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Aon (Cut-E, MAPTQ)
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Cut-E was founded in 2002 by Andreas Lohff and Dr Achim Preuss and employs today more than 250 professionals worldwide.
Undertaking 12 million assessments each year in over 70 countries, Cut-E is a world leader in the design and implementation of innovative online tests, questionnaires and gamified assessments for recruitment, selection and development.
In early 2017, Cut-E was purchased by Aon, and subsequently you may be asked to undertake either an Aon or Cut-E assessment – they are both the same. In addition, this assessment may be called ‘Maptq’ by your assessor – ‘Maptq’ is the name given to the portal which candidates must access to undertake the assessment online.
Aon has created a plethora of different assessment modules that can be tied together as part one large solution to assess candidates for a particular job role.
Aon provide cloud-based online assessment solutions to many major airlines and flight training organisations operating within the airline industry.
All pilot aptitude tests aim to assess the same key core skills required to complete pilot training successfully and/or operate an aircraft competently. The assessment of skills such as multi-tasking, spatial awareness, memory capacity, hand-to-eye coordination and mental arithmetic cannot necessarily be assessed within one test and therefore a pilot aptitude test is commonly separated in to a collection of tests, organised in to a battery and completed by the candidate in one sitting. The candidate is commonly provided with two attempts in which to complete this battery, enabling assessors to analyse improvement shown by the candidate.
In particular, the Aon pilot assessment solution can be utilised by an organisation such as an airline or a flying school to analyse specific areas of ability that they may require for a job role.
The Aon assessment of pilots tends to incorporate the analysis of numerical reasoning, verbal reasoning, deductive-logical thinking, inductive-logical thinking, spatial awareness, multi-tasking, reaction speed, memory capacity, complex control (hand-to-eye coordination) and the ability to concentrate and/or monitor.
Given that the Aon assessment is an online assessment solution, pilots candidates are typically invited to participate in assessment by way of an email containing an invitation. In some circumstances, pilot candidates may be required to participate in further activities in a second phase to verify their competence.
Your Aon pilot assessment may include the following tests – we have provided a decode of what each test will assess and how to prepare for it:
Deductive Logical Thinking
This is the asssessment of candidate ability to identify Rules and Patterns. Activities suitable for this are: ‘Visual Reasoning’ 1 to 4 and ‘Grid’
This is the assessment of Long-Term Concentration and Information Processing. Activities suitable for this are: ‘Adjust’ and ‘Grid’.
This is the assessment of Reaction Speed. Activities suitable for this are those that incorporate the assessment of reaction speed: ‘Memory’, ‘Flight Director’ and ‘MultiTasker’
This is the assessment of Spatial Awareness, in particular the assessment of candidate skill in recalling an object’s position in 2D or 3D space.Activities suitable for this are: ‘Switch’ and ‘Aspects’.
This is the assessment of Spatial Awareness, in particular the assessment of candidate skill in understanding an object’s position in 2D or 3D space. Activities suitable for this are: ‘Orientation’, ‘Perspectives’ and ‘Aspects’.
This is the assessment of Multi-Tasking, in particular the assessment of candidate skill in identifying items in compliance with a defined rule, avoiding obstacles and undertaking calculations or similar cognitive tasks.
Activities suitable for this are: ‘MultiTasker’, ‘Adjust’ and ‘Align’.
This is the assessment of Mathematical Arithmetic, in particular – Translation of Units, Rule of Three, Percentage Calculation and Area & Spaces. Activities suitable for this are: ‘Maths’ (Easy, Medium and Hard) and ‘Numerical Reasoning’ 1 to 8.
This is the assessment of candidate ability to interrogate information, and to draw conclusions. Activities suitable for this are: ‘Visual Reasoning’ 1 to 4 and ‘Grid’.
This is the assessment of Hand-to-Eye Coordination. Activities suitable for this are: ‘Spin’,'Tracking’, ‘Control’ and ‘Guidance’.
Activities suitable for Aon (Cut-E, MAPTQ) Test Preparation
The Cut-E psychometric test that you are likely to face at assessment with an airline will assess abilities such as spatial awareness, numerical reasoning, verbal reasoning, technical reasoning and manipulating abstract or logical symbols within diagrammatic reasoning (also known as visual reasoning) tests.
We recommend using the content shown below to tailor your preparation specifically for the Cut-E psychometric test.
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A challenging activity, Adjust assesses multi-tasking, spatial awareness, hand-to-eye coordination, selective attention and mental mathematic skills.
Visual Reasoning 1 to 4
Our Visual Reasoning activities enable candidates to work on understanding rules, patterns and interrogating information.
Orientation assesses spatial awareness and selective attention skills, by tasking candidates with identifying friend or foe aircraft.
Perspectives assesses and enhances spatial awareness, tasking the candidate with matching sets of multicoloured cylinders orientated in to different perspectives.
Mimicking tasks within a jet aircraft, Aspects assesses and enhances candidate ability in spatial awareness by incorporating aural statements and visual imagery.
Encompassing multiple tasks in to one activity, MultiTasker assesses and enhances candidate ability in multi-tasking, hand-to-eye coordination and selective attention.
Num. Reasoning 1 to 8
Numerical Reasoning 1 to 8 analyse your ability to interpret information, using figures, tables, graphs and statistics and come to conclusions on the data.
Memory assesses selective attention and memory capacity skills, tasking the candidate with efficiently memorising and inputting four sets of data repeatedly.
Control assesses and enhances candidate ability in hand-to-eye coordination and selective attention using multiple control axes and visual cues.
Switch establishes an understanding of memory capacity and selective attention skills, tasking the candidate with efficiently acknowledging change.
Tasking the candidate with controlling multiple intermittently changing datums, Guidance assesses and enhances selective attention and hand-to-eye coordination skills.
Our mathematics database, organised in to easy, medium and hard difficulties, accurately mimics the questions posed in a large majority of pilot aptitude tests.
Rectangular grid containing a variety of different coloured shapes. The candidate must examine the grid and determine which shape does not represent the provided values.
This highly accurate test simultaneously assesses and enhances multi-tasking, hand-to-eye coordination and memory capacity skills.
Multi-tasking activity with three different activities which must be monitored and successfully completed simultaneously. Horizontal and vertical control mode are provided for practice.
Rotating tube containing a variety of different two-dimensional shapes, which must be correctly navigated (or flown through) to ensure continued progression through the tube.
Tracking assesses and enhances candidate multi-tasking and hand-to-eye coordination skills with the use of two control axes controlled by opposing inputs.
Visual Reasoning 2
One of many visual reasoning puzzles provided to candidates, Visual Reasoning 2 establishes the understanding of spatial awareness using 2D objects.
Visual Reasoning 3
One of many visual reasoning puzzles provided to candidates, Visual Reasoning 3 establishes the understanding of spatial awareness using 3D objects.
Visual Reasoning 4
Visual Reasoning 4 presents four images each containing numerous scrambled lines and tasks the candidate with identifying which image hides a shape within.
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