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Contents:

1) General Tips
2) Cubiks Numerical Test Tips
3) Cubiks Verbal Test Tips
4) Cubiks Abstract test tips

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General Tips:

1) Read the test instructions with attention to detail - Requirements and instructions may change over time, and you want to be prepared for any “surprise” that comes your way, so don't fall into complacency and be sure to take this precaution.

 

2) Solve easier questions first   – In addition to the test’s timing as a whole, each section is timed separately (Numerical, Verbal and Abstract).

So, you’ll have to learn to manage your time on each section.

The way we recommend doing this is to answer questions you feel more confident about and skip questions you’re unsure of.

Be sure to mark the questions you skipped so you won’t forget to return to them.

 

3) Wear a watch or bring a stopwatch to your test – Since you won't be able to bring a cellphone in to the testing room and having a clock hanged on the wall is not guaranteed.

Wearing a watch will help you stick to your time budget.

 

4) Rethink your answer if you have time – Cubiks Logiks questions are in a multiple-choice format, with four to six answer options per question, and only one correct answer.

Choose your answers wisely, but if you’re not sure and you still have time to spare you can change your mind.

Just re-click your answer to deselect that option. Then, you’re free to select a new answer.

 

5) Don’t leave questions unanswered- Guessing is preferable to not answering questions on Cubiks tests.

If you're under time pressure or if you don’t know the answer to a question, make an educated guess and move on.

 

6) Expect the unexpected – Yeah… we know it’s a cliché, but still, take into consideration that as well prepared as you may be for the test (and we can help you get VERY prepared), you may still encounter an unfamiliar (likely new) question-format.

Knowing this in advance will help you to avoid anxiety and approach a new kind of question more calmly, increasing your chances of answering it correctly.

 

7) Eliminate wrong answer options– Even if you’re a wiz at inferring information, arranging items and recognizing underlying assumptions or patterns, implementing elimination techniques will let you dismiss incorrect answer-options; thereby reducing answer options and allowing you to solve questions faster and with a higher success rate.

 

8) Make sure you are properly equipped for the test – Make sure to bring a calculator, pen/pencil, notepad, etc. Kinda obvious advice, we know, but it never hurts to be extra careful.

 

9) Don’t skip the example questions: Cubiks kindly grants you a few examples of the questions you will face. Use this opportunity to get a first-hand feel for the test questions and their specific format and challenges.

First work in a step by step mode – If you choose to prepare for the Cubiks Logik test using our online resources, start by working at your own pace in step-by-step mode before working in timed mode.

Step-by-step mode is a basic learning mode which you solve one question at a time and review each question before proceeding to the next.

You can review your solving process by reading the thorough explanations we supply for each question.

Step-by-step mode is meant to teach you new and optimal techniques to solve specific question types quickly and correctly.

Once you feel you’ve understood the question types and our solving techniques and tricks, practice the mock-tests and drills in timed-mode to simulate real testing conditions.

We recommend solving each practice question more than once. By doing so, you’ll be able to gain a deeper understanding of the topics and questions, and also to monitor your improved performance.

 

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Cubiks Numerical Test Tips:

1) Verify Your Test's Calculator Policy - The use of a calculator on Cubiks Logik Numerical tests is usually allowed.

However, it’s highly recommended to verify your test's calculator policy prior to test day, and to prepare for the test accordingly.

Aside from using your calculator for basic arithmetic operations, learn how to use its more advanced functions such as formulas, exponents, square roots, factorials, memory etc.

You can find a calculator-operating guide in the link above, or check-out our tutorial video:

 

 

2) Skip difficult questions and come back to them later - Moving backwards and forwards between test questions is usually permitted on Cubiks.

If this is the case, answer the questions in your own preferred order.

However, keep in mind that questions on the Cubiks numerical test come in series of 3-4 that address information in one specific table or graph.

So, once you've stated working on a certain table/graph, you should best leverage the freshness of the information in your mind to complete all questions related to it before moving on to the next table/graph.

In any case, mark every question you skip, so you won't forget to go back and answer them.

 

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Cubiks Verbal Test Tips:

1) Discover your way of solving text-based questions – There are two ways to approach verbal reasoning questions:

I) Reading the passage first. In this approach, you first familiarize yourself with the text (its themes, its arguments, etc.) before reading the questions.

When following this strategy, you should make mental notes as you read, and only once you’re done reading, start answering the questions.

II) Reading the questions first.  In this approach, you skim the questions before you read the text.

This approach lets you process the text in a more focused and intentional way by knowing what you’re looking for.

With this tactic, you may be more capable of telling relevant from irrelevant information when you first read the text.

Note: both methods have their merits, and different people could find either one personally more effective. Practice them both to discover which one suits you the most.

 

2) Recognise the type of question you're up against– generally there are 3 types of text-based questions:

I) Explicit questions – these are considered the simplest of the three, since the answer is explicitly stated in the text. 

Explicit questions usually don’t require that you read the whole text. Rather you can scan the text for the specific piece of information you’re asked about.

II) Implicit questions – require you to make inferences based on the text.

This is because unlike explicit questions, the answers to implicit questions cannot be found directly in the text, but will still be strongly related to its content.

III) Meta-Analysis questions – these require broad thinking. Practically speaking, they demand integrating different information within the text and drawing conclusions about the topics about which you are asked. 

 

3) How to Handle Underlying Assumption Questions:

Some questions require you to identify the underlying assumption being made in a given statement or chain of events.

Other questions may ask you to find the assumption that links between a premise and a conclusion. 

We advise the following tactics to effectively deal with this type of question:

a) Read actively: identify the premises and conclusions and mark them.

b) Identify the missing assumption that connects the premise to the conclusion.

c) Go over the answer options and identify the answer that best correlates with it, once you identify the underlying assumption, 

d) Be careful of making general deductions: refer only to the information presented to you in the text (see sample question 4 for an example of eliminating answer options that are too general).

4) How to Handle Antonym Questions:

In order to successfully manage Antonym Questions you’ll do well to read a lot of complex texts in order to enrich your vocabulary.

Take your pick of a few academic texts on a topic that intrigues you, mark words you don't know, look them up in the dictionary, and think of possible antonyms. 

If you have a curious mind this holds a double benefit – you’ll be learning new stuff and preparing for your test. 
Another way to enrich your vocabulary is to go directly to the dictionary and skim it for complex words.

 

5) How to Handle Syllogism Questions:

In the case of Syllogism Questions – in which you are asked to infer information from general premises, there are some key operations to ease the solving process

The main tactic is to simplify Deduction Questions as a key to success – this is done by rewriting the statement using simple logical structure. 

For example: 'All' statement: 'All police officers on duty wear uniforms' 

Represent 'police officers on duty' as:  A 

Represent 'wear uniforms' as:  B 

Represent the relation between 'police officers on duty' and 'wear uniforms' as: → (where the arrow is read as 'then')

So, the statement 'All police officers on duty wear uniforms' will be represented as:

All A → B – read as: 'all A then B'

'If' statements: you can rephrase our above example statement as follows: 'If a police officer is on duty, then he is wearing uniform". 

You can now read this as a logical statement – with a premise and a conclusion.

If A → B – read as: 'if policeman on duty, then wears uniform'. 

We go much deeper into this logical phrasing technique and many other techniques for deduction questions in our study guides, included in our paid product. 

 

5) How to Handle Analogy Questions:

In this type of question you’ll be given a pair of words and asked to find how they are related. 

One of the best ways to do this is by composing a sentence that links them together.

For example, if the statement goes like this: ‘a calf is to a cow what a baby is to’ you can put calf and cow in a sentence like this: ‘a calf is the offspring of a cow’, and so, ‘a baby is the offspring of’: - ‘a woman’. 

For this to work best you should avoid composing sentences that are too general – since your goal is to specify and refine the relation between the given paired words. 

For example, saying that ‘a calf is a small cow’ would not necessarily lead to the correct answer.

Also, try integrating the words from the answer options with the word you are asked about in the sentence you compose.

See which one maintains the relationship portrayed in the question to quickly burn through the options and gain more certainty in your answer.

 

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Cubiks Abstract Test Tips:

Abstract reasoning questions generally feature a series of shapes arranged in a pattern.

1) Break a complex pattern down - Start each question simply by noticing all the elements of the pattern.

 

2) Disassemble the pattern to its separate elements - compare only one element at a time.

Try to notice the changes in orientation, size, shade, symmetry, angle, location and direction as you progress from one pattern to the next.

 

3) Identify the rule behind the changes throughout the series – after recognizing how each element changes along the series try to integrate each change into one constant rule.

 

4) Practice your ability to work methodically - Notice small differences between patterns in a series, note them mentally or on paper, and then see whether they repeat themselves along the series.

 

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