Mayer-Salovey-Caruso Emotional Intelligence Test

Mayer-Salovey-Caruso Emotional Intelligence Test [MSCEIT]
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For: An ability-based measure of emotional intelligence

Reading Level: For Ages 17 years & older; Multiple language translations available

Format: Online (Internet)
Paper & pencil (optional)

Length: 141 items, Approx 30-45 minutes

Scoring: Online (internet)
PAA Scoring Bureau

Test Materials
MSC03 MSCEIT Users Manual - $143.00
MSC05 MSCEIT Item Booklets (3) - $137.50
3 per pack - optional. For use with clients without internet access.
MSC103 MSCEIT Data Entry Sheets (50) - $99.00
Pack of 50. Optional for use when online scoring. Item Booklet required.
Online Reports
MSC04 MSCEIT Personal Summary Report (Internet Scored) - $99.00
Internet Scored
MSC13 MSCEIT Resource Report (Internet Scored) - $110.00
Internet scored. NEW. Available June/July 2004.
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John D. Mayer, Ph.D; Peter Salovey, Ph.D & David R. Caruso, Ph.D


An ability-based measure of emotional intelligence.  The Mayer-Salovey-Caruso Emotional Intelligence Test (MSCEIT) offers a unique way of measuring a person's capacity for emotional reasoning and understanding.

The MSCEIT presents clients with a variety of creative tasks.  As an ability-based assessment, it is very difficult to fake a good performance therefore making the MSCEIT ideal for situations where respondents may want to create a positive impression.

MSCEIT is also a reliable tool for determing if development strategies have been effective and clients' abilities have improved.  This instrument is suitable for all kinds of corporate, educational, research, and therapeutic settings.

The MSCEIT features the Four-Branch model of emotional intelligence.

  • Perceiving Emotions
  • Facilitating Thought
  • Understanding Emotions
  • Managing Emotions

The test yields a total score, two area scores, four branch scores and eight subtest scores.  Bias, scatter, and omission scores are also provided.


With the MSCEIT online you can assess your clients from anywhere in the world.  Your clients access a secure online assessments website and complete their assessment on the computer.  You then access the same website to score the administration and generate a Personal Summary Report or a Resource Report.

There is no cost to establish an online scoring organiser account and no cost to have your clients complete the assessment.  You incur the cost of the report selected when you are ready to generate a report.  Reports can be purchased singularly or in multiples.

If you have clients unable to access the internet to complete the assessment online, you can choose to use the paper & pencil item booklet & answer sheet and then either enter the data yourself at a later time or you may choose to use the PAA Scoring Bureau Services.

Recommended Books

'The Emotionally Intelligent Manager: How to Develop and Use the Four Key Emotional Skills of Leadership' by David R. Caruso & Peter Salovey, 2004, Hardcover

Sample Reports

MSCEIT Personal Summary Report
MSCEIT Resource Report 




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