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About the test:

The Bankers Aptitude Test evaluates candidates' knowledge and skills in various aspects of banking and finance, including financial accounting, data interpretation, auditing, quantitative aptitude, financial analysis, financial modeling and business analysis.

Covered skills:

  • Numerical Reasoning
  • Attention to Detail
  • Quantitative Aptitude
  • Customer Service
  • Verbal Reasoning
  • English
  • Financial Basics

9 reasons why
9 reasons why

Adaface Bankers Aptitude Assessment Test is the most accurate way to shortlist Bankers



Reason #1

Tests for on-the-job skills

The Bankers Aptitude Test helps recruiters and hiring managers identify qualified candidates from a pool of resumes, and helps in taking objective hiring decisions. It reduces the administrative overhead of interviewing too many candidates and saves time by filtering out unqualified candidates at the first step of the hiring process.

The test screens for the following skills that hiring managers look for in candidates:

  • Highly skilled in numerical reasoning
  • Effective verbal reasoning abilities
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Exceptional qualitative aptitude
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.

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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.

Why we started Adaface
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.

How we design questions

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

🧐 Question

Medium

Increasing monthly gross profit
Percentage Calculations
Solve
The CEO of Snipr. Inc wants to grow monthly gross profit by 4%. If costs stay the same, what does the sales turnover need to be in February to achieve this goal?
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Hard

Magic bag
Arithmetic Sequences
Solve
Alex’s uncle is a magician who gave them a magic bag in which coins get doubled each time you put those coins into it. Initially, Alex had few coins with them. So, Alex put all the coins, and the coins got doubled. Alex took out all the coins and gave a few to their friend and then again put the remaining coins back in the bag. The coins doubled again; Alex took out all the coins again and gave a few coins to their second friend. Alex then put the remaining coins in the bag and the coins doubled again. Alex took out all the coins and gave a few coins to their third friend. 
There were no coins left with Alex when Alex gave coins to the third friend and Alex gave an equal number of coins to each friend. What is the minimum number of coins Alex had initially and how much did Alex give to each friend?
A: Started with 3 coins
B: Started with 5 coins
C: Started with 6 coins
D: Started with 7 coins
E: Started with 9 coins
F: Gave 3 coins in every turn
G: Gave 4 coins in every turn
H: Gave 5 coins in every turn
I: Gave 7 coins in every turn
J: Gave 8 coins in every turn
K: Gave 9 coins in every turn

Medium

Three Clocks
Time Calculations
Solve
In my house, there are three clocks of different shapes – a round clock, a square clock, and a rhombus clock. The rhombus clock is always accurate whereas the round clock gains 2 minutes every day and the square clock loses 2 minutes every day. I checked the clocks on July 22nd, 2007 at 10 PM, and they were showing different times.
Two hours later, when I checked, the clocks were showing the same time, then on which date will all three clocks show the same time again?
A: 17 July 2008 
B: 23 Sep 2007
C: 25 July 2009
D: 19 Aug 2008
E: 26 July 2008
F: 28 Nov 2007
G: 11 June 2008
H: 15 Aug 2007

Easy

Overseas office
Inferential Reasoning
Reading Comprehension
Solve
Your company recently opened a second office overseas. Some of the people from the original office will be relocating. All the people hired in the last six months will continue working in the original location where they were hired. Which of the following statements can be true regarding employees relocating?

Medium

China manufacturing
Economic reasoning
Cost analysis
Solve
The cost of manufacturing phones in China is twenty percent lesser than the cost of manufacturing phones in Vietnam. Even after adding shipping fees and import taxes, it is cheaper to import phones from China to Vietnam than to manufacture phones in Vietnam. Which of the following statements is best supported by the given information. 
A: The shipping fee from China to Vietnam is more than 20% of the cost of manufacturing a phone in China.
B: The import taxes on a phone imported from China to Vietnam is less than 20% of the cost of manufacturing the phone in China. 
C: Importing phones in Vietnam will cut 20% of the manufacturing jobs in Vietnam.
D: It takes 20% more time to manufacture a phone in Vietnam than it does in China.
E: Labour costs in Vietnam are 20% higher than in China.

Medium

Commerical Premises
Reading comprehension
Solve
A large real estate company conducted a recent study of their customers. The study was designed to uncover insights regarding the main criteria for choosing to invest in a residential property. A majority of the customers surveyed stated the 'returns profile' was their main priority, followed by 'development potential' and 'stability of income'. 'Portfolio legacy' ranked at the bottom in the list of factors. It was interesting to note that respondents were less likely to have residential holdings that formed part of mixed-use assets i.e. as an add on to commercial investment. One might assume that more investors are proactively investing in residential real estate rather than having incidental exposure via business investments. 
Based on the given passage, what can we say about the following statement?

Business owners having commercial premises often have a residential property as part of their portfolio.

Medium

Code language
Solve
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?

Medium

Fin copied over data
Data entry
Solve
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?
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Medium

Recipe Review
Solve
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.

Medium

Wrong data entry
Data Entry Accuracy
Error Detection
Solve
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?
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Medium

Adapting Communication Styles
Communication
Adaptability
Solve
As a customer service representative, it's crucial to adapt the communication style based on the customer's persona. Analyze the data points provided from the analytical dashboard for three customers and match the appropriate communication style for each customer persona:
Customer A:

Age: 42
Profession (from LinkedIn): Financial Analyst
Browsing data: Frequently visits the website during office hours, spends an average of 45 seconds on each page, and often uses the search function to find specific information.
Previous support requests: Sent an email inquiring about product pricing and requested a quick response; started the message with "Dear Support Team."
Customer B:

Age: 67
Profession (from LinkedIn): Retired School Teacher
Browsing data: Spends a considerable amount of time on the website during evenings and weekends, primarily visiting the "Help" and "FAQ" sections. Searches for information on basic product usage and troubleshooting.
Previous support requests: Submitted a query through the website's contact form asking for help with setting up their new device; started the message with "Hello, I hope you're well. I need some assistance with my new device."
Customer C:

Age: 29
Profession (from LinkedIn): Graphic Designer
Browsing data: Visits the website late at night, frequently engages with interactive content, and shares company blog posts on social media. Searches for information on design tools and creative processes.
Previous support requests: Sent a direct message on the company's social media page asking for a software recommendation; started the message with "Hey there! 😊 I'm looking for some advice on a design tool."

Medium

Appropriate Apology
Customer Complaints
Communication
Solve
As a customer support agent for a high-end telescope manufacturing company, you receive an email from Dr. Patel regarding a telescope she purchased last month for her university's astronomy department. She mentions that during a critical observation session for their research, one of the research team members deleted the historical data by mistake because the UX was confusing. She shares this feedback with you over email.

What is an appropriate apology?
A. "We are deeply sorry that the historical data got deleted due to confusing UX during such a crucial experiment! It must be extremely frustrating for a team of dedicated researchers."

B. "Our apologies! We truly feel terrible that your team's experiment was disrupted. As a fellow academic, it's disheartening to see your colleagues face such setbacks."

C. "We are sincerely sorry for the inconvenience caused by the telescope's confusing UX. That must have been embarrassing for you."

D. "Apologies! We feel awful that your team wasn't able to use the telescope correctly for their experiments. It's fortunate, though, that they have a supportive department head to help them through this."

Easy

Toy is out of stock!
Solve
You work in a children's toy store. One afternoon you notice a customer browsing the store for 15 minutes and looking increasingly annoyed. They approach you, and ask for your help to locate a particular toy the customer wants as a gift for their kid. When you check on your computer, you come to know that the toy is currently out of stock. Which of the following responses would be the most appropriate?
A: Apologize for the toy being out of stock, and suggest that they try kidstoys.com (biggest toy store in city) or another toy store.
B: Share the toy model number, so that they can search for it quickly at another toy store.
C: Offer to order the toy for the customer. Share how long this would take, and offer to call them when the toy arrives at the store.
D: Recommend that they try the biggest branch of your store, which is a 30 min drive away.
🧐 Question🔧 Skill

Medium

Increasing monthly gross profit
Percentage Calculations

2 mins

Numerical Reasoning
Solve

Hard

Magic bag
Arithmetic Sequences

3 mins

Numerical Reasoning
Solve

Medium

Three Clocks
Time Calculations

3 mins

Numerical Reasoning
Solve

Easy

Overseas office
Inferential Reasoning
Reading Comprehension

2 mins

Verbal Reasoning
Solve

Medium

China manufacturing
Economic reasoning
Cost analysis

2 mins

Verbal Reasoning
Solve

Medium

Commerical Premises
Reading comprehension

2 mins

Verbal Reasoning
Solve

Medium

Code language

2 mins

Attention to Detail
Solve

Medium

Fin copied over data
Data entry

2 mins

Attention to Detail
Solve

Medium

Recipe Review

2 mins

Attention to Detail
Solve

Medium

Wrong data entry
Data Entry Accuracy
Error Detection

2 mins

Attention to Detail
Solve

Medium

Adapting Communication Styles
Communication
Adaptability

2 mins

Customer Service
Solve

Medium

Appropriate Apology
Customer Complaints
Communication

2 mins

Customer Service
Solve

Easy

Toy is out of stock!

2 mins

Customer Service
Solve
🧐 Question🔧 Skill💪 Difficulty⌛ Time
Increasing monthly gross profit
Percentage Calculations
Numerical Reasoning
Medium2 mins
Solve
Magic bag
Arithmetic Sequences
Numerical Reasoning
Hard3 mins
Solve
Three Clocks
Time Calculations
Numerical Reasoning
Medium3 mins
Solve
Overseas office
Inferential Reasoning
Reading Comprehension
Verbal Reasoning
Easy2 mins
Solve
China manufacturing
Economic reasoning
Cost analysis
Verbal Reasoning
Medium2 mins
Solve
Commerical Premises
Reading comprehension
Verbal Reasoning
Medium2 mins
Solve
Code language
Attention to Detail
Medium2 mins
Solve
Fin copied over data
Data entry
Attention to Detail
Medium2 mins
Solve
Recipe Review
Attention to Detail
Medium2 mins
Solve
Wrong data entry
Data Entry Accuracy
Error Detection
Attention to Detail
Medium2 mins
Solve
Adapting Communication Styles
Communication
Adaptability
Customer Service
Medium2 mins
Solve
Appropriate Apology
Customer Complaints
Communication
Customer Service
Medium2 mins
Solve
Toy is out of stock!
Customer Service
Easy2 mins
Solve
Reason #4

1200+ customers in 75 countries

customers in 75 countries
Brandon

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 Bankers Aptitude 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.

Science behind Adaface tests
Reason #6

1 click candidate invites

Email invites: You can send candidates an email invite to the Bankers Aptitude 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


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About the Bankers Aptitude Online Test

Why you should use Pre-employment Bankers Aptitude Test?

The Bankers Aptitude Test makes use of scenario-based questions to test for on-the-job skills as opposed to theoretical knowledge, ensuring that candidates who do well on this screening test have the relavant skills. The questions are designed to covered following on-the-job aspects:

  • Ability to perform numerical calculations accurately and efficiently
  • Strong verbal reasoning skills to analyze and comprehend information
  • Sharp attention to detail to identify errors and inconsistencies
  • Proficiency in qualitative aptitude to solve complex problems
  • Fluency in the English language for effective communication
  • Solid understanding of quantitative aptitude concepts and application
  • Thorough knowledge of financial basics and terminology
  • Excellent customer service skills to cater to client needs
  • Ability to interpret and analyze numerical data
  • Strong critical thinking skills to evaluate and solve problems

Once the test is sent to a candidate, the candidate receives a link in email to take the test. For each candidate, you will receive a detailed report with skills breakdown and benchmarks to shortlist the top candidates from your pool.

What topics are covered in the Bankers Aptitude Test?

  • Numerical Reasoning

    Numerical reasoning assesses a candidate's ability to understand and analyze numerical information. This skill is measured in the Bankers Aptitude Test to determine an individual's proficiency in handling numerical data, which is crucial for making accurate financial calculations and decision-making in the banking profession.

  • Verbal Reasoning

    Verbal reasoning evaluates a candidate's ability to comprehend and analyze written information. It is an important skill to measure in the Bankers Aptitude Test as it assesses a candidate's proficiency in understanding complex banking terminology, policies, and procedures, which is essential for effective communication within the banking industry.

  • Attention to Detail

    Attention to detail measures a candidate's ability to spot and prevent errors in financial data and documents. This skill is crucial in the banking sector to ensure accuracy in financial transactions, minimize risks, and maintain the integrity of banking operations.

  • English

    The English skill assesses a candidate's understanding and competency in the English language, including grammar, vocabulary, and comprehension. In the banking industry, excellent command over English is necessary to effectively communicate with customers, colleagues, and stakeholders.

  • Quantitative Aptitude

    Quantitative aptitude evaluates a candidate's ability to solve mathematical problems quickly and accurately. This skill is measured in the Bankers Aptitude Test to assess a candidate's proficiency in handling numerical data, conducting financial analysis, and making informed decisions in financial settings.

  • Financial Basics

    Financial basics measure a candidate's knowledge and understanding of fundamental financial concepts such as accounting principles, financial statements, and basic financial calculations. This skill is essential in the banking industry as it helps in evaluating a candidate's potential for understanding complex financial situations and providing accurate financial advice and solutions to customers.

  • Customer Service

    Customer service measures a candidate's ability to interact effectively with customers, understand their needs, and provide satisfactory solutions. This skill is assessed in the Bankers Aptitude Test to determine a candidate's competency in building positive customer relationships, resolving complaints, and delivering excellent banking services which are crucial for maintaining customer satisfaction and loyalty.

  • Full list of covered topics

    The actual topics of the questions in the final test will depend on your job description and requirements. However, here's a list of topics you can expect the questions for Bankers Aptitude Test to be based on.

    Calculating percentages
    Interpreting data
    Solving word problems
    Analyzing financial statements
    Understanding financial ratios
    Reading comprehension
    Vocabulary and word usage
    Grammar and sentence structure
    Identifying errors and inconsistencies
    Critical thinking and problem-solving
    Basic mathematical operations
    Profit and loss calculations
    Simple and compound interest
    Time and distance problems
    Data interpretation
    Coding and decoding
    Number series
    Analogies
    Relationship concepts
    Quantitative comparison
    Basic accounting principles
    Banking terminology
    Interest rate calculations
    Loan calculations
    Currency conversions
    Withdrawal and deposit calculations
    Customer satisfaction and handling complaints
    Effective communication skills
    Building rapport with customers
    Product knowledge and information
    Understanding customer needs
    Service excellence
    Teamwork and collaboration
    Computer proficiency in MS Office
    Customer relationship management
    Time management
    Problem resolution
    Cross-selling and upselling techniques
    Financial products and services
    Risk assessment and management
    Cash handling and reconciliation
    Emotional intelligence
    Sales and negotiation skills
    Ethics and professionalism
    Basic economic concepts
    Inflation and deflation
    Stock markets and trading
    Budgeting and financial planning
    Investment options and strategies
    Insurance principles
    Credit and lending
    Banking regulations and compliance
    Data accuracy and completeness
    Identifying patterns and trends
    Attention to fine details
    Logical reasoning
    Time-management skills
    Organization and planning
    Reading comprehension
    Active listening
    Problem-solving abilities
    Decision-making skills
    Analyzing and interpreting data
    Understanding and following instructions
    Reviewing and verifying documents

What roles can I use the Bankers Aptitude Test for?

  • Banker
  • Financial Accountant
  • Data Analyst
  • Auditor
  • Quantitative Analyst
  • Financial Analyst
  • Business Analyst
  • Sales Executive

How is the Bankers Aptitude Test customized for senior candidates?

For intermediate/ experienced candidates, we customize the assessment questions to include advanced topics and increase the difficulty level of the questions. This might include adding questions on topics like

  • In-depth knowledge of banking industry regulations and practices
  • Proficiency in handling financial transactions accurately
  • Excellent grasp of risk management principles
  • Thorough understanding of banking products and services
  • Ability to interpret and apply accounting principles
  • Sound knowledge of economic trends and their impact on banking
  • Exceptional problem-solving skills to resolve customer issues
  • Solid understanding of credit and lending principles
  • Proficiency in using banking software and technology
  • Ability to identify and mitigate potential financial risks
  • Strong leadership skills to manage and motivate team members
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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.


85%
reduction in screening time

Bankers Aptitude Hiring Test FAQs

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. Here's a quick guide on how you can request a custom test.

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
  • Screen proctoring
  • Web proctoring
  • Webcam proctoring
  • Plagiarism detection
  • Secure browser
  • Copy paste protection

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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