Saville Tests

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What is a Saville test?

Saville test is a cognitive assessment used by aviation industry employers wanting to hire diligent, ambitious, and intelligent people. Saville tests ensure candidates have the right skills, competencies, and values for the company they’re being hired for.

Saville Assessment was founded by Professor Peter Saville, who also set up SHL. As you might expect, therefore, there are similarities between the two test providers.

Here is an overview of all the Saville tests:

Saville test series

The test series varies depending on the role itself and the level of seniority:

Comprehension aptitudes - for the operational, customer, and administrative staff.

Analysis aptitudes - for managerial, directorial, and professional level staff.

Apprentice aptitudes - for graduates, trainees, and technicians.

Executive aptitudes - for managerial, directorial, and professional level staff.

Technical aptitudes - for engineering and construction roles.

Saville test topics

Each series has an assessment for each of these topics:

  • Numerical
  • Verbal
  • Diagrammatic
  • Abstract
  • Error-checking
  • Mechanical
  • Spatial

Saville test formats

Saville assessments are broken down into two formats:

  1. Single aptitude tests - a longer-form version of the aptitude tests which will take over 30 minutes to complete.
  2. Swift aptitude tests - a shorter version that takes less than 30 minutes.

All assessment topics can be taken as swift or single tests. Normally, the swift version is used at the first stage of the recruitment process.

Saville Waver personality questionnaire

The Saville personality questionnaire assesses your strengths and weaknesses, and how well your personality traits align with the company’s values. The test is split into two formats:

1. Wave Professional Style - a 40-minute personality assessment.

2. Wave Focus Style - a 13-minute version of the professional style.

Other Saville tests

Most hiring financial companies will use numerical, and maybe even verbal, reasoning tests. But the following Saville tests are also in existence:

  • Diagrammatic aptitude
  • Error checking aptitude
  • Spatial aptitude
  • Mechanical aptitude

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Saville Tests FAQs

Where can I practice Saville test questions for free?

You can practice free Saville questions using our online test platform which provides you access to example test questions.

Are Saville tests hard to pass?

Saville tests are designed to be challenging - although there is no pass or fail score, your test score will be compared to other candidates taking the assessment. A low score could impact your chances of being shortlisted.

How long will it take to complete the Saville publisher test?

The Saville publisher test duration varies but usually takes between 15-25 minutes to complete.

What is a good pass mark?

A good pass mark depends on the employer's requirements, but generally, scoring at least a score above the 75% percentile is seen as a strong performance.