Saville Assessment - Free Practice Tests & Tips (2024)
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 Free Saville Assessment Practice Tests – Saville Wave & Swift Sample Questions


We'll begin our practice with the Saville Wave Personality Tests. The Saville Assessment Waver Personality tests are a group of tests which aim to assess leadership abilities, your ideal team role, and many other factors. The Saville Wave Test has two versions: Wave Professional Styles - 216 items, takes approximately 40 minutes; Wave Focus Styles - 72 items, takes about 13 minutes.


Saville Wave Professional Styles Test Questions & Wave Focus Styles Test Questions

The first type of questions you'll find in the  Saville Assessment Wave Exams will ask you to reply to statements using a 9-point scale ranging from “very strongly disagree” to “very strongly agree”. At this stage, you can reply as you see fit, with no restrictions, so that you can reply to two statements with the same response:

Question #1

I enjoy the company of the majority of people I encounter.

wave q1


 We suggest to select Strongly Agree (around 7-9).  

Selecting "strongly agree" to the statement "I enjoy the company of the majority of people I encounter" can suggest several positive traits to an employer:

  1. Social and Outgoing: It indicates that you are likely friendly and extroverted, comfortable in various social situations.

  2. Communication Skills: Enjoying the company of others often implies good communication skills and the ability to engage in conversations effectively.

  3. Team Player: Being comfortable with different people suggests you are more likely to work well in a team environment.

  4. Adaptability: If you can enjoy the company of a wide range of people, it may suggest that you are adaptable and can get along with diverse personalities.

  5. Customer Service Orientation: In jobs that involve dealing with customers or clients, valuing interactions with others can be seen as a positive attribute.

Question #2

I sometimes feel inadequate in comparison to everybody else.

wave q1


 We suggest here to select "Disagree" (2-3)

If you selected "disagree" to the statement, it may indicate to your employer the following aspects about you:

  1. Confidence: Your response suggests that you generally have a positive self-image and confidence in your abilities and accomplishments.

  2. Self-Assuredness: You are less likely to compare yourself negatively to others, which can be a sign of being secure in your own skills and talents.

  3. Optimism: Selecting "disagree" may indicate that you have an optimistic outlook and tend to focus on your strengths rather than dwell on perceived inadequacies.

  4. Healthy Self-Esteem: It's possible that you have a healthy level of self-esteem, which can positively influence your performance and relationships in a work environment.


The second type asks you to rate the statements rated equally in the first round again to indicate which describes or suits you better. This time you will be given four statements, and you will need to choose one that is "most like you" and another that is "least like you". For the sake of the practice, we'll present here new statements to rank and not those you've faced in the previous questions:

Question #3



Our recommended rating:

Statement 1: Most Like Me

This statement suggests a motivation for personal growth and development. It indicates a preference for pushing boundaries, embracing challenges, and continuously expanding your skills and capabilities.

Statement 2: Least Like me

This statement suggests a desire to work in an environment less focused on competition and rivalry. It may indicate a preference for a cooperative and supportive work atmosphere where the emphasis is more on collaboration and teamwork.

Statement 3: Least Like me

According to this statement, your colleagues may be expected to conform to your preferred way of working or their preferred approaches rather than accepting different viewpoints or approaches.

Statement 4: Most Like Me

As indicated by this statement, you acknowledge the value of considering diverse viewpoints when tackling problems, which is one of the top values for Korn Ferry. It indicates an openness to exploring various perspectives and analysing situations from different angles to reach well-rounded solutions.

Saville Wave Tip: When taking either the Saville Assessment Wave Professional Styles test or the Saville Focus Styles test, it is essential to pay close attention to the phrasing of the question. “Talent” questions will describe your qualities directly and are therefore usually phrased as “I am” in expressions such as “I am good at”. On the other hand, “Motive” questions will relate to the importance of a characteristic in your opinion, and they will usually be phrased as “I prefer” or using expressions such as “it is important to me”. While practising with our Saville Assessment comprehensive PrepPacks, you can practice dozens of questions like these and ensure you'll be able to distinguish between those types of questions and solve them correctly. You can find a comprehensive study guide and full  Saville AssessmentWave Personality simulations, feedback, and solving tips in our All-Inclusive Saville Wave PrepPack.

Congratulations! You have successfully completed our Saville Wave Personality Free Test. Next, we'll discuss Saville Assessment Swift Aptitude Tests. We will focus on Saville Assessment's aptitude tests- the Saville Swift Executive Aptitude Test and the Saville Swift Analysis Aptitude Test. Although very similar, the tests have three main fundamental differences: The Swift Executive Aptitude Test covers verbal, numerical, and abstract reasoning, while the Swift Analysis Test covers only verbal and numerical reasoning; the Executive Aptitude Test is generally more complicated than the Swift Analysis Test; The Saville Assessment Swift Executive Aptitude Test is designed for senior-level positions, while the Swift Analysis Test is designed for a broader range of positions, including graduates and professionals.

The following practice covers all the types of questions found on the Saville aptitude tests, such as Abstract Reasoning, Numerical Reasoning, Verbal Reasoning, Etc. We'll start our practice with Verbal Reasoning questions. Let's begin!

Saville Swift Executive Aptitude Test Questions & Swift Analysis Test Questions

Saville Swift Verbal Reasoning Questions

Read the passage and answer the following question:

To deliver secure supplies of high-quality food while protecting the environment better, the new EU farm policy must make "greening" measures mandatory but flexible and help farmers to cope with market volatility. Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) agree that 30% of national budgets for direct payments should be made conditional upon compliance with mandatory greening measures but stress that these measures must be made more flexible and should be brought in gradually. The three key measures - crop diversification, maintaining permanent pasture and grassland and creating "ecologically-focused areas", would remain but with certain exceptions, e.g. to reflect the size of the farm.

Question #1 

Statement: "A farmer with a small piece of land will not be required to comply with the greening measures"

Based on the text, is it:

  1. True
  2. False
  3. Cannot Say


The correct answer is 3, "Cannot Say".

Although this statement is a plausible exception to the mandatory greening measures, we don't have enough information to conclude that this statement is true/false. All the passage states is that: "The three key measures… would remain but with certain exceptions, e.g. to reflect the size of the farm.” We know that probably small, less profitable farms will enjoy some flexibility in the implementation of the three mandatory greening measures, but we don't know what the exact meaning of "certain exceptions" is.


Question #2 

Which one of the following would meet one of the mandatory greening measures?
  1. Create a new species of cucumbers
  2. Close 10% of active farms
  3. Enclose tracts of farmland for grazing
  4. Allocate 10% of farm products to export


This question requires we focus on the three greening measures mentioned in the passage and try to understand how each would be implemented in practice. The three greening measures presented in the text are (1) crop diversification- from the word "diversity", we can deduce that this measure aims to create a greater variety of farm products. In other words, farms should produce a range of products (not only tomatoes but cucumbers too). (2) Maintaining permanent pasture and grassland – this measure is aimed at preserving the natural pasture of farmland, probably by encouraging farmers to monitor the amount of pasture on their land and ensure it isn't consumed completely. (3) Creating “ecologically-focused areas”- this measure probably obligates farmers to keep a certain part of their land free of exploitation, allowing the land to regenerate. Distracter C seems to go well with the second greening measure as it offers a practical method of preserving the natural pasture by enclosing farm areas for grazing, leaving other areas in a natural state. Distracters B and D are not related to the three mandatory greening measures mentioned in the text, while distracter A relates in a way to the first greening measure; however, it is not an accurate translation of that measure.


Question #3 

Which one of the following provides the best summary of the main point of the passage?
  1. Direct payments should be contingent upon farmers' compliance with mandatory greening measures
  2. Greening measures are mandatory yet flexible
  3. MEPs agree that protecting the environment is critical to high-quality food. 
  4. MEPs agree that there should be certain exceptions to implementing greening measures


The first sentence in the passage introduces us to the main focus of the text: EU farm policy must make "greening" measures (1) mandatory (2) flexible. The passage then elaborates on how the MEPs plan to carry out this new policy. They agree that (1) direct payments should be contingent upon compliance with greening measures; (2) greening measures should include certain exceptions to accommodate smaller farms. Seemingly, distracter B is the correct answer. However, notice the wording of the sentence: “Greening measures are....” The passage does not focus on the idea of greening measures but on the policy regarding implementing greening measures. Therefore, we are left with distracters A and D. Since distracter A focuses on a slightly more central issue in the passage (which is elaborated on more in the text), it is the correct answer.


Saville Verbal Tip: One of the best tips for specific Saville Assessment verbal reasoning questions is to focus on finding critical information in the text. The passage may contain a lot of information in many verbal reasoning questions, but not all of it is relevant to answering the specific question. So, read the question carefully, identify the key elements or keywords in the question, and then go back to the passage to locate and analyse the relevant information directly addressing those key elements. This focused approach will help you save time and increase your accuracy in selecting the correct answer. If you're looking for more Saville Assessment Swift Verbal Questions, test tips and guides, you can check our Saville All-Inclusive PrepPack.


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

Unlike general cognitive and personality assessments, the Saville Executive Test 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 Saville Assessment challenge is to practice and familiarise yourself with executive-level scenarios and decision-making processes. Engaging in mock exercises and sample tests that simulate the 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.

On our Saville All-Inclusive PrepPack, you'll find full simulations and dozens of practice tests that will mock the challenges you'll face in the Saville Assessment. 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. 

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Now we'll continue to another question you'll face in your Saville assessment - Numerical Reasoning questions. We'll cover all questions like algebra, metric,  Diagrammatic Analysis, etc. Aptitude tests Numerical reasoning questions measure your ability to handle numbers accurately and quickly. This could involve arithmetic, algebra, data interpretation, or problems using statistics, percentages, and number sequences. This test evaluates your ability to conclude from numerical or statistical information.

Saville Swift Numerical Reasoning Questions

Answer the following question regarding the current data:

numerical saville

Question #4

In the year 2000, which two departments combined had precisely the same amount of employees as the Product Development department?
  1. Stamping and casting
  2. Human Resources and Manufacturing
  3. Stamping and Human Resources
  4. Human Resources and Product Development
  5. Human Resources and Casting


In 2000, the Product Development department constituted 20% of the workforce. Human resources (11%) and Casting (9%) together have 20%.

The answer is Human Resources & Casting


Question #5 

In the year 2000, the Product Development department constituted 400 employees. How many employees worked for the Stamping department in that year?
  1. 400
  2. 450
  3. 500
  4. 550
  5. 600


If Product Development constituted 20% (=0.2) of the company in 2000 and had 400 employees, the total number of employees was: 400 / 0.2 = 2,000. (Alternately, since 20% equals 1/5, you can multiply 400 by 5 to get the total number of employees: 400 X 5 = 2,000).
According to the left pie chart, Stamping constituted 25% of the workforce in 2000, so the number of employees that worked in the Stamping Department was: 2,000 x 0.25 = 500. (Alternately, since 25% equals 1/4, you can divide 2,000 by 4 to get the number of employees that worked in the Stamping department: 2,000 / 4 = 500).
Thus, the correct answer is 500.
Tip: You can save time by using the Rule of Three. If X is the number of employees in Stamping, you get the following proportions:
400 = 20%
X = 25%
X = (400 x 25%) / 20% = (400 x 25) / 20 = 20 x 25 = 500


Question #6 

The size of the Casting department in 2000, which consisted of 180 employees, was smaller by 75% than the size of the Stamping department in 2005. How many employees worked in the Human Resources department in 2005?
  1. 70
  2. 140
  3. 210
  4. 240
  5. None of these


According to the question, the Casting department had 180 employees in 2000, which was 75% less than the number of employees in Stamping in 2005. In other words, 180 is (100-75=) 25% of the Stamping department in 2005. 25% equals 1/4, so you can multiply 180 by 4 to get the number of employees in the Stamping department in 2005: 180 x 4 = 720. (Alternately, you can divide 180 by 25% to get the number of employees in Stamping: 180 / 0.25 = 720).
According to the right pie chart, the Stamping department constituted 24% of the entire workforce in 2005. This means that 720 (the absolute number of employees in Stamping) equals 24% (=0.24) of the company. Hence, the total number of employees in the company in 2005 was: 720 / 0.24 = 3,000.
The right chart also indicates that the Human Resources department constituted 7% (=0.07) of the workforce in 2005. Thus, the number of HR employees in 2005 was: 0.07 x 3,000 = 210 employees.
The answer is 210.
Tip: You can save time by using the Rule of Three. If X is the number of HR employees in 2005, you get the following proportions:
720 = 24%
X = 7%
X = (720 x 7%) / 24% = (720 x 7) / 24 = 30 x 7 = 210


Saville Numerical Tip: The best tip for specific Saville Assessment numerical reasoning questions is to scan and analyse the data carefully. Spend a few moments, in the beginning, to quickly scan the numerical data in the question. Pay attention to labels, units, and any outstanding trends or patterns. Understanding the data thoroughly will help you identify the relevant information needed to answer the specific question accurately. By carefully analysing the data, you can avoid making mistakes due to misinterpreting the information and increase your chances of efficiently arriving at the correct answer. For more numerical reasoning practice, check our Saville Numerical Reasoning PrepPack.

Now we'll continue to another question you'll face in your Saville Assessment - Abstract Reasoning questions. Abstract reasoning is a psychometric tests questions non-verbal, visual, or pattern-based problems designed to assess a person's ability to identify patterns, analyse relationships, and make logical deductions without relying on specific knowledge or language skills. Let's dive in and see what it is all about:

Saville Swift Abstract Reasoning Questions

Question #7



The correct answer is (A).

There are two rules in this series: frequency and motion.
Both the star and the circle move in a certain way: the circle moves across the corners of the frames in an anticlockwise direction. This means, in the missing frame, the circle should be at the bottom right corner. The star moves in a diagonal line from the top left corner, to the centre, to the bottom right corner, and back. Therefore, in the missing frame, the star should be the centre.
In addition, the circle alternates between dark and white every step.
The only answer that follows these rules is answer (A).


Question #8




The correct answer is (B).

There are two rules in this series: progression and rotation.
First, in each step, another square is added, which is rotated 45° compared to the previous square.
Second, in each step, every square rotates 45°.
This means the missing frame should have five squares, each rotated 45° compared to the square in the same position from the previous (or next) frame.
The only answer choice that fits these rules is answer (B).

*You could also look at this series as a progression and frequency series, with the alternating squares and diamonds.


Question #9




The correct answer is (D).

This series has three rules: progression, rotation, and frequency.

First, each frame in the series contains a square divided into five oblongs. Each step, one oblong, is coloured dark blue. This means the square in the missing frame should have two dark oblongs.
Second, in each step, the square rotates 90° anticlockwise.
Third, there is a series of alternating shapes in the top right corner of the frames: triangle, star, and circle. You can see the missing shape is a circle.
The only answer choice that fits all these rules is answer (D).


Saville Abstract Tip: While approaching abstract reasoning questions, it is crucial to identify and analyse the core pattern or rule. Abstract reasoning questions often involve a sequence of shapes, symbols, or patterns; the key to solving them is recognising the underlying logic that governs the sequence. Take your time to carefully observe the elements and look for relationships, symmetries, rotations, or any other consistent features that connect the shapes or patterns. Once you identify the core pattern or rule, use it to predict the next element or find the missing piece in the sequence. By focusing on understanding the central logic, you can approach Aptitude tests and abstract reasoning questions with a clear strategy and improve your accuracy in finding the correct answer. For more practice questions, expert tips, and test simulations, you can check our Saville Abstract Reasoning PrepPack.

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