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Cut-e tests are aptitude tests used in various companies to screen potential candidates. They come in a wide variety and include behavioral tests, aptitude tests, special skills assessments, and logical thinking.
That's what a typical invitation might look like:
AON Test Types - AON's Assessment Solutions tests are divided into general categories, and each category can include several specific tests. As you can see in the invitation above, you are likely to get several tests, each has different instructions and time limits, and sometimes multiple names.
Thus, the first difficulty facing an AON assessment examinee is simply finding out which test they are about to take. Confused? Let's try to simplify things.
Here is a summary of every category the PrepPack contains, covering a wide variety of AON's assessment tests:
Aptitude |
Scales Numerical | Numerical Ability Scales eql | Numeracy Skills Scales Verbal | Verbal Reasoning |
Logic |
Scales cls | Inductive-logical Reasoning Scales ix | Inductive-logical Reasoning Scales sx (switchChallenge) | Deductive-logical Reasoning Scales lst | Deductive-logical Reasoning |
smartPredict |
gridChallenge switchChallenge digitChallenge |
Special Skills |
Scales tmt | Calculating capacity Scales rt | Reaction time Scales Clues | Information handling Scales nav | Sense of direction |
Behavioral |
Squares | Integrity test ChatAssess | SJT |
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Now, let's try some practice questions to get a feel for how AON's online assessments work!
Aptitude - Numerical
The Scales Numerical test uses the six tabs structure. In order to answer each question, you need to find which tab is relevant to what is being asked, and then locate the answer. For example, if the statement is about expenses, the correct tab would be "Operating Expenses".
Let's go over how to solve a scales Numerical question:
Scales Numerical Sample Question
Statement: In fiscal years 6-8, on average, the women's department was the most profitable of all Flying Colour's departments.
What is the truth value of the statement?
A. True
B. False
C. Cannot Say
Select the correct tab and find the relevant information.
Balance / Share Summary / Stock / Operating Expenses / Profits / Product Sales
Explanation:
First, let's decide which tab should contain the answer. Note that during the real test (and in the preparation pack) you will have to open the tab yourself.
The word "profitable" implies that the answer to this question is under the "Profits" tab. Once we open it, we see this table:
The table presents the varying share in profit for each of the different departments across a three-year period.
Look at the women's department's share in profit through FYs 6-8. In FYs 6 and 8, it had the largest share in profit, and in FY 7 its share was identical to that of the men's department. The women's department's share was never lower than any other department. Therefore, on average, this department was indeed the most profitable during those three years. The above statement is true.
Note: Another way to solve this question would be to calculate the actual average share in profit. We can see that the men's and women's departments were by far more profitable than any of the other departments, so we can focus on those two alone, calculate their averages, and then compare the results. However, this is likely to consume too much of your time and effort. When you need to compare a set of numbers, try to look at them before you decide on your plan of action. In this case, since the numbers of both departments are relatively close, and since there are only three years to consider, the comparison is relatively easy without any actual calculations.
Therefore, The answer is "True".
scales eql Sample Question
Complete the equation! Each digit may only be used once.
Explanation
According to BODMAS (Brackets, Orders, Division and Multiplication, Addition and Subtraction), We should start with multiplication. Then, we should think about the numbers that will best advance us towards the predefined result. For instance, 3*5 equals 15, which is close to 16. If we apply it to the equation:
x + 15 = 16
x = 1
Therefore, a possible solution is (1, 3, 5).
Other possible solutions: (4, 2, 6) , (8, 2, 4) , (6, 2, 5).
Aptitude - Verbal
Scales Verbal uses the six tabs structure, like Scales Numerical.
Scales Verbal Sample Question
Statement: Arclight sells Tablets and laptop computers, among other products, within its Peripheral Devices Group.
Is the statement:
A. True
B. False
C. Cannot Say
(Find the tab with the relevant information and use it to choose the answer)
Organizational Structure / Values & Philosophy / Product Segments / Collaboration / Worldwide / Corporate Strategy
Explanation
The word "products" indicates that the most relevant tab is "Product Segments". The phrase "Peripheral Devices Group" directs us to the "Peripheral Devices Group" section.
Under this tab, you find the following text:
"Pipelines – this service is provided by the materials division representatives and not someone who specializes in plumbing; thus, it's one of the least profitable products the company offers due to bad reviews.
Natural gas products – a seasonal product operated by seasonal employees only. The revenue from these products is allocated to the subsidiary company.
Electricity usage efficiency – this service is one of the most profitable products/services the company offers. This service is scheduled through sales and is provided by the engineers.
The company's research team is trying to initiate a new business strategy and provide one additional product – printed 3-D building blocks. This is not a product yet, but it will be in 2029."
According to the text, "In this group, Arclight offers computer and cellular phone accessories, such as mice, keyboards and batteries." In contrast, under the "Computer Group" section it states, "The Computers Group offers laptops and tablets […]." Therefore, tablet and laptop computers are part of the Computers Group, not the Peripheral Devices Group. The above statement is thus FALSE, and answer C is the correct one.
Aptitude - Logical
In Scales cls, you are shown several grids with characters and/or numbers on them. The grids are divided into Orange and Blue, according to a certain pattern. Your job is to find that pattern and apply it to determine the color of several other grids.
scales cls Sample Question
Observe the six upper diamonds and determine the color of each of the bottom ones, from left to right:
A. Orange, Blue, Orange, Blue
B. Orange, Orange, Blue, Blue
C. Blue, Orange, Orange, Orange
D. Orange, Blue, Blue, Orange
Explanation
The first step is to look for a pattern. If we can find a pattern for either color, we can deduce any diamond that shares that pattern is of that color and any that does not follow is the other color.
In this case, the pattern is that all tables with A's in all four corners are orange. so, we mark the first two diamonds as orange and the rest as blue.
Therefore, The answer (from left to right) is Orange, Orange, Blue, Blue.
scales ix Sample Question
Which object does not follow the rule?
Explanation
The objects form a numerical series: When moving from one object to the next, the number of stars increases by 1 and then, from the 5th object onwards, decreases by 1.
The only object that does not fit this rule is H, which contains 3 stars instead of 2.
Another way to look at the question is to say that the objects form a formal series: Each time a new star is added to (and from the 5th object onwards, an existing star is removed from) the pattern of stars that appeared in the previous object.
It is not necessary to discern both the numerical and formal aspects of the series to reach the solution.
Therefore the answer is H.
scales clx sample question
Choose the two grids that follow the rule.
A. 1,3
B. 2,3
C. 2,4
D. 3, 4
Explanation
The rule is that each individual grid contains the same shape in the upper row as in the lower row (The upper grids have plus shapes, while the lower grids contain squares). In addition, the middle row is identical for both grids.
Grids 1 and 3 are the only grids that follow this rule. Therefore, The correct answer is 1,3.
The Aon Assessment PrepPack has 4 scales clx practice tests for easy, intermediate, and advanced level practice so you can see continuous improvement and score high on your cut-e scales clx test.
scales lst sample question
What symbol should appear in place of the question mark?
A. Circle
B. Square
C. Triangle
D. X
Explanation
The shape missing from the third row is the X- therefore, the answer is X.
Special Knowledge and Skills
This test measures your applied numeracy skills in the following areas:
The test lasts 16 minutes and consists of 20 questions - about 50 seconds for each question.
scales tmt sample question
The total cost of an electric bill is $318.00. If 6% tax, which is added to the cost of the electricity, is included in the $318.00, how much did the electricity cost before tax?
A. $200
B. $150.6
C. $324
D. $300
Explanation
The bill was for $318 including a 6% tax. Notice that a 6% is added to the net cost - that is, the tax is not 6% of 318, but 318 is 106% of the electricity cost, meaning 318 is (106/100)= 1.06 times the net electricity cost.
In order to isolate electricity, we will divide each side by 1.06.
That means that
Electricity×1.06=318
318÷1.06=
(318÷106)×100=
3×100=
300
Thus, the answer is C.
Solving tip
Before trying to solve the question, it may be helpful to first look at the answer choices. Notice that according to answer A the price without tax ($337.08) is higher than the price with tax ($318). Since this cannot be, answer A can be eliminated.
According to answer B the price without tax ($19.02) is almost $300 less than the price with tax ($318). We know that 6% of 19.02 cannot be anywhere near 298.92 and we can therefore eliminate answer B.
The two remaining answer choices are very close together, $298.92 and $300. Instead of dividing 318/1.06, we can multiply one of these two answer choices by 1.06 and see if we get 318.
We will check 300, as it is a much more comfortable number to work with.
300×1.06
=(3×100)×(106÷100)
=3×106
=3×100+ 3×6
=300+18=
318
300 is, therefore, the right answer. Notice that if we had first multiplied 298.92×1.06 we would have gotten 316.8552. We could have then eliminated answer D and concluded answer C was the answer without checking it.
The Aon Assessment PrepPack has a full scales tmt practice test with questions, answers and explanations for each of the four areas of the test.
Practicing using online tests can seriously improve your score during the real AON test. Maximize your chances of passing today!
SmartPredict - Gamified Tests
Gamified tests are a very popular assessment method, used in the recruitment process of major companies worldwide.
The preparation pack on this page offers everything you need for the GridChallenge, SwitchChallenge, and DigitChallenge tests- with MotionChallenge currently under work.
The PrepPack contains algorithm-based tests that allow for an almost infinite number of generated questions! In addition, the practice tests are adaptive: harder questions after correct answers, easier questions after wrong answers - just like the real tests.
For detailed information about the SmartPredict tests, click here.
The SmartPredict tests are:
1. GridChallenge - used to measure executive attention by combining memory questions with spatial orientation tasks.
2. SwitchChallenge - this is a gamified version of scales sx, in which you must find the correct number code to reorganize four symbols.
3. DigitChallenge - this is a gamified version of scales eql, in which you are given a predetermined value and must create an equation that results in it.
4. Gamified Situational Judgement Test (ChatAssess) - this test belongs to the "values, motives, and culture" Aon category officially, and is a gamified situational judgement test. It simulates a working environment by testing your ability to reply to messages with multiple-choice answers. To learn more about the gamified SJT and how to pass it, click here.
Aon Integrity Test - Squares
This test is meant to detect individuals who exhibit counterproductive work behavior (CWB) - which employers do not want.
This means the test tries to find out if you embody:
• Distraction
• Ambiguity
• Boredom
• Indifference
• Opportunism
• Superficiality
During the Squares test Candidates must read a statement and then choose the option that best describes them on a provided scale.
To learn more about Aon Personality tests, click here.
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FAQ
Aon assessment tests/cut-e tests are sometimes referred to online as MapTQ tests. This name comes from the online hosting system that is used to conduct the tests. When you take your cut-e test, it will most likely be using the MapTQ platform.
Several companies worldwide use Aon Assessment to acquire the best candidates for employment as part of their recruitment process. Some of these include Procter & Gamble, Morgan Stanley, UBS, and Credit Suisse.
Almost all cut-e assessments can be completed on smartphones and tablets. For the best performance, however, you should take the test on a PC or laptop, or mobile if you are taking a gamified test. Also, make sure you are using the latest browser version to prevent compatibility errors, and that your internet connection is stable.
Some Aon assessment tests allow a calculator- if using one is not allowed, you will be notified. In addition, having a pen and paper on hand is sometimes very useful- some tests have complex questions that require several stages to answer, and writing them down is critical for success.
During most AON tests, points are given for right answers and deducted for incorrect ones- this means that guessing is not as useful as it is for other tests.
In addition, each test generates a feedback report you can use to understand your results- the company for which you are taking the test should make this available to you.
Unfortunately, more specific information is currently un-available- AON Assessment Solutions keeps its scoring methods a secret.
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