Cubiks tests are comprehensive assessment tests developed by Cubiks HR consultancy to help firms select the best candidates for vacant job roles.
Different job applicants take different tests, depending on the position applied for. These psychometric tests are usually taken online within a specified time frame.
Throughout the years, Cubiks online tests have been a popular choice for many companies. The tests are well balanced and provide a deep understanding of a candidate’s strengths.
Every question is meant to analyse a specific skill set, and individuals will need to score a minimum percentage to stand a chance of getting the jobs they are applying for.
Each of the Cubiks online tests is designed to assess a particular skill set. Some of them will be taken at an assessment centre and others are available to take at the candidate’s leisure.
Below is a list of the most common Cubiks tests that you are likely to encounter for a job application:
The ability tests are used to examine how the candidate can process and analyse different types of information.
The principal test is the Logiks intermediate and advanced test, each of which has three sections: numerical, verbal and abstract.
The intermediate test gives 12 minutes to answer 50 questions, while the advanced test gives you 20 mins to answer 30 questions.
These are also known as the PAPI tests. They are used to analyse the key factors that trigger your behaviour at work, as well as your preferences and working style.
There are two sections: the PAPI N and the PAPI I. The test covers interpersonal skills and core performance qualities.
These tests will gauge your natural response to a number of work-related scenarios that are related to the role you are applying for. The test is used to deduce your performance efficiency and decision-making skills.
The tests cover topics such as planning organization and communication, among others. You will be asked to rate or rank the responses to each scenario, based on their possible effectiveness.
Despite being an old package of Cubiks tests, these are still used by some companies, so you may come across them.
They test a candidate’s reasoning skills in different areas of business, and are much the same as the Logiks tests that have now replaced them.
Cubiks tests are an established means to test candidates during the recruitment process and, as such, are used by many large organisations.
Some of the most notable companies that use Cubiks test include:
Cubiks tests are usually classified into two sections: personality and ability.
The ability tests are split into advanced and intermediate. The advanced tests are a bit longer and tougher than intermediate tests, and are often used for senior staff.
The ability tests will usually be timed, whereas the personality test won’t be.
The tests are taken via Cubiks’ online system and are sometimes supervised under exam conditions. The tests are scored automatically by the system.
Below are some sample questions with answers, to give you an insight into what to expect when taking a Cubiks test.
Many more sample questions can be found on the Cubiks website.
Today is Monday 11th August, and Tessa’s exam presentations will take place in 45 days. What day is that?
a) Friday 26 September
b) Wednesday 25 September
c) Wednesday 24 September
d) Tuesday 24 September
e) Thursday 25 September
The correct answer is: e) Thursday 25 September
First, you will have to note that ‘today’ is 11 August. August has 31 days, so there are 31 – 11 = 20 days left in August.
Remember we have 45 days until the presentation, so there will be 25 more days in September until the big day. Or, in other words, the presentation will be on 25 September.
To get the day, you need to work out how many weeks there are in 45 days. So 45 divided by 7 = 6.42 (or 6 weeks and 3 days).
Monday + 1 week will also fall on a Monday. This means that Monday + 6 weeks will still be Monday. You then go ahead and take Monday + 3 days to get Thursday.
Please give a word that is the exact opposite of ‘simplicity’.
The correct answer is: b) Intricacy
‘Simplicity’ refers to something being easy to understand or do. The opposite of that is something complex or perplexing; the synonym for which is ‘intricacy’.
Cubiks tests can be very challenging and the ability tests especially will require you to negotiate tricky analytical questions within a tight time limit.
Below are some preparation tips:
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