On this page, you’ll learn how to solve the Caliper assessment number patterns and shape patterns questions.

These questions appear in the cognitive section of the test, which is one of the four assessment parts (the other three are the Caliper personality test sections).

Try the sample questions below to start to get a feel for these question types. Then, if you need more practice, access the additional resources to improve your skills further and increase your chances of scoring high.

Let’s dive right in.

## Caliper Assessment Number Patterns (Number Series) Questions

Each question in this section consists of a series of numbers. In each series, there are one or more missing numbers. You must identify the logical rule behind each series and determine which number completes the series.

There is only one correct answer for each question, and you’re not allowed to use a calculator.

Here are two sample questions that are about the same difficulty level as the actual test:

0.5 | 1.5 | 3.5 | **?** | 12.5 | 37.5 | 39.5

A. 7.5

B. 5.5

C. 11.5

D. 10.5

11 | -23 | 34 | -57 | 91 | **?**

A. 158

B. -156

C. -148

D. -144

The following is a sample question that’s harder than the actual test questions. But, if you master the questions on this difficulty level, the real questions will feel much easier.

0 | 0 | 1 | 1 | 3 | 9 | 12 | 144 | **?**

A. 1522

B. 320

C. 148

D. 228

## Caliper Assessment Shape Patterns (Figural Series) Questions

In these questions, you’ll encounter three, four, or five figures that form a series that follows a certain pattern. There are three types of questions:

- The last object is unknown and is marked with a question mark. You’re asked to determine the figure that should replace the question mark.
- The unknown object is in the middle of the series and is also marked with a question mark. You must determine the figure matching the question mark’s position following the pattern.
- Suppose there is no question mark in the question. Your task is to determine the figure that should continue the series.

Let’s try two sample questions that resemble questions from the real Caliper test.

**Choose the image that completes the pattern**

## Get Additional Practice Resources to Help You Prepare for the Test

To continue practicing these question types and the other questions found on the Caliper assessment, we recommend taking several practice tests that simulate the actual test.

This will enable you to learn effective solving tactics, improve your abilities, gain more confidence, and eventually ace the actual test with ease.

JobTestPrep provides thorough preparation for the number pattern and shape pattern questions, which includes 28 realistic practice tests with full explanations. Here’s a screenshot from within the preparation pack indicating the number of available tests:

In addition, you receive dozens of other practice tests covering the rest of the topics found on the actual test, including the personality section.

**Get JobTestPrep’s accurate practice to help you pass the Caliper assessment**.

## Tips for Answering Number & Figural Series Questions

**Utilize math knowledge:**Brush up on basic math skills such as multiplication and division since you should have sharp arithmetic skills to ace number series questions.**Eliminate wrong answers**: Eliminate any answers that donâ€™t fit the pattern or donâ€™t match up with other figures/numbers in the series. This will make it easier to choose the correct answer quickly and confidently.**Work backwards**: Start with the last number in the list first and work your way back to determine what comes before it instead of starting from the beginning of the list.**Break down the figures**: Take each apart and look at its components. This will help you identify any changes between figures more easily.**Check your work**: Before submitting each answer, double-check your work to ensure that you havenâ€™t missed anything important or made any mistakes that could cost you points on your exam score. And don’t worry about the time – the Caliper Assessment has no time limits!**Practice**: The best way to improve your skills at solving number and figural series questions is by practicing them regularly. Try solving sample questions or taking practice tests to become more familiar with these question types and increase your chances of getting the right answer when taking the test.

## Prepare for Other Caliper Assessment Questions

Learn how to solve the other questions found on the Caliper cognitive test using these pages on our site: