The Ultimate Aon cut-e Test Guide & Sample Questions [2022]

 

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What Is the Aon Assessment (cut-e Test)?

cut-e tests are aptitude tests used in various companies' employee recruitment processes. They come in a wide variety and include personality tests, numerical reasoning, verbal reasoning, situational judgement tests and integrity personality tests- to name a few.

 Aon Test Types- Aon's Assessment Solutions tests are divided into general categories, and each category can include several specific tests (also known as Scales).

Here is a summary of every category the PrepPack contains, covering a wide variety of Aon's assessment tests.

Aptitude Test - Numerical:

scales Numerical, scales eql

Aptitude Test - Verbal:

scales Verbal

Aptitude Test - Logical:

scales cls, scales ix, scales clx, scales lst

Special Knowledge and Skills:

scales tmt, scales rt

smartPredict - Gamified Tests:

gridChallenge, switchChallenge, digitChallenge, motionChallenge, chatAssess

Integrity:

Squares

 

Does this table feel overwhelming? No need to panic. The PrepPack offers you effective guidance for almost every Aon Assessment test in the table, with the most accurate practice tests available. Upon purchase, you'll receive access to all of them.

 

 AON / cut-e Sample Questions

 

Aptitude - Numerical

 

Numerical Reasoning (Scales Numerical)

  • Measures your ability to understand, analyze and interpret information presented in tables and graphs.
  • Determine if a statement is true, false, or undeterminable by looking for the information in the correct tab.
  • Note: If you submit an answer while the wrong tab is open, you will lose points even if your answer is correct.
  • 37 questions, 12 minutes- you have 20 seconds for each question.

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 correct answer is "True".

  • This test type has number of versions focused on specific subjects (such as finance, consumer, and industry). However, the specific subject categorization only changes the 'flavor' of the test- so, for example, practicing with a finance version for the industry version of the test is no problem. 
  • Even if you don't choose the wrong answer, you will lose points for answering while the incorrect tab is open.
  • The Aon Assessment PrepPack contains six actual test simulations with tips and explanations for each question. These tests also include the full six tabs format, so you can practice an accurate simulation of the real thing and maximize your performance.

 

Numerical Reasoning (Scales eql)

  • Measures your ability to construct mathematical equations that result in a given value.
  • Add the correct values to complete the equation so that it is correct. 
  • 15 Questions, 5 minutes- you have 20 seconds for each question.
  • Note: This test is not taken online- you will be asked to print it.

 

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).

  • The Aon Assessment PrepPack has real-life mock tests for numerical reasoning scales eql, with detailed explanations and solutions for every question.
  • Note that this question type is open rather than multiple-choice. It sometimes also has several different possible answers which are all correct!

 

Aptitude - Verbal

 

Verbal Reasoning (Scales Verbal)

  • Measures your ability to understand texts and to analyze and interpret the information therein.
  • You must determine if a statement is true, false, or undeterminable by choosing the correct tab and finding the relevant information.
  • Note: If you submit an answer while the wrong tab is open, you will lose points even if your answer is correct.
  • 49 questions, 12 minutes- you have 15 seconds per question.

Scales Verbal uses the six tabs structure, like Scales Numerical. You need to choose the tabs in which the answer to the question is, and then find the information you need to determine the answer. If, for example, you are asked about a location, you should look for the answer in the Locations tabs.

 

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.

 

 

  • This test type has number of versions focused on specific subjects (such as finance, consumer, and industry). However, the specific subject categorization only changes the 'flavor' of the test- so, for example, practicing with a finance version for the industry version of the test is no problem. 
  • The Aon Assessment PrepPack comes with 5 different practice tests covering 3 scales verbal versions, and 3 extra verbal reasoning exercises.

 

Aptitude - Logical 

 

Inductive Logical Thinking (Scales cls)

  • Measures your ability to discover rules and relationships between objects and then apply them yourself.
  • Find the pattern that divides the two colors of grids, and apply it to several other grids accordingly.
  • 12 questions, 12 minutes - you have one minute per question.

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

scales-cls-diamond-shapes

 

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.

 

  • Answering this type of question is all about figuring out the pattern- that is, what is relevant to it and what is not.
  • The Aon Assessment PrepPack has two full scales cls practice tests with detailed explanations for quick, accurate performance on the actual test. 

 

 

Inductive Logical Thinking (Scales ix)

  • Measures your ability to recognize discrepancies.
  • You will be shown nine objects and must identify the odd one out.
  • 20 questions, 5 minutes- You have 15 seconds per question.

 

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.

Note: It is not necessary to discern both the numerical and formal aspects of the series in order to solve the question.

Therefore the correct answer is H.

 

  • The Aon Assessment PrepPack has 3 full scales ix practice tests with explanations for each question, as well as a detailed guide on improving your performance.

 

Inductive Logical Thinking (Scales clx)

  • Measures your ability to recognize rules in complex structures.
  • You will see two grids with symbols, linked by a common rule.
  • You need to recognize the common rule and choose two additional grids that follow it.
  • You have 6 minutes to answer as many questions as possible.

 

scales clx sample question

Choose the two grids that follow the rule.

A. 1,3

B. 2,3

C. 2,4

D. 3, 4

scales-clx-two-grids

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. 

 

Deductive Logical Thinking (Scales lst)

  • This test measures your ability to use logical reasoning.
  • You will see a grid with a few symbols, one of which you must choose (marked by "?").
  • Each symbol may only appear once in each row (horizontal) and column (vertical).
  • 15 questions, 6 minutes - you have 24 seconds to answer each question.

 

scales lst sample question

What symbol should appear in place of the question mark?

A. Circle

B. Square

C. Triangle

D. X

scales-lst-sudoku-puzzle

Explanation

The shape missing from the third row is the X- therefore, the answer is X.

 

  • The Aon Assessment PrepPack has four scales lst practice tests with full, detailed explanations for each question.

 

Special Knowledge and Skills

 

Calculation Skills (Scales tmt)

This test measures your applied numeracy skills in the following areas:

  • Percentage calculation
  • Rule of three
  • Calculation of areas and spaces
  • Conversion of units

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 correct 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 correct 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. 

 

SmartPredict - Gamified Tests

 This category of tests includes tests similar to previous ones, adapted into games to more accurately reflect the skills they measure.

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.

 

grid-challenge-example

 

2. SwitchChallenge - this is a gamified version of scales sx, in which you must find the correct number code to reorganize four symbols.

 

switch-challenge-example

 

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.

 

digit-challenge-example

 

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.

 

chatassess-example

  

Aon Integrity Test - Squares

 

This test is meant to detect individuals who exhibit counterproductive work behavior (CWB) - which employers do not want. This is done by assessing candidate behavior under several situational factors:

• 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.

 

squares-example-question
The Aon Assessment PrepPack includes a full guide on how the cut-e squares test works, and an accurate practice test as well.

To learn more about Aon Personality tests, click here.

 

For every test explained on this page, the PrepPack offers the best realistic practice you can find. Get the PrepPack and make sure you pass your Aon assessment with a high grade, and get your dream job!

 

FAQ 

 

What is a MapTQ test?

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.

 

What companies use cut-e tests?

Several companies worldwide use Aon Assessment to acquire the best candidates for employment. Some of these include Procter & Gamble, Morgan Stanley, UBS, and Credit Suisse.

 

What computer should I use for the cut-e test?

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. 

 

Can you use a calculator during a cut-e test?

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.

 

How is a cut-e assessment scored?

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 keeps its scoring methods a secret.

 

Related Pages

SmartPredictLearn more about gamified cut e Aon tests.

chatAssess- Learn more about AON's situational judgement tests.

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Procter & Gamble AssessmentPractice Aon tests used in the P&G Online Assessment.

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