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.

Workplace English Practice Test

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.

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 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 for a reset.

When is the completion deadline for my assessments?

The project manager will have the deadline. However, if you email 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

Technical Tips


For the best experience, we recommend downloading the newest version of your preferred browser. We support current and previous versions of all browsers (except Internet Explorer, where the minimum version supported for aptitude tests is IE11) with a reasonable amount of market share, but not beta or development versions.


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).

For questionnaires:

  • Most mobile phones, tablets and desktops are compatible.
  • If you cannot read the instructions clearly please use an alternative device with a larger screen.

Internet Access

A reliable internet connection is required and a download bandwidth of 3Mbps or higher is recommended.


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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.

If you have any other questions please feel free to give us a call on +44 (0)20 8619 9006 or email