Practice and Preparation Advice for Candidates
To help you prepare for aptitude tests, we offer free online practice tests under timed conditions. These practice tests give you a realistic experience of completing the actual tests before undertaking them. There are also preparation guides available to download as an offline alternative.
A list of Frequently Asked Questions and Technical Tips are also available on this page. We would advise you to look at these before starting your actual assessments.
Wave Guidelines & Advice
Wave Styles assessments are built around one integrated model based on a rich understanding of personal motives, talents, competency potential and preferred culture.
There are two main Wave personality questionnaires, Professional Styles and Focus Styles. Wave Strengths are also available, providing a powerful suite of behavioral screening questionnaires offering a cost-effective approach to volume recruitment.
Wave Professional Styles Questionnaire Guidelines
Read an overview and see examples of our most powerful and valid personality questionnaire.
Wave Focus Styles Questionnaire Guidelines
See example questions and get advice on how best to approach the Focus Styles questionnaire.
Wave Strengths Guidelines
Understand how to approach our Wave Strengths questionnaire as well as seeing examples of the type of questions asked.
FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)
Why is my password not working?
Check that you are copying and pasting it correctly. Have you logged in previously and changed the password from the original numerical one?
I started the aptitude test and pressed the ‘Back’ button / tried to come out of the test. I am getting a message suggesting I contact Support as I need to be reset – What do I do?
Contact support at firstname.lastname@example.org. Permission will be required from the test administrator for the project and then your test can be reset. You will be able to complete again from the beginning. No previous responses will be saved.
How can I get my results?
The test results are sent to the trained feedback provider who will contact you to discuss.
Will I receive my report(s)?
Your reports will be sent to the project administrator (qualified user) who can distribute them at their discretion.
I am completing a 360 questionnaire and have marked the ratings the wrong way around. How can I go back to correct?
Please contact email@example.com for a reset.
When is the completion deadline for my assessments?
The project manager will have the deadline. However, if you email firstname.lastname@example.org with your details, they will be able to find out for you.
Can I log in to Oasys outside of Saville Assessment's working hours?
Yes, however the support team will not be available to help with any difficulties outside of these hours.
If you have any other questions please feel free to give us a call on +44 (0)20 8619 9006 or email email@example.com
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The optimum display setting will be dependent on the assessment that you are completing and the selected device.
For aptitude assessments:
- For desktop users we recommend a minimum screen resolution of 1024 x 768.
- For tablet users, whilst our assessments are compatible with most tablet devices, please ensure your device is compatible and you can read the text clearly prior to attempting to complete the assessment.
- Access is not permitted on mobile phones (with the exception of the Swift Comprehension Verbal & Numerical assessment).
- Most mobile phones, tablets and desktops are compatible.
- If you cannot read the instructions clearly please use an alternative device with a larger screen.
A reliable internet connection is required and a download bandwidth of 3Mbps or higher is recommended.
PDF Assessment Reports
PDF assessment reports can be opened in supported browsers or using PDF reader software. Adobe Acrobat Reader download is available free from Adobe.