BIP® test

Bochum Inventory for Job-Related Personality Description BIP®



What is a BIP® test and for whom is it suitable?

BIP stands for "Bochumer Inventar zur berufsbezogenen Persönlichkeitsbeschreibung" (Bochum Inventory for Job-Related Personality Description). The test basically consists of a questionnaire to survey the self-perception, an external view  and an assessment interview. You can also do "only" the self-perception without including an external view. For the evaluation, the inclusion of both views would be more profitable. The test measures 17 personality traits in 4 different personality areas. The test is completed online, consists of approx. 210 questions and exists in various languages.

Vocational orientation

  • Performance motivation
  • Creative motivation
  • ​​​​​​​Leadership motivation
  • Competitive focus

Psychological constitution

  • Emotional stability
  • Resilience
  • Self-confidence

Social skills

  • Sensitivity
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Sociability
  • Team orientation
  • Assertiveness
  • Enthusiasm

Working behaviour

  • Conscientiousness
  • Flexibility
  • Action orientation
  • Analysis orientation


Importance and possible applications of the BIP® test

In addition to professional qualifications, qualifications in the area of personality are also important in the selection of employees. This is true regardless of whether a management position is to be casted or whether development is being sought. The BIP® test focuses on these interdisciplinary competencies and triggers self-reflection. It is therefore suitable for all employees who would like to develop these competencies. It doesn't matter if you are in a management position or aspire to one, or if you want to take stock of your vocational potential are or simply want to "look in your own mirror" by systematically reflecting on yourself:

Plan your development yourself, get professional guidance and evaluate the results in a one-hour coaching session.



How to register for the BIP® test?

Register today via our office at and treat yourself to this profitable assessment.
If you have any questions about the content of the BIP® test, please contact, Head of Education Centre, directly.


How much does the BIP® test cost?

The BIP® test basic package (available online and in different languages) includes

  • your self-perception by means of a questionnaire
  • the evaluation by a certified specialist
  • a written dossier
  • a one-hour coaching interview

and costs a total of CHF 450.-

Extend the Basic Package with an external view of your choice (several external views are also possible) by inviting an additional person from your professional or private environment to assess you. The different views are then jointly evaluated and compared.

Additional costs per external view CHF 150.-