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The Data Entry Clerk Test evaluates a candidate's ability to accurately enter data, interpret and analyze Excel data, perform business analysis, and utilize data entry tools effectively.

Covered skills:

  • Data Entry
  • Excel Data Interpretation
  • Attention-to-Detail
  • Typing
  • Numerical Reasoning
  • Communciation

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9 reasons why
9 reasons why

Adaface Data Entry Clerk Assessment Test is the most accurate way to shortlist Data Entry Clerks



Reason #1

Tests for on-the-job skills

The Data Entry Clerk 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:

  • Accurate data entry with minimal errors
  • Ability to type quickly and accurately
  • Attention to detail in verifying data
  • Proficiency in using spreadsheets and data entry software
  • Effective communication skills in documenting and reporting
  • Ability to identify and correct errors in data
  • Knowledge of Excel functions and formulas
  • Understanding of data interpretation and analysis
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Familiarity with data protection and confidentiality policies
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 Data Entry Clerk Test will be non-googleable.

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Typing Test Dumpling hunt
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Typing
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One sunny afternoon, Po, the legendary Kung Fu Panda, decided to take a break from his martial arts training and visit the bustling village market. He had a craving for his favorite dumplings and was eager to find the tastiest ones. As Po strolled through the market, his enthusiasm drew the attention of curious onlookers. They giggled and whispered as the giant panda, clad in his iconic Kung Fu attire, carefully examined fruits and vegetables, hunting for the freshest ingredients. At the dumpling stall, Po's excitement peaked, and he accidentally knocked over a tower of bamboo steamers. The vendor, surprisingly unflustered, smiled and said, "Ah, the great Dragon Warrior! No need to worry, Po. A few fallen steamers are nothing compared to the joy you bring to our village." The crowd erupted in laughter as Po sheepishly grinned and picked up the steamers. He left the market with a basket full of delicious dumplings and a heart warmed by the villagers' affection. The day Po went shopping would be fondly remembered as a delightful and hilarious break from the ordinary.

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Typing Test The Resilient Forge
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Typing
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Once upon a time, in a picturesque village nestled at the base of a majestic mountain range, there lived a talented blacksmith named Charles. Charles was renowned throughout the land for his incredible craftsmanship and the unmatched quality of his creations. People traveled great distances to purchase his fine swords, delicate jewelry, and durable tools. Charles felt immense pride in his work and was always eager to share his knowledge with anyone who showed a genuine interest in his craft. One sunny day, as Charles hammered away at his anvil, a young woman named Emily approached his workshop with a sense of wonder in her eyes. She marveled at the intricate designs and the gleaming metalwork that adorned the walls. Feeling a deep desire to learn the art of blacksmithing, Emily hesitantly asked Charles if he would be willing to teach her the secrets of his trade. Charles, a generous soul, agreed without hesitation, and so began Emily's apprenticeship. Each day, she absorbed the lessons of her mentor, gradually honing her skills and developing her unique style. As time passed, Emily's creations began to rival those of Charles, and together they forged a partnership that brought their village even greater fame and prosperity. One fateful evening, a fierce storm rolled in, bringing with it torrential rain and unrelenting winds. Lightning illuminated the sky, casting eerie shadows across the village. Suddenly, a massive bolt of lightning struck Charles and Emily's workshop, setting it ablaze. The villagers, working tirelessly to extinguish the flames, managed to save their beloved blacksmiths' lives, but the workshop and all their creations were lost to the fire. Undeterred, Charles and Emily decided to rebuild their workshop and continue their shared passion for blacksmithing. With the support of their community, they created a new, even grander workshop, and their artistry continued to flourish. The tale of their resilience and unwavering determination became a beacon of inspiration for generations to come.

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Code language
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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?

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Fin copied over data
Data entry
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Fin copied the data from a printed sheet to the computer to upload to our server. How many attributes did they make an error in copying?
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Recipe Review
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You are a professional chef reviewing a recipe for a cooking class you're teaching. The recipe is for a classic Margherita pizza and includes the following ingredients:

- Pizza dough
- Tomato sauce
- Mozzarella cheese
- Fresh basil
- Extra-virgin olive oil

However, when you read the step-by-step instructions, you see the following steps:

1. Preheat the oven to 475°F (245°C).
2. Roll out the pizza dough on a floured surface.
3. Spread the tomato sauce over the dough.
4. Arrange the sliced bell peppers and mushrooms evenly over the sauce.
5. Sprinkle mozzarella cheese on top.
6. Bake for 12-15 minutes until the crust is golden and the cheese is bubbly and slightly browned.
7. Remove from the oven and garnish with fresh basil and a drizzle of olive oil before serving.

What is the issue with the recipe instructions?
A: The oven temperature is set too high.
B: The pizza dough should not be rolled out on a floured surface.
C: The tomato sauce is applied in the wrong step.
D: Ingredients mentioned in the instructions are not listed in the recipe.
E: No issues were found in the recipe instructions.

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Wrong data entry
Data Entry Accuracy
Error Detection
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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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Email Review
Communication
Proofreading
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You are an executive assistant tasked with proofreading an email before it's sent to a potential client. Here's the draft:
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Which of the following corrections should be made to this email?
A: Change "apprecaite" to "appreciate"
B: Change "optimizes" to "optimize"
C: Change "hesistate" to "hesitate"
D: Changes A and B
E: Changes B and C
F: Changes C and A
G: Changes A, B and C
H: No changes necessary

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Health Report Scrutiny
Data Analysis
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You are a public health officer reviewing a report on a recent outbreak of a rare disease in a small town. The report includes the following data:

- The outbreak started on June 1, 2023.
- The peak of the outbreak occurred in mid-July, with over 100 new cases daily.
- The outbreak was controlled by early August 2023.
- A total of 1,250 cases were reported.

However, in the section on patient demographics, the report states, "Of the 1,350 patients affected, 65% were adults (18-64), 20% were seniors (65 and above), and 15% were children (below 18)."

What is the discrepancy in the report?
A: The timeline of the outbreak is inconsistent.
B: The peak of the outbreak is misstated.
C: The total number of reported cases doesn't match with the patient demographics data.
D: The age groups for the demographics are incorrect.
E: No discrepancy was found in the report.

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Tech Report Reassessment
Data Analysis
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You are a technology analyst reviewing a report on the performance of a new software update. The report includes the following details:

- The update was released in January 2023.
- It targeted to improve processing speed by 15%.
- User feedback surveys report an average satisfaction score of 4 out of 5.
- Out of the 1000 survey responses, 850 users rated their satisfaction with the update as 3 or below.

What is the discrepancy in the report?
A: The release date of the software update is incorrect.
B: The projected improvement in processing speed is overstated.
C: The average user satisfaction score contradicts the findings of the user feedback survey.
D: The number of survey responses is incorrectly stated.
E: No discrepancy was found in the report.

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MATCH INDEX LOOKUP
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Some friends live in adjacent apartments in a building in Central Perk, New York. We want to write a function to search the apartment number by name. Which of the following functions should we use?
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Organization data
Data transformation
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We have two Excel files with organization data. One file has Organization ID and Organization Name fields, whereas the second file has Organization ID, Organization Name and Country fields. We wrote a query to retrieve the data from both files. Here’s a sample of the data retrieved:
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We want to ensure Organization ID field is unique. Which of the following is the ideal solution that ensures Organization ID field is unique while retaining Country data?

A: Select the Organization ID and Country columns, and then click Keep Duplicates.
B: Select the Organization ID and Country columns, and then click Remove Duplicates.
C: Use Group BY function to group the rows by Organization ID. Specify output columns for Organization Name and Country using MAX operation.
D: Select Organization ID column and then click Remove Duplicates. Then specify output columns for Country using MAX operation.

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Student scores
Data formatting
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Here’s a sample Excel data source:
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Here’s the expected data format: 
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Which of the following is the correct way to transform the data from the query editor to achieve the result?

A: Columns to Select: Student Only
B: Columns to Select: Student and Student ID
C: Columns to Select: Primary and Secondary
D: Command to Use: Pivot Column
E: Command to Use: Reverse Rows
F: Command to Use: Unpivot Columns

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VLOOKUP blood donor
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We are looking to find the contact number of the only blood donor with blood group O-. Which function should we use to look up the correct contact number? Here's the documentation for VLOOKUP: =VLOOKUP(lookup value, range containing the lookup value, the column number in the range containing the return value, Approximate match (TRUE) or Exact match (FALSE)).
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A: =VLOOKUP("O-", A1:E10, 3, TRUE)
B: =VLOOKUP("O-", A1:E10, 3, FALSE)
C: =VLOOKUP("O-", D1:D10, 4)
D: =VLOOKUP("O-", D1:D10, 3)
E: =VLOOKUP("O-", A1:E10, 4, TRUE)
F: =VLOOKUP("O-", A1:E10, 4, FALSE)
G: =VLOOKUP("Kane", A1:E10, 4)
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Typing Test Dumpling hunt
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Typing

5 mins

Typing
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Typing Test The Resilient Forge
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Typing

8 mins

Typing
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Code language

2 mins

Attention to Detail
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Fin copied over data
Data entry

2 mins

Attention to Detail
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Recipe Review

2 mins

Attention to Detail
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Wrong data entry
Data Entry Accuracy
Error Detection

2 mins

Attention to Detail
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Email Review
Communication
Proofreading

2 mins

Error Checking
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Health Report Scrutiny
Data Analysis

2 mins

Error Checking
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Tech Report Reassessment
Data Analysis

2 mins

Error Checking
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MATCH INDEX LOOKUP

2 mins

Excel
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Organization data
Data transformation

3 mins

Excel
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Student scores
Data formatting

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Excel
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VLOOKUP blood donor

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Excel
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Typing Test Dumpling hunt
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Typing
Typing
Medium5 minsTry practice test
Typing Test The Resilient Forge
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Typing
Typing
Medium8 minsTry practice test
Code language
Attention to Detail
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Fin copied over data
Data entry
Attention to Detail
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Recipe Review
Attention to Detail
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Wrong data entry
Data Entry Accuracy
Error Detection
Attention to Detail
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Email Review
Communication
Proofreading
Error Checking
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Health Report Scrutiny
Data Analysis
Error Checking
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Tech Report Reassessment
Data Analysis
Error Checking
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MATCH INDEX LOOKUP
Excel
Medium2 minsTry practice test
Organization data
Data transformation
Excel
Medium3 minsTry practice test
Student scores
Data formatting
Excel
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VLOOKUP blood donor
Excel
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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

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Reason #5

Designed for elimination, not selection

The most important thing while implementing the pre-employment Data Entry Clerk 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 Data Entry Clerk 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 Data Entry Clerk Online Test

Why you should use Pre-employment Data Entry Clerk Test?

The Data Entry Clerk 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:

  • Typing speed and accuracy
  • Attention to detail in data entry
  • Error checking and verification
  • Proficiency in Excel for data manipulation
  • Effective communication in written form
  • Ability to interpret and analyze data
  • Numerical reasoning and problem-solving
  • Advanced Excel functions and formulas
  • Data cleaning and validation techniques
  • Efficient multitasking and time management

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 Data Entry Clerk Test?

  • Data Entry

    Data entry involves inputting information into a computer system accurately and efficiently. This skill is measured in the test to assess the candidate's ability to enter data quickly and without errors, as data entry is a critical task in many business operations.

  • Typing

    Typing is the skill of using a keyboard to type accurately and at a reasonable speed. This skill is measured in the test to evaluate the candidate's proficiency in typing, as it is essential for performing data entry tasks efficiently and effectively.

  • Excel Data Interpretation

    Excel data interpretation involves analyzing and interpreting data in Microsoft Excel. This skill is measured in the test to assess the candidate's ability to work with Excel formulas, functions, and charts, as well as their understanding of data analysis techniques using Excel.

  • Numerical Reasoning

    Numerical reasoning is the skill of understanding and manipulating numerical information to solve problems. This skill is measured in the test to evaluate the candidate's ability to comprehend and work with numerical data accurately, as it is crucial for performing data entry tasks that involve numbers.

  • Attention-to-Detail

    Attention-to-detail is the skill of being thorough and meticulous in tasks by noticing and addressing even the smallest errors or discrepancies. This skill is measured in the test to assess the candidate's ability to maintain accuracy and precision in data entry, as well as their capacity to identify and correct mistakes to ensure data integrity.

  • Communication

    Communication is the skill of exchanging information effectively and clearly. This skill is measured in the test to evaluate the candidate's written and verbal communication abilities, as data entry clerks often need to collaborate and communicate with team members and supervisors to ensure accuracy and clarify data-related queries.

  • 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 Data Entry Clerk Test to be based on.

    Keyboard shortcuts
    Numeric keypad usage
    Typing speed and accuracy
    Proofreading techniques
    Identifying data entry errors
    Formatting data in Excel
    Sorting and filtering data
    Creating charts and graphs in Excel
    Using formulas and functions in Excel
    Working with pivot tables
    Importing and exporting data in Excel
    Cell referencing in formulas
    Data validation
    Creating and editing spreadsheets
    File management and organization
    Data interpretation and analysis
    Reviewing and editing data
    Data entry software usage
    Managing multiple data entry tasks
    Maintaining data integrity
    Recognizing and resolving data inconsistencies
    Communication etiquette
    Active listening skills
    Written communication skills
    Effective data reporting
    Collaboration with team members
    Following data entry guidelines and protocols
    Using data entry templates
    Understanding data confidentiality
    Identifying and reporting data breaches
    Ensuring data accuracy and completeness
    Identifying and removing duplicate data
    Managing data entry workload
    Working with alphanumeric data
    Data entry time management
    Data entry quality control
    Verifying data accuracy
    Troubleshooting data entry issues
    Data entry best practices
    Understanding of data entry formats
    Using shortcut keys in data entry software
    Data entry speed improvement
    Data entry productivity techniques
    Data entry error prevention
    Data entry error correction
    Data entry efficiency improvement
    Data entry training and development
    Attention to detail in data entry
    Data entry accuracy measurement
    Data entry validation techniques
    Data entry audit trails
    Data entry performance evaluation
    Data entry performance metrics
    Data entry quality assurance
    Data entry verification process
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What roles can I use the Data Entry Clerk Test for?

  • Data Entry Clerk
  • Typist
  • Business Analyst
  • Data Analyst
  • SAP Consultant
  • Database Administrator

How is the Data Entry Clerk 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

  • Advanced data entry techniques
  • Knowledge of data privacy and security
  • Experience with data entry software
  • Understanding of data structures
  • Ability to troubleshoot data entry errors
  • Knowledge of keyboard shortcuts
  • Adaptability and flexibility in handling different data formats
  • Experience with OCR technology
  • Efficient use of macros for data processing
  • Ability to handle large volumes of data with speed and 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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Data Entry Clerk 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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