Aon Assessment Tests - The Complete Guide [2023]

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## Aon’s cut-e Assessment Tests

Aon’s cut-e offers several pre-employment assessment tests, each differing in structure, duration, time limit, difficulty, and what they assess.

Aon’s cut-e tests can be divided into four groups: Aptitude Tests, Special Knowledge & Skills Tests, Logic Tests, and Behavioral Assessments.

You might be asked to take only one test, but it’s more likely you will be asked to take several different ones, to assess various aspects of your capabilities and personality.

You may be given the possibility to take each test on its own, and not all at once, giving you some time between one test and another.

## Aon/cut-e Aptitude Tests

Aptitude tests, also known as ability tests, assess your professional knowledge and abilities in specific areas of expertise, such as numerical, verbal, and mechanical reasoning.

Cut-e offers various aptitude and skills tests–

• A numerical reasoning test that assesses your ability to understand, analyze, and evaluate data from charts, diagrams, and tables.
You will have 37 tasks to complete in 12 minutes.
In each task, you will be presented with a statement, and you need to determine whether it is true, false, or cannot say according to numerical data displayed in different tabs.

Let's see an example of a scales numerical question:
Revenues
Expenses
Research & Development Costs
Regional Growth
Stocks
Future Value

Assess the following statement:   Costs  in year 5 were greater  than the  combined Costs of  both year 4 and year 6.

Tip💡: You can see that there are multiple tabs that you need to examine in order to find the answer to the question.
Not only that this is wherein lies the main difficulty of these questions, but submitting your answer while the wrong tab is on display will reduce points from your score, even if your answer is correct.

• ### Scales eql

A numerical comprehension test that assesses your mental calculation abilities to solve basic arithmetic functions.
You will have 15 questions to answer in 5 minutes.
In each question, you will be presented with missing parts that you need to complete by choosing numbers from 1 to 9, so the given result is correct.

Let's have a look at an example of a scales eql question:

Complete the equation! Each digit may only be used once.

Show Solution

Then, we should think about the numbers that will best advance us toward 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).

Tip💡: Though it may look like a simple mathematics exercise, you can't use the same number more than once, and you are not allowed to use a calculator. That means that you have to rely on only your mental calculation abilities, which can be quite challenging in a time limit of a mere 5 minutes.

• ### digitChallenge

A numerical aptitude test that assesses your basic numerical comprehension.
You will have 6 minutes to answer as many questions as possible.
This is a similar test to the scales eql, but the main difference is in the duration of the test and its difficulty level.

Here is a video that explains exactly how it works:

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Tip💡: As you can see, the difficulty of the questions increases as you progress, the equation has more variables and the calculations are more challenging, especially under a strict time limit.

• ### Scales verbal

verbal reasoning test that assesses your ability to understand, analyze and interpret information presented in written text.
You will have 49 tasks to complete in 12 minutes.

You will be presented with a text divided into different tabs by topics. Each task comprises a statement, and you will need to determine if it’s true, false, or cannot say according to the information contained within the text.

Let's look at an example of a scales verbal question:
Products & Services
Corporate Scheme
Geographic Positioning
Corporate Values
Board Of Directors

Assess the following statement: Flying Colours’ Women’s Wear and Menswear product divisions focus solely on clothing for adults.

Tip💡: Like the scales numerical, you need to examine all the different tabs in order to find the information you are searching for, and you have to submit your answer while on the correct tab, otherwise the points will be reduced from your final score.

• ### Scales verbal instruct

A verbal aptitude test that assesses your ability to analyse, locate information and draw conclusions from given text.
You will have 24 tasks to complete in 8 minutes.

Like scales verbal, you will be presented with a text divided into different tabs by topics.
Each task is a statement, and you will need to determine if it’s true or false.

Tip💡: For each task, there is only one solution and only one informational topic required to evaluate the statement. Thus, you need to be sure of which tab you are looking for and pinpoint the accurate information.

## Aon/cut-e Special Knowledge and Skills Tests

Special knowledge and skill tests assess your abilities and competencies in various topics, as well as your capability to acquire new knowledge and adapt it quickly.

Here's a list of some of the cut-e skill tests –

• ### Scales lt

A language skills test that assesses your English language proficiency.

You will have 3 independent tasks to complete in 10 minutes
1. Complete the sentence questions.
2. Matching words with their definitions.
3. correct spelling errors.

Tip💡: The options you are given in this test are deliberately confusing. This is why you should pay extra attention to every option before choosing your answer. In addition, wrong answers will subtract points, so when given the option, it is better to choose the question mark than guess.

• ### Scales mtu

• A mechanical reasoning test that assesses your mechanical and technical understanding, and your ability to interpret information from mechanical graphics.
You will have 24 tasks to complete in 15 minutes.

You will be presented with a series of multiple-choice questions regarding technical information. You need to choose the correct answer.

Tip💡: The most challenging part of this test is the ability to demonstrate complex technical knowledge that requires a deep understanding of machinery, measurements and mechanical processes in only 15 minutes.

• ### Scales lct

A Learning Efficiency test that your ability to memorize the order of objects and your learning aptitude.
You will be presented with a series of 12 objects, which will be displayed consecutively. You will need to remember the order of the shown objects and place them correctly.
The test has 6 rounds and takes about 5 minutes to complete.

Let's see how it looks:

Tip💡: Concentration is key. Pay close attention to each object as it is presented. Avoid distractions and ensure you are in a quiet environment.

• ### gridChallenge

A working memory test that assesses your working memory and aptitude to focus your attention.
You will have 9 tasks to complete in 9 minutes.

In each task, you will be presented with a series of dots highlighted in a particular sequence.

You need to memorize the order and position of the appearing dots while answering another unrelated task before you are asked to repeat the highlighted sequence.
Let's see a video that explains exactly how it works:

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Tip💡: As you can see, you are required to remain highly concentrated through the duration of the test, and not be distracted by the in-between tasks to be able to repeat the dot's sequence.

• ### Scales e3+

A concentration evaluation that assesses your ability to maintain attention over time and act quickly when facing specific signals.
You will have 2 minutes to complete as many tasks as possible.

You will be requested to indicate when a certain object is surrounded by a certain number of dots. The objects and the number of dots can vary from task to task.

Tip💡: It's might seem like a simple task, but its difficulty lies in the dynamism of the instructions that change for each task. With only 2 minutes, your mind needs to stay sharp for every second.

• ### motionChallenge

A planning capability test that assesses your aptitude to plan and solve complex problems.
You will have 6 minutes to complete as many tasks as possible.

You will be presented with a grid containing objects of different sizes that blocks a ball from reaching an exit. You need to move the objects such that the ball reaches the exit with as few moves as possible.

Tip💡: The main difficulty of this test is not only to move the ball to the exit but also to succeed to do so with the least moves you can. Each move you make affects your score.

## Aon/cut-e Logic Tests

Logic tests assess your thinking patterns and logical conclusions competencies, which are essential in various jobs and positions.

Cut-e offers numerous logic tests –

• ### Scales cls

An inductive-logical thinking test that assesses your ability to recognize rules and patterns and evaluate your inductive reasoning competencies.
You will have 12 tasks to complete in 12 minutes.

You will be presented with two groups of grids. Each grid has a colour assigned above or below it; grids with the same colour assignment belong in the same category, as defined by a certain unknown rule or pattern. You need to deduce the rule and assign the unmarked grids to the correct category.

Let's see an example of a scales cls question, where the top row of grids are categorized, and the lower row requires categorization:
Show Solution

Pattern: All tables with marking above (orange) have a 2 in the same place.

The correct markings (from left to right) are: bottom, top, top, bottom.

Tip💡: As you can see, the rule to which the grids are assigned can be quite tricky to identify because it can be reflected in every detail in the grid – the number of letters or digits, their arrangement within the grid, etc.

• ### Scales ix (discover rules)

An inductive reasoning test that assesses your ability to recognize patterns and discrepancies and interpret relationships in given data.
You will have 20 tasks to complete in 5 minutes.

You will be presented with a series of 9 objects containing shapes, symbols, lines, etc. You need to recognize the series’ pattern and identify the object that doesn't fit the pattern’s rule.

Let's take a look at an example of a scales ix question:
Please mark the object that doesn't fit the rule

Tip💡: There is only one correct answer, which means that the rule you choose has to be such that only one of the objects breaks it.

• ### Scales sx (switchChallenge)

A deductive reasoning test that assesses your ability to understand principles and patterns in logical steps and apply them to solve problems.
You will have 6 minutes to complete as many tasks as possible.

You will be presented with two rows of symbols, with one being an order change of the other by a digit sequence operator. You need to identify the correct operator for changing the upper row to match the lower one.

Let’s view an example of the scales switchChallenge question:
Which operator is needed to convert the input sequence into the output sequence?

Tip💡: As you progress, the difficulty of the tasks increases, and more operation options are added.

• ### Scales lst (gapChalleng)

A deductive logical thinking test that assesses your ability to learn rules and apply them correctly.
You will have 6 minutes to complete as many tasks as possible.

You will be presented with a grid containing a series of up to 5 different symbols, and a cell containing a question mark. You need to replace the question mark with the symbol that fits in that cell such that a given shape can only appear once in each row and once in each column.

Let’s see an example of a scales lst (gapChalleng) question:

What symbol should appear in place of the question mark?

A. Circle

B. Square

C. Triangle

D. X

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

Tip💡: Each symbol can appear only once in a row or a column. Thus, you have to pay extra attention to the location of every symbol and the number of times it spears in the grid.

• ### Scales clx

An inductive reasoning test that assesses your ability to look at a group of items, observe patterns and interrelationships and draw logical conclusions.
You will have 6 minutes to complete as many tasks as possible.

You will be presented with 6 grids containing different symbols.
You first need to identify the rule that the two grids on the left follow, and then choose the two grids on the right that follow the same rule.

Here is an example of a scales clx question:

Choose the two grids that follow the rule.

A. 1,3

B. 2,3

C. 2,4

D. 3, 4

Show Solution

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.

Tip💡: The questions’ difficulty level increases throughout the test, and it will be more challenging to identify the governing rule, especially in a time limit of only 6 minutes.

## Aon/cut-e Behavioural Assessments

Behavioural tests assess your demeanour, strengths, weaknesses, preferences, and work-related skills.

These are cut-e's most common personality and behavioural assessments –

• ### Squares

An integrity test that evaluates your counterproductive behaviour through workplace scenarios and your reaction style in the face of conflicts.

You will be presented with a series of statements and a scale that ranges from “Holds less true for me than for others”, through “Holds equally true for me and for others”, to “Holds more true for me and for the others”. You need to mark how each statement represents you on this scale.

Let’s view an example of the squares statement:

Tip💡: Each statement assesses your personal capability to withstand unique pressure and your work-related behaviour. Therefore, you should be careful with your answer and take into consideration the position you are applying for and the culture of the organization.

• ### Shapes

A personality test that evaluates your everyday behaviour in workplace situations.
There are three different versions of this test, each tailored for a specific position – Sales, Graduate, and Management.

You will be presented with a series of statements. You need to rate on a scale of 1-6 how accurately each statement describes you.

Tip💡: You may find it difficult to rate the points according to what bests fit your personality and preferences and may have to compromise in your answer.

• ### chatAssess

situational judgment test (SJT) that evaluates your behaviour and judgment when presented with various work-related scenarios.

You will be presented with a chat simulation in which you receive incoming messages from colleagues and customers. You need to reply to all the messages by selecting from the predefined answers options or typing your answer into a free text box.

Here is an example of the chatAssess simulation:

Tip💡: When replying to the messages, you need to pay attention not only to the person’s request, but also to their position and ranking within the company, and give your answer accordingly, both in phrasing and in prioritizing.

A behavioural assessment that evaluates your workplace style and tendencies.
You will have 100 statements to address in approximately 30 minutes.

You will be presented with pairs of statements. For each pair, you need to select the statement you agree with more.

Tip💡: You may encounter pairs of statements that are both equally agreeable or disagreeable, thus you will need to consider the best answer that will reflect your personality.

## More Aon Tests

• cut-e Pilot - a series of different aptitude tests that can include verbal reasoning, numerical reasoning, abstract reasoning, and several assessments unique for future pilots, including spatial orientation (ndb), sense of direction (scales nav), complex control, reactive speed, observation and memory, and monitoring ability.
• scales ndb – a spatial orientation test that assesses your sense of direction and location. You will be presented with an aircraft dashboard that has a gyrocompass indicating the flight direction, and a radio compass indicating the location of a non-directional beacon. You need to identify the position and course of the aircraft relative to the location of the non-directional beacon. You have 3 minutes to complete the task.
• scales nav – a sense of direction test that assesses your spatial orientation ability. You will be presented with an arrow that indicates the driving direction of a car. You have the driver’s point of view, and you need to choose the accurate maneuver for the car to turn in the desired direction.
• scales tmt – an applied numeracy test that assesses your skills in percentage calculations translation, translation of units, and calculation of areas and spaces.
• scales rt – a reaction time test that assesses your attention and your concentration span. You will be presented with two symbols, and you need to indicate if they are identical or different from one another. You will have 3 minutes to identify as many symbols as possible.
• scales clues – an information handling test that assesses your ability to process a large amount of information. You will be presented with an email inbox that you need to sort: go through unopened emails, set priorities, and choose if you would answer or forward them to another person. You will have 15 minutes to complete the task.

## Aon's CoCubes Assessment Tests

Aons’ CoCubes offers two assessment tests – one for final-year engineers and one for MBA candidates.

### CoCubes – Engineering

The CoCubes Engineering assessment test suits B.E., B.Tech, and M.Tech graduates.

The test is composed of 6 modules:

• Aptitude – evaluates your English usage, analytical reasoning, and numerical reasoning.
You will have 45 questions to answer in 45 minutes.
• Computer fundamentals – evaluates your knowledge of computer applications, hardware, IT literacy, etc.
You will have 15 questions to answer in 15 minutes.
• Psychometric – evaluates your behavioural tendencies and personality traits.
You will have 50 questions to answer in 12 minutes.
• Technical domains – evaluates your knowledge regarding civil engineering, electricity, mechanics, electronics, computer science, and chemicals.
You will have 120 questions to answer in 12 minutes.
• Coding – evaluates your knowledge regarding writing codes in c++, Java, Python, etc.
You will have 3 questions to answer in 45 minutes.
• Written English test – writing an essay on a given topic to evaluate your grammar, vocabulary, sentence construction, etc.
You will have 25 minutes to write an essay.

### CoCubes – MBA

The CoCubes MBA assessment test suits MBA, BBA, BMS, and BBM graduates.

The test is composed of 4 modules:

• Aptitude – evaluates your English usage, analytical reasoning, and numerical reasoning.
You will have 30 questions to answer in 30 minutes.
• Written English test – writing an essay on a given topic to evaluate your grammar, vocabulary, sentence construction, etc.
You will have 25 minutes to write an essay.
• Psychometrics – evaluates your behavioural tendencies and personality traits.
You will have 30 questions to answer in 30 minutes.
• MBA – evaluates your knowledge regarding finance, sales and marketing, human resources, IT fundamentals, operations, Excel and PowerPoint, and management fundamentals.
You will have 15 questions to answer in 6 minutes.

## How to Prepare for the Aon Assessment Test?

There are many types of Aon assessment tests, each focusing on different elements of your skills and abilities, and each unique in structure and duration. However, once you know which assessment you are about to take, you can prepare beforehand by taking as many practice tests as possible.

Our PrepPacks prepare you specifically for the real Aon assessment tests –

• Full Numerical, Verbal, and Logical Aon test practice
• Special Knowledge and Spatial Ability Aon test practice
• Squares Personality test practice
• smartPredict: switchChallenge, and digitChallenge practice

Have a question? Don’t know which Aon test you are about to take or how to prepare for it? Please reach out to me at ask_the_team@jobtestprep.co.uk

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