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The Attention to Detail test evaluates a candidate's ability to focus on the task and their willingness to be thorough for detail-oriented work. You can use this test to find candidates who pay attention to detail while processing information and ensure high quality work.

Covered skills:

  • Following instructions
  • Checking consistency
  • Verifying data
  • Proof-reading
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9 reasons why
9 reasons why

Adaface Attention To Detail Test is the most accurate way to shortlist Quality Assurance Analysts

Reason #1

Tests for on-the-job skills

A single error can leave a lasting impression and impact your company's credibility with a potential customer. While avoiding mistakes completely is impossible, you need to ensure that you minimize them. Hiring employees with high attention to detail, especially in customer-facing roles can help.

Attention to detail is essential for most roles. It is critical to identify grammatical errors that can give the impression of unprofessionalism and rectify mistakes in data which can cause serious errors.

The tricky part about that is attention to detail is hard to assess with resumes & interviews. Using attention to detail tests can help find candidates with an eye for detail, and minimize embarrassing mistakes.

The Adaface attention to detail test screens candidates for the typical skills recruiters look for:

  • Matching information by following the instructions provided
  • Ability to compare multiple statements to find differences
  • Ability to filter information and verify data
  • Experience with checking the consistency of information

Anti-cheating features enable you to be comfortable with conducting assessments online. The Attention To Detail Test is ideal for helping recruiters identify which candidates have the attention to detail and cognitive skills to do well on the job.

Reason #2

No trick questions

no trick questions

Traditional assessment tools use trick questions and puzzles for the screening, which creates a lot of frustration among candidates about having to go through irrelevant screening assessments.

The main reason we started Adaface is that traditional pre-employment assessment platforms are not a fair way for companies to evaluate candidates. At Adaface, our mission is to help companies find great candidates by assessing on-the-job skills required for a role.

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Reason #3

Non-googleable questions

We have a very high focus on the quality of questions that test for on-the-job skills. Every question is non-googleable and we have a very high bar for the level of subject matter experts we onboard to create these questions. We have crawlers to check if any of the questions are leaked online. If/ when a question gets leaked, we get an alert. We change the question for you & let you know.

These are just a small sample from our library of 10,000+ questions. The actual questions on this Attention To Detail Test will be non-googleable.

🧐 Question


Code language
In a new code language called Adira, 

- '4A, 2B, 9C' means 'truth is eternal'
- '9C, 2B, 8G, 3F' means 'hatred is not eternal'
- '4A, 5T, 3F, 1X' means 'truth does not change'

What is the code for 'hatred' in Adira?


Fin copied over data
Data entry
Fin copied the data from a printed sheet to the computer to upload to our server. How many attributes did they make an error in copying?


Recipe Review
You are a professional chef reviewing a recipe for a cooking class you're teaching. The recipe is for a classic Margherita pizza and includes the following ingredients:

- Pizza dough
- Tomato sauce
- Mozzarella cheese
- Fresh basil
- Extra-virgin olive oil

However, when you read the step-by-step instructions, you see the following steps:

1. Preheat the oven to 475°F (245°C).
2. Roll out the pizza dough on a floured surface.
3. Spread the tomato sauce over the dough.
4. Arrange the sliced bell peppers and mushrooms evenly over the sauce.
5. Sprinkle mozzarella cheese on top.
6. Bake for 12-15 minutes until the crust is golden and the cheese is bubbly and slightly browned.
7. Remove from the oven and garnish with fresh basil and a drizzle of olive oil before serving.

What is the issue with the recipe instructions?
A: The oven temperature is set too high.
B: The pizza dough should not be rolled out on a floured surface.
C: The tomato sauce is applied in the wrong step.
D: Ingredients mentioned in the instructions are not listed in the recipe.
E: No issues were found in the recipe instructions.


Wrong data entry
Our data entry intern was helping us out with some work over the weekend. We took a small sample from their work to check for any mistakes. Could you help us understand how many of the intern's entries contained errors?
🧐 Question🔧 Skill


Code language
2 mins
Attention to Detail


Fin copied over data
Data entry
2 mins
Attention to Detail


Recipe Review
2 mins
Attention to Detail


Wrong data entry
2 mins
Attention to Detail
🧐 Question🔧 Skill💪 Difficulty⌛ Time
Code language
Attention to Detail
Medium2 mins
Fin copied over data
Data entry
Attention to Detail
Medium2 mins
Recipe Review
Attention to Detail
Medium2 mins
Wrong data entry
Attention to Detail
Medium2 mins
Reason #4

1200+ customers in 75 countries

customers in 75 countries

With Adaface, we were able to optimise our initial screening process by upwards of 75%, freeing up precious time for both hiring managers and our talent acquisition team alike!

Brandon Lee, Head of People, Love, Bonito

Reason #5

Designed for elimination, not selection

The most important thing while implementing the pre-employment Attention To Detail Test in your hiring process is that it is an elimination tool, not a selection tool. In other words: you want to use the test to eliminate the candidates who do poorly on the test, not to select the candidates who come out at the top. While they are super valuable, pre-employment tests do not paint the entire picture of a candidate’s abilities, knowledge, and motivations. Multiple easy questions are more predictive of a candidate's ability than fewer hard questions. Harder questions are often "trick" based questions, which do not provide any meaningful signal about the candidate's skillset.

Reason #6

1 click candidate invites

Email invites: You can send candidates an email invite to the Attention To Detail Test from your dashboard by entering their email address.

Public link: You can create a public link for each test that you can share with candidates.

API or integrations: You can invite candidates directly from your ATS by using our pre-built integrations with popular ATS systems or building a custom integration with your in-house ATS.

invite candidates
Reason #7

Detailed scorecards & benchmarks

Reason #8

High completion rate

Adaface tests are conversational, low-stress, and take just 25-40 mins to complete.

This is why Adaface has the highest test-completion rate (86%), which is more than 2x better than traditional assessments.

test completion rate
Reason #9

Advanced Proctoring

What questions will this attention to detail test include?

This attention to detail or detail-oriented test measures candidates' ability to pay attention to details by asking them to:

  • match or filter information
  • compare claims and check the accuracy of the given information
  • find discrepancies, omissions, or contradictions in the details provided

The ready-to-use attention to detail test will have 12-15 MCQs and will take 20-30 minutes to complete.

The questions are of 2 types:

  • Attention To Detail Text-Based Questions: These questions are designed to evaluate a candidate's ability to promptly scan through text-based information and distinguish minute differences in the given text.
  • Attention To Detail Image Based Questions: These questions are designed to assess a candidate's ability to promptly scan through images and distinguish between similar-looking multi-dimensional objects.

What skills does this online attention to detail test evaluate?

  • Ability to concentrate on the most significant aspects of the knowledge presented while ignoring irrelevant details to draw appropriate conclusions and make swift and timely decisions.
  • Ability to make sense of a vast volume of data by observing and recording all that is important.
  • Ability to detect typos, errors & inconsistencies in data.

How do I use the attention to detail test in our hiring process?

In a typical hiring process, the only opportunity to evaluate the detail-orientedness of a candidate is to review the resume carefully for any errors. Asking them directly if they are detail-oriented is not effective either, since most people think of themselves as having an eye for detail even if they do not.

Using a short 20-30 min online attention to detail test can be tremendously useful. Here's how:

  • Have all candidates give the attention to details test
  • Eliminate candidates who score below a certain threshold

Can I customize the attention to detail test?

We can customize the attention to detail test based on your requirements. We can also include questions on any or multiple of the following categories:

Some popular categories our customers like to combine with attention to detail questions are:

You can combine the attention to detail test with any of the 500+ skill tests we offer.

Consequences of lack of attention to detail

A lack of attention to detail in the workplace can have significant consequences for both employees and the companies they work for. Here are some of the ways that companies can be impacted by a lack of attention to detail:

  1. Decreased productivity and quality: When employees fail to pay attention to details, it can lead to mistakes, rework, and delays, all of which can hurt productivity and quality. According to a study by The Harris Poll, 33% of workers said that their productivity suffered due to mistakes made by others at work, and 26% said they had to redo work due to errors made by others.
  2. Lower customer satisfaction and retention: When mistakes occur due to a lack of attention to detail, it can lead to dissatisfied customers and a higher likelihood of losing them. According to a survey by PwC, 32% of customers will stop doing business with a company after just one bad experience, and 59% will stop doing business after several bad experiences.
  3. Increased costs: Mistakes made due to a lack of attention to detail can be costly, as they may require additional resources to fix or redo work. In a study by IBM, it was found that the cost of fixing an error during the requirements phase of a project was 6-10 times less expensive than fixing it during the testing phase.
  4. Legal and regulatory issues: In some industries, a lack of attention to detail can lead to legal or regulatory issues, such as fines or lawsuits. For example, in healthcare, a failure to document patient care accurately can lead to legal and regulatory issues.
  5. Reputation damage: Mistakes made due to a lack of attention to detail can also harm a company's reputation, as they can be seen as unprofessional or incompetent. In a survey by CareerBuilder, 75% of employers said that they have hired the wrong person for a job, and 37% said that the mistake impacted their company's reputation.

In summary, a lack of attention to detail can have significant consequences for companies, including decreased productivity and quality, lower customer satisfaction and retention, increased costs, legal and regulatory issues, and reputation damage.

What roles can I use the Attention To Detail Test for?

  • Quality Assurance Analyst
  • Data Entry Specialist
  • Proofreader
  • Editor
  • Researcher
  • Accountant
  • Inventory Manager
  • Project Manager
  • Graphic Designer
  • Architect

What topics are covered in the Attention To Detail Test?

Verifying data
Exact match
Focus Test
Following instructions
Identifying mistakes
Filtering information
Checking the consistency of information
Compare and Contrast
Identifying differences
Logical Reasoning
Verbal ability
Pattern Matching
Detecting typos
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The hiring managers felt that through the technical questions that they asked during the panel interviews, they were able to tell which candidates had better scores, and differentiated with those who did not score as well. They are highly satisfied with the quality of candidates shortlisted with the Adaface screening.

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Attention To Detail Test FAQs

What is an attention to detail test?

The attention to details test evaluates a candidate's ability to read & follow instructions, their ability to process information and spot typos, errors and inconsistencies. An eye for detail pre-employment test like the one provided by Adaface can help you find candidates who are detail-oriented.

What kind of roles require attention to detail?

The Attention To Detail Test is designed to screen candidates for roles like:

  • Administrative Assistants
  • Financial Analysts
  • Project Manager
  • Customer-facing roles
  • Researchers
  • Technical roles
  • Data Entry Positions
  • Accountants
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Executive Assistant

Can I combine multiple skills into one custom assessment?

Yes, absolutely. Custom assessments are set up based on your job description, and will include questions on all must-have skills you specify.

Do you have any anti-cheating or proctoring features in place?

We have the following anti-cheating features in place:

  • Non-googleable questions
  • IP proctoring
  • Web proctoring
  • Webcam proctoring
  • Plagiarism detection
  • Secure browser

Read more about the proctoring features.

How do I interpret test scores?

The primary thing to keep in mind is that an assessment is an elimination tool, not a selection tool. A skills assessment is optimized to help you eliminate candidates who are not technically qualified for the role, it is not optimized to help you find the best candidate for the role. So the ideal way to use an assessment is to decide a threshold score (typically 55%, we help you benchmark) and invite all candidates who score above the threshold for the next rounds of interview.

What experience level can I use this test for?

Each Adaface assessment is customized to your job description/ ideal candidate persona (our subject matter experts will pick the right questions for your assessment from our library of 10000+ questions). This assessment can be customized for any experience level.

Does every candidate get the same questions?

Yes, it makes it much easier for you to compare candidates. Options for MCQ questions and the order of questions are randomized. We have anti-cheating/ proctoring features in place. In our enterprise plan, we also have the option to create multiple versions of the same assessment with questions of similar difficulty levels.

I'm a candidate. Can I try a practice test?

No. Unfortunately, we do not support practice tests at the moment. However, you can use our sample questions for practice.

What is the cost of using this test?

You can check out our pricing plans.

Can I get a free trial?

Yes, you can sign up for free and preview this test.

I just moved to a paid plan. How can I request a custom assessment?

Here is a quick guide on how to request a custom assessment on Adaface.

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