Free Caliper Assessment Practice Test: Questions & Answers

 

Free Caliper Assessment Test Questions

 

The actual Caliper Assessment includes 98 multiple-choice questions that are divided into four sections–

  • Three Personality Segments:
    • 2 sections of 58 'most and least' questions
    • 1 section of 30 'Strongly agree-disagree' questions
  • One Cognitive Segment – 11 figural analogies and number series questions

The test has no time limit and takes about 60 minutes to complete.

The questions on this free Caliper Assessment represent the questions you'll face on the actual Caliper Assessment Test.

These Caliper Assessment test sample questions were chosen from our full Caliper Assessment test practice pack to help improve your score and ace your pre-employment process.

Good Luck! 


Caliper Personality Test Questions

 

The Caliper personality section has two types of questions – 'Most and Least' questions and 'Likert Scale' questions. Both types aim to assess your traits, tendencies, competencies, workplace behavior, and preferences. Those can predict if you are a good match for the position you are applying for.

 

Most and Least Questions

Each question will present you with a group of statements. You need to choose which statement describes you best and which describes you least.

  • Personality Test Question #1

 

Please choose one statement that best describes you and one statement that least describes you. 

 

caliper personality question example

 

Answer and Explanation

The above statements present one or two of Caliper's profile competencies.

Let's see an evaluation of those competencies:

  • I like to analyze and evaluate information – Analytical Skills.
  • I am an effective negotiator – Deliberation, Dominance.
  • I strive to be in a position of power – Achievement Striving, Self-Confidence.
  • I always plan my expenses in advance – Forward Thinking, Planning.

Each of the three statements relates to a different set of competencies measured by your employer. It would be best if "Most" would be a statement that represents the most critical competencies for the job and "Least" the statement that expresses the less-desirable and even problematic competency for the job.

Therefore, if you are applying to a managerial position, you should emphasize your leadership, dominance, and problem-solving competencies and choose the statement “I am an effective negotiator” as your “Most”. While self-confidence and achievement striving are essential competencies for a manager, a statement like “I strive to be in a position of power” can come across as aggressive and subversive, and thus should be your “Least”.

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This sample question brings us to a very important point – the recommended answer for ANY QUESTION on the actual test does not only depend on your desired position but also heavily depends on the other answer options!

Had we changed even one sentence in the question above, your answer could have been entirely different. That is why it is absolutely crucial to experiment answering a variety of questions, to become familiar with the traits the statements represent, and which statements take precedence over the others for YOUR position.

  • Personality Test Question #2

 

Please choose one statement that best describes you and one statement that least describes you.

 

caliper personality question example

 

Answer and Explanation

The above statements present one or two of Caliper's profile competencies.

Let's see an evaluation of those competencies:

  • I tend to analyze people – Dominance.
  • I pick my words very carefully – Deliberation, Self-Control & Stability.
  • I make a grocery list before going to the store – Planning, Good Organization.
  • Selling comes easy to me – Assertiveness, Service Orientation.

Each of the three statements relates to a different set of competencies measured by your employer; thus, it would be best if "Most" would be a statement that represents the most critical competencies for the job and "Least" the statement that expresses the less-desirable and even problematic competency for the job.

Therefore, if you are applying to a customer service position, you should emphasize your selling and interpersonal relations competencies and choose the statement “I pick my words very carefully” as your “Most.” On the other hand, while a statement like “Selling comes easy to me” seem like a good fit, it may come across as over-confident and should be ignored and not marked at all.

So why not choose this statement as your “Least” statement? Again – it depends on the other options. Customer service representatives are expected to be agreeable team members who score low on their dominance scale. Therefore, the “I tend to analyze people”, which relates to dominance, would, in this PARTICULAR case, be selected as “Least”.

 

  • Personality Test Question #3

 

Please choose one statement that best describes you and one statement that least describes you.

 

caliper personality question example

 

Answer and Explanation

The above statements present one or two of Caliper's profile competencies.

Let's see an evaluation of those competencies:

  • Most people show that they are happy to see me – Friendliness, Need for Attention and Recognition.
  • I often find ways to break down difficult problems into manageable components – Proactivity, Generate Ideas.
  • When I imagine how things will truly feel, I can almost get the actual sensation – Empathy, Unconventionality.
  • I keep others in line – Assertiveness, Directness.

Each of the three statements relates to a different set of competencies measured by your employer; thus, it would be best if "Most" would be a statement that represents the most critical competencies for the job and "Least" the statement that expresses the less-desirable and even problematic competency for the job.

Therefore, if you are applying to a position in which you will be part of a team, you should emphasize your social and collaborative competencies and choose the statement “Most people show that they are happy to see me” as your “Most.” While the statement “I keep others in line” presents management skills, it could be found to be a little “pushy” in a teamwork environment.

 

Likert Scale Questions

Each question will present you with a single behavioral work-related statement. You need to choose the most appropriate answer for you on a scale of ‘strongly disagree’ to strongly agree.’

  • Personality Test Question #4

 

I adopt a relaxed demeanor in both the office and recreation

Answer and Explanation

The main competencies behind this question are self-control and stability.

These are essential qualities for candidates applying for almost any position, from customer service, managerial roles, bus drivers, nurses, law enforcement, and so on. It is best to answer average and above in these general positive competencies. However, you should remember that you will need to prove this demeanor once you get the job, so stay genuine to your true self.

Not only that – you will have to pay careful attention that you are both BALANCED and CONSISTENT with your answer – with regard to the specific trait of self-control as well as with any other trait. That is why the only way to truly be prepared for the Caliper personality test is to practice it as a whole.

 

  • Personality Test Question #5

 

I often find myself introducing people to each other

Asnwer and Explanation

The two main competencies behind this question are friendliness and sociability.

These are essential qualities for candidates applying for business development, diplomatic, or foreign relations positions. However, it is less significant when it comes to more individualistic jobs, such as programming or road toll collection. To answer this question, consider the job type you are applying for.

If you aim for a diplomatic position, it is best to choose 6 or 7. For jobs that don't demand high interpersonal relations, you might choose 2-5. However, in the modern job market, interpersonal skills are growing in importance in employers’ view, even for positions that do not explicitly require them. Therefore, the recommended choice on that scale greatly depends on the exact positions and the values of the prospective employer. 1 is very pessimistic and too determined and thus not recommended.

 

  • Personality Test Question #6

 

I am the kind of person who sees the big picture, focusing less on the small details.

Answer and Explanation

The main competencies behind this question are creativeness and strategicness.

These are essential qualities for candidates applying for managerial positions like heads of departments, team leaders, campaign managers, and social media managers. However, it is less desirable for a position requiring attention to the fine details, like analysts, accountants, and proofreaders. To answer this question, consider the job type you are applying for. If you aim for a team leader position, it is best to choose 6 or 7. For jobs requiring a meticulous process and micro-perspective, choose 2-5.

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Did you see how many types of personality questions the Caliper test uses? Again – that is why it is so important to consider this test as one whole unit rather than as a collection of questions.

Each position requires different traits and abilities. Thus, you need first to understand which competencies are necessary for the position and then learn how to choose the answers that best reflect them.

With our Caliper Assessment Prep Pack, you will discover which key traits are essential for your position and learn how to choose your answers accordingly.


Caliper Cognitive Test Questions

 

The Caliper cognitive section aims to assess your analytical and abstract reasoning skills. These indicate your ability to identify, draw conclusions, and solve problems.

 

  • Cognitive Test Question #1

 

caliper question example

 

Correct Answer
Incorrect Answer

The correct answer is 4.

When examining the relationship between figure X and figure Y, we will notice two things:

  1. The big circle in figure X becomes a big rectangle in figure Y
  2. The two upper small circles in figure X become small rectangles in figure Y.

Notice that it is not by chance that the small upper circles became small rectangles. In each of the small upper circles, there is a black dot within the overlap between the small and big circles. In the lower small circle in figure X, the black dot does not lie within the overlap between the small and the big circle.

The correct answer must have the same relationship with figure Z.

In figure Z, the black dots of the two small left-hand circles appear inside their overlaps with the big circle. Therefore, the correct answer should have two small rectangles on the left side of the big rectangle.

Answers 1 and 3 can be eliminated as they do not have 2 small rectangles.

Answers 2 and 5 can be eliminated as the small rectangles are not on the left side of the big rectangle.

We are left with answer 4, which is the correct answer, as it portrays two small rectangles on the left side of a big rectangle.

 

  • Cognitive Test Question #2

 

Choose the image that completes the pattern

 

Correct Answer
Incorrect Answer

The correct answer is 3.

Each frame has a set number of shapes of the following types: a hexagon, a pentagon, a quadrilateral (not necessarily a square), and a circle. Sometimes parts of the shapes overlap.

Sizes and orientations are changeable from frame to frame. In every frame, the outermost shape becomes the innermost one in the next frame. The second outermost shape becomes the outermost one as the former outermost shape moves toward the inside of the picture. In the third frame, the outer shape is a diamond, and the second outermost shape is a circle. The correct answer is 3, as the innermost shape is a diamond and the outer shape is a circle.

Note that one side of the hexagon overlaps with one side of the pentagon.

 

  • Cognitive Test Question #3

 

which of these figures completes the matrix?

caliper matrix examples

 

Correct Answer
Incorrect Answer

The correct answer is 1.

In every row, the shapes in the left and center frames are combined to make the shape in the right frame.

In the bottom row, there is a yellow circle, an upright blue triangle, an upside-down white triangle, and a blue star. They combine to make the shape in answer choice 1; therefore, it is the correct answer. Answer choice 4 is incorrect as it has the colors of the triangles and star swapped, and answer choices 2 and 5 are missing elements. Answer choice 3 is incorrect since the elements in the center frame of each row cover the elements in the left frame of that row. In the bottom row, the star is on top; therefore, it should remain on top, but in answer choice 3 it is concealed by the blue triangle.

 

  • Cognitive Test Question #4

 

Find the answer that completes the logical sequence matrix correctly.

caliper matrices example

 

Correct Answer
Incorrect Answer

The correct answer is alternative #14.

Though it is tempting to choose alternative #3, as it would create an identical row to the one beneath it, that would not explain what the pattern is or how the third row should be taken into account. Therefore, it is most likely a red herring.

The real pattern is as follows:

All the cells contain three out of five symbols: ≠ ☼ ≈ ☺ ♫, following the exact same order. For example, ‘☼’ is always followed by ‘≈’ and ‘≠’ is always followed by ‘☼.’ This can be used as a hint to indicate that there is a sequence of symbols that “moves” throughout the cells.

In order to better understand this movement, focus on the complete rows. Starting from the left cell in the middle row and moving to the right, you can see that the symbols “move” one step to the right and then two steps to the right. This movement’s logic is continuous throughout the matrix’s rows so that the symbols “move” again one step to the right when moving from the right cell in the middle row to the left cell in the bottom row.

For instance, if you follow the ‘☼’ through the rows, starting from the left cell in the middle row, you can see that it first “moves” one step to the right. Then, when moving to the right cell in the middle row, the '☼' "moves" two steps to the right, causing it to disappear (as it is now the 5th symbol in the sequence, whereas only the first three symbols can be seen in each cell). Continuing to the left cell in the bottom row, the '☼' moves again one step to the right, causing it to reappear (as it becomes the 1st symbol in the sequence).

Working backward, you can see that the symbols “move” two steps to the left when moving from the left cell in the middle row to the right cell in the top row. Therefore, the symbols should “move” one step to the left when moving from the right cell in the top row to the missing cell, resulting in the next sequence of symbols: ☺ ♫ ≠.

 

  • Cognitive Test Question #5

 

17 | 4 | 34 | 8 | 68 | 12 | ? | ?

 

42, 102
108, 16
136, 102
136, 16
Correct Answer
Incorrect Answer

The correct answer is 4.

There are two alternating sequences in this series, each following a different rule:

  1. The odd terms (indicated in red): the numbers double each time.
  2. The even terms: the numbers increase by 4.

 

  • Cognitive Test Question #6

 

144 | 73 | 18 | 10 | 520 | ?

 

76
146
247
261
Correct Answer
Incorrect Answer

The correct answer is 4.

Every 3 steps, the following sequence takes place:

A number -> the number in an X2 representation -> the number times 3.

The number that starts the above cascade decreases by 2 each time.

Thus, the first three terms:

81

81 = 92

81*3 = 243

The next three terms:

49

49 = 72

49*3 = 147

The last three terms:

9

9 = 32

9*3 = 27

The three terms that include the missing number:

25

25 = 52

25*3 = 75.

Finding the rule by which you can determine the correct answer can be quite challenging. You need to pay close attention to every little detail in the pattern – shapes, colors, size, arrangement, location, etc.

With our Caliper Assessment Prep Pack, you will sharpen your cognitive skills, familiarize yourself with Caliper’s figural analogies and number series questions, and learn how to identify patterns' rules easily.


Caliper Assessment Results

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Your Caliper assessment result is presented only to the hiring manager and is determined by a job model that the employers defined according to key competencies required for a specific position. Every position has 5-9 key different competencies and traits needed to succeed in a particular job.

The Caliper assessment score range between 1-99; each point indicates your ability level compared to the Caliper job model.

A score of 80 and above indicates that you are the perfect match for the position with great potential to succeed.

A score between 60-79 indicates that you are a good match for the position, though it may predict possible challenges along the way.

A score of 59 and below indicates that you are not a good match for the job and may encounter various difficulties in achieving your goals.

To receive a good Caliper assessment result, you need to demonstrate the essential key characteristics required for the position you are applying for.

With the Caliper Assessment Prep Pack, you can practice all types of Caliper Assessment questions, see how the employers will view your answers, and learn how to make your personality and competencies shine throughout the actual test.

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