Practice & Preparation Advice

Why are Aptitude Tests used?

Employers often use aptitude tests as part of their assessment procedures for the selection and development of staff. Research has shown that they are powerful predictors of performance at work.

Tests help you to:

  • demonstrate your strengths
  • be assessed fairly on job relevant criteria
  • find out more about your strengths and development needs
  • make future career decisions based on your abilities

Tests help employers to:

  • select people best suited to the demands of the job
  • identify areas where individuals might benefit from further development
  • obtain objective information about people's abilities

Online Practice Tests

Complete realistic timed practice questions online by selecting the appropriate link below.

While you are in a practice test you can complete the questions as many times as you like. To re-access a practice test after you have opted to Finish, simply select the required link again.

You will be given onscreen feedback for each question that you answer. The purpose of the practice tests is to familiarize you with the format of the actual test and working to strict time limits.

The difficulty of the example questions does not necessarily represent the difficulty level of the test itself.

Preparation Guide Downloads

The preparation guides below provide an offline alternative to the online practice tests.

Select the relevant link to open the document or right click on the link and select ‘Save target as’ to download to your computer.

Analysis Aptitude Range Preparation Guides

Preparation Guides for Verbal, Numerical and Diagrammatic Analysis test types as featured in Swift Analysis Aptitude, Verbal Analysis Aptitude, Numerical Analysis Aptitude, Diagrammatic Analysis Aptitude, Professional Aptitudes, Work Aptitudes and Abstract Reasoning as featured in Swift Executive Aptitude.

Comprehension Aptitude Range Preparation Guides

Preparation Guides for Verbal Comprehension, Numerical Comprehension and Error Checking test types as featured in Swift Comprehension Aptitude, Verbal Comprehension Aptitude, Numerical Comprehension Aptitude, Error Checking Aptitude, Customer Aptitudes, Commercial Aptitudes, Administrative Aptitudes and Operational Aptitudes.

Technical Aptitude Range Preparation Guides

Preparation Guides for Spatial, Mechanical and Diagrammatic Reasoning test types as featured in Swift Technical Aptitude, Spatial Reasoning Aptitude, Mechanical Reasoning Aptitude, Diagrammatic Reasoning Aptitude and Practical Aptitudes.