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In the beginning, you might be overwhelmed by the non-conventional questions in the cut-e assessment. But don't worry, we are here to help you get familiar with the various cut-e tests. By taking the right steps, you will be able to get to your upcoming test calm and prepared.
There are three main types in the cut-e scales tests category:
I) cut-e scales Numerical Ability
II) cut-e scales Verbal Ability
III) cut-e scales Logical Ability
Here you can find 3 types of cut-e numerical tests:
A) scales Numerical Ability
B) scales tmt - Applied Numeracy
C) scales eql - Basic Numeracy
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The cut-e numerical ability test assesses your ability to retrieve information and draw logical conclusions from numerical data presented in tables and charts.
On the cut-e numerical test, numerical data is presented in charts and tables in a special format, closely resembling a typical case study. All charts and tables refer to a certain company and are organised in six different tabs, so that only one tab is visible at a given moment. Each tab contains a single table or chart. You may only view one tab at a time, but you can move back and forth between them as many times as you need.
Each question presents a statement referring to one of the tabs. Your task is to select the relevant tab, review its contents and to decide whether the statement is true, false, or perhaps the provided information is insufficient to decide either way. In order to make that decision, you need not only to interpret the numerical data correctly, but also figure out which tab contains the relevant information for that particular statement.
3 industry-dependent versions
There are three industry-dependent versions of this assessment: consumer, finance and industrial. The difference between these versions is not in the level of difficulty or the mathematical abilities being assessed, rather only in the subject matter.
The finance version, for example, may describe an investment company and present more finance-oriented tables (e.g., balance sheet). The consumer version, on the other hand, is of a retail company and includes some HR data. Finally, the industrial version may present production details. The questions, tables and charts on all three versions are of the same complexity level; none of the tests requires any previous knowledge of professional terms or anything in addition.
Sample Question:
In which tab are you most likely to find the answer to the question? Click below to see the answer.
The word “department” implies that the answer to the question is under the “Departments” tab.
Can you answer the question now?
The correct answer is false.
The graph presents the varying share in profit for each of the different departments across a three-year period.
We need to compare the kids’ and babies’ departments in Financial Years (FYs) 6-8. Look at the graph. In FY 6, both departments have the same share in profit.
In FYs 7 and 8, however, the kids’ department share was greater, not smaller. The above statement is therefore false.
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Common numerical reasoning practice questions may help you brush up on your numeracy skills, but they cannot appropriately prepare you for the other elements included in these tests. For this section, we have created special online practice packs that are able to simulate cut-e numerical reasoning test.
Our pack includes a full-length consumer, industry and finance practice tests along with comprehensive explanations and solving tips. We also guide you on how to quickly find your way through the different tabs, thus shortening the time it takes you to answer correctly.
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On the cut-e scales tmt test, your numerical ability will be evaluated based on your calculation skills in these four areas.
- Translation of units
- Percentage calculation
- Rule of three
- Calculation of areas and spaces
Sample Question:
A bookstore sells books at a profit of at least 15% of the final selling price. The store buys a certain book at a cost of £17. If the store gives students a 20% discount, what should the selling price of the book before the discount be?The book is sold by the store with at least 15% (15/100 = 0.15) profit, which means that the price paid by the store when buying the book constitutes 85% (85/100 = 0.85), at most, from the price at which the store sells it to the public.
Let the book's selling price by the store be X. Therefore, in order to make a profit of 15%, the selling price should be at least: 0.85X = 17 --> X = £20.
Note that $20 should be the price after a 20% discount. If the price before discount is Y, then:
(100% - 20%) x Y = 20
80% x Y = 20
0.8Y = 20
Y = 25
Thus, the selling price of the book before the discount should be £25.
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This test measures basic numeracy. The goal of these questions is to find a combination of digits that will replace the empty spaces, and make the equation correct. Try replacing the empty spaces with different digits. But remember, each digit can be used only once.
Sample Question:
As recommended by the tip, when applying BODMAS rules you should start with division. Afterwards, consider which numbers will lead you towards the predefined result.
The quotient of the first two digits has to be lower than 6, because one needs to be able to add a third digit later.
For instance, if you choose 8, it can be divided by 2 and get 8÷2=4, which is close to 6. If applied to the equation:
_2_ ÷ _1_ + x = 6
2 + x = 6
x = 4
Therefore, a possible solution is (2, 1, 4). Other possible solutions: (6, 2, 3), (4, 1, 2).
Expert Tip
Take notice of the order of operations, or BODMAS (brackets, orders, division and multiplication, as well as addition and subtraction). During the test, pay attention to the use of division and multiplication, which have precedence over addition and subtraction.
The verbal reasoning test measures your reading comprehension skills. More specifically, it requires the understanding and analysis of complex verbal information.
Understanding how cut-e tests are different than other verbal reasoning tests is very important.
Most verbal reasoning tests include several long passages, with each passage focusing on a different subject and sometimes presenting a certain argument. However, cut-e's texts are more objective and you are required to handle multiple shorter passages simultaneously.
The structure of cut-e verbal reasoning tests is unique as well, resembling a typical case study. Numerous short paragraphs are organised in separate tabs so that only one tab is visible at a given moment. Each question is a statement - your task is to decide whether it is true, false, or if the provided information is insufficient to arrive at a firm conclusion.
Below you will find the 3 main industry-dependent versions
To make that decision, you need not only draw precise conclusions from the text but also to figure out which tab contains the relevant information for that particular statement.
There are three industry-dependent versions of this assessment: consumer, finance and industrial. The difference between these versions is not in the level of difficulty, but only in the subject matter.
The finance version, for example, may describe an investment company and present more finance-oriented strategies, whereas the consumer version may be of a retail company and present expanding plans. The texts and questions in all three versions of the test are of the same difficulty level and none of the tests requires any previous knowledge of professional terms.
These tests assess your verbal skills as well as your ability to make your way through a relatively large amount of text in a very short time. They are mainly used by cut-e for screening graduates as well as applicants for middle and senior management positions.
Common verbal reasoning practice questions may help you exercise your reading comprehension, but they cannot adequately prepare you for the other elements included in these tests.
For that section, we have designed an online practice pack that is able to simulate the real cut-e verbal reasoning test. Our pack includes full-length practice tests as well as comprehensive answer explanations and solving tips. We also guide you on how to solve true/false/cannot say questions, how to quickly make your way through the different tabs, as well as how to shorten the time it takes you to answer questions correctly. Please take a closer look below at our cut-e verbal ability pack and start practising today to improve your score.
Sample Question:
In which tab are you most likely to find the answer to the question? Click below to see the answer.
The statement mentions Arckight's shareholders and customers. There is only one tab referring to both in its section's titles - "Values and Philosophy".
Can you answer the question now?
The correct answer is TRUE.
According to the "Shareholders Authoriy" section, "The Board of Directors must provide shareholders with monthly progress reports and publish them on the company site, as well as through the corporate mailing list". Here we have two mediums, the company site and the corporate mailing list.
The "customer Input" states, "each device has a designated built-in feedback button that enables on-going contact between customer and company. "The feedback button is the third medium. We know of at least three mediums of communication between Arclight and its shareholders and customers. Thus, the statement is TRUE.
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cut-e's abstract tests are known for being different than almost any other abstract reasoning test on the market. There are two types of cut-e logical test: inductive reasoning and deductive reasoning. The first type measures inductive and rules discovery abilities. It can take between 5–12 minutes to complete and are meant for apprentices, graduates and administrative positions. The second type test is between 5-15 minutes long and is mainly used for IT and engineering positions.
Here you can find 3 types of cut-e logical tests:
A) scales cls - Inductive logical thinking
B) scales ix - Inductive logical thinking
C) scales lst - Deductive logical thinking
D) scales sx -Deductive logical thinking
Let's look at the different types of the cut-e logical ability tests with some of the sample questions that contain explanations and expert tips. This will enable you to prepare for the real test and provide your best performance on the test.
A) scales cls - Inductive logical thinking
In this type of test, each task screen presents six tables containing numbers and letters. The tables are divided into two groups, so the numbers and letters in each group follow a certain rule or set of rules. Each table is marked by colour according to the group it belongs to: orange (above the table) or blue (below the table).
Sample Question:
At the bottom of the test screen, there are four additional tables with numbers and letters. Your task is to decide which group each of these tables belongs to. You then need to assign each table to its group by clicking on the appropriate circle (either above or below the table).
This is the correct answer:
Pattern: All tables with marking above (orange) contain 4 different numbers. All tables with marking below (blue) contain 3 different numbers.
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B) scales ix- Inductive logical thinking
The test comprises of 20 questions to be answered in 5 minutes, meaning you have an average of 15 seconds to answer each question. Each question in the test consists of a row of nine objects. All objects but one conform to the same rule - and your task is to select the object that does not fit this rule.
Sample Question:
The correct answer is object #4 from the left.
All objects conform to the following rule (regardless of their order): Each object contains an odd number of shapes (1, 3, 5 or 7).
The only object that does not fit this rule is object #4, which contains an even number of shapes (4).
Note: The variations in the shapes type and location serve as a distraction; the only thing that matters is whether or not the object contains an odd number of shapes.
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C) scales lst - Deductive logical thinking
Each question consists of a 4x4 or 5x5 square filled with shapes. The rules that apply to the shapes are similar to a basic Sudoku game: each shape must appear only once in each row and column. Your task is to select the one shape that belongs where the question mark (“?") sign is shown.
Sample Question:
The correct answer is object #2 from the left (The triangle).
Since there is already a circle in the last column of the top row, the circle in the second column must be in the second row.
There is already a triangle in the bottom row of the last column.
Having added the circle, the triangle in the second row must be in the fourth column.
Therefore, the correct answer is the triangle.
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D) scales sx- Deductive logical thinking
In each question you are required to choose the correct operator for receiving a specific result. In each task there are 4 symbols that change position according to a specific rule. You need to choose the correct operator that changed the order of the symbols according to that rule.
Sample Question:
Which operator is needed?
The correct answer is (C).
In this question there are two rows of symbols and a missing operator. The operator changes the order of the symbols that appear in the upper row to a new order in the lower row. The digits of the operator represent the symbol according to its position in the upper row before it was changed by the operator.
In order to solve this question, you should look at the first symbol of the lower row. Search the position of that symbol in the upper row. This position in the first digit of the operator.
In this example, a triangle is the first symbol on the lower row. its position in the upper row is second, so the first digit is 2. you can now mark answer 2341, because it’s the only answer that starts with the digit 2.
In case you can’t rule out the other alternatives, you will continue by checking the second symbol in the lower row- a star. You will continue by checking its position in the upper row. Its position is third, so the second digit of the operator is 3.
The third symbol is a circle, its position in the upper row is fourth, so the next digit is 4.
The fourth symbol is a heart, its position in the upper row is first, so the next digit is 1.
The correct operator is 2341.
Expert tips
1. after you discovered the first digit of the operator, look at the answers. If there is one option that starts with this digit, you can mark this answer as correct and save time. You don’t need to check for the rest of the digits.
2. Harder questions require multiple steps to find the solution. Use a pen and paper to draw the missing row of symbols in order to solve the question.
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