# Caliper Test ‘Which Tile is Missing’ Questions: Examples & Tips In this guide, you’ll learn how to solve the Caliper Assessment ‘Which Tile is Missing’ questions, also known as Figural Matrices.

Figure Matrix questions evaluate your ability to identify complex patterns. They’re part of the Caliper cognitive section, one of the exam’s four sections (the other three are the Caliper personality test sections).

Below, you’ll find several sample questions (with full explanations) divided into three difficulty levels. If you need more practice, we added useful resources to help improve your skills further and enhance your chances of acing the test.

Let’s get started.

## Caliper Assessment ‘Which Tile is Missing’ Questions Overview & Sample Questions

In each question, you’ll see an incomplete 3×3 matrix of symbols. Your task is identifying the missing symbol from a series of four or five alternatives.

The symbols have no meaning, but all matrices follow a logical sequence – across rows, columns, or both. Therefore, the missing symbol should be the answer alternative that adheres to the logic of the matrix.

To get a feel for these questions, try the following examples, which increase in their difficulty level. If you’ve never tried these types of questions, it’s better to start with the easy one.

Question #1 (Easy)

Look at the pictures in this matrix. They go together in a certain way. Something belongs in the empty box. Choose the image that belongs in the empty box.

The correct answer is the 4th from the left.

In the matrix above, the pattern goes across the rows and down the columns. In each row or column, the number of hearts and their color change from square to square.

Each square in each row or column has a different amount and a different color of hearts.

In the top row, 2 orange hearts are followed by 3 purple hearts and 1 black heart.

In the first column, 2 orange hearts are followed by 1 purple heart and 3 black hearts.

In the bottom row, there are 3 black hearts, followed by 1 orange heart.

Since there are 3 hearts in one square and 1 heart in the other square, the missing square must have 2 hearts. Since there are black hearts in the first square and an orange heart in the second square, the last square must contain purple hearts.

Therefore, the correct answer is answer choice 4, which contains 2 purple hearts.

The same pattern can be seen in the last column as well.

In addition, the number of hearts should be six in total, both across the columns and the rows.

Question #2 (Medium)

The correct answer is the 5th from the left.

This matrix comprises nine squares divided into three rows or three columns. Each square of the matrix contains a grid of nine squares, also divided into three rows or three columns, with a circle and a star in each one.

To avoid confusion, we will refer to the greater division of squares as the matrix and the smaller ones in each square as grids.

The circles and stars appear in different squares in the grid for each matrix square. We can track their movement across the matrix’s rows or down the matrix’s columns to find the answer.

Solving tip: Using the rows is easier in this problem, so it is better to use them than the columns. However, we will explain them both.

Across the rows of the matrix from the left square to the right: The circle remains in the same row of the grid and moves one spot to the right in the grid with each step. The star remains in the same column of the grid and moves one spot up in the grid with each step.

Down the columns of the matrix from the top square to the bottom: The circle remains in the same column of the grid and moves one spot up in the grid with each step (starting back to the bottom when it reaches the top).

The star remains in the same row of the grid and moves one spot to the left in the grid with each step. (In the upper-right frame, the star and circle end up in the same position, and the circle covers the star).

Note: As you can tell from the top left square, the circle covers the star if the circle ends up in the same square on the grid.

Therefore, following either the rows or the columns, the circle’s position in the bottom left square of the matrix should be the middle-right square of the grid, and the star’s position should be the top-left square of the grid.

Only the 5th answer choice matches this description, so it is the correct answer.

Question #3 (Hard)

The correct answer is the 5th from the left.

In every row, the rightmost frame is the combination of the previous two frames, where white and black combine to make gray.

Since in the third row, the first and second frames have complete circles, they overlap each other completely and create a fully gray circle. The two lines also combine to make an X within the outer circle over the inner circle.

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