Cut-e is a company owned by Aon that specializes in psychometric assessments and talent measurement. It is used by many well-known multinational corporations such as Dell, Rolls Royce, Red Bull, and Grant Thornton to screen applicants.
Cut-e offers a broad range of computer-based aptitude tests, questionnaires, and gamified assessments, all of which are designed to be short, meaningful, and user-friendly.
As mentioned above, there are different options for psychometric aptitude testing with Cut-e. Thus, depending on the position you are applying to, you may encounter various assessments or sections (within the same examination) that evaluate:
Cut-e Numerical Abilities
The numerical abilities’ evaluation is the only psychometric evaluation that Cut-e does not split up. Meaning that graduates and job-seekers, more often than not, will be required to complete an entire mathematical assessment.
These tests are designed to evaluate your ability to interpret and operate with numbers quickly and effectively.
Here, data is usually presented in tables, figures, and diagrams. Thus, to answer the questions, candidates must have a basic understanding of ratios, cost analysis, sales analysis, currency conversion, percentage, ratios, and trends.
Keep in mind that Cut-e also includes different levels of difficulty. Hence, depending on the role you have applied for, you may take 5-12 minutes to complete a numerical abilities evaluation.
Abstract Logical Abilities
Cut-e’s abstract logical abilities evaluations can be overwhelming! They are usually only administered to candidates applying for technical and engineering roles.
As a result, depending on what the employer is looking to evaluate, assessments can cover topics ranging from inductive-logical thinking and inductive-logical reasoning to deductive logical thinking and rule discovery abilities.
Nonetheless, all abstract logical abilities tests are non-verbal assessments that generally take between 10-15 minutes to complete.
Cut-e’s cognitive abilities tests include thirteen different exam options that vary in length and focus on different skills or roles. For better understanding, we categorized the tests based on the time it takes to complete each one of them:
1 to 3 minutes
Include evaluations that examine hand-eye coordination, short term memory, perception of speed, and orientation. These are very common when applying to aviation-based roles (e.g., pilots, air traffic controllers.)
2 to 10 minutes
Consist of assessments that explore concentration, multi-tasking, visual thinking, reactivity, spatial thinking, memory/face recognition, and learning efficiency. These are used for customer-facing roles, technical jobs, and quality assurance positions.
Usually, the only 15-minute test administered by Cut-e is the E-tray test. Here, you will need to manage an email inbox by prioritizing tasks based on the objectives and goals required within the position. They are especially common when applying to a managerial, sales, or administrative role.
Cut-e’s verbal abilities evaluations are similar to any other verbal reasoning test you may have previously encountered. Here, you are required to choose between ‘true,’ ‘false,’ or ‘cannot say’ based on a statement presented. Usually, questions touch on subjects ranging from meanings/concepts, synonyms, antonyms, and information from short passages.
Overall, candidates can expect 42 questions to be answered in a 12-minute timeframe. Note that you can go back and forth between questions.
Specialized Knowledge Skills
Specialized knowledge skills tests are used to evaluate:
- Language Proficiency
- Mechanical and Technical Reasoning
- Calculating Capacity
The last two evaluations are generally administered in engineering and technical roles. Meanwhile, language proficiency tests are available in 10+ languages and assess a person’s skills when writing, reading, and expressing on a language different from their native tongue.