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Content Writing Skills Test

About the test:

The content writer test focuses on evaluating candidates' grammar, vocabulary, reading comprehension, detail-orientedness & their command over the English language. It helps recruiters filter out candidates who would not be a good fit for the role.

Covered skills:

  • Grammar
  • Attention to detail
  • Vocabulary
  • Punctuation
See all covered skills

9 reasons why
9 reasons why

Adaface Content Writing Skills Test is the most accurate way to shortlist Content Writers



Reason #1

Tests for on-the-job skills

The Content Writer Online 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.

The Adaface Content Writer Online Test screens candidates for the typical skills recruiters look for Content Writer roles:

  • Understanding of grammar rules and sentence structures
  • Being conscious of details like flow, readability, and sentence variety
  • Computer proficiency is required since content writers utilize computers to produce projects and interact with their team
  • An awareness of best practices for search engine optimization
  • The ability to collaborate with other authors and editors on projects
  • The capacity to provide constructive comments on writing assignments

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

Reason #2

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.

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.

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

🧐 Question

Medium

Airline Operators
Solve
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.

Easy

Call Gurj Clooners
Solve
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Folks should call Gurj Clooners if they want to:

Medium

Cigarette taxation regime
Solve
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.

Easy

Reading Comprehension
Solve
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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.

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

Saturdays in May
Solve
Question: What was the date on the last Saturday of May, 2011?

Statements:

1. The first Saturday of that month fell on 7th.
2. The last day of that month was Tuesday.
Is the data provided in the statements sufficient to answer the question?

Medium

Wrong data entry
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

Overseas office
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?

Easy

China manufacturing
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
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.
🧐 Question🔧 Skill

Medium

Airline Operators
2 mins
English
Solve

Easy

Call Gurj Clooners
2 mins
English
Solve

Medium

Cigarette taxation regime
2 mins
English
Solve

Easy

Reading Comprehension
2 mins
English
Solve

Medium

Code language
2 mins
Attention to Detail
Solve

Medium

Saturdays in May
2 mins
Attention to Detail
Solve

Medium

Wrong data entry
2 mins
Attention to Detail
Solve

Medium

Overseas office
2 mins
Verbal Reasoning
Solve

Easy

China manufacturing
2 mins
Verbal Reasoning
Solve

Medium

Commerical Premises
2 mins
Verbal Reasoning
Solve
🧐 Question🔧 Skill💪 Difficulty⌛ Time
Airline Operators
English
Medium2 mins
Solve
Call Gurj Clooners
English
Easy2 mins
Solve
Cigarette taxation regime
English
Medium2 mins
Solve
Reading Comprehension
English
Easy2 mins
Solve
Code language
Attention to Detail
Medium2 mins
Solve
Saturdays in May
Attention to Detail
Medium2 mins
Solve
Wrong data entry
Attention to Detail
Medium2 mins
Solve
Overseas office
Verbal Reasoning
Medium2 mins
Solve
China manufacturing
Verbal Reasoning
Easy2 mins
Solve
Commerical Premises
Verbal Reasoning
Medium2 mins
Solve
Reason #4

1200+ 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 Content Writing Skills 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.

Reason #6

1 click candidate invites

Email invites: You can send candidates an email invite to the Content Writing Skills 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 #7

Detailed scorecards & comparative results

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.

Reason #9

Advanced Proctoring


About Content Writer Roles

Creating, editing, and releasing digital material is known as content writing.

Blog entries, video or podcast scripts, ebooks or whitepapers, press releases, product category descriptions, landing pages or social media material, and so on are all examples of content.

A Content Writer is a specialist that creates educational and entertaining articles to assist firms in promoting their products. They write on various topics and are responsible for producing the best written or visual content possible, from blog articles to press releases.

Typical Content Writer responsibilities include:

  • Finish writing tasks on time, fulfil deadlines, and adhere to style and project criteria
  • Update the content as needed in response to customer or client requests
  • Assist with creating style guides and recommend revisions to ensure that content is coherent and understandable
  • Collaborate with customers to determine their content requirements
  • Conduct research on any subject for content creation

What roles can I use the Content Writing Skills Test for?

  • Content Writer
  • Copywriter
  • Content Marketer

What topics are covered in the Content Writing Skills Test?

Engagement
Utility
Credibility
Plagiarism
Audience
Medium

Search Engine Optimization

SEO
Traffic
Content Types
Email Marketing
Copywriting
Web Analytics

Business-to-Business

B2B Content

Business-to-Consumer

B2C Content

Direct-to-Consumer

D2C Content

Search Engine Marketing

SEM

Software-as-a-Service

SaaS
Distrbution
Content Marketing Funnel

Top-of-Funnel

TOFU

Middle-of-Funnel

MOFU

Bottom-of-Funnel

BOFU
Content Marketing Channels
Content Planning
Content Strategy
Content Alignment
Content Audit
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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

FAQs

What is Content Writing Assessment Test?

The Content Writing Assessment Test can be used by recruiters to determine which candidates have the skills to do well as a content writer. It evaluates candidates on their grammar, vocubulary, english proficiency, verbal reasoning and attention to detail.

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.

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
  • Web proctoring
  • Webcam proctoring
  • Plagiarism detection
  • 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?

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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