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About the test:

The data interpretation test evaluates a candidate's ability to analyze complex data, extract meaningful insights and structure observations from multiple data sources like tables, charts and graphs.

Covered skills:

  • Reading data
  • Graphs
  • Drawing inferences
  • Charts
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9 reasons why
9 reasons why

Adaface Data Interpretation Assessment is the most accurate way to shortlist Data Analysts

Reason #1

Tests for on-the-job skills

The Data Interpretation Online test helps recruiters and hiring managers to 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 expensive engineering time by filtering out unqualified candidates.

The Adaface Data Interpretation Skills Test screens candidates for the typical DI skills recruiters look for in a candidate:

  • Basic understanding of data processing & data analysis
  • Ability to track patterns or trends in a given data set
  • Expertise with different types of chart data and information extraction

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

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.

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 Data Interpretation Assessment will be non-googleable.

🧐 Question


Line Charts
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?


Laptop Brands
Missing data
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?


 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.
🧐 Question🔧 Skill


Line Charts
3 mins
Data Interpretation


Laptop Brands
Missing data
2 mins
Data Interpretation


3 mins
Data Interpretation
🧐 Question🔧 Skill💪 Difficulty⌛ Time
Line Charts
Data Interpretation
Medium3 mins
Laptop Brands
Missing data
Data Interpretation
Medium2 mins
Data Interpretation
Medium3 mins
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

Reason #5

Designed for elimination, not selection

The most important thing while implementing the pre-employment Data Interpretation Assessment 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 Data Interpretation Assessment 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 & 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.

test completion rate
Reason #9

Advanced Proctoring

About Data Interpretation

Data interpretation is the process of correctly extracting, analyzing meaningful information, or data from the various data sources such as charts, tables, graphs, etc, and arriving at a relevant logical conclusion.

What are the different Data Interpretation Methods?

Different DI methods are used by analysts to help people make sense of numerical data that has been collected, analyzed, and presented. There are two main ways in which data interpretation can be done:

  • Quantitative methods
  • Qualitative methods

Quantitative methods:

The quantitative data interpretation method is used to analyze numerical data. This data type contains numbers and hence is analyzed with the use of numbers and not texts.

The statistical methods used in analyzing quantitative data are:

  • Mean
  • Standard deviation
  • Frequency distribution
  • Regression analysis
  • Cohort analysis
  • Predictive and prescriptive analysis

Qualitative methods:

The qualitative data interpretation method is used to analyze categorical data. This method uses texts, rather than numbers or patterns to describe data.

What roles can I use the Data Interpretation Assessment for?

  • Data Analyst
  • Research Analyst
  • Lead –Data Analyst
  • Associate data analyst
  • Data analyst specialist
  • Business Analyst
  • Financial Analyst
  • Sales Analyst
  • Investment Analyst
  • Research Managers

What topics are covered in the Data Interpretation Assessment?

Reading data
Drawing inferences
Regression analysis
Data Processing
Predictive analysis
Prescriptive analysis
Cohort analysis
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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 Interpretation Test FAQs

What is data interpretation test?

The data interpretation test evaluates candidates' ability to interpret data presented in the form of tables, graphs and charts. This pre-employment assessment can be used by recruiters to identify which candidates have the data & aptitude skills to do well on the job.

What type of questions does the Data interpretation test include?

The Data interpretation pre-employment test is comprised of scenario-based questions that require the candidates to:

  • Analyze numeric data
  • Understand the given information (from tables, graphs and charts)
  • Calculate values using mathematical skills
  • Draw inferences from data
  • Identify when provided data is not sufficient to draw a particular conclusion
  • Establish correlations by examining relationships between data points

Can I combine the data interpretation test with an aptitude test?

Yes, you can get a custom test which include the data interpretation test & aptitude test (logical reasoning, numerical reasoning, abstract reasoning, spatial reasoning etc).

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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