Cubiks PAPI 3 i & PAPI 3 n - Test Guide & Practice 2024
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What Is the PAPI Test?

The Personality and Preference Inventory (P.A.P.I.) measures personality characteristics. It includes between 44-162 items depending on the test version. It takes about 20-30 minutes to complete. Using the test, one can measure work-related personality traits as well as preferred working styles. 

The test measures 7 factors of personality that are split into 26 role scales. The factors are:

  • Impact and Drive - This factor evaluates the need to achieve, influence, and be noticed as well as your leadership skills.
  • Organization and Structure - This factor evaluates the need to complete tasks, the need for rules and guidelines, your attention to detail, planning, and the need to be organized.
  • Ideas and Change - This factor evaluates the need for change and conceptual thinking.
  • Work Momentum - This factor evaluates the need to be direct, work tempo, and ease of decision-making.
  • Composure - This factor evaluates your emotional restraint, optimism, and core composure.
  • Engagement - This factor evaluates the need to be upwardly supportive and your work focus.
  • Interaction - This factor evaluates the need to relate closely to individuals, be a part of a social group, and act as a social harmonizer.

Other famous Cubiks tests are the Logiks Intermediate and the Logiks Advanced. For additional personality tests information visit our tailored Talogy page.


There are versions of the PAPI test by Talogy – PAPI 3+ and PAPI-I.

In the PAPI-I Cubiks, there are pairs of statements regarding your work preferences. From each pair, you will need to choose the one that most describes you.

The assessment is untimed and shouldn't take more than 25 minutes.

For Cubiks PAPI 3+, the goal is to understand your typical work behavior. You will need to rate work-related statements from 1 (Strongly Disagree) to 7 (Strongly Agree) and should be able to complete this part of the test in 20 minutes (The test does not include a time limit).

PAPI Test Examples

Here you will find free PAPI sample questions taken directly from our preparation. In the preparation, you'll find PAPI Personality questions tailored to the type of position you're applying for.

So whether you’re applying for an engineering, financial analyst, or manager position, we have you covered.

PAPI-I Test Example

Cubiks PAPI-I has 90 pairs of statements. In each pair of statements, you will be asked to choose one that you feel most describes you or how you feel at work. There will be pairs in which both statements fit you, and there will be pairs in which none of them describes you. Nevertheless, you must choose one, so pick the statement that you feel is most like you.

Examples of role scale statements look like this:

I get along well with everybody
I make things happen through careful planning

Note: The JobTestPrep Practice test does not have questions in this format.

PAPI 3+ Test Example

PAPI 3+ consists of 162 statements regarding work-related behaviors and preferences. You will be asked to rank each statement on a scale of 1 (Strongly Disagree) to 7 (Strongly Agree).

Here is an example question:

papi 3 n example question



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PAPI Report

The PAPI  sample report provides an analysis of PAPI test results using its 8-factor categories with a ranking from 1-10 on each sub-factor. The purpose is to get a full picture of the candidate's strengths and weaknesses.

Here is a screenshot of the report:

How Do You Pass the PAPI Exam

When you start the test, you'll get instructions before each section to help guide you. But be careful, some instructions can be misleading. The point of the test is to give the employer a sense of your work habits and attitude, so try to answer the questions with that in mind.

Some examples of misleading instructions are "just be yourself", "there are no right or wrong answers", and "give the first answer that comes to mind". Instead, try to highlight qualities that match the employer's expectations and present them in an honest yet sensible way. Don't exaggerate or lie, as it could make your answers seem inconsistent.

It's also a good idea to practice the test questions beforehand to calm your nerves and avoid any surprises. Personality tests may not test your job skills, but they can still be challenging. Practice will help you get comfortable with the format, questions, and answering style.

When answering the questions, try not to provide extreme answers, like answering every question in the same way. It's best to consider each situation and question individually. Also, make sure to stay relaxed and focused during the test to get accurate results.

You can find more PAPI test tips in the JobTestPrep Preparation.

About the Cubiks PAPI Test

The Cubiks Personality and Preference Inventory (PAPI), also referred to as the Cubiks Factors, Cubiks PAPI Test, or just merely the PAPI assessment is a psychometric test designed to determine a candidate's suitability for a particular position based on his or her personality traits.

You can find more practice and Free Personality Test Questions.

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