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About the test:

This test evaluates candidates' knowledge and skills in the field of data storytelling, data interpretation, business intelligence development and data analysis.

Covered skills:

  • Graphs and Charts
  • Communication Skills
  • Data Interpretation
  • Data Analysis
  • Structred Thinking.
  • Presentation Skills
  • Critical Thinking

9 reasons why
9 reasons why

Adaface Data Storytelling Assessment Test is the most accurate way to shortlist Data Analysts



Reason #1

Tests for on-the-job skills

The Data Storytelling 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:

  • Interpreting and analyzing data to draw meaningful insights
  • Effectively presenting data through storytelling techniques
  • Applying critical thinking skills to analyze complex data scenarios
  • Conducting data analysis to identify trends and patterns
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.

View sample questions

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.

Why we started Adaface
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 Storytelling Test will be non-googleable.

🧐 Question

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?

Medium

Hiring Developer
Skewed Data
Graph
Solve
Two companies A and B hired developers from the year 2001 to 2005. The given bar graph shows the hiring details. 
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Now select the statements that are true based on the given details.

A: The data given for Company A is skewed to the left.
B: The data given for Company B is skewed to the right.
C: The data given for Company A is skewed to the right.
D: For Company B, mean and mode are equal.
E: For Company B, mean is equal to median but less than mode.
F: For Company A, median is less than mode but greater than mean.

Medium

Negative correlation
Solve
Saffi, one of the popular schools in San Francisco did a school wide study of the students in middle school. The study found that there is a negative correlation between the time spent on Facebook per day by students and their academic achievement. How can we understand the results of this study?
A: An increase in time spent on Facebook per day causes a drop in the academic achievement of students at the middle school level.

B: There is an association between an increase in time spent on Facebook per day and the drop in the academic achievement of students at Saffi. 

C: An increase in the time spent on Facebook per day causes a drop in the academic achievement of students at Saffi. 

D: There is an association between an increase in time spent on Facebook per day and the drop in the academic achievement of students at the middle school level.
🧐 Question🔧 Skill

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

Medium

Hiring Developer
Skewed Data
Graph

3 mins

Data Analysis
Solve

Medium

Negative correlation

2 mins

Data Analysis
Solve
🧐 Question🔧 Skill💪 Difficulty⌛ Time
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
Hiring Developer
Skewed Data
Graph
Data Analysis
Medium3 mins
Solve
Negative correlation
Data Analysis
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 Data Storytelling 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 Data Storytelling 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

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 Data Storytelling Online Test

Why you should use Pre-employment Data Storytelling Test?

The Data Storytelling 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:

  • Ability to interpret and analyze data in the context of a story
  • Proficiency in creating and presenting graphs and charts
  • Structured thinking skills to effectively organize and communicate data
  • Strong communication skills to effectively convey data insights
  • Ability to apply critical thinking in interpreting and analyzing data
  • Proficiency in data analysis techniques and methodologies
  • Understanding and utilization of various data visualization techniques
  • Ability to effectively present data findings to different stakeholders
  • Knowledge of statistical analysis and tools for data interpretation
  • Proficiency in using data storytelling frameworks to engage and persuade

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 Storytelling Test?

  • Graphs and Charts

    Graphs and charts are visual representations of data that allow for easy understanding and comparison of information. Measuring this skill in the test ensures that candidates are proficient in creating and interpreting various types of graphs and charts, which is essential for effective data analysis and presentation.

  • Structured Thinking

    Structured thinking is the ability to organize and logically analyze information in a systematic manner. Assessing this skill in the test ensures that candidates can approach complex problems with a clear and organized thought process, which is crucial for making data-driven decisions.

  • Communication Skills

    Communication skills refer to the ability to effectively convey information and ideas to others. Measuring this skill in the test ensures that candidates can clearly and concisely communicate the insights derived from data analysis, enabling effective collaboration and understanding among team members.

  • Presentation Skills

    Presentation skills involve the ability to deliver information in a clear, engaging, and visually appealing manner. Assessing this skill in the test ensures that candidates can create compelling presentations that effectively communicate complex data, facilitating audience engagement and understanding.

  • Data Interpretation

    Data interpretation is the process of analyzing and making sense of data to extract meaningful insights. Measuring this skill in the test ensures that candidates can accurately interpret data, identify patterns and trends, and draw relevant conclusions, which is crucial for data-driven decision-making.

  • Critical Thinking

    Critical thinking refers to the ability to logically and objectively evaluate information and arguments, considering different perspectives and potential biases. Assessing this skill in the test ensures that candidates can critically analyze data, make informed judgments, and identify potential flaws or limitations in data analysis.

  • Data Analysis

    Data analysis involves the process of inspecting, cleaning, transforming, and modeling data to uncover useful information and insights. Measuring this skill in the test ensures that candidates are adept at using various analytical techniques and tools, enabling them to effectively analyze data and draw meaningful conclusions.

  • 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 Storytelling Test to be based on.

    Line charts
    Bar charts
    Pie charts
    Scatter plots
    Area charts
    Bubble charts
    Histograms
    Stacked charts
    Box plots
    Tree maps
    Waterfall charts
    Gantt charts
    Pareto charts
    Sankey diagrams
    Heat maps
    Data visualization principles
    Understanding data sources
    Data formatting
    Data cleaning
    Data transformation
    Data aggregation
    Data filtering
    Data validation
    Data interpretation techniques
    Data-driven storytelling
    Effective data communication
    Selecting appropriate visuals
    Presenting data narratives
    Structured thinking
    Problem-solving
    Decision-making
    Identifying bias in data
    Data analysis techniques
    Statistical analysis
    Data modeling
    Data mining
    Regression analysis
    Correlation analysis
    Hypothesis testing
    Data visualization tools
    Data analysis software
    Data storytelling frameworks
    Data storytelling examples
    Data-driven decision-making
    Data interpretation best practices
    Critical thinking in data analysis
    Analyzing complex data scenarios
    Interpreting data trends
    Identifying data patterns
    Drawing meaningful insights
    Data quality assessment
    Data visualization case studies
    Data analysis case studies
    Data storytelling case studies

What roles can I use the Data Storytelling Test for?

  • Data Analyst
  • Business Intelligence Developer
  • Business Analyst
  • Data Scientist
  • Content Strategist
  • Data Engineer
  • Data Warehouse Manager
  • HR Manager
  • Recruiter

How is the Data Storytelling 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 in conducting data-driven analysis for decision making
  • Ability to identify and extract relevant insights from complex data sets
  • Knowledge of data manipulation and transformation techniques
  • Familiarity with data visualization tools and software
  • Proficiency in data storytelling techniques to create impactful narratives
  • Ability to critically evaluate data sources and ensure data integrity
  • Experience in hypothesis testing and statistical significance
  • Proficiency in data cleansing and preprocessing techniques
  • Knowledge of data mining and extraction techniques
  • Ability to effectively communicate data-driven recommendations
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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

Data Storytelling 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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