Cubiks Tests

Last updated 06/2020

Cubiks is an international company that creates and distributes development and talent acquisition services for companies around the world. Cubiks has three types of tests: Ability tests, Personality tests, and Situational and Judgement tests.

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Question-MarkWhat are Cubiks Tests?

Cubiks is an international HR consultancy that produces a variety of psychometric tests and assessment tools. They also run assessment centers on behalf of graduate employers. Cubiks tests are formulated to assess candidates’ cognitive abilities and personality traits. Depending on the job position being applied for, the level of the test varies. Cubiks offers both ability tests and personality questionnaires depending on the needs of the employer in question.

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Question-GroupCubiks Ability Tests

Cubiks ability tests are called Logiks and are provided as a numerical test, a verbal test, an abstract test, or a general test comprising all three. The Cubiks Logiks General test can be complete at an intermediate level or an advanced level. The intermediate level is easier, but it has more types of questions in its verbal and numerical sub-tests.

CrossCubiks Logiks Tests

The Cubiks Logiks assessment consists of five tests divided into two levels: intermediate and advanced.

  1. General Intermediate Test: This test consists of 50 questions, covering verbal, numerical and abstract problems.
  2. General Advanced Test: This test contains 30 questions, also covering verbal, numerical and abstract problems, but of a higher difficulty than the intermediate test.
  3. Numerical Advanced Test: This test covers 20 questions, which covers numbers series and simple/complex calculations.
  4. Verbal Advanced Test: This test contains 36 questions, which covers logical reasoning, verbal analogy, and antonyms, amongst others.
  5. Abstract Advanced Test: This test contains 30 questions, covering shape features and sentence completion, amongst other subjects.

ListsCubiks RfB (Reasoning for Business) Tests

Another widely-employed assessment is the Cubiks Reasoning for Business (RfB). Each test is likely to be encountered during the job application process.

There are also a range of other problem-solving tests offered by Cubiks:

  1. Verbal reasoning for business: There are two forms of this test – one is aimed at managers and graduates, the other is aimed at business support workers. The former is 20 minutes long and consists of 44 questions, and the latter is 20 minutes long and consists of 42 questions. It may be administered online in an unsupervised environment, or in a supervised assessment center. It is intended to assess the candidate’s ability to comprehend written information and understand the logic of written arguments, which is in the form of business oriented data relevant to the workplace. The candidate is presented with a paragraph containing four to six different facts and then given a statement. The task is to work out if the statement is true, false, or impossible to discern (cannot say) based on the given facts
  2. Numerical reasoning for business: Again, this test has two forms – one for managers and graduates, and the other for support workers. The former lasts 20 minutes and has 24 questions, and the latter lasts 20 minutes with 30 questions. This test is intended to measure the candidate’s ability to analyze numerical data using basic numerical and computation skills which are relevant to the workplace. Data is presented in the form of graphs, diagrams, and statistical tables. Approximately one minute is available per question, and it is not recommended to spend too much time on any single question as it could negatively impact time available for later questions, adversely affecting final results.
  3. Diagrammatic reasoning for business: This test comes in a single form, for managers and graduates. It lasts 30 minutes and consists of 60 questions. It measures the candidate’s ability to analyze and draw logical inferences from diagrammatic data, by identifying patterns in diagrams and identifying a missing, or following, diagram in the series.
  4. Problem-solving tests:These tests are designed to assess the competence with which a candidate solves new problems. This consists of both numerical and verbal problems, involving antonyms, deviation rom category, verbal analogy, logical reasoning, pairs of concepts, series of numbers and simple/complex calculations.

It is important to note that RfB is the old suite of Cubiks assessment tests. While some are still used here and there, the Logiks suite of assessment tests is far more widely employed.

Cross-imgCubiks Personality Tests

In addition to ability tests, Cubiks also provides personality and motivation questionnaires, delivered either online or using pen and paper, for the purpose of candidate assessment or development. The tests are designed to assess the candidates’ preferences in the workplace and explore their personal style of working – as such, there is no binary right/wrong answer in these tests, and there is no time limit or record of time taken to complete the test.

There are a number of Cubik personality questionnaires administered by the company:

Personality and Preferences Inventory (PAPI): A very popular personality assessment, the PAPI assesses workplace behavior and preferred work styles. Information from this test is used to produce a report which identifies strengths and areas for development for the candidate, as well as insights into their personality. This is usually administered later on in the recruitment process and in staff development exercises.

Cubiks In-Depth Personality Questionnaire (CIPQ): The CIPQ is administered as a self-report questionnaire designed to assess the aspects of a candidate’s personality. This focuses heavily on the big 5 personality dimensions: agreeableness, conscientiousness, extraversion, emotional stability, and openness to experience. It is regularly used in tandem with the PAPI test in order to gain a great depth of insight into a given candidate.

Cubiks Situational Judgement Questionnaire (SJQ)

The Cubiks Situational Judgement test is administered online. The candidate is provided with a variety of different scenarios which are likely to occur in the workplace. The candidate’s task is to select the response they believe they would pursue in response. The tests are very similar to general situational judgement tests.


Cubiks Practice Test Questions and Answer

Question 1) An Autobiography… was written apparently to apprise his son about the events of his life and also meant to be a treatise that would lead to the self-betterment of the younger generation. As a book, it is a difficult and complex read. The tone is often meandering, arrogant and condescending in turn and does not have a consistent feel. Written over an extended time period, there are large gaps in sequence and often the author contradicts his own recounting of events. In fact, it ends abruptly, without a shred of information about Franklin’s seminal role in the American Revolution. Yet, two centuries after its debut, it remains widely read and acclaimed, valued for its being almost the first autobiography to have been written in English.

Question:

Which of these is unlikely to be in Franklin’s autobiography?

  1. George Washington
  2. A concise description of all events described
  3. A sudden conclusion
  4. Advice to the young

ANSWER: B

Explanation:
George Washington played a vital role in the American Revolution, so Washington is almost certainly mentioned. The book ends abruptly, so there is a sudden conclusion and the book was written for the self-betterment of the younger generation, hence, there would be advice to the young. However, the book is described as meandering, lacking a consistent feel and contradictory. The correct answer is B.

Question 2) The ratio of tasks done by Pam to those done by Zoe is supposed to be 2:3. If Pam has done 24 tasks and Zoe has done 29 tasks then how many more should Zoe do?

  1. 6
  2. 10
  3. 4
  4. 8
  5. 7

ANSWER: E

Explanation:
The number of tasks Zoe should do is 24 ÷ 2 × 3 = 36.
Zoe has already done 29, so she needs to do another 36 – 29 = 7.
Hence, the answer is E.

Question 3)

Assumptions:
Everyone will receive gifts at the party.
A lot of the rainbow-colored wrapped gifts contain a 100-dollar bill.
Lisa did not get a 100-dollar bill when she opened her gift

Conclusion:
Lisa received a rainbow-colored wrapped gift that did not have a 100-dollar bill

If the assumptions are true, then the conclusion is:

  1. Correct
  2. Cannot be determined based on the information available
  3. Incorrect

Correct Answer: B

Explanation:
Study how the assumptions relate to each other:

Everyone will get a gift at the party.

A lot of the rainbow-colored wrapped gifts contain a 100-dollar bill.
Lisa did not get a 100-dollar bill when she opened her gift.

Group all common thoughts together:
Everyone, including Lisa, received gifts at the party.

Some of these gifts are wrapped in rainbow-colored gift wrap and a lot of these specifically-wrapped gifts contain a 100-dollar bill but Lisa did not get one when she opened her gift.
Compare the conclusion with the (grouped) assumptions.
Everyone, including Lisa, received gifts at the party.

Some of these gifts are wrapped in rainbow-colored gift wrap and a lot of these specifically-wrapped gifts contain a 100-dollar bill but Lisa did not get one when she opened her gift.
Lisa received a rainbow-colored wrapped gift that did not have a 100-dollar bill.

Although it is stated that while a lot of rainbow-colored wrapped gifts contain a 100-dollar bill, she may have received a gift with a different gift wrap color as the assumptions only mention that only a number of the rainbow-colored gifts will contain a 100-dollar bill.

Question 4) What is next in the number series?

7 11 13 17 19 23 29 __?__

  1. 31
  2. 33
  3. 37
  4. 39
  5. 41

ANSWER: A

Explanation:

Keep in mind that a series can come in various combinations of operations or relationships. So, choose an answer from the given choices only when you have determined the flow of the series.
Determine what relationship the second number has with the first number, then to the third number, and so on.

7 11 13 17 19 23 29 __?__

Looking at the series, the number cannot be divided by any other number except itself and the number 1. These are prime numbers.
To determine the answer, check which of the numbers in the choices are prime numbers and are most likely to follow the last known number in the series.
For this example, 29 is the last known number in the series. Working upward, 30 is divisible by two (not a prime number).
Next is 31, a prime number.
The answer is therefore 31. (choice A)

Question 5) 320 people are travelling in an airplane. 150 of them understand English and 122 others understand French. The rest cannot understand either of these languages. What is the percentage of passengers who can neither understand English nor French?

  1. 85%
  2. 15%
  3. 38.1%
  4. 55.1%
  5. 44.6

ANSWER: B

Explanation:

First let’s calculate how many people understand one of the mentioned languages. Thus, the number N1 of passengers who understand either English or French is

The number of passengers who can neither understand English nor French, therefore is

The part of passengers (out of total) who cannot understand English or French expressed as a fraction is

Now let’s write this fraction by denominator 100. Thus,

When expressed as a percentage, this result becomes

Hence, 15% of passengers in the plane can neither understand English nor French.
The answer is therefore B.

SettingsCompanies That Use Cubiks Tests

Some of the most prominent companies that use Cubiks tests include:

National Audit Office (NAO) – An parliamentary group in the UK. It typically audits agencies and governmental departments.
KPMG – An accounting organization.
AREAS – A leisure and travel company.
ArcelorMittal – A steel supplier and mining company.
Scania – An automotive manufacturer.
Lantmannen – A Swedish agricultural company.
Knauf Insulation – An insulation manufacturer.

Thumbs-UpHow to Prepare for a Cubiks Test

As the saying goes, practice makes perfect, and this is very true when it comes to psychometric tests. You will witness that through practice your performance on Cubiks’ tests will improve dramatically. Becoming familiar with psychometric tests, and particularly Cubiks tests, is the initial step to a great test outcome. By practicing on mock tests and quizzes you will develop a clear picture of what these tests involve, their format, what they measure, and what your Cubiks test conditions will look like.

SuccessPrepterminal’s Cubiks Assessment & PAPI Preparation Course

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