Test Duration

~ 35 mins

Difficulty Level

Moderate

Questions

- 5 Business Analysis MCQs
- 5 SQL MCQs
- 5 Data Interpretation MCQs
- 5 Critical Thinking MCQs
- 5 Excel MCQs

Availability

Available on request

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About the test:

The Business Analyst Excel Test uses scenario-based MCQs to evaluate candidates on their proficiency in using Microsoft Excel for data analysis and visualization. The test assesses candidates on their knowledge of Excel formulas and functions, such as SUM, AVERAGE, and VLOOKUP, as well as their ability to create and modify Excel charts and graphs. It also evaluates their familiarity with Excel features, such as pivot tables, conditional formatting, and data validation, and their ability to use Excel for financial modeling and forecasting.

Covered skills:

- Worksheet and Charts
- Excel Functions
- Pivot tables
- Data visualization
- Charts and graphs
- Data filtering
- Statistical analysis
- SQL Basics
- Logical Reasoning

- Operators
- Excel Formulas
- Data analysis
- Conditional formatting
- Data manipulation
- Lookup and reference functions
- Macros and VBA
- SQL CRUD Queries

Test Duration

~ 35 mins

Difficulty Level

Moderate

Questions

- 5 Business Analysis MCQs
- 5 SQL MCQs
- 5 Data Interpretation MCQs
- 5 Critical Thinking MCQs
- 5 Excel MCQs

Availability

Available on request

9 reasons why

9 reasons why

Reason #1

The Business Analyst Excel 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:

- Proficient in business analysis techniques and methodologies
- Ability to write SQL queries for data retrieval and manipulation
- Skilled at interpreting and analyzing data to provide insights and recommendations
- Strong critical thinking skills for problem-solving and decision-making
- Advanced knowledge of Excel functions and formulas
- Ability to create and manipulate pivot tables for data analysis
- Proficient in data visualization using charts and graphs
- Expertise in conditional formatting to highlight data patterns and trends
- Knowledge of data manipulation techniques for cleaning and transforming data
- Familiarity with lookup and reference functions for data integration
- Ability to conduct statistical analysis for business forecasting
- Experience in creating macros and using VBA for automating tasks
- Understanding of SQL basics and CRUD queries
- Logical reasoning skills for analyzing and evaluating business scenarios

Reason #2

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 AdafaceReason #3

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

🧐 Question | |||||
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Medium PV of customer segments | Solve | ||||

Easy Supply Chain Management | Solve | ||||

Medium Multi Select | Solve | ||||

Medium nth highest sales | Solve | ||||

Medium Select & IN | Solve | ||||

Medium Sorting Ubers | Solve | ||||

Hard With, AVG & SUM | Solve | ||||

Medium Dividends | Solve | ||||

Medium Laptop Brands | Solve | ||||

Hard Median | Solve | ||||

Medium Claims for a new drug Xylanex | Solve | ||||

Medium Emma's cafe business | Solve | ||||

Medium Ivory's new startup | Solve | ||||

Medium MATCH INDEX LOOKUP | Solve | ||||

Medium Organization data | Solve | ||||

Medium Student scores | Solve | ||||

Medium VLOOKUP blood donor | Solve | ||||

🧐 Question | 🔧 Skill | ||
---|---|---|---|

Medium PV of customer segments | 3 mins Business Analysis | Solve | |

Easy Supply Chain Management | 2 mins Business Analysis | Solve | |

Medium Multi Select | 2 mins SQL | Solve | |

Medium nth highest sales | 3 mins SQL | Solve | |

Medium Select & IN | 3 mins SQL | Solve | |

Medium Sorting Ubers | 3 mins SQL | Solve | |

Hard With, AVG & SUM | 2 mins SQL | Solve | |

Medium Dividends | 3 mins Data Interpretation | Solve | |

Medium Laptop Brands | 2 mins Data Interpretation | Solve | |

Hard Median | 3 mins Data Interpretation | Solve | |

Medium Claims for a new drug Xylanex | 2 mins Critical Thinking | Solve | |

Medium Emma's cafe business | 2 mins Critical Thinking | Solve | |

Medium Ivory's new startup | 2 mins Critical Thinking | Solve | |

Medium MATCH INDEX LOOKUP | 2 mins Excel | Solve | |

Medium Organization data | 3 mins Excel | Solve | |

Medium Student scores | 2 mins Excel | Solve | |

Medium VLOOKUP blood donor | 2 mins Excel | Solve |

🧐 Question | 🔧 Skill | 💪 Difficulty | ⌛ Time | ||
---|---|---|---|---|---|

PV of customer segments | Business Analysis | Medium | 3 mins | Solve | |

Supply Chain Management | Business Analysis | Easy | 2 mins | Solve | |

Multi Select | SQL | Medium | 2 mins | Solve | |

nth highest sales | SQL | Medium | 3 mins | Solve | |

Select & IN | SQL | Medium | 3 mins | Solve | |

Sorting Ubers | SQL | Medium | 3 mins | Solve | |

With, AVG & SUM | SQL | Hard | 2 mins | Solve | |

Dividends | Data Interpretation | Medium | 3 mins | Solve | |

Laptop Brands | Data Interpretation | Medium | 2 mins | Solve | |

Median | Data Interpretation | Hard | 3 mins | Solve | |

Claims for a new drug Xylanex | Critical Thinking | Medium | 2 mins | Solve | |

Emma's cafe business | Critical Thinking | Medium | 2 mins | Solve | |

Ivory's new startup | Critical Thinking | Medium | 2 mins | Solve | |

MATCH INDEX LOOKUP | Excel | Medium | 2 mins | Solve | |

Organization data | Excel | Medium | 3 mins | Solve | |

Student scores | Excel | Medium | 2 mins | Solve | |

VLOOKUP blood donor | Excel | Medium | 2 mins | Solve |

Reason #4

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

The most important thing while implementing the pre-employment Business Analyst Excel 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 testsReason #6

**Email invites**: You can send candidates an email invite to the Business Analyst Excel 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.

Reason #8

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.

Reason #9

User authentication

Plagiarism detection

IP proctoring

Web proctoring

Webcam proctoring

Screen proctoring

Full screen proctoring

Non-googleable questions

ChatGPT protection

Copy paste protection

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

You can check out our pricing plans.

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

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

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