What Is A Cubiks Assessment?
A Cubiks assessment is a suite of assessment tools used by employers as part of their recruitment process. The assessments are developed by Cubiks, a global company that specialises in providing assessment development and talent management tools for organisations.
There are different types of Cubiks assessments such as personality questionnaires, e-tray exercises, work-based simulations, and ability tests (Logiks tests). These assessments focus on screening and selecting candidates and are tailored to each organisation's recruitment and selection requirements.
The results of a Cubiks assessment enable employers to understand the abilities and strengths of candidates better. Along with the other elements of their selection process, employers can then select suitable candidates based on their capabilities for the vacancies they have to fill.
The Structure Of Cubiks Assessments
The structure of a Cubiks assessment can vary according to the assessment itself, with each test assessing a specific ability or work-based preference. As Cubiks assessments are bespoke to each organisation's requirements, this also means that the structure can vary.
For example, if sitting a Cubkis situational judgment test, the structure of this assessment will vary according to the type of work an employer does and the preferences and capabilities the employer wants to assess.
Logiks assessments also vary in structure, with some being offered as standalone tests if an employer wants to assess one specific ability. Or as the one test split into different sections, with each section assessing a particular ability.
Logiks Test Types
Cubiks ability tests are called Logiks tests. These tests are timed and assess three abilities that many employers look for in applicants:
The Logiks test is split into three parts, with each part assessing a specific ability.
The numerical reasoning test assesses a candidate's ability to understand and use numerical data to solve problems.
The verbal reasoning test assesses a candidate's ability to read and understand a passage of information and make reasoned conclusions from this.
The abstract reasoning test is a type of logical reasoning test that assesses a candidate's ability to review, understand, and interpret data patterns and make conclusions as to what comes next in the sequence.
Logiks tests are offered as Logiks intermediate level test and a Logiks advanced level test.
Logiks General Intermediate
The Logiks general intermediate test is a timed test.
There are 50 questions in total. The test is split into three parts, with each part assessing a specific ability: numerical, verbal reasoning, and abstract reasoning. There are twelve minutes in total to answer all 50 questions.
The test is split as follows with four minutes to answer each section:
- In the numerical reasoning section, there are 16 questions to answer
- In the verbal reasoning section, there are 24 questions to answer
- The abstract reasoning section has ten questions to answer.
In the same way that the intermediate test is timed, so is the logiks advanced test.
The difference between the intermediate and the advanced test is the level of difficulty, the amount of time given for the advanced test, and the test's format.
Logiks advanced tests are offered as standalone tests by ability or as one test that assesses numerical, verbal, and abstract reasoning.
In the one Logiks advanced test, there are 30 questions to answer in 20 minutes.
The standalone ability tests require candidates to answer between 20 - 36 questions. There are 20 - 25 minutes to answer these questions with the number of questions asked and the time limit depends on the ability to be assessed.
Cubiks Papi Personality Test
The Cubiks Personality and Preference Inventory (Papi) test are different from the Logiks tests because they are not ability tests. These tests assess a candidate's preferences, characteristics, and traits in work-based situations in 7 key areas:
- Ideas and Change
- Impact and Drive
- Organisation and Structure
- Work momentum
There are two parts to a Cubiks Papi test. The Papi I (Forced choice) test and the Papi N (Normative) test.
The Papi N test asks questions on how you prefer to behave at work in work-based situations. The questions are presented as statements with a 1 - 7 rating of preferences. Candidates then select the preference that best describes how they like to work or behave when considering work situations.
The Papi I test is presented as a series of questions with three statement answers. Candidates must read the question then pick the statement that best describes them and the statement that least describes them.
It is worth noting that the Papi tests aren't timed tests; each Papi test takes candidates up to 35 minutes to complete.
Situational Judgement Test
The Cubiks situational judgment test is again different from an ability test in that it looks at a candidate's preferences in how they prefer to behave in work situations.
The situational judgment tests are bespoke to each organisation and ask questions based on work-based scenarios that candidates are likely to encounter on the job. The number of questions and time limit varies by assessment.
Situational Judgement tests are often used in leadership position assessments. The responses are analysed against the key traits and behaviours required for the position.
It is helpful to remember that there are no right or wrong answers in a situational judgment test.
Tips To Pass Cubiks Tests
Answer all the questions
It is important to answer all of the questions asked when sitting a Cubkis test; the more questions answered correctly, the higher the overall score will be.
If in doubt, make a reasonable guess and then move onto the following questions.
Pay Attention To Detail
It is important to ensure that you understand the question being asked to select your best answer. Even with the time pressure of the ability tests, ensure that you read and understand the questions being asked.
Practice As Many Logiks Ability Tests As You Can
Practicing ability tests before sitting the actual test itself will enable you to become familiar with the format and the style of questioning. When practicing, make sure that you practice under timed conditions.
When sitting the test, make sure you do so in a quiet place free from noise or distractions. All Logiks tests, whether they are timed or not, require candidates to concentrate fully. This ensures that you give yourself the best opportunity to read, understand and select the answers you believe to be correct and, in turn, perform at your best.
Learn The Multiplication Table
The Logiks ability tests are timed tests. Recalling the multiplication table when answering questions, especially in the numerical reasoning test, will help you complete the test within the time limit.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Are Cubiks Tests Hard?
If you aren't familiar with what a Cubkis test assesses, the tests may appear hard for some candidates.
By practicing Cubiks tests and ensuring you understand the questions and the background to the test, you will become familiar with what and how the questions are asked. This will make taking the test and performing at your best during the test easier.
How Do You Prepare For A Cubiks Reasoning Test?
The best way to prepare for a Cubkis reasoning test is to practice each of the ability tests. When practicing, do so under timed conditions to simulate the time pressure you will face when sitting the test itself.
How Can I Do Well In An Aptitude Test?
By ensuring that you read the question, are aware of any time limits, and keep calm under pressure, you can perform at your best when taking an aptitude test.
Which Companies Use Cubiks Tests?
Many companies use Cubiks tests as part of their recruitment process. Examples include L'Oreal, EY, BT, KPMG, and the National Audit Office (UK).