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Business Analyst Aptitude Online Test

The business analyst test assesses a candidate's ability to understand, analyze and solve business problems. This test also focuses on a candidate's cognitive ability, problem solving skills and their ability to evaluate arguments logically.

Customized Based On:

  • Experience/ difficulty level
  • Multiple skills in 1 assessment
  • Job description/ role requirements

Covered Topics:

Analytical Thinking
Data Interpretation
Data Sufficiency
Listening Skills
Comprehension
Writing Skills
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Sample Business Analyst Aptitude Test Questions

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

🧐 Question🔧 Skill💪 Difficulty⌛ Time
Overseas office
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?

Options:

  • Rita started working for your company three months ago. In preparation for the relocation she stated looking for apartments at the new location.
  • Dani was happy to hear she will be relocating. After being with the company for 5 years, she will finally move back closer to her parents.
  • Rachel, who won “employee of the month” two months ago, only three months after she began working for the company, will be relocating.
  • Michele, who was promoted to manager in the rival company last week, will be relocating to the overseas office.
Verbal ReasoningMedium2 min
Airline Operators
Four airline operators A, B, C and D operate on a popular route between 2 cities, Rome and Venice in Italy. Airline A wanted to increase the number of seats sold, so they reduced their fares for this route. Airlines B, C, D imitated this move immediately. The general belief is that the volume of air travel between Rome and Venice would increase as a result of this. Which of the following statements, if true, would add trust to the general belief?
A: All 4 airlines see increased profits.
B: Airlines start slashing rates for other routes as well.
C: A study shows that around 80% of air travel in Italy is company sponsored.
D: A study shows that air travellers in Italy are price sensitive.

Options:

  • A
  • B
  • C
  • D
EnglishMedium2 min
Badminton Players
A badminton coach was trying to put together a team of 4 players for a friendly badminton championship out of 7 players. R, S, T are the male players, and W, X, Y, Z are the female players. Note that all players have equal ability, and the team needs to have atleast 2 male players. While selecting the team we need to keep in mind that all 4 players should be able to play with each other. We also need to keep the following restrictions in mind:
- R cannot play with Y
- S cannot play with W
- T cannot play with Z
Which of the following are true:

A: S and Z cannot be in the team together.
B: T and Y cannot be in the team together.
C: T and X cannot be in the team together.

Options:

  • Only A
  • Only B
  • Only C
  • A B
  • A C
  • B C
  • A B C
  • None of A,B,C
Logical ReasoningMedium3 min
China manufacturing
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.

Options:

  • A
  • B
  • C
  • D
  • E
Verbal ReasoningEasy2 min
Cigarette taxation regime
Cigarettes account for only 23% of tobacco consumption, and only 16% of 250 million tobacco consumers use cigarettes. However these 16% contribute 85% of the tax revenues to the Exchequer from the tobacco sector. The punitive cigarette taxation regime has kept the tax base narrow, and lowering taxes will expand this base. Which of these best bolsters the conclusion that lowering duties will expand the tax base?
A: The cigarette manufacturers’ association has decided to indulge in aggressive promotion.

B: Cigarette manufacturers are lobbying for a reduction on duties.

C: There is a likelihood that tobacco consumers will shift to cigarette smoking if cigarette prices reduce.

D: An increase in duties on non-cigarette tobacco may lead to a shift in favor of cigarette smoking.

E: There is a likelihood that tobacco consumers will shift to cigarettes if cigarette prices reduce.

F: A decrease in duties on non-cigarette tobacco may lead to more tobacco consumers shifting to cigarettes.

G: Cigarette smokers are becoming increasing aware of associated health risks.

H: Increased health warnings could reduce the tax base.

Options:

  • A
  • B
  • C
  • D
  • E
  • F
  • G
  • H
EnglishMedium2 min
Commerical Premises
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.

Options:

  • True
  • False
  • Cannot Say
Verbal ReasoningMedium2 min
Dividends
Consider the following line chart which shows the money invested by a company in production each year and the sales made by the company each year. If the pie chart shows the shareholding pattern of the company and the company gives 10% of the profit as dividends to its share holders then what is the average dividend received by retail investors from 2000 to 2004?
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Options:

  • 3/8 (crores)
  • 5/8 (crores)
  • 2/8 (crores)
  • 6/8 (crores)
  • 7/8 (crores)
  • 1/8 (crores)
Line Charts
Data InterpretationMedium3 min
Increasing monthly gross profit
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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Options:

  • 278,098
  • 272,450
  • 274,093
  • 244,726
Numerical ReasoningEasy2 min
Median
 Consider the following line chart which shows the sales of five different companies from 2000 to 2009. Which of the following companies has the maximum percentage increase in the median from 2000 to 2004 and 2005 to 2009.
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Options:

  • P
  • Q
  • R
  • S
  • T
  • P and R
  • Q and T
  • S and T
  • P and S
Percentages median
Data InterpretationMedium3 min
New requirements outside scope
Sam is a business analyst. They have been working on a project using an plan-driven approach. The digital marketing team has notified of new requirements saying that they would not be able to sell the product without the changes. The new requirements do not fall with the approved scope of the project. Which of the following actions should Sam avoid?

Options:

  • Change the solution scope
  • Change the new requirements
  • Facilitate communication between conflicting stakeholders
  • Change approach to change-driven
Business AnalysisEasy2 min
Positive correlation
Myra is working on her thesis for which she created a scatter plot of the number of teachers and the number of college graduates for cities in Australia. She noticed a positive correlation. Which of these do you think is the probable explanation for this correlation?
A: Teachers encourage people to go to college, so an increase in the number of teachers leads to an increase in the number of college graduates. 

B: Some college graduates choose teaching as a profession after graduating, so an increase in the number of college graduates also leads to an increase in the number of teachers.

C: There are more college graduates and teachers in higher income cities, so income is a confounding variable here, make it difficult to prove causation between number of teachers and number of college graduates.

D: Cities with a higher population have more teachers and more college graduates, so the correlation is due to a third variable (population of city).

E: The provided data is insufficient, so it is extremely difficult to establish the reason for the correlation.

F: Most college students choose non-teaching professions after graduating, which explains the correlation.

G: In Australia, college students are encouraged by their teachers to choose teaching as a profession after graduating.

Options:

  • A
  • B
  • C
  • D
  • E
  • F
  • G
Logical ReasoningMedium2 min
Reading Comprehension
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This note informs Savannah that:

A: she can purchase new toys at a discounted rate.
B: the toy store has a new collection that she can purchase from now.
C: she can sell her used toys to the store.
D: she can get used and new toys in the ongoing sale at the store.

Options:

  • A
  • B
  • C
  • D
EnglishEasy2 min

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About the Adaface Business Analyst Aptitude Assessment Test

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Topics:

Analytical Thinking
Data Interpretation
Data Sufficiency

Gap Analysis means the analysis of the differences between the functionalities of an existing and the targeted system.

Gap Analysis
Comprehension
Problem Solving
Project life cycle
Cognitive competencies
Excel
SQL
Macros
Business Intelligence
SDD
Fflowchart
ERP system

Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats Analysis is one of the most widely used technique in organizations for proper resource allocation.

SWOT

BRD stands for Business Requirement Document. It is a formal contract between the organization and the client for the development of the specific product.

BRD

Business modelling is a step-by-step approach for identifying the value proposition for operating the business.

Business modelling

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Why You Should Use This Business Analyst Assessment Test

The Adaface Business Analyst assessment Test helps recruiters and hiring managers to 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 expensive engineering time by filtering out unqualified candidates.

The Adaface Business Analyst assessment test screens candidates for the typical skills recruiters look for in a Business Analyst.

The insights generated from this assessment can be used by recruiters and hiring managers to identify the best candidates for the role. Anti-cheating features enable you to be comfortable with conducting assessments online. The Business Analyst Online Test is ideal for helping recruiters identify which candidates have the technical skills to do well on the job.

Skills assessed in the Business Analyst Test

The role of a business analyst requires expertise on a few skills and tools. Although the exact configuration of the custom assessment set up for your company will depend heavily on your job description, some common skills assessed are:

  • Problem-solving: Problem-solving is a major discipline within business analysis. Undertaking business analysis, business architecture, or enterprise architecture involve the use of a broad spectrum of knowledge and best practice in frameworks and techniques to solve business problems.
  • Logical/ Analytical reasoning: Analytical thinking is a key underlying competency for a business analyst. Strong analytical skills transform a BA from an “order taker” to a true collaborative partner for all stakeholders.
  • Analytics Tools: Microsoft Excel is ubiquitous in the business world. Sometimes, if the task will be repeatable, then a scripting language like R or Python would be more appropriate. A business analyst needs to be able to do statistical, quantitative, and exploratory data analysis using popular tools.
  • Critical Thinking: It is the mental process of carefully evaluating information and determining how to interpret it in order to make a sound judgment. This is a skill crucial for business analysts.

About Business Analyst Job Roles

Business Analysts conduct market analysis, analysing both product lines and the overall profitability of the business. In addition to performing financial and operational modelling, a Business Analyst is expected to develop new models that underpin sound business decisions.

Business analyst help guide businesses in improving processes, products, services and software through data analysis. They are responsible for bridging the gap between IT and the business using data analytics to assess processes, determine requirements and deliver data-driven recommendations and reports to executives and stakeholders.

Typical responsibilities of a business analyst might include:

  • Determine operational objectives by studying business functions; gathering information; evaluating output requirements and formats
  • Identify problems within a business, including through using data modelling techniques
  • Persuade internal and external stakeholders of the benefits of new technology or strategies
  • Define project requirements by identifying project milestones, phases and elements; forming project team; establishing project budget
  • Working closely with clients, technicians, and managerial staff
  • Updating, implementing and maintaining procedures
  • Monitoring deliverables and ensuring timely completion of projects
  • Conduct and coordinate financial, product, market, operational and related research to support strategic and business planning within the various departments and programs of the client group

This Business Analyst assessment test is designed to filter out candidates for roles like:

  • Junior Business Analyst
  • Senior Business Analyst
  • Associate Business Analyst

Distribution Of Test Scores

The actual score distribution will vary based on your candidate pipeline quality, but you should typically expect ~20% of the candidates to do well on Adaface assessments.

The score distribution for our assessments follow the normal curve. This is a good sign- standardized tests like SAT and GRE follow the normal distribution (bell curve).

Status quo assessments typically have the exact opposite of the bell curve (too many candidates getting close to 0, too many candidates getting close to 100 and too few candidates in the middle). This is typically because they focus on theoretical questions or trick questions, which are very binary in nature- either you know the trick/ theory or you don’t.

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Adaface conversational assessments are reflective of on-the-job skills and see an 86% completion rate as compared to ~50% for traditional assessment platforms.

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FAQs

What is a custom assessment?

Every role is different and requires a custom assessment to identify top candidates efficiently. Adaface subject matter experts understand your job description/ role requirements and pick the most relevant questions from our library of 10000+ questions to create a technical assessment that helps you find the qualified candidates in your candidate pipeline quickly. All custom assessments are set up based on the job description, role requirements, must-have skills, experience level and salary range within a maximum of 48 hours and you will get an email notification once it goes live.

Check out a sample assessment here (no credit card required).

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.

How is Adaface different from other assessment tools?

We believe that status quo tech assessment platforms are not a fair way for companies to evaluate engineers because they focus on trick questions/ puzzles/ niche algorithms. We started Adaface to help companies find great engineers by assessing on-the-job skills required for a role. Read more about why we started Adaface.

Here's what's different with Adaface:

  • High quality non-googleable questions that test for on-the-job skills as opposed to theoretical knowledge.
  • A friendly conversational assessment with a chatbot, instead of sending a "test" to a candidate. This translates to a higher completion rate. Adaface assessments (86% candidate completion rate), as opposed to traditional tests (40-50% candidate completion rate)
  • Customized assessments for 700+ skills at different experience levels.

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

We have the following anti-cheating features in place:

  • Web proctoring
  • Webcam proctoring
  • Plagairism detection
  • Non-googleable questions
  • 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?

The platform is completely self-serve, so here's one way to proceed:

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  • The free trial includes one sample assessment (Java/ JavaScript) that you will find in your dashboard when you sign up. You can use it to review the quality of questions, and the candidate experience of a conversational test on Adaface.
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