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

The cut-e Pilot test is provided to major airline companies and flight schools by Aon to test potential pilot candidates.

It always includes a spatial orientation test that mimics the sort of challenges pilots experience during their work, as well as numerical, verbal and personality tests.

These Aon assessment tests are quite challenging since most of them deduce points for wrong answers and have strict time limits.

 

Which Airlines use the cut-e Pilot Test?

L3 Flight Academy, Aer Lingus, easyJet, Ryanair, L3/CTC, FlyDubai and Lufthansa are some of the airline companies that use Aon's cut-e test in their assessment process.

 

Cut-e Pilot Spatial Orientation Test (scales ndb)

This specialized Aon test is used specifically for aviation positions like air traffic controllers and pilots.

This test includes 20 multiple choice questions dealing with an airplanes relative position to a ground station. 

You will be presented with an aircraft's GYRO reading and RBI reading and must determine the flying direction and zone of that aircraft.

The time limit is 15 minutes, so you have 45 seconds for every question.

 

scales ndb sample question

Select the aircraft’s flying direction, indicated by the GYRO and the zone indicated by the RBI.

scales-ndb-sample-question
A
B
C
D
E
F
Correct Answer
Incorrect Answer

The correct answer is A.

According to the GYRO, the plane is flying west- its nose is facing left. 

To find the zone, we have to perform three steps. 

1. Calculate the angle of deviation. To do this, measure the clockwise angle between the plane's nose and the RBI's arrow point.

combined-compass

According to the RBI, the angle of deviation is 225°.

2. Find the relative bearing. To do this, draw the plane (facing the direction the GYRO indicates) and the RBI's arrow, such that the arrow is pointing 225° clockwise from the plane- that's the angle of deviation we just found.

angle-of-deviation

3. Find the zone. On the compass we've drawn, the unpainted arrow's end marks the planes position relative to the ground station. So, we can see it is in zone 8.

relative-bearing

The airplane is facing left and is in zone 8- which leaves us with answer A.

 

 

How Can JobTestPrep Help You Pass?

The numerous realistic cut-e pilot practice tests the PrepPack offers will be the greatest helping hand you can get for passing your test.

The spatial orientation section of the pack includes a full guide for the notorious aviation orientation test. In addition, it contains practice tests for the verbal section, calculation skills section, and even a personality test and interview video guide.

Scoring higher than other applicants will help you to stand out throughout the recruitment process, thus improving your chances of becoming a pilot.

 

Aptitude Test to Measure 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?

scales-lst-sudoku-puzzle
Circle
Square
Triangle
X
Correct Answer
Incorrect Answer

The correct answer is X.

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

 

Aptitude Test to Measure Verbal Reasoning (scales verbal)

  • Measures your ability to find and interpret information from text.
  • 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: You need to choose the tab 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

Try solving this question in 20 seconds- that's how long you'll have for each question during the test.

Statement: All the cleaning staff is on standby every single moment.

Is the statement true, false, or undeterminable?

(Find the tab with the relevant information and use it to choose the answer)

Structure and Responsibilities

Structure


Shareholders – shareholders are people who invest their own funds in a company. A shareholder is usually an outside investor, but some management positions hold shares in the company as an incentive to put more effort into it. Employees from management positions cannot be hired as managers in the subsidiary organization too, even if it's a non-profit organization, to avoid a conflict of interest.
Management – this division is comprised of the CEO, the sales representative, and team leaders and secretaries who have worked in the company for three years or more.


Materials – this division is comprised of engineers, truckers, lab researchers, assembly line workers and tech support. During the high season period, the company hires a fair amount of freelancers to help with the lab research. After the season ends, their contract is terminated. The cleaning staff is an outside company that is getting paid to clean the organization’ facilities. Their actions are supervised by the safety engineer.


The company will open a bid for the audit committee position every year. The chairman must be someone with no substantial affiliation to the company, not an employee, not from an employee's family or future family, and certainly cannot be someone who took part in the organization in the past 5 years.

 

Responsibilities


The cleaning staff must have three employees on "standby" to respond to any of the safety engineer’s calls.

All employees must work 9 hours a day, and no more than 13 hours in overtime.

The CEO may allocate 12% of the company's yearly revenue for research and development.

For charity outreach, the company will send three employees to Manchester's soup kitchen for a full workweek.

Product and Services

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.

Locations

The management division is located in the northern business center of Manchester, whereas there are three active locations around the country: The pipeline manufacturing factory is located in the industrial area of South Manchester. The natural gas product is located on an oil platform on the shores of the country. The electricity usage efficiency is a service that does not require a plant but does require an office with all the right facilities. This office is located next to the management offices.

Once a year, the company rents a research lab for three months in a different location.

The cleaning staff has its own cabin for sleeping outside the pipeline factory.

The company owns a suite of offices in downtown Manchester. Those offices are rented to a third party at the moment but can be cleared out within 14 days from the moment the company notifies the third party.

Missions and Schedule

All plants must be running 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Assembly line workers work in shifts of 8 hours. Within their shifts, workers must melt 850 lbs. of steel and manufacture 107 deluxe pipelines altogether.

The CEO, the head of engineers, and the employee in charge of the cleaning staff must convene once a week for a site-wide operational evaluation.

The delivery team, which is comprised of the truckers, must report to the head of sales every 12 hours.

Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is elected by the shareholders and is assigned to monitor the company's activity as a whole.

The Board of Directors hires the CEO themselves, and they have the power to fire him if 10% of the management agrees to it.

The Board of Directors convenes every 75 days and discusses the CEO's performance every 100 days.

The Board of Directors has the right to allocate up to $100,000 in bonuses every year. Higher amounts should be authorized by the shareholders' general assembly.

Every director can be fired by the shareholders' general assembly, and once every five years 40% of them must be replaced by new directors.

No management employees are allowed to be in the company's Board of Directors.

The board must consist of at least 33% females, at least 20% males and at least 12% university graduates.

Transparency

The company is willing to provide any document regarding electricity and pollution stats for the past year to any inquiring party. The document will be issued by the weekly evaluation committee.

With regard to yearly revenue, the board will not provide any reports to any party other than the shareholders.

The company will not provide any reports regarding its missions, schedule, or the profit division of products and services to any third party.

Shareholder reports should be provided by the CEO to the board, and the board will disseminate the reports to the shareholders.

Once every five months the company will deliver a report to the government addressing issues required by the commissioner. However, if any of the information could potentially hurt future revenue or violate privacy, the report won't be provided without a warrant.

The company will receive tax refunds of 12% if they invest at least 42 weekly hours in a known non-profit organization or at least 60 weekly hours in any other charity work. The 12% tax refund may accumulate into millions a year, thus it is a profitable strategy. The company has been receiving refunds for the past three years.

 

True
False
Cannot Say
Correct Answer
Incorrect Answer

The correct answer is "Cannot Say".

We don't know how many employees are on the cleaning staff, thus we cannot say if the requirement for three employees on standby (as stated in the first paragraph in the Responsibilities tab) requires all of them or just part of the cleaning staff. 

 

Aptitude Test to Measure 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?

337.08$
19.08$
300$
298.92$
Correct Answer
Incorrect Answer

The correct answer is C.

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

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 would have 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.

 

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

 

In addition to high-quality practice for all these tests, the cut-e Pilot PrepPack comes with 11 additional numerical drills to help bring your maths skills up to speed, a video for interview preparation, and 7 study guides & video tutorials!

 

 

 

 

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