Saville Assessment

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Professor Peter Saville set up SHL before founding Saville Assessment. As a result, there are similarities between the two test providers, who both ensure legal firms are able to recruit the best minds through their aptitude tests and personality questionnaires. The following gives a comprehensive overview of all the Saville tests in existence:

Saville test series

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

  • Comprehension aptitudes - for 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 which 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 to 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 the 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

Sample Saville Assessment question Test your knowledge!

Score: /5

Which of the following conclusions can logically be inferred from the statements below? Statements: All roses are flowers. Some flowers fade quickly. No roses fade quickly.

  • Some roses are not flowers.
  • Some flowers are not roses.
  • All flowers fade quickly.
  • No flowers fade quickly.

Identify the underlying pattern in the following series: J2, L6, N12, P20, ______?

  • R30
  • S32
  • T28
  • Q26

If John can process 30 loan applications in 6 hours, how many process handlers are needed to process 120 applications in 3 hours?

  • 8 handlers
  • 12 handlers
  • 10 handlers
  • 15 handlers

A bat and ball cost $1.10 in total. The bat costs $1.00 more than the ball. How much does the ball cost?

  • $0.05
  • $0.10
  • $1.00
  • $0.50

In an alternating current circuit containing resistance and no reactance, current:

  • leads the voltage by 90 degrees
  • lags behind the voltage by 90 degrees
  • is in phase with the voltage
  • lags behind voltage by 45 degrees

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Saville Assessment Tips

Familiarize with the Formats

Before diving into practice exams on Law Tests, take some time to get comfortable with the different test formats Saville Assessment offers, including numerical, verbal, and diagrammatic reasoning tests. Becoming familiar with the structure and types of questions will help you navigate them more confidently during your actual test.

Simulate the Test Environment

Saville Assessment's tests typically take 20 minutes, so when you practice on Law Tests, set a timer to get used to the time pressure. Make sure you're in a quiet place where you can concentrate, mimicking the environment you'll likely be in when taking the actual assessment.

Review the Fundamentals

For the numerical reasoning test, brush up on your basic math skills. You don't need to be a mathematician, but a solid understanding of graphs, percentages, and ratios is crucial. Similarly, for the verbal reasoning test, hone in on your comprehension and critical thinking skills.

Attention to Detail

Error checking and mechanical tests require a sharp eye and a clear mind. Pay close attention to the details in each question, as the slightest oversight could lead to an incorrect answer. Regular practice on Law Tests will enhance your accuracy and speed over time.

Keep Calm and Carry On

Nerves can impact test performance. Practice relaxation techniques like deep breathing or mindfulness exercises before starting a practice test on Law Tests. Being calm can improve your concentration and ultimately your test-taking abilities.

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Saville Assessment FAQs

Where can I practice free Saville test questions?

You can try practice Saville tests using our online platform which offers a variety of free test questions to try - no credit card sign-up required.

How are the results of the Saville tests used by employers?

The results are used to shortlist candidates by comparing their test scores to other test-takers as well as employer benchmarks. Practicing a variety of test questions can help improve your chances of getting a high score.

What do I need to take the test?

A strong internet connection is advised as well as a quiet, comfortable, and well-lit environment to minimize distractions while taking the test. You should also prepare for the assessment by familiarizing yourself with the test format and practicing sample questions.

How long is the Saville test?

The duration of each test varies depending on the type and complexity of the assessment. Individual tests are generally 15-25 minutes in length.