Understand your Caliper Assessment Results
David Meshulam

David, Caliper Assessment Expert at JobTestPrep.

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Caliper Scoring

The Caliper scoring system is based on 21 traits and 1 cognitive ability (abstract reasoning). An assessment of these traits predicts workplace behaviors, and together, those behaviors reflect your workplace competencies.

Every Caliper Assessment test is tailor-made according to a specific job model determined by your hiring manager. For every position, there are 5-9 key competencies required to succeed.


Caliper Traits


The Caliper Assessment test (AKA Talogy test assessment) measures 21 personality traits that reflect your natural tendencies and characteristics. The combination of these traits shapes your competencies and actions at the workplace.

The traits are scored as a percentile representing your degree of motivation compared to Caliper’s norm group – people who currently work in that job.

The 21 traits measured in the Caliper Assessment test are –

  • Accommodation
  • Aggressiveness
  • Assertiveness
  • Cautiousness
  • Ego-Drive
  • Ego-Strength
  • Empathy
  • Energy
  • External Structure
  • Flexibility
  • Gregariousness
  • Idea Orientation
  • Level-Headedness
  • Openness
  • Risk-Taking
  • Self-Structure
  • Skepticism
  • Sociability
  • Stress Tolerance
  • Thoroughness
  • Urgency

Learn more about the definitions of each trait on the official Caliper Personality test PDF 


Caliper Competencies


The Caliper Assessment test defines work-related competencies that, when bundled together, predict how you will perform in different areas of your particular job.

The competencies are scored based on your traits' scores.

There are 56 Caliper competencies that are divided into 7 sections –

  • Leading Competencies – leadership maturity, leadership communication, leading change, managing innovation, managing quality, team building, coaching and developing, delegation, fact-based management, strategic talent management, directing,
  • Active Communication – influence and persuasion, conflict management, negotiation, active listening, communicating, instructing.
  • Interpersonal Dynamics – interpersonal sensitivity, helpfulness, service focus, relationship building, collaboration and teamwork, organizational savvy, global mindset.
  • Decision Making – deliberative decision-making, decisiveness, strategic thinking, organizational citizenship, information seeking.
  • Problem-Solving – creativity and innovation, analytic thinking, learning agility, scientific acumen
  • Managing Process – quality focus, compliance, response orientation, safety and focus, process management, time management, planning, priority setting, organizing and documenting information, and applying standard practices.
  • Self-Management – composure and resiliency, generating and expressing enthusiasm, strength and conviction, achievement motivation and perseverance, self-awareness, adaptability, initiating action, accountability, and professionalism, continuous learning, extended task focus, comfort with ambiguity.

With the Caliper Assessment Prep Pack, you can understand how employers view your answers and learn how to make your traits and competencies shine throughout the actual test.

Caliper Job Model

Caliper has recognized commonalities between various positions with similar principles and tasks. For each job type, there are 5-9 key competencies that are necessary for success, and together they form the Caliper Job Model.

There are 5 job model categories –

  • Management –all managerial, leadership, and supervising positions
  • Sales – account developers, technical sales, consultative sales, producers, etc.
  • Service – administration, bank tellers, customer service representatives, etc.
  • Technical – analyst, IT support specialist, technician, operator, etc.
  • Other – educator, nurse, HR generalist, etc.

If your score matches the job model of the position you applied for, you are considered a good fit for the role.

Caliper Job-Fit Score

After you complete your Caliper Assessment, your results will be calculated according to your job model and will be compared with the score of Caliper’s norm group – people who are currently working in that job.

The Caliper score ranges between 1-99; each point indicates your ability level compared to the Caliper job model –

  • 1-39 – your characteristics, traits, and motivations are not aligned with the job’s requirements. This indicates that you would need lengthy and extensive training to carry out your duties and that you are unlikely to enjoy this job.
  • 40-59 – your characteristics, traits, and motivations are aligned moderately with the job’s requirements. This indicates that some aspects of the job might come easier and naturally to you, while other aspects can be challenging and make it difficult for you to perform the required duties.
  • 60-99 – your characteristics, traits, and motivations are aligned with the job’s requirements. This indicates that you are likely to thrive and enjoy this job.

Keep in mind that you will not receive the results of your Caliper Assessment, and you will only be notified if you have moved on to the next step of the hiring process. Therefore, if you did not move on, it is because your personality is not a good match for this specific position, and you might experience various struggles if you pursue this kind of career.

Learn all about the Caliper Assessment test and master your personality traits with a free Caliper Assessment practice test.

Caliper Competency Report

Once you complete your assessment, your hiring manager will receive your competency report. The report comprises 5 sections –

  1. Job fit, competency overview, and key findings

    • Job fit – Your potential to succeed in the job, expressed as a percentage.
    • Competency overview – detailing your competencies by severity – critical, important, and supporting.
    • Key findings – an outline of your behavioral characteristics that are most likely to affect your success on the job, both strengths and weaknesses.
  2. Interview Questions and Manager Recommendation

    • Interview questions – suggested interview questions designed to evoke thought and will require you, as the candidate, to call upon your employment experience and career prospects.
    • Manager recommendation – tips for your manager on improving your work-related behaviors according to your Caliper profile.
  3. Competency Drill-Down

    A percentile display of your competencies according to the job model, alongside a description of the behaviors that may serve as a strength in the position and those that can pose a challenge in your work.
  4. Work Style Preferences

    A description of behavioral style, motivations, and tendencies relating to various aspects of the job, such as communication, interactions, problem-solving, prioritizing, etc.
  5. Trait Graph

    A graph of all 21 personality traits and the percentile of how you scored on each trait relative to the Caliper norm group.
Caliper Assessment Results

Learn more about the Caliper competency report on the official Caliper website.

Caliper Test Structure

The test has an overall of 98 questions. It has no time limit and takes about an hour to complete.

The test is divided into four sections–

  • Three Personality Segments:
    • 2 sections of 'Most and Least' questions
    • 1 section of 'Strongly Agree-Disagree' questions
  • One Cognitive Segment: figural analogies and number series questions


 Caliper Assessment Results FAQs 

  • What Does the Caliper Assessment Measure?

The Caliper assessment test measures your likelihood to succeed in the job you are applying for by focusing on your personality characteristics, traits, and competencies.

  • What Is a Good Caliper Score?

A score of 60 and above is a good result on the Caliper assessment test, and it indicates that you are a good match for the job and that you are likely to succeed in it. The closer your answers are to the Caliper job model, the higher your Caliper assessment test will be scored.

  • Can I See My Caliper Assessment Results?

No. After completing your assessment, your hiring manager will receive your Caliper competency report that includes your score and Caliper profile. You will receive notice whether you will continue to the next step of the hiring process.

  • Can You Fail a Caliper Assessment?

You cannot pass or fail the Caliper assessment test since it measures your characteristics and personality traits. However, based on your score, your hiring manager can conclude that you are not a good fit for a specific role.

  • Is the Caliper Assessment Hard?

While the cognitive ability section can be challenging for recognizing patterns and abstract reasoning questions, the real difficulty of the Caliper assessment test is the personality questions. Though it might look like there are no “right” and “wrong” answers, you need to know how to highlight the traits and competencies that indicate that you are a good fit for the job.

To improve your Caliper Assessment result and get a high score, you need to know how to emphasize your strong characteristics and personality traits.

In our Caliper test preparation pack, you will get Caliper Assessment practice tests focused on particular personality traits, with personality test questions that include full answers and explanations of the traits required for your role and the type of questions that assess them.

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