our practise online tests and preparation solutions for your Saville Consulting’s Aptitude and Personality tests to ensure you demonstrate your true capability.

Click to here and select your relevant classification and job level to start practising!

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