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About the test:

The Business Analyst Test uses scenario-based MCQs to evaluate candidates on their ability to identify and define business problems, gather and analyze requirements, create process models and data flows, develop use cases, and communicate effectively with stakeholders. Other key skills evaluated include critical thinking, problem-solving, data analysis, project management, and agile methodologies.

Covered skills:

  • Data Analysis
  • Data Visualization
  • Problem Solving
  • SQL CRUD Statements
  • Requirements Gathering
  • Critical Thinking
  • SQL Fundamentals

9 reasons why
9 reasons why

Adaface Business Analyst Assessment Test is the most accurate way to shortlist Business Analysts



Reason #1

Tests for on-the-job skills

The Business Analyst 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 SQL query language
  • Ability to interpret and analyze complex data sets
  • Skilled in conducting business analysis and requirements gathering
  • Demonstrates critical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Able to visualize data and communicate findings effectively
  • Solid understanding of SQL fundamentals
  • Ability to write and execute SQL CRUD statements
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.

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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.

How we design questions

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

🧐 Question

Medium

PV of customer segments
Market Segmentation
ROI
CLV
Solve
A retail company is exploring new customer segments to increase sales. You are provided with the following data on three potential customer segments:

Segment A:

- Average annual revenue per customer: $500
- Average customer retention rate: 80%
- Average customer acquisition cost: $200
- Expected segment size: 2,000 customers

Segment B:

- Average annual revenue per customer: $750
- Average customer retention rate: 70%
- Average customer acquisition cost: $300
- Expected segment size: 1,500 customers

Segment C:

- Average annual revenue per customer: $1,000
- Average customer retention rate: 60%
- Average customer acquisition cost: $400
- Expected segment size: 1,000 customers
Assuming a 10% discount rate, which customer segment should the company target to maximize the return on investment? A target customer segment would have higher customer lifetime value (CLV). Note that CLV is calculated by using the following formula:

CLV = (Average Annual Revenue per Customer * Gross Margin %) * (Retention Rate / (1 + Discount Rate - Retention Rate)) - Customer Acquisition Cost

Easy

Supply Chain Management
Cost Reduction
Solve
A company is considering two options to optimize its supply chain and reduce costs. The following data has been provided for each option:

Option Alpha:

- Annual transportation cost reduction: $300,000
- Annual inventory carrying cost increase: $250,000
- One-time implementation cost: $100,000

Option Beta:

- Annual transportation cost reduction: $200,000
- Annual inventory carrying cost increase: $150,000
- One-time implementation cost: $50,000

As a business analyst, determine which option provides a higher net cost reduction over a 3-year period.
A: Option Alpha provides a higher net cost reduction.
B: Option Beta provides a higher net cost reduction.
C: Both options provide the same net cost reduction.
D: Neither option provides a net cost reduction.
E: The net cost reduction cannot be determined with the given data.

Medium

Multi Select
JOIN
GROUP BY
Solve
Consider the following SQL table:
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How many rows does the following SQL query return?
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Medium

nth highest sales
Nested queries
User Defined Functions
Solve
Consider the following SQL table:
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Which of the following SQL commands will find the ‘nth highest Sales’ if it exists (returns null otherwise)?
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Medium

Select & IN
Nested queries
Solve
Consider the following SQL table:
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Which of the following SQL queries would return the year when neither a football or cricket winner was chosen?
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Medium

Sorting Ubers
Nested queries
Join
Comparison operators
Solve
Consider the following SQL table:
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What will be the first two tuples resulting from the following SQL command?
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Hard

With, AVG & SUM
MAX() MIN()
Aggregate functions
Solve
Consider the following SQL table:
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How many tuples does the following query return?
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Medium

Dividends
Financial Analysis
Percentage and Average Calculations
Solve
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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Medium

Laptop Brands
Proportions and Percentages
Financial Reasoning
Solve
Given below is the list of laptop brands and their details in which some data is missing. If the cost price of Dell is 3/5 of the cost price of Lenovo, then what will be the %profit of Dell?
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Hard

Median
Trend Analysis
Statistical Reasoning
Solve
 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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Medium

Claims for a new drug Xylanex
Critical Thinking
Evaluating Arguments
Identifying Assumptions
Solve
A pharmaceutical company claims that their new drug, Xylanex, is highly effective in treating a specific medical condition. They provide statistical data from a clinical trial to support their claim. However, a group of scientists has raised concerns about the validity of the study design and potential bias in the data collection process. They argue that the results may be inflated and not truly representative of the drug's effectiveness.

Which of the following assumptions is necessary to support the pharmaceutical company's claim?
A: The clinical trial participants were randomly selected and representative of the target population.
B: The scientists raising concerns have a conflict of interest and are biased against the pharmaceutical company.
C: The statistical analysis of the clinical trial data was conducted by independent experts.
D: The medical condition being treated by Xylanex is widespread and affects a large number of individuals.
E: The pharmaceutical company has a proven track record of developing effective drugs for similar medical conditions.

Medium

Emma's cafe business
Solve
Emma's cafe has been operating successfully for the last 6 years. Profits have been growing every year, with this year (2020) being their best year so far. As a thank you, Emma treated her staff to a meal at a Michelin star restaurant. 
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Below are 3 statements about Emma, her staff and her cafe. Can you help us decide whether the 3 statements are "True", "Probably True", "Insufficient Data to Say True or False", "Probably False", or "False".

1. Emma's staff members are happy.
2. Emma's cafe did well in 2016.
3. Emma is rich.

A: True
B: False
C: Probably True
D: Probably False
E: Insufficient Data

Medium

Ivory's new startup
Solve
Statement: Ivory started a new startup. We know for a fact that almost all startups fail within the first 2 years. 
Conclusion: Ivory's startup will fail.
Does the conclusion follow from the statement?
🧐 Question🔧 Skill

Medium

PV of customer segments
Market Segmentation
ROI
CLV

3 mins

Business Analysis
Solve

Easy

Supply Chain Management
Cost Reduction

2 mins

Business Analysis
Solve

Medium

Multi Select
JOIN
GROUP BY

2 mins

SQL
Solve

Medium

nth highest sales
Nested queries
User Defined Functions

3 mins

SQL
Solve

Medium

Select & IN
Nested queries

3 mins

SQL
Solve

Medium

Sorting Ubers
Nested queries
Join
Comparison operators

3 mins

SQL
Solve

Hard

With, AVG & SUM
MAX() MIN()
Aggregate functions

2 mins

SQL
Solve

Medium

Dividends
Financial Analysis
Percentage and Average Calculations

3 mins

Data Interpretation
Solve

Medium

Laptop Brands
Proportions and Percentages
Financial Reasoning

2 mins

Data Interpretation
Solve

Hard

Median
Trend Analysis
Statistical Reasoning

3 mins

Data Interpretation
Solve

Medium

Claims for a new drug Xylanex
Critical Thinking
Evaluating Arguments
Identifying Assumptions

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
🧐 Question🔧 Skill💪 Difficulty⌛ Time
PV of customer segments
Market Segmentation
ROI
CLV
Business Analysis
Medium3 mins
Solve
Supply Chain Management
Cost Reduction
Business Analysis
Easy2 mins
Solve
Multi Select
JOIN
GROUP BY
SQL
Medium2 mins
Solve
nth highest sales
Nested queries
User Defined Functions
SQL
Medium3 mins
Solve
Select & IN
Nested queries
SQL
Medium3 mins
Solve
Sorting Ubers
Nested queries
Join
Comparison operators
SQL
Medium3 mins
Solve
With, AVG & SUM
MAX() MIN()
Aggregate functions
SQL
Hard2 mins
Solve
Dividends
Financial Analysis
Percentage and Average Calculations
Data Interpretation
Medium3 mins
Solve
Laptop Brands
Proportions and Percentages
Financial Reasoning
Data Interpretation
Medium2 mins
Solve
Median
Trend Analysis
Statistical Reasoning
Data Interpretation
Hard3 mins
Solve
Claims for a new drug Xylanex
Critical Thinking
Evaluating Arguments
Identifying Assumptions
Critical Thinking
Medium2 mins
Solve
Emma's cafe business
Critical Thinking
Medium2 mins
Solve
Ivory's new startup
Critical Thinking
Medium2 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 Business Analyst 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 Business Analyst 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

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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 Business Analyst Online Test

Why you should use Pre-employment Business Analyst Test?

The Business Analyst 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:

  • Proficient in SQL Fundamentals
  • Demonstrated ability in data interpretation
  • Skilled in business analysis techniques
  • Strong critical thinking skills
  • Excellent problem-solving ability
  • Ability to gather and document requirements
  • Experience with data analysis
  • Proficient in data visualization techniques
  • Expertise in SQL CRUD statements
  • Advanced understanding of data modeling

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 Business Analyst Test?

  • Data Analysis

    Data analysis is the process of inspecting, cleansing, transforming, and modeling data to discover useful information, draw conclusions, and support decision-making. This skill is measured in the test to ensure that candidates have the ability to gather insights from data and make informed decisions based on their analysis.

  • Requirements Gathering

    Requirements gathering involves capturing and documenting the needs and constraints of a project or system. It is a crucial skill for business analysts as it allows them to understand stakeholder requirements, define project goals, and ensure that the final deliverables align with the expectations of the stakeholders.

  • Data Visualization

    Data visualization is the graphical representation of data and information. Effective data visualization helps in understanding complex datasets, identifying patterns, and communicating insights. This skill is important to assess in the test to determine if candidates can present data in a visually appealing and meaningful way.

  • Critical Thinking

    Critical thinking is the objective analysis and evaluation of an issue or situation in order to form a judgment. It involves logical reasoning, questioning assumptions, and considering different perspectives. Measuring this skill in the test ensures that candidates possess the ability to think critically and make well-informed decisions based on sound reasoning.

  • Problem Solving

    Problem solving is the process of finding solutions to complex or ambiguous problems. It requires identifying the root cause, analyzing alternatives, and selecting the most appropriate course of action. This skill is essential for business analysts to address challenges, improve processes, and drive positive outcomes.

  • SQL Fundamentals

    SQL fundamentals include the ability to write and understand Structured Query Language (SQL) statements. SQL is a standard language for managing relational databases. Measuring this skill in the test ensures that candidates have the basic knowledge and proficiency to work with databases and retrieve data effectively.

  • SQL CRUD Statements

    SQL CRUD statements refer to Create, Read, Update, and Delete operations in SQL. These statements are used to manage and manipulate data in a database. Measuring this skill in the test assesses the candidate's knowledge of database operations and their ability to interact with data using SQL.

  • 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 Business Analyst Test to be based on.

    SQL SELECT statements
    SQL JOINs
    SQL aggregation functions
    Normalization
    Data modeling
    Eliciting requirements
    Process mapping
    Stakeholder analysis
    Gap analysis
    Use case modeling
    Data visualization techniques
    Dashboard design
    Data storytelling
    Data interpretation
    Critical thinking skills
    Logical reasoning
    Analytical thinking
    Problem-solving techniques
    Hypothesis testing
    Statistical analysis
    Data cleaning and preprocessing
    Data manipulation techniques
    Data mining
    Normalization
    Relational database concepts
    Database management systems
    Entity-relationship modeling
    Data warehouse design
    SQL data types
    SQL functions
    SQL subqueries
    SQL views
    SQL indexes
    SQL transactions
    SQL constraints
    SQL stored procedures
    SQL triggers
    SQL user-defined functions
    SQL performance optimization
    SQL error handling
    Creating, reading, updating, and deleting data in SQL
    Data analysis techniques
    Data visualization tools
    Data exploration
    Data presentation
    Root cause analysis
    Data-driven decision making
    Business process improvement
    Requirements documentation
    Quality assurance
    User acceptance testing
    Change management
    Project management principles
    Agile methodology
    SCRUM framework
    Use case documentation
    Software development life cycle
    Data reporting
    Query optimization
    Indexing strategies
    Database performance tuning
    Database security
    Database backup and recovery
    Data migration
    Data integration
    Data privacy and compliance
    Problem-solving methodologies

What roles can I use the Business Analyst Test for?

  • Business Analyst
  • Data Analyst
  • Project Manager
  • Process Analyst

How is the Business Analyst 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

  • Ability to perform root cause analysis
  • Knowledge of SQL optimization techniques
  • Experience in conducting feasibility studies
  • Proficient in data cleansing and transformation
  • Familiarity with statistical analysis methods
  • Ability to create SQL joins and subqueries
  • Expertise in data mining techniques
  • Strong understanding of data warehousing concepts
  • Experience with ETL (Extract, Transform, Load) processes
  • Proficiency in using reporting and BI tools
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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

Business Analyst 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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