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What is "Swayam"?

“SWAYAM” in Sanskrit literally means “oneself” or “own”.

Who are we?

Swayam is the world’s most accurate and definitive psychometric personality assessment system that will help HR professionals make near-accurate recruitment, people development, training and leadership decisions that will impact the organization positively.

What are the services Swayam provides?

Psychometric personality and behaviour tests for

  1. Educational and Career Guidance for students
  2. Recruitment and Organizational development
  3. Relationship analysis for couples/to-be couples

What are the benefits of using Swayam?

  • Universal Applicability- our tests are carefully curated to work across demographics, geographies and socio-economic strata.
  • Better ROI- Recruit the employees you need in a far more efficient and cost – effective manner while also reducing attrition rates and costs associated with bad hires.
  • Reduced Times and Cost- Save valuable time and resources in any decision-making process, no matter how big or small the scale of the decision.

Who all does Swayam work with?

Education field: Swayam works with students and educational institutes to support their students in their journey of self-discovery and thus to be more successful in their chosen careers and professions.

Corporates: Swayam works with forward thinking organization’s CXOs, HR professionals, trainers, Coaches and recruitment consultants to support them in their decision-making process while hiring and also with coaches and trainers to assess strength and development areas for structured and targeted trainings in organizations, as well as for self-development in Leaders.

Couples/Relationships: Swayam works with couples in their endeavour to find the right person to spend their life with and also with couples who are already committed to help them understand better for higher compatibility and satisfaction in their relationships.

What all does Swayam analyze through the test reports?

Swayam analyzes people on the physical (psychological aspect of the physical-physiological aspect of a person), psychological and ethical aspects of an individual.

This ensures that the test process and the reporting is holistic, accurate and meaningful to the person taking the tests.

How does Swayam analyze people on the physical, psychological and ethical aspects of behaviour?

Swayam assesses people on the Vedic 5-element theory approach through which it is possible to understand the physical, psychological and ethical aspects of behaviour of a person. The tests have been standardized and are scientifically valid for testing purposes.

The 5-elements combine with each other at the physical-physiological level to form the three basic Natures called Creative, Logical and Methodical.

The same 5-elements combine with each other at the psychological level to form the three basic Attributes called Harmonious, Passionate and Lethargic.

These Nature and Attribute types though 3, combine with each other in different permutations and combinations, and so we are able to get 10 Nature and 10 Attribute categories.

These 10*10 Nature and Attribute categories in turn inter-correlate with each other to give us millions of combinations of people and personalities.

This is one of the reasons that all of us are so different from each other. This also explains how twins, or siblings too are so different from each other.

Is Swayam valid only for Indians?

No, since Swayam uses the Vedic 5-element theory approach, it is applicable for people in India and across the world. Just like Ayurveda and Yoga are applicable to people worldwide, so are Swayam tests.

This is borne out by the numerous scientific researches being carried out in many countries using the Swayam tests.

How accurate and reliable are the Swayam tests?

Swayam is the culmination of a multi-disciplinary research to build a globally valid test to assess personality.  The Swayam tests have undergone extensive processes to establish Validity, under the guidance of a galaxy of Professors in different fields like Sanskrit, Philosophy, Psychology, Ayurveda, Yoga to name a few. Dr. Shilpa Datar was awarded a PhD in Psychology from University of Mysore.

  • Based on 12+ years of research and development
  • Knowledge advisory with 2 Padma Shri Awardees, University Dean, Vice Chancellor, Professors
  • Cronbach’s Alpha of 0.965, highest in world. This means that the tests at Swayam are very reliable and can be used with confidence to assess Personality
  • Standardized and applicable for Indians
  • 16+ peer reviewed publications in national and international journals (available here)
  • The Swayam tests are being used for Research in multiple countries. Which means that they are of research quality and can be used by anyone wanting to assess their personality with confidence.

There is some inconsistency in my report. Why is that?

Some of the reasons why there could be inconsistencies in your report are as follows:

  1. You were confused while answering the test, and that is being reflected in the report.
  2. You are being aspirational in your behaviour/thinking while you are presently working at a different level. So, this inconsistency is picked up by the test analyses.
  3. You have not answered the test properly, and not paid enough attention to what you are answering.
  4. You may be behaving in some situations in one manner and in other situations in another manner, which is being reflected in the report. You could analyze which situations you behave in what kind of way and understand the reason for this difference in your response to certain situations. This would help you understand yourself better and identify stress situations so that you are better prepared next time you face a similar situation.
  5. Another reason could be that there is a mistake in the report analyses. While we are confident of offering a high degree of accuracy (About 75-80%, there can creep in some errors).

What accreditations has Swayam received so far?

The Swayam tests have been accredited by Indian Institute of Business Psychology.

It has been peer reviewed and published in 16+ scientific journals.

It is being used for scientific research in multiple countries.

It has been approved by a Knowledge Advisory Board consisting of Padma Shri Awardees, University Deans, Vice Chancellors and numerous Professors

How often does one have to take Swayam tests?

Swayam test reports are valid for one year from date of report generation. So, once a year or once in 9-10 months is enough.

How long does it take to answer the tests at Swayam?

Swayam has two types of tests.

  • The short version of the tests needs about 12-15 mins to complete.
  • The long version of the tests needs about 45-60 mins to complete.

When is the right time to take the tests at Swayam?

We strongly recommend that you take the tests at Swayam first thing in the morning after you have completed your daily morning routines, after you have had breakfast (if you are used to it) and before you start your regular professional day.

It is important that you are calm and peaceful when you answer the tests at Swayam.

What kind of questions are there in the tests at Swayam?

The tests at Swayam are all in MCQ (Multiple Choice Questions) format. You have to select a statement (from 3 statements) that is most like you as your answer.

In case you feel that 2 statements describe you partly or wholly, you may select both choices.

In case you feel that all 3 statements describe you partly or wholly, STOP and think again. You will find that most times just 1 or 2 statements describe you.

You may select all 3 statements for 1 or 2 questions in the entire tests.

Do keep in mind that if you select all 3 choices for all the questions, your report may be wrong and not applicable to you at all. In that case you might have to take the test again to get your accurate report.

We strongly recommend watching the instructions video or reading the written instructions before you attempt answering the tests. They are available to you to refer to during answering the tests as well.

What else should I keep in mind while answering the tests at Swayam?

When you answer the tests, bear in mind that the particular behaviour should have been present in you for at least 6 months or more. Don’t select choices that have been present in you for a week or two as the report may be wrong—in that case.

Can one take the test again if one has made any mistake?

No. Once you take the tests at Swayam, the login is closed and you cannot reopen the tests.  The report will be generated based on your answers.

If you still want to retake the tests, you will have to obtain a new login and password to do so.

What happens after one answer’s the tests?

Once a person has answered the tests, the report will be generated and sent to the administrator who has authorized the test. If they want, they will share the report with the test taker.

It depends on the organization to share the test reports with the test taker or not.

What is the Refund Policy?

Your satisfaction as a client is our primary goal. However, given the discretionary nature of our business and our service offering, we have a firm “no refunds” policy.

People Analytics FAQ

What all services do we provide?

Psychometric personality and behaviour tests for

Recruitment—Talent assessment:

Aimed for use before/after interviewing a candidate for any role across the organization to evaluate fitment both in terms of Role and Culture.

  • Reduce hiring time
  • Reduce churn of new hires
  • Minimizing human bias and avoid cost of wrong hire

 

Organizational development:

Aimed for use with existing employees, managers and leaders in organization to understand their SWOT, role and culture fitment.

  • Identifying high-potential employees
  • Developing a personalized development plan for employees/managers and leaders in organization.
  • Creating better employee engagement strategies.

Who all does Swayam work with?

Swayam works with forward thinking organization’s CXOs, HR professionals, trainers, Coaches and recruitment consultants to support them in their decision-making process while hiring and also with coaches and trainers to assess strength and development areas for structured and targeted trainings in organizations, as well as for self-development in Leaders.

What all does Swayam analyze through the test reports?

Swayam analyzes people on the physical (psychological aspect of the physical-physiological aspect of a person), psychological and ethical aspects of an individual.

This ensures that the test process and the reporting is holistic, accurate and meaningful to the person taking the tests.

Swayam identifies, analyzes and appropriately interprets:

  • 40/189 traits (depending on the short/long tests answered),
  • 16 personality types (and their permutations and combinations),
  • 10 Nature categories,
  • 10 Attribute categories
  • 22 Business/Self/People competencies.
  • Workplace traits
  • Personality profiles
  • Key strengths
  • Areas of development for individuals
  • Key motivation drivers

Swayam also offers suggestions and resources to overcome shortcomings in one’s personality (if any) to help build their personality so that one can be the best they are meant to be.

Does Swayam provide group analyses to organizations who have taken the tests?

Yes, Swayam provides group analyses, inter-group/team analyses, intra-group/team analyses, intra and inter departmental analyses and so on. Depending on your needs the group reports can be customized to give you the maximum information that is necessary for you to make sense of all the data and get valuable insights from the people and employee related behavior, trait and personality in your organization, to institute HR practices, protocols, etc., that will help you build a better organization and work culture.

What additional support does Swayam provide to organizations?

Swayam and the psychologists at Swayam are on call to guide you through any question or clarification you may need to interpret the reports, or to even help in differentiating between different reports and contents of the reports of your employees.

This could be at the time of recruitment or during organizational development analysis. You can ask for help in any area of the reporting and structure, without any hesitation.

These are part of professional support and Swayam does not charge extra for this.

Can I buy the test login to try it out?

No, this service is only available to businesses, HR professionals, recruitment consultants, and other such professionals. The test logins are not sold directly to individuals.

For more information you can send an email to the administrator of the site or at support@swayamanalytics.com

Student Analytics FAQ

What all services do we provide?

Psychometric personality and behaviour tests for Educational and Career Guidance for students

Educational and Career Guidance for students

Educational—Behaviour Challenge assessment:

Aimed to assess personality and behaviour in High School students to identify behaviour challenges.

  • Identify and offers suggestions to overcome behavioural challenges
  • Identify students who are facing higher than usual levels of stress and anxiety
  • Unbiased, 3rd party Psychologist’s assessment that can be used and relied upon

 

Educational—Career Guidance assessment:

Aimed to assess personality and behaviour in High School students to guide them towards Careers that would be in alignment to their personality, that ensures that they have 85% higher chance to succeed in chosen careers.

  • Identify dominant traits and inherent aptitude towards careers
  • Identify 4 options from which student can choose to finally pursue a career in
  • Identify students who are facing higher than usual levels of stress and anxiety

 

Educational—Self-Growth assessment:

Aimed at students in graduate courses to identify their SWOT and help them in their endeavour to find a Job that fits their needs perfectly.

  • Identify SWOT of students
  • Identify inhibitor and enabler traits
  • In-depth knowledge of self which enables better job selection and better campus placement interview performance
  • In-depth knowledge of self which enables high quality inputs for writing Statement of Purpose (SoP’s) while applying abroad for higher education

Who all does Swayam work with?

Swayam works with students who reach out to us and educational institutes to support their students in their journey of self-discovery and thus to be more successful in their chosen careers and professions.

What all does Swayam analyze through the test reports?

Swayam analyzes people on the physical (psychological aspect of the physical-physiological aspect of a person), psychological and ethical aspects of an individual.

This ensures that the test process and the reporting is holistic, accurate and meaningful to the person taking the tests.

Swayam identifies and supports the following:

Behavioural challenges faced by students in high school and if they are facing higher than usual levels of stress and anxiety

The inherent strengths and passions of students towards career choices that they have a natural inclination to succeed in

Understanding themselves so that they apply to jobs that they will enjoy performing in their lifetime

Enable better Statement of Purpose essay writing for those aspiring to go abroad for their higher education.

What additional support does Swayam provide to organizations?

Swayam and the psychologists at Swayam are on call to guide you through any question or clarification you may need to interpret the reports, or to even help in differentiating between different reports and contents of the reports of your students.

This could be at the time of admissions or when the student is leaving the educational institute. You can ask for help in any area of the reporting and structure, without any hesitation.

These are part of professional support and Swayam does not charge extra for this.

Does Swayam provide group analyses of students to the educational institutes?

Yes, Swayam provides group analyses, between genders, between schools, between districts and any other specific grouping that the institute may have. Depending on your needs the group reports can be customized to give you the maximum information that is necessary for you to make sense of all the data and get valuable insights from the students and their behaviour, career choices and SWOT analyses including all other aspects of the report that you may want insights on for your comparison purposes.

Can I buy the test login to try it out?

Yes, you can buy them. Kindly click here to buy a login access.

Relationship Analytics FAQ

What all services do we provide?

Psychometric personality and behaviour tests for Relationship analysis for couples/to-be couples

Relationship analysis for couples/to-be couples

Aimed to help couples understand themselves and their partners better through insightful analysis of needs that drive individuals that requires fulfilment for better compatibility amongst couples and to-be couples.

Relationship Needs assessment:

Aimed to provide individuals insight into their dominant inner emotional & psychological needs which influence their level of satisfaction in an intimate relationship.

  • Identify relationship needs in partners
  • Know what you Need in a relationship for satisfying and fulfilling relationship
  • Know what is critical to the other person for fulfilment in relationship

 

Couple Connection assessment:

Aimed to help individuals get an in-depth insight into their or their partners emotional & psychological needs, along with tips to improve their intimate relationships.

  • Identify relationship needs in partners
  • Know what you Need in a relationship for satisfying and fulfilling relationship
  • Know what is critical to the other person for fulfilment in relationship
  • Tips and techniques for better compatibility in relationships

 

Self-Growth assessment:

Aimed at helping individuals to identify their inner strengths and development areas in personal or professional life. The report also provides useful development suggestions for self-improvement.

  • Know your SWOT and other hidden potential you may have
  • Identify your strength areas and areas that you may not be comfortable in

Tips to overcome your weaknesses and reach your goals

Who all does Swayam work with?

Swayam works with couples in their endeavour to find the right person to spend their life with and also with couples who are already committed to help them understand better for higher compatibility and satisfaction in their relationships.

What all does Swayam analyze through the test reports?

Swayam analyzes people on the physical (psychological aspect of the physical-physiological aspect of a person), psychological and ethical aspects of an individual.

This ensures that the test process and the reporting is holistic, accurate and meaningful to the person taking the tests.

 For couples/to-be couples:

  • Understand themselves and their needs from an intimate relationship
  • Identify if the other person is able to fulfil their needs from the relationship before committing to them
  • Steps and strategies to have better intimate relationships

Can I buy the test login to try it out?

Yes, you can buy them. Kindly click here to buy a login access.

For more information, get in touch with us!