Caliper Assessment Visual Analogy Questions: Samples & Practice Tips

On this page, you’ll see what to expect from the Caliper assessment Visual Analogy questions and learn how to solve them.

Visual analogy questions evaluate your abstract reasoning abilities and are part of the Caliper cognitive test segment (the other segments are the Caliper personality tests).

You’ll find several sample questions below (with full solutions) to help you get a feel for the questions’ format. Then, if you feel you need more practice, we added helpful resources to improve your abilities and boost your chances of acing the test.

Let’s get started.

Caliper Assessment Visual Analogy Questions Overview & Sample Questions

In each question, you’ll see a pair of figures (X and Y) followed by a third, single figure (Z). You are asked to identify the relationship between the pair of figures and then choose a fourth figure that maintains a similar relationship with the third figure.

Try the following three sample questions, which come in three difficulty levels, to start to get the hang of it:

Question #1 (Easy)

The correct answer is the second from the left.

The relationship between figure X and figure Y is as follows: 1) Figure Y is the white section of figure X, and 2) it Rotated 90Â° clockwise.

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

Answers 1 and 5 from the left can be eliminated as they do not represent the white section of figure Z.

Answers 3 and 4 can be eliminated as they do not represent the white section of figure Z rotated 90Â° clockwise.

We are left with answer 2, which is the correct answer, as it represents the white section in figure Z rotated 90Â° clockwise.

Question #2 (Medium)

The correct answer is the 4th from the left.

The relationship between figure X and figure Y is as follows:

1) The outer shape in figure X (rectangle) becomes the inner shape in figure Y.
2) The inner shape in figure X (trapezoid) flips vertically and becomes the outer shaper in figure Y.
3) The inner shape in figure X has the same color or shade as in figure Y.
4) The outer shape in figure X becomes shaded in figure Y.

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

Notice that rules 3 and 4 may be tricky to catch on to, as you may assume that the dark shape remains dark while the white shape becomes shaded.

You may also assume that the white place in X (outside shape) becomes dark in Y, while the dark in X (inside shape) becomes shaded. Based on these assumptions, the correct answerâ€™s outer shape would be shaded while the inner shape is dark. Answers 5 and 3 are the only answers which show such figures; however, they do not show the pentagon in figure Z flipped vertically. Since no answer choice supports either of these assumptions, they must be dropped, and a new one should be made.

Answers 1, 3, and 5 can be eliminated as they do not represent the pentagon in figure Z flipped vertically.

Answer 2 can be eliminated as it shows the inner shape in figure Z (pentagon) in a different color. In figure Z, the pentagon was white, and the correct answer must also have a white pentagon.

Then, we are left with answer 4, which is the correct one.

Question #3 (Hard)

The correct answer is first from the left.

The relationship between figure X and figure Y is as follows:
From figure X to figure Y:

1) The shape in the back (circle) moves to the front and becomes dark, and
2) The entire figure rotates 90Â° clockwise.

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

Answers 3 and 5 from the left can be eliminated as the back shape in figure Z (rectangle) did not move to the front.

Answer 2 can be eliminated as it shows figure Z rotated 90Â° counterclockwise.

Answer 4 can be eliminated as it shows the triangle and rectangle aligned so that the head of the triangle is behind the rectangle.

We are left with answer 1, which is the correct answer, as it portrays figure Z with the back shape (rectangle) now in front and dark, while the whole figure is rotated 90Â° clockwise.

Take this free Caliper practice test for additional Visual Analogy practice questions (and other Caliper question types).

To sharpen your abilities in solving these question types, we recommend taking as many practice questions as needed until you master them.

Several test prep companies provide practice tests for the Caliper assessment, but we found JobTestPrep’s Caliper test prep as the most accurate and comprehensive.

It includes six Visual Analogy practice tests and dozens of other tests covering the rest of the cognitive and personality parts. Here’s a screenshot from their practice pack indicating the number of Visual Analogy practice tests:

Tips for Answering Visual Analogy (Figural Analogy) Questions

• Break down the question into smaller parts and identify the key elements of the analogy.
• Use the process of elimination to narrow down your choices when you are unsure of an answer.
• Familiarize yourself with different types of figural analogy questions to quickly identify them when they appear on a test.
• Double-check your work by reviewing each step of your reasoning process and making sure it makes sense.
• Take your time and donâ€™t rush through the questions â€“ it is better to get a few questions right than many wrong due to rushing through them too quickly. And remember – the Caliper assessment is untimed!

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: