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cut-e OverviewPlenty of companies use cut-e's unique testing and evaluation tools, such as BT, easyJet, Airbus, Lufthansa, Rolls Royce, the Irish Police Force (Garda) and Revenue Commissioners and more. The reason for this is simple; cut-e are always looking to innovate their testing system and distinguish themselves from other assessment companies. Their tests tend to differ greatly from those of other companies in terms of concepts, test formats and question types. One of the most interesting differences is that cut-e tests are typically a lot shorter than other tests in the market. Candidates often have no more than 12 minutes to impress with their abilities in a certain subject, sometimes a lot less.
Like all psychometric tests, cut-e tests require skills you can acquire and develop by practising. The more familiar you become with the material and the types of questions, the less likely you are to be surprised in the actual test.
Below we review cut-e's different tests and assessments. As you will see, these include a variety of different evaluations, from aptitude tests to personality and values questionnaires to situational judgement tests. Read on to find out more about each test.
cut-e Aptitude Tests (scales)Known as “scales” in the cut-e vernacular, these aptitude tests come in many different forms. They cover all main reasoning tests (such as numerical, verbal etc.) and come in various levels of difficulty, as described below.
Numerical Ability TestsDesigned for a variety of fields and positions, these tests range from assessing basic numerical knowledge - such as working out simple equations - to in-depth analysis of charts and tables. The simple numerical tests are 5 minutes long; the more complicated ones are 12 minutes long. These tests are distinctively different from other numerical tests in question types and style. See how we can help you prepare for cut-e's numerical ability tests.
Verbal Ability TestsMuch like the numerical ability tests, cut-e's verbal ability tests are used for different roles, from administration and apprentices to managerial positions. One of the tests is designed to evaluate the ability to follow instructions and act on them; this test is only 8 minutes long. Another test requires detecting and using relatively simple verbal information. Others analyse the candidate's ability to interpret and draw conclusions from complex verbal information. These tests are more difficult and last 12 minutes. Find out more about how JobTestPrep can help you prepare for cut-e's verbal ability tests.
Abstract Logical Ability TestsThese tests are known for being different than almost any other abstract test out there. Two tests measure inductive reasoning and rules discovery abilities. These are 5-12 minutes long and are meant for apprentices, graduates and administrative roles. Other tests evaluate deductive reasoning. These are 5-15 minutes long and are mainly for IT and engineering positions. Read more about the cut-e abstract logical ability tests.
Cognitive Ability TestsUnder this category are 13 tests assessing a variety of cognitive skills. As such, these tests are used for screening candidates in many different fields. Short-term memory, perception of speed, orientation and hand-eye coordination tests are meant mainly for aviation-related jobs like pilots, air traffic controllers etc. These tests are 1-3 minutes each. Concentration, memory of faces, learning efficiency, multitasking, reactivity, visual thinking and spatial reasoning are usually meant for professions with direct customer contact, quality assurance, logistics, technical jobs and engineering. These tests are only 2-10 minutes long.
Also in this category is cut-e's e-tray test, once again demonstrating a different and unique style. While most e-tray tests are very long, involve the handling of different files and papers, and include a writing task, cut-e's test is only 15 minutes long and consists of the inbox processing task alone. You will need to prioritise messages and choose the most appropriate response according to some general instructions provided beforehand.
Special Knowledge/Skills TestsThis section includes three types of assessments. One is a language proficiency test, evaluating vocabulary, spelling and fluency in ten languages (English, German, Spanish, Czech, Finnish, Greek, Norwegian, Portuguese, Russian or Swedish). This test is adaptive, so the level of difficulty is adapted throughout the test according to your answers, and is only 10 minutes long.
The second type measures mechanical and technical understanding and includes 24 questions in 15 minutes. It covers basic mechanical reasoning and electricity knowledge. This test is relevant for technicians, mechatronics engineering and so on, at any level.
The third test is a calculating capacity test. It includes numerical word problems, using the rule of three, translation of units, percentage calculation and calculation of areas and spaces. This test is also meant for technicians, mechatronics engineering, etc, at any level.
cut-e Situational Judgement Questionnaires (SJQ)This evaluation is designed to measure how one would behave under certain situations and conflicts typical to the job they have applied for. You are presented with several case scenarios. The task is to either choose the response behaviours you would be most and least likely to display, or the responses you think would be the most and least effective in each scenario.
Unlike some situational judgement tests by other companies, cut-e refer to theirs as a 'questionnaire', not a 'test'. The purpose is to avoid the pressure people usually feel upon 'taking a test'. Accordingly, these SJQs have no time limit. You may answer the questions as quickly or as slowly as you like, so you can take your time and not worry about making hasty decisions.
JobTestPrep offers an extensive situational judgement pack which should be of great use to anyone about to sit this assessment. Just like with aptitude tests, the more familiar you become with the concepts underlying the questions, the easier it should be for you to perform well on the real test.
cut-e Personality, Values and Integrity QuestionnairesEvery company values a unique set of competencies and ideals and prefers to hire people with compatible qualities. Whether the applicant is an intern or a manager, companies want to know they will fit in with the company ethos. To this end, cut-e use several questionnaires to measure specific traits. Again, these questionnaires are not considered as 'tests' and have no time limit. They usually take about 10 to 20 minutes to complete.
Personality Questionnaire (shapes) – Overall there are five versions, targeting basic positions, graduates, executives, experts and managers. Each questionnaire presents different statements, and the candidate has to rate the accuracy with which each statement describes them.
Values Questionnaire (views) – This questionnaire analyses different values, motives, and interests. The task is to evaluate the importance of various work-related values for you as an employee. The results enable the company to ascertain how well the candidate will be able to fit in the organisational culture.
Integrity Questionnaire (squares) – This questionnaire aims to predict counterproductive and problematic work behaviours. You are requested to judge what your own behaviour is like in certain situations compared to other people.
Psylutions cut-e AustraliaThe Australian branch of cut-e is merged with Psylutions, a local consulting firm. Thus, Psylutions cut-e Australia provides psychometric and behavioural assessments as well as organisational consulting services. The psychometric and behavioural assessments are the same assessments cut-e use independently.
In SummaryAs we have seen, cut-e's tests are diverse and full of complexities. They have unique characteristics and are typically a lot shorter than other assessments. If you are given a test that is only one minute long, it means you have only one minute to secure the job. Remember that it’s easier for a company to say 'no' than it is to say 'yes'. Practising these tests isn't just a fun activity to do on a rainy day; it’s going to make the difference between getting a job offer and not.
Let us help you perform to the best of your abilities and increase your chances of getting the job you want. Use our cut-e-style packs to practise numerical, verbal, and discovering rules tests, as well as our professional situational judgement pack. Start practising today and make sure you are ready for your assessment day!
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