Qantas Pilots & Qantas Academy Practice Tests & Answers [2024]

Last updated: January 2024

Applying for a position at Qantas Airlines? You probably know that Qantas Airways uses SHL assessments for the screening of candidates. Qantas Pilot Testing has a strict time limit - for any category, you'll have less than two minutes per question.

To help you ensure you are prepared for the Qantas Pilot Test ahead of you, we have developed a tailored SHL PrepPack for Qantas Candidates. Our PrepPack includes:

  • Qantas SHL Full Test Simulations & Study Guides - allowing you to practice the actual test's time constraints, format, and types of questions you will encounter on the actual test and identify your weak areas. Including interactive and non-interactive SHL general ability simulation tests and detailed study guides. 
  • 45+ Additional Practice Tests - covering all the topics and sections you'll face in the Qantas SHL Pilot Aptitude Test. The practice tests will allow you to thoroughly practice your weak points, as revealed by the full test simulation.
  • 20+ Qantas SHL Study Guides - providing a thorough understanding of the theory behind each test section and the most effective methods for answering questions.

During the past six years, JobTestPrep prepared 1000+ candidates for their Qantas Pilot Tests! We constantly update our PrepPacks to provide the most accurate prep.

Applying for Qantas Pilot Academy? You'll need to take the cut-e pilot test!


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What’s Included In Our PrepPack?

Full Qantas SHL Test Simulations:

  • 5 Qantas SHL Test Simulations (Interactive &Non-interactive)

Additional Practice Tests:

  • Personality & Motivation Practice Test + Customised Reports + Guide 
  • 21 Numerical Practice Tests
  • 20 Inductive Reasoning Practice Tests
  • 7 Deductive Reasoning Practice Tests

Study Guides:

  • 6 Qantas SHL General Ability Test Study Guides
  • 15+ Additional Study Guides

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What Is the Qantas Pilot Test?

The Qantas Pilot Test is the common name for the test taken by candidates for pilot positions, such as Qantas first officer and Qantas second officer. As part of the test, designed specifically for Qantas Airlines by SHL. If you're applying for Qantas Pilot Academy you'll need to take a pilot test, provided by cut-e, in addition to the SHL test. 

The SHL Qantas Test includes 3 subtests:

SHL General Ability Test

This section consists of 24 questions to complete within 36 minutes. You'll be allowed to use a calculator, pen and paper. 

Questions in the SHL Test are evenly distributed between 3 categories (8 questions each):

  • Numerical - This particular set of questions highlights the need to deal with interactive, complex data that is presented in tables and graphs.
  • Inductive - SHL Inductive questions revolve around finding the logical rules represented in shapes’ colour, position, etc.
  • Deductive - The SHL Deductive questions examine your ability to draw logical conclusions out of given information. This will usually be measured by scheduling tasks or ranking items based on constraints.

SHL Motivation Questionnaire

Qantas uses the SHL Motivation Questionnaire to understand an individual's motivation, such as their values, interests, and work preferences. Specifically, the questionnaire interested in which situations may increase or decrease your motivation and help secure job satisfaction. 

The questionnaire comprises 100-120 questions and takes approximately 15-25 minutes to complete. In each statement you will be presented with, you will be asked to rate how motivating you find it on a scale from Very Demotivating to Very Motivating.

SHL Personality Questionnaire (OPQ32)

There are multiple versions of the OPQ assessment, each typically consisting of 104 questions presented in blocks of three or four statements. In each question, you are required to select one statement that most accurately describes you and another statement that describes you the least. These questions are used to evaluate 32 distinct personality traits.

Qantas Pilot Academy

Besides recruiting experienced pilots for their aircrew, Qantas operates its own flight school, Qantas Pilot Academy. Candidates with or without previous aviation or piloting experience can apply to Qantas Pilot Academy and undergo full pilot training.

Qantas Group Pilot Academy aims to develop highly skilled, competent pilots who possess the skills, knowledge, and professionalism that aviation requires. The program prepares students to pursue a rewarding career as airline pilots by providing a comprehensive and structured training environment.

Depending on the program and individual progress, Qantas Pilot Academy training typically lasts for several months to several years. The exact duration may depend on factors such as the type of training program you enrol in, your prior experience (if any), and your proficiency in meeting the required standards.

For more information, you can check out Qantas Pilot Academy's official page.

Although all Qantas candidates are required to take the SHL test, The Qantas Pilot Academy candidates are asked to take also the cut-e pilot test as an entry test to Qantas Group Pilot Academy. 

Qantas Pilot Test Practice Questions (SHL)

Numerical Reasoning Questions

This part of the assessment focuses on your ability to extract, calculate, and come to conclusions based on numerical data. On each question, you'll be presented with numerical data arragned in a graph, table, etc. You'll be asked different questions and will need to be able to draw conclusions and perform numerical calculations based on the data. 

Let's take a look at a screen shot of a sample question from our Qantas PrepPack:

Note: since all numbers are given in hundred thousand ('000), the three zeroes can be ignored in the calculations.

To calculate the change in the company's revenues, in percentage, use the following formula:

% Change = ((New Value – Old Value) / Old Value) * 100

Where the Old Value is the company's revenue in 2012 ($123,000) across all calculations (since the rise in revenue is measured in comparison to this year's revenue specifically).

The New Value is the company's revenue in the year compared with 2012. This value is changing between years.


In 2013 the % raise is:

((130.38 – 123) / 123) * 100 = 6%

In 2014 the % raise is:

((157.44 – 123) / 123) * 100 = 28%

In 2015 the % raise is:

((193.11 – 123) / 123) * 100 = 57%

In 2016 the % raise is:

((178.35 – 123) / 123) * 100 = 45%

In 2017 the % raise is:

((189.42 – 123) / 123) * 100 = 54%

In 2018 the % raise is:

((199.26 – 123) / 123) * 100 = 62%


Inductive Reasoning Questions

SHL Inductive questions revolve around finding the logical rules represented in shapes’ colour, position, etc. The purpose of an inductive reasoning test is to evaluate the way you think and react to new rules and situations. The questions often require you to identify patterns of rules in diagrams.

Which Image should be the next in the series?

In this series, there are 3 small shapes with different patterns of movement: Green, light pink, and yellow triangles.  

In each step, the green triangle moves 2 steps in a clockwise direction. 

The light pink triangle moves 2 steps in a counterclockwise direction. 

Recognizing these two patterns will already lead you to the correct answer. The yellow triangle doesn't show a clear and repeated movement pattern, making it hard to identify the pattern that it follows. However, its' pattern is not necessary in order to find the solution.

Deductive Reasoning Questions

Deductive reasoning questions measure your ability to take information from a set of given premises and draw conclusions from them. Because the tests are abstract questions, they don’t rely on any specific industry or cultural knowledge. The important thing about these questions is that there is always a logically correct answer.

Three travellers - John, Kate, and Lenny - came back from three trips to the following countries: Mauritania, Nepal, Oman, Peru and Qatar. The countries each of them visited must be consistent with the following rules and conditions:

  • Each country was travelled by at least one of the travellers.
  • Each traveller took only one trip during which he or she travelled to only two or three different countries.
  • Only one traveller travelled to Qatar.
  • Every traveller who travelled to Mauritania also travelled to Nepal.
  • A traveller who travelled to Qatar did not travel to Peru.
  • John travelled to all the countries Kate travelled to.

If Lenny did not travel to Qatar, which statement cannot be true?






View Explanation

The correct answer to this question is the only response that is not possible. This means that the four wrong answer choices are at least possible, if not necessarily true.

If Lenny did not travel to Qatar, and according to the derivatives Kate cannot travel to Qatar, then the traveler who must have traveled to Qatar is John. Since a traveler who traveled to Qatar cannot travel to Peru (q → ~p), John did not travel to Peru, and therefore Kate also did not travel to Peru (~J → ~K). Therefore, the traveler who must have traveled to Peru is Lenny.

The general setup for this question is:
















The following setup shows that responses (a) through (d) are possible, and are therefore not the correct answers: 





















Note: after eliminating answers (a) through (d), checking answer (e) is redundant – it must be the correct answer.Answer (e)- If Kate travelled to three countries, then John must have travelled to the same countries as Kate (K → J). In addition to the countries Kate visited, Qatar has also been travelled by John. This means that John visited 4 countries, in contradiction to the rules ('each traveller visited 2 or 3 countries'). Therefore, the information in the response cannot be true.

So, "Kate travelled to three different countries" cannot be true- which is why E is the correct answer.

Personality Questionnaire Sample Question

 In each question, you will be asked to select one statement that most accurately describes you, a statement that describes you the least, and leave the third one blank.

Let's see a sample of how this type of questions will look in your test:

Although there are no right or wrong answers in personality tests, there are answers that can make you look very good on the pilot test and some that can damage your chances of passing. In the current question, the first sentence of "I like helping others" is the most positive one, and o rank as the one you most relate to can give you extra credit. As the other 2 can be interpreted as positive or negative in different contexts, it doesn't matter which you'll rank as the least relate one. 

Motivation Questionnaire Sample Question

In each statement you will be presented with, you will be asked to rate how motivating you find it on a scale from Very Demotivating to Very Motivating. The Motivation Degrees will be presented as arrows. Let's see a sample of how this type of questions will look in your test:

In the current question, there's no correct answer that you should choose as all the answers can interpret as positive or negative depending on the context. Our recommendation is to choose one of the positivly Motivating options. 

Ace Your Qantas Pilots Test

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