The Caliper Test is used to measure and report on how an individual’s traits relate to job performance. It is not a pass/fail test. The Caliper Profile gathers information about an individual’s natural strengths, motivators and potential to succeed in a particular role.

The Caliper assessment is available online and in pen & paper formats. This is a multiple-choice exam with 180 questions. While most applicants spend 2.5 to 3 hours taking the Caliper personality test, there is no actual time limit. It is essential that you answer every question, as the Caliper test cannot be scored if there are any blanks on the answer sheet.

Caliper Test Questions

When taking the test, you will be told that there is no right or wrong answer. However, with the thorough question and answer analysis provided at JobTestPrep, you will discover the idea behind the questions, leading to a clear view of the right answers. Prepare with us and make sure that your profile fits the job requirements and company culture.

Caliper Personality Test Format

You can expect to see many items, each containing four statements. Your task in most of these items is to find the one statement that best reflects your perspective. Various other questions will require you to choose the statement that least reflects your viewpoint.

True & False questions can also be found on the Caliper test, along with many items containing five degrees of agreement, from strongly agree to neutral to strongly disagree. It is recommended that you try to view the questions from the eyes of the employer.

The key to passing the Caliper Profile test is to understand the actual meaning of each question in the context of the perceived “fit” that the employer is seeking. The purpose of pre-employment personality tests is to find the best match between the applicant and the company through a picture of the applicant’s strengths, motivations, limitations and potential.

Caliper Assessment Results

The Caliper assessment results are also known as the Caliper Profile results. Since the test can be used for hiring, to develop potential in current employees or to build effective teams within a company, there are different ways to interpret the results.

When using it for hiring purposes, employers use the results to see if the candidate is good for the job they applied for. The results also provide interview questions and describe how the candidate is likely to perform.

When using the results to develop employee potential, the results are used to see if the employees position plays to their strengths or their weaknesses.

When an employer wants to build more effective teams, the employee can compare Caliper Profiles of each member of the team to see their strengths and weaknesses. An employer can also see which employees complement each other.

Caliper Profile 

The primary personality skills highlighted in the Caliper test questions are:


  • Assertiveness – direct & straightforward; positive forcefulness
  • Aggressiveness – dominance; control
  • Ego-Drive – needing to persuade others for personal gratification
  • Empathy – accurately sensing reactions and feelings of others
  • Ego-strength/Resilience – ability to handle rejection and accept criticism
  • Risk-taking – open to taking necessary risks
  • Urgency – inner desire to finish tasks
  • Cautiousness – careful when making decisions

Interpersonal Skills

  • Sociability – ability and desire to work with others
  • Empathy
  • Skepticism – suspicious; focused on the attitudes of others toward oneself
  • Accommodation – friendly; compassionate; helpful; open to new ideas
  • Gregariousness - outgoing

Problem Solving/Decision Making

  • Idea orientation – concept development; originality; creativity
  • Thoroughness – detail-oriented
  • Abstract reasoning – ability to expand techniques and skills
  • Flexibility – changing approach in accordance with altered circumstances
  • Risk-taking
  • Cautiousness
  • Urgency

Personal Organization/Time Management

  • External structure – sensitivity to existing structure and environment
  • Self-structure – self-disciplined; setting priorities
  • Thoroughness
  • Urgency
  • Cautiousness
  • Risk-taking

Prepare for the Caliper Personality Test

Our Caliper personality profile study guide helps you prepare for the Caliper personality test by familiarizing you with the actual exam. We provide in-depth information about the scales measured on the exam as well as the scales we utilize on our practice test. In addition, the guide features scale descriptions and sample items.

Our study guides make the Caliper test less intimidating by showing you examples and explanations of how to answer questions on the test. Moreover, they help boost your confidence. By practicing for the exam, you will learn about yourself and any specific traits you may possess. This could be the key to getting the position you desire.

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What's Included

  • 219 item Caliper-style personality test
  • Three Number series tests (47 items)
  • Two Figural Analogies tests (40 items)
  • Two Matrices test (70 items)
  • Two Figural series tests (38 items)
  • Improve your chances to pass the personality test
  • Analysis of 50 traits that employers look for
  • Reveals what employers are looking for in candidates
  • Personalized feedback - customized to your job level
  • Know what to expect on test day
  • Bonus: The complete guide to personality tests
  • Secured payment

Please use a desktop computer when using this pack, as the personality practice test is not fully supported on mobile devices.


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