So, what exactly are the personal scores? What are they based on and how are they determined?
First Summon - 'Tzav Rishon'
Quality Index (quality group level) - 'Kaba'
The 'Kaba' is a numeric figure used by the IDF to assist in the initial placement in military positions, which makes it possible to match the qualifications of the IDF candidate - 'Malshab' - with the requirements of the military roles, and according to the needs of the army. The 'Kaba' score ranges from 41 (the lowest grade) to 56 (the highest grade).
The 'Kaba' is determined by several components, which are determined during the stations of the First Summons at the recruitment bureau. These include:
The psycho-technical test station - where you will undergo a series of computerized tests on various subjects.
The personal data verification station - in order to be acquainted with you (as well as your education level) and verify your personal details.
Personal Interview Station - to determine suitability for combat roles and capability to adapt to the military framework.
The 'Kaba' constitutes a threshold for receiving summons for the selection of several units, and is a critical component in applying for officers course, as well as placement within certain military roles. The 'Kaba' is used only within the military framework and is irrelevant after discharge from the IDF.
Primary Psychotechnic Rating Index - 'Dapar'
Psychotechnic tests, which examine your thinking process and problem solving abilities by conducting quantitative, verbal and formal tests. At the end of the psychotechnic tests, conducted at the Recruitment Center, the grade of the 'Dapar' will be determined. The scores range from 10 (the lowest grade) to 90 (the highest grade) - at 10 point intervals.
The Primary Psychotechnic Rating Index - 'Dapar' is one of the elements within the Quality Index (quality group level) - 'Kaba' score. The 'Dapar' is used only within the military framework and is irrelevant after discharge from the IDF.
The 'Dapar', along with other data (e.g. medical profile), is a threshold for receiving summons for the elite units, and is a key element in the deployment of officers and placement in specific military professions.
Note that the personal data is not necessarily final and may change until your enlistment date.