Xactly Cognitive Assessment - Accurate Preparation & Study Guide
Tammar Schwartz

Tammar, Criteria Cognitive Aptitude Test (CCAT) Expert at JobTestPrep.

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What is the Xactly Cognitive Assessment 

Xactly, and other Vista subsidiaries, uses the Vista Criteria Cognitive Aptitude Test (CCAT) which measures your problem-solving, skill-learning, and critical thinking abilities. The CCAT consists of 50 numerical, verbal, abstract and logic questions and has a 15-minute limit - only 18 seconds per question

The difficulty of the questions in the CCAT varies, however the main challenge is the time-limit which makes even straightforward questions potentially tricky. This is why learning to manage you time efficiently through accurate practice is crucial. 

To learn everything about the CCAT, visit our full prep guide.

Another important part of the Xactly hiring process is the personality test. These take many forms, but essentially they all aim to measure your compatibility to the organization and the position, how you respond to pressure, your interpersonal skills, and other professional and personal traits. It is important to remember that in personality tests there are right and wrong answers, and preparation can help you understand the logic behind the test. 

Technical Test

Technical tests are used to analyze and assess your specific job capabilities and skill set. For example, if you are applying for a secretary position, you may be given typing and data entry tests. If you’re applying for an engineering position, you may be given math and coding assessments. JobTestPrep has a variety of technical assessment tests and PrepPacks™ that can help you prepare for ones you may encounter at Xactly.

Xactly Cognitive Assessment Practice Questions


Xactly Cognitive Assessment Question 1

Shelley has 7 dresses, 8 pairs of shoes and 7 necklaces. If she wears one combination of clothes per day, how many days can she go without wearing the same outfit?

Correct Answer
Incorrect Answer

The correct answer is (E) - 392

This is a classic combinations question. In order to solve the problem, you must figure the correct number of choices of clothing Shelley has in each category.
According to the question, there are 3 categories:
Dresses = a choice between 7 options.
Shoes = a choice between 8 options.
Necklaces = a choice between 7 options.

The number of days Shelley can go without wearing the same outfit equals to the overall number of combinations of clothing, which equals the multiplication of the number of options within each category: 7 * 7 * 8 = 392


Xactly Cognitive Assessment Question 2

What would be the next group of letters in the following series?

adee … fijj … knoo … pstt ?

Correct Answer
Incorrect Answer

The correct answer is (E) – uxyy

First, one can notice that in each of the four-letter groups, the third letter repeats itself, so the third and fourth letters are identical. All four-letter groups present a pattern according to which two consecutive letters are missing between the first and third letter in the group. Additionally, the first letter of the following group is consecutive to the last letter of the previous group:
abcdee … fghijj … klmnoo … pqrstt
The letters strike through in red are the ones missing in each group, and the bold letters show the consecutive letters between the following groups.
Therefore, the next group of letters will be uvwxyy – uxyy.


Visit our main CCAT Page for more useful information, and try out our Free CCAT Test and CCAT Study Guide PDF for sample questions with full answers and solving tips.  



Xactly Hiring Process

The Xactly hiring and recruitment process consists of the following steps:

  • Online application: The Xactly hiring process begins with an online application that is screened by the Newton applicant tracking system (ATS). Newton is used to screen your application/questionnaire and CV. This applicant tracking system assesses your answers and documents for keyword-specific phrases. Learn more about applicant tracking systems and how to beat them with our dedicated ATS page.
  • Assessment tests: Once your application is complete, depending on the job position, you may encounter a pre-employment assessment test. Be sure to review and prepare for these tests as they can be the difference in moving forward with a job offer or not.
  • Interview: Once you pass the assessments, you may be asked to complete a variety of interviews (telephone, video, in-person, and panel). Be sure to review and practice for all types of Xactly interview questions with our Interview PrepPack™.



What Is Xactly?

Xactly, the daughter company of Vista Equity (read more about it here), is headquartered in San Jose, California. Xactly was founded in 2005, and employs over 250 people across five locations (San Jose, Denver, Washington D.C., London, and Bangalore). As an information technology company, the rate of expansion is limitless, creating a plethora of job opportunities for candidates worldwide.

Employees at Xactly receive the following benefits and perks: competitive salaries, flexible and paid time off, comprehensive insurance plans, tuition reimbursement, fitness and gym reimbursement, and more.

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