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Sova Assessment is a UK-based tech company that offers a data-driven talent assessment platform which allows organizations to evaluate personality, motivation, competency and ability, particularly when recruiting.

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Sova video interview

In the video interview you will be asked a series of questions, which will appear in a pre-recorded video segment as well as written as text.

You will have one minute to consider the question and prepare your response, followed by up to three minutes to record the response. You cannot re-record your response.

There will be one practice question to ensure all your equipment works and your background is clear, clean, uncluttered and there is no background noise.

The video interview is designed to be similar to a face-to-face interview but without the logistics of all candidates having to travel. The questions asked will be specific to the requirements of the recruiting organisation, and usually take place at the first round of the interview process.

How are Sova tests taken?

Sova tests are completed virtually from your choice of location using a remote Zoom-based platform referred to as a Virtual Assessment Centre.

Access to your PC/tablet camera and microphone is required as the assessment is online via video call, so you will need to ensure that you have stable broadband internet in your choice of remote environment.

You will need to have Zoom downloaded onto your device. Required minimum bandwidth is 600kbps (up/down); the recommended minimum is 1.5 Mbps (up/down).

You may still require a pen, paper and calculator to use during the tests.

Which employers use Sova tests?

In common with many aptitude tests, Sova tests measure the suitability of a candidate in an unbiased way. With one unified platform and a scientific approach to testing, many employers use Sova tests as part of their recruitment process, including:

Tips on how to prepare for Sova tests

Check your technology

Don’t let your technology let you down. Check that you have downloaded Zoom, can access the platform, that you have a working camera and microphone and so on, as well as checking your internet speed.

Read the question properly

All the information will be contained in the scenarios, so do not be tempted to make assumptions, apply additional information or answer something which is not being asked.

Prepare your environment

Ensure that you have thought through all the potential scenarios where you may need additional resources, e.g. make sure you have paper, pencil, calculator and any other specified requirements to hand. Set yourself up somewhere quiet with a plain background where you will not be disturbed for the duration of your assessment. Lastly, have water, tissues and so on to hand, as well as a clock.

Research the company

While you need to answer the questions based on your own personal knowledge and gut feeling, it cannot hurt to be thoroughly prepared on the values desired by the company for which you are interviewing, so you can be confident that you align with those values.


Remember that you will be assessed on both accuracy and speed. As such, you’ll need to practice to ensure that you have allowed enough time for each answer, so that you are not caught out by any time limits (in particular for the video interview).

Don’t rush

You’ll need to read and understand all the information given to you, so don’t skim-read or you might miss something vital.

Practice Aptitude Tests is not associated with Sova. We provide preparation services for Sova psychometric tests. Our tests are not designed to be identical to any style, employer or industry. Visit to apply.

How are Sova tests scored?

Sova tests are scored with one mark per correct answer. Although there is no time limit, your final score will also reflect how quickly you reached those correct answers.

Are Sova tests difficult?

Sova tests are not difficult in that they are not a test for which you have to learn vast swathes of information. They are, however, easier to take and do well at when you have practiced and prepared, and understand what you will be asked to do and how best you should approach each test.

How long is a Sova test?

There is no time frame for completing a Sova test, although the time taken to complete the test will count towards your final score. As a general rule you should be able to answer most questions within 45 seconds per answer, reducing to 30 seconds for a verbal test question.

How can I practice Sova tests?

Practice Sova tests with our free test first and then continue your practice and preparation with our specialist practice Sova tests. Sova itself also offers some free practice questions here.

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What our customers say about our Sova tests

  • Australia

    October 05, 2021

    Pattern sequencing

    I enjoy these types of puzzles, but don't really understand how this can show whether I am good at a certain job or not.

  • India

    October 04, 2021

    See the options as well

    The test was fairly easy, just need to take your time and keep a track of options as well – it will help with speed.

  • Australia

    October 03, 2021

    Learning to see patterns

    I liked the simplicity of the test so far as user interface. It was quick, and reactive to my interactions.

  • United Kingdom

    September 06, 2021

    Just logic test

    Useful but just a logic sova test. Also seemingly lacking in variation in that it was the same 'sort' of sequential logic applied in all but one case.

  • Australia

    August 25, 2021

    Good practice in tracking multiple components

    These tests are invaluable when it comes to logical sequence questions. Good practice in tracking multiple shapes and not answering too quickly.

  • Saudi Arabia

    May 26, 2021

    Great test

    I feel like this was beginner level. Would like to see more challenging questions.

  • Australia

    May 19, 2021

    Logic-based assumptions

    Some patterns were simple, others had no rhyme or reason and sought to make the assessed figure the odd on out of the answers.

  • Australia

    May 13, 2021

    How to identify simple patterns

    Too easy. Not representative of some aptitude tests you might encounter.

  • Italy

    May 05, 2021

    the pattern

    The test is really well designed. It seemed a bit too easy and straightforward to me.

  • Australia

    April 27, 2021

    It was OK

    It was fun, but not a lot of variety of questions