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

PAPI 3 i vs PAPI 3 n

There are two parts to the PAPI test by Talogy - PAPI n and PAPI i.

For Cubiks PAPI 3 n the goal is to measure work style and behavior at work; the applicant must rate work-related statements from 1 (Strongly Disagree) to 7 (Strongly Agree) and should be able to complete this part of the test in 25-35 minutes (The test does not include a time limit).

In the PAPI 3 i Cubiks section there are three statements in each question, and the applicant must select the statement that best describes him, and another statement that is least true of him, leaving one option unchecked. The goal of this section is to measure if the applicant is capable of succeeding in the role he applied for. This section is untimed and shouldn't take more than 30 minutes.

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 position, a financial analyst position, or a manager position we have got you covered.

PAPI 3 i Test Example

Cubiks PAPI 3 i is comprised of 180 statements combined in 60 triplets: a forced choice format of 3 statements where only one is to be chosen as “Most like me”, and one as “Least like me”.

Role scale statements are always matched with other role scale statements. The same is true of need scale statements.

Examples of role scale statements look like this:

papi 3 i example question

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

PAPI 3 n Test Example

PAPI-n consists of 126 items measuring 10 roles, 10 needs, and social desirability.

Here is an example question

papi 3 n example question


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PAPI 3 Sample Report

The PAPI 3 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:

papi 3 sample 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.

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