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Cubiks is an international assessment provider, with a range of online tests used by employers in 50+ counties for candidate screening, nourishment, and talent management. 

Ability, personality, and situational judgment tests are the three main types of Cubiks. This article will help you better know about each test, especially suggesting learning materials for cognitive assessments.

What are Cubiks Tests?

Cubik tests contain both cognitive and personality assessments that help screen and select the most appropriate candidates for organizations. Cubiks has become a reliable test provider for well-known employers such as KPMG, Shell, BMW, Deutsche Bank, EY, NHS, etc. Cubiks tests are divided into 3 categories: 

  • Logiks tests 
      • Logiks Intermediate 
      • Logiks Advanced
  • Personality assessments 
      • PAPI (PAPI N & PAPI I)
      • Talogy Factors
  • Situational judgment tests

What is a good Cubiks score?

In both the Intermediate and Advanced tests, you should attempt to achieve a percentile score of 80. It means your results are higher than 80% of other candidates’ within the same test.

Are Cubiks tests hard?

While Cubiks tests are not the most challenging assessment tests when it comes to difficulty, they have strict time limits and competitive nature. Now we’ll dive deep into each type of test and explore each type of question.

Cubiks Logiks Tests 

Cubik Logiks tests measure the ability to process and analyze different sorts of information (numerical, verbal, and logical data), which are categorized into 2 levels: Intermediate and Advanced. Let’s see how the two levels are different from each other. 

Cubiks Logiks (Intermediate) 

Logiks Intermediate or Logiks General test consists of 50 questions in 3 sections: Verbal, Numerical and Abstract, with a time limit of 12 minutes (4 minutes/section)

Verbal section (4 minutes, 24 questions) 

Verbal section in the Logiks Intermediate test is quite simple, mainly measuring candidates’ English language use. There are different types of questions: Analogy, Antonym/ Synonym, and Syllogism. 

Here’s an example of an Analogy question:

Answer: A train runs on a track, as a car runs on a road. 

Here’s an example of an Antonym question:

Source: Cubiks

Answer: Simple is the opposite of Complex.

Here’s an example of a Syllogism question:b

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Other examples for your practice: 

  1. snail is to mollusk as shallot is to: 
  2. onion
  3. scallop 
  4. muscle
  5. goldfish 

Answer: A

Explanation: a snail is a type of mollusk, and a shallot is a type of onion

2. Sanguine is the opposite of

  1. buoyant 
  2. pliable 
  3. despondent 
  4. imperial 

Answer: C

3. All birds are warm-blooded vertebrates. All warm-blooded vertebrates are endotherms. If the two statements are true, which is the most logical conclusion?

  1. All endotherms are birds
  2. All birds are endotherms 
  3. All warm-blooded vertebrates are birds 
  4. All birds are not endotherms. 

Answer: B 

Numerical section (4 minutes, 16 questions)

Numerical section in the Logiks Intermediate test involves basic calculations (addition, subtraction, division, and multiplication). You have about 15 seconds for one question and are allowed to use a calculator during the test. 

Here are some examples in the numerical section:

Source: Cubiks 

Answer: (1460 : 30) x 6 = 292 Euros

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Answer: 37 + 4 = 52 – 11

Other examples for your practice:

1. 56 green apples cost 124 Euros. What is the price of 15 ones? 

  1. 2.21
  2. 22.14
  3. 32.31
  4. 33.21

Answer: D

Explanation: (124:56) x 15 ≈ 33.21

2. 81 – 24 = 46 + ?

  1. 11
  2. 9
  3. 8
  4. 12 

Answer: A

3. 161 : 23 = 25 – 

  1. 17
  2. 18
  3. 21
  4. 22

Answer: B 

Abstract section (4 minutes, 10 questions) 

Abstract section in the Logiks Intermediate test requires you to identify patterns in sequences and select the shape that completes them correctly. 

Here’s an example in the abstract section:

Other examples for your practice: 

Question 1:

Answer: C

Explanation: At each step of the sequence, the shapes are rotating 90 degrees in a clockwise direction. The option B is wrong because the base of the triangle is on the wrong side. 

Question 2:

Answer: B

Explanation: The first two steps are a complete and a semi-complete square – a four-sided shape. The next two steps are a complete and a semi-complete triangle – a three-sided shape. Hence, the following shape in the sequence would be a semi-complete two-sided shape. The inner shapes alternate complete and semi-complete, so the next step is the return of the complete shape. 

Cubiks Logiks (Advanced)

Similar to Logik Intermediate, Logiks Advanced tests also assess your verbal, numerical and abstract reasoning, but with a higher difficulty level. The Logik Advanced tests involve 4 types of tests: 

  • Logiks Verbal 
  • Logiks Numerical 
  • Logiks Abstract 
  • Logiks General (Advanced)

Logiks Verbal 

Logiks Verbal test requires you to read through some passages and answer questions about the information within the text. There are 36 questions under a time limit of 25 minutes. You have about 40 seconds for one question. 

Source: Cubiks 

Answer: The option in blue color 

Explanation: The last sentence states, “Therefore, Veganism shouldn’t be seen as a quick-fix diet but a seriously weighed-up lifestyle choice based on knowledge and awareness of the movement”. 

Here we have “a seriously weighed up lifestyle choice based on knowledge and awareness of the movement” = “properly researched alongside professional medical advice”. 

This type of question is also known as Reading Comprehension question, which often appears in a verbal reasoning test. A verbal reasoning test is one of the most popular assessments in the screening round that help filters the best candidates. 

To help you ace any verbal test you might face, MConsultingPrep has created a Verbal Test Package accompanied by super-detailed answer guides, tips and tricks for every question type. Our question bank keeps growing – you pay once, you’ll have lifetime access. 

To save you from any risk, we do offer you a free test, so you can see what our verbal questions look like. This free test consists of different question type, including Reading Comprehension ones. 

FREE VERBAL REASONING TEST

Logiks Numerical

Logiks Numerical test requires you to solve mathematical questions by analyzing and interpreting data in tables and graphs. There are 20 questions under a time limit of 25 minutes. You have about 75 seconds for one question. You are allowed to use a calculator during the test. 

Source: Cubiks

Answer: D

Explanation: 

The percentage of total contributed income, including donated objects accounted for by the National Flora Museum in Year 3 was: 4,623/21,033 x 100% = 21.98%

So, the correct answer is D.

This type of question is also called Data Interpretation question that typically appears in a numerical reasoning test. The most difficult part of this question type is that you need to interpret data in different forms. You need to pick the most necessary information out of tables or graphics and do some calculations to answer questions. 

The best way to handle this question type is to get familiar with it. 

Data Interpretation questions are also included in MConsultingPrep’s Numerical Test Package. We have designed hundreds of questions, with data presented in different forms (tables, graphs, bars, charts, and caselets). Practicing challenging questions with complicated data will gradually help improve your numeracy skills. 

Here’s a free test for you to try. This test consists of various question types, including Data Interpretation one.

FREE NUMERICAL REASONING TEST  

Logiks Abstract 

Logiks Abstract test requires you to find out the pattern of a sequence and select the shape that has the same pattern. There are 30 questions under a time limit of 15 minutes. You have about 30 seconds for one question.

Source: Cubiks

Other examples for your practice: 

Question 1: 

Source: The Ultimate IQ Test Book

Answer: D

Explanation: The dot in the top left-hand quarter goes to the opposite corner, the dot in the top right-hand quarter moves one corner anticlockwise at every stage, the dot in the bottom left-hand quarter goes between the top two corners, and the dot in the bottom right-hand quarter moves one corner anticlockwise at every stage. 

Question 2: 

Source: The Ultimate IQ Test Book

Answer: E 

Explanation: The number of sides decreases by one at every stage. In the clockwise direction, sections 1, 2, 3 disappear one by one at each stage. Therefore, in the next stage, the one that should appear would be section 4. 

Logiks General (Advanced)

Logiks General (Advanced) has 30 questions under a time limit of 20 minutes, combining questions in Logiks Verbal, Numerical, Abstract tests. This test includes 3 sections as follows. 

  • Verbal section (8 minutes, 12 questions)
  • Numerical section (8 minutes, 8 questions)
  • Abstract section (4 minutes, 10 questions) 

Cubiks Personality Assessment

Cubiks personality questionnaires aim to find out candidates’ preferences and behaviors in the workplace. There are 2 types, including PAPI and Talogy Factors. 

PAPI 

PAPI – Personality and Preference Inventory tests consist of 2 types: PAPI I and PAPI N

Here’re are some examples from Cubiks. 

Source: PAPI Isaptive

Source: PAPI Normative

Talogy Factors 

Talogy Factors test lasts for approximately 10 minutes and contains 54 statements. Candidates need to rate on a scale (1-7), showing how much they agree or disagree with the given statement. 

This test is developed based on the Big Five personality assessment model. In addition to the five factors, Cubiks add a new factor, building an all-around work-based personality assessment.

Here’s an example question in the Talogy Factors test.

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 There are right or wrong answers in personality assessments. Give answers that exactly reflect how you are at work. 

Being honest also helps you and your potential employer find out whether the company and you are suitable for each other. That might be an important factor when you consider working at an organization. The more common you have in common with the company, the longer way you can go with it. 

Cubiks Situational Judgment Tests

Cubiks situational judgment tests involve a series of decision-making scenarios related to specific job roles. There will be 4 choices – 4 decisions that you need to select. For each decision, you need to RATE and RANK based on effectiveness. 

1 = counterproductive, 2 = ineffective, 3 = slightly effective, 4 = effective, and 5 = highly effective

↑= Most effective, ↓= Least effective 

Source: Cubiks

As usual, the situational judgment tests will include questions related to the job role you are applying for. Therefore, it would be best if you could reach out to those who are doing that job, asking them about their everyday tasks, challenges, and how they deal with problems at work. Getting to know the real experience of that job position is the best way to prepare for this type of test.

Practice Cubiks Tests with MConsultingPrep 

MConsultingPrep has developed Verbal Test Package and Numerical Test Package that help you ace any verbal and numerical question. We’ll hand you step-by-step answer guides, helping you deeply understand how to approach each question type. In addition, you’ll have access to our inclusive study guides based on common test providers. 

  • Verbal Test Package: currently 350+ questions (Analogy, Reading Comprehension, and Making Inferences)
  • Numerical Test Package: currently 500+ questions (Data Interpretation and Word Problem) 

Our question bank keeps growing for more items. You only need to pay one time for lifetime access. 

Let’s try these free questions beforehand!