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The Computer Literacy Test assesses a candidate's knowledge and proficiency in various computer-related topics, including Linux, Excel, System Administration, Typing, Data Entry, Scripting, and HTML/CSS.

Covered skills:

  • Computer Literacy
  • Typing
  • Excel
  • Data Entry

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9 reasons why
9 reasons why

Adaface Computer Literacy Assessment Test is the most accurate way to shortlist Software Developers

Reason #1

Tests for on-the-job skills

The Computer Literacy 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:

  • Ability to navigate and operate computer applications efficiently
  • Proficiency in using Excel for data analysis and manipulation
  • Accurate and fast typing skills
  • Ability to enter data accurately and swiftly
  • Knowledge of basic computer hardware and software components
  • Understanding of computer security and data privacy
  • Familiarity with common computer programs and their functions
  • Proficiency in using shortcuts and hotkeys to increase productivity
  • Ability to troubleshoot common computer issues
  • Understanding of basic networking concepts
  • Ability to create and format documents using word processing software
  • Basic understanding of computer programming concepts
  • Knowledge of email etiquette and effective communication through digital means
  • Awareness of online collaboration tools and their functionalities
  • Understanding of cloud computing and file storage
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.

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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

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Reason #5

Designed for elimination, not selection

The most important thing while implementing the pre-employment Computer Literacy 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.

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Reason #6

1 click candidate invites

Email invites: You can send candidates an email invite to the Computer Literacy 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.

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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.

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Reason #9

Advanced Proctoring

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About the Computer Literacy Online Test

Why you should use Pre-employment Computer Literacy Test?

The Computer Literacy 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:

  • Understanding basic computer hardware and software components
  • Proficiency in using Microsoft Excel for data analysis and manipulation
  • Ability to efficiently navigate and operate computer systems and applications
  • Familiarity with typing techniques and accuracy in typing speed
  • Knowledge of data entry best practices and accuracy in data input
  • Strong problem-solving skills for troubleshooting computer-related issues
  • Experience in using spreadsheet functions and formulas
  • Proficiency in managing and organizing files and folders
  • Understanding of computer security practices and measures
  • Ability to create and edit professional documents using word processing software

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 Computer Literacy Test?

  • Computer Literacy

    Computer literacy refers to the basic knowledge and understanding of computers, including their functions, operating systems, and software applications. This skill is measured in the test to ensure that candidates possess the fundamental knowledge required to navigate and utilize computer systems effectively, which is essential in many modern workplaces.

  • Excel

    Excel is a spreadsheet program developed by Microsoft that allows users to perform calculations, analyze data, and create visual representations of information. This skill is measured in the test as Excel proficiency is highly sought-after in various job roles, particularly those involving data analysis, financial modeling, and project management.

  • Typing

    Typing refers to the ability to input text on a keyboard accurately and efficiently. In the context of the test, measuring typing skills helps assess a candidate's speed and accuracy in entering information, which is crucial in tasks that involve data entry, content creation, and communication through digital platforms.

  • Data Entry

    Data entry involves the accurate and efficient inputting of information into databases, spreadsheets, or other digital systems. This skill is measured in the test to evaluate a candidate's proficiency in handling large volumes of data and ensuring its integrity, which is vital for roles that require maintaining and analyzing datasets, such as administrative, research, and data management positions.

  • 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 Computer Literacy Test to be based on.

    Computer hardware
    Operating systems
    File management
    Internet navigation
    Web browsers
    Search engines
    Email basics
    Formulas and functions
    Charts and graphs
    Data analysis
    Data entry techniques
    Typing speed
    Accuracy in typing
    Keyboard shortcuts
    Mouse navigation
    Copying and pasting
    Computer security
    Anti-virus software
    Firewall protection
    Network troubleshooting
    Data backup and recovery
    Word processing software
    Formatting documents
    Headers and footers
    Tables and lists
    Spell check and grammar
    Programming languages
    Variables and data types
    Conditional statements
    Loops and iterations
    Debugging techniques
    Version control
    Email etiquette
    Online collaboration tools
    File sharing and storage
    Cloud computing benefits
    Cloud storage providers
    Online security and privacy
    Phishing and malware awareness
    Social media basics
    Online shopping
    Internet banking
    Digital citizenship
    Data privacy regulations
    Ergonomics and posture
    Multitasking skills
    Time management
    Online research
    Presentation software
    Design principles
    Data visualization
    Basic programming concepts
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What roles can I use the Computer Literacy Test for?

  • Software Developer
  • Database Administrator
  • System Administrator
  • Data Analyst
  • Web Developer
  • Technical Support Specialist
  • Quality Assurance Engineer
  • Business Analyst
  • IT Manager
  • Network Administrator

How is the Computer Literacy 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

  • Experience with advanced Excel features such as pivot tables and macros
  • Knowledge of database management and query languages
  • Proficiency in using keyboard shortcuts and hotkeys to improve productivity
  • Understanding of network connectivity and basic troubleshooting
  • Experience in data validation and analysis using Excel functions
  • Knowledge of internet browsing and search techniques
  • Familiarity with spreadsheet automation through scripting or programming
  • Ability to effectively communicate technical information to non-technical users
  • Experience in financial data analysis and reporting using Excel
  • Proficiency in performing data entry tasks with high accuracy
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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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Computer Literacy 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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