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About the test:

The Data Wrangling Test evaluates a candidate's skills in cleaning, transforming, and organizing raw data into a structured format suitable for analysis. It tests their understanding of data modeling, interpretation, analysis, and entry processes.

Covered skills:

  • Data Extraction
  • Data Integration
  • Data Validation
  • Data Interpretation
  • Data Parsing
  • Quality Assessment
  • Data Modeling
  • Data Analysis

9 reasons why
9 reasons why

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



Reason #1

Tests for on-the-job skills

The Data Wrangling 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 extract data from various sources
  • Ability to parse and clean data
  • Ability to integrate and combine data from multiple sources
  • Ability to assess the quality of data
  • Ability to validate data and identify any inconsistencies
  • Ability to create data models
  • Ability to interpret data and draw meaningful conclusions
  • Ability to analyze data using statistical methods and tools
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 Wrangling Test will be non-googleable.

🧐 Question

Easy

Healthcare System
Data Integrity
Normalization
Referential Integrity
Solve
You are designing a data model for a healthcare system with the following requirements:
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A: A separate table for each entity with foreign keys as specified, and a DoctorPatient table linking Doctors to Patients.
B: A separate table for each entity with foreign keys as specified, without additional tables.
C: A combined PatientDoctor table replacing Patient and Doctor, and separate tables for Appointment and Prescription.
D: A separate table for each entity with foreign keys, and a PatientPrescription table to track prescriptions directly linked to patients.
E: A single table combining Patient, Doctor, Appointment, and Prescription into one.
F: A separate table for each entity with foreign keys as specified, and an AppointmentDetails table linking Appointments to Prescriptions.

Hard

ER Diagram and minimum tables
ER Diagram
Solve
Look at the given ER diagram. What do you think is the least number of tables we would need to represent M, N, P, R1 and R2?
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Medium

Normalization Process
Normalization
Database Design
Anomaly Elimination
Solve
Consider a healthcare database with a table named PatientRecords that stores patient visit information. The table has the following attributes:

- VisitID
- PatientID
- PatientName
- DoctorID
- DoctorName
- VisitDate
- Diagnosis
- Treatment
- TreatmentCost

In this table:

- Each VisitID uniquely identifies a patient's visit and is associated with one PatientID.
- PatientID is associated with exactly one PatientName.
- Each DoctorID is associated with a unique DoctorName.
- TreatmentCost is a fixed cost based on the Treatment.

Evaluating the PatientRecords table, which of the following statements most accurately describes its normalization state and the required actions for higher normalization?
A: The table is in 1NF. To achieve 2NF, remove partial dependencies by separating Patient information (PatientID, PatientName) and Doctor information (DoctorID, DoctorName) into different tables.
B: The table is in 2NF. To achieve 3NF, remove transitive dependencies by creating separate tables for Patients (PatientID, PatientName), Doctors (DoctorID, DoctorName), and Visits (VisitID, PatientID, DoctorID, VisitDate, Diagnosis, Treatment, TreatmentCost).
C: The table is in 3NF. To achieve BCNF, adjust for functional dependencies such as moving DoctorName to a separate Doctors table.
D: The table is in 1NF. To achieve 3NF, create separate tables for Patients, Doctors, and Visits, and remove TreatmentCost as it is a derived attribute.
E: The table is in 2NF. To achieve 4NF, address any multi-valued dependencies by separating Visit details and Treatment details.
F: The table is in 3NF. To achieve 4NF, remove multi-valued dependencies related to VisitID.

Medium

University Courses
ER Diagrams
Complex Relationships
Integrity Constraints
Solve
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Based on the ER diagram, which of the following statements is accurate and requires specific knowledge of the ER diagram's details?
A: A Student can major in multiple Departments.
B: An Instructor can belong to multiple Departments.
C: A Course can be offered by multiple Departments.
D: Enrollment records can link a Student to multiple Courses in a single semester.
E: Each Course must be associated with an Enrollment record.
F: A Department can offer courses without having any instructors.

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

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

Easy

Healthcare System
Data Integrity
Normalization
Referential Integrity

2 mins

Data Modeling
Solve

Hard

ER Diagram and minimum tables
ER Diagram

2 mins

Data Modeling
Solve

Medium

Normalization Process
Normalization
Database Design
Anomaly Elimination

3 mins

Data Modeling
Solve

Medium

University Courses
ER Diagrams
Complex Relationships
Integrity Constraints

2 mins

Data Modeling
Solve

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

Hiring Developer
Skewed Data
Graph

3 mins

Data Analysis
Solve

Medium

Negative correlation

2 mins

Data Analysis
Solve
🧐 Question🔧 Skill💪 Difficulty⌛ Time
Healthcare System
Data Integrity
Normalization
Referential Integrity
Data Modeling
Easy2 mins
Solve
ER Diagram and minimum tables
ER Diagram
Data Modeling
Hard2 mins
Solve
Normalization Process
Normalization
Database Design
Anomaly Elimination
Data Modeling
Medium3 mins
Solve
University Courses
ER Diagrams
Complex Relationships
Integrity Constraints
Data Modeling
Medium2 mins
Solve
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
Hiring Developer
Skewed Data
Graph
Data Analysis
Medium3 mins
Solve
Negative correlation
Data Analysis
Medium2 mins
Solve
Reason #4

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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 Wrangling 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 Wrangling 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 Wrangling Online Test

Why you should use Pre-employment Data Wrangling Test?

The Data Wrangling 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:

  • Data Extraction using various methods
  • Data Parsing with precision and accuracy
  • Data Integration for seamless data flow
  • Quality Assessment to ensure data integrity
  • Data Validation to identify and correct errors
  • Data Modeling for effective representation
  • Data Interpretation to derive insights
  • Data Analysis using statistical techniques
  • Handling exceptions and errors in data manipulation
  • Efficiently managing large datasets

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 Wrangling Test?

  • Data Extraction

    Data Extraction is the process of retrieving relevant data from various sources such as databases, files, websites, or APIs. This skill is measured in the test to assess the candidate's ability to efficiently gather required data for analysis and decision-making.

  • Data Parsing

    Data Parsing involves breaking down complex data structures into smaller, meaningful components. It is crucial to measure this skill to evaluate the candidate's capability to extract specific information and manipulate data for further processing.

  • Data Integration

    Data Integration refers to combining data from different sources into a unified and consistent format for analysis. Testing this skill helps determine the candidate's proficiency in merging datasets and preparing them for accurate data analysis and reporting.

  • Quality Assessment

    Quality Assessment involves evaluating the reliability, accuracy, and completeness of data. This skill is measured in the test to assess the candidate's ability to identify and rectify any inconsistencies, errors, or duplications in the collected dataset.

  • Data Validation

    Data Validation entails verifying the integrity and accuracy of data by performing validation checks based on defined rules or constraints. Measuring this skill aids in evaluating the candidate's proficiency in identifying and resolving data quality issues to ensure data consistency and reliability.

  • Data Modeling

    Data Modeling involves designing and constructing a conceptual representation of data to support efficient data management and analysis. This skill is measured in the test to assess the candidate's ability to create structured data models that enable effective data organization, storage, and retrieval.

  • Data Interpretation

    Data Interpretation refers to the comprehension and analysis of data to derive meaningful insights and make informed decisions. Testing this skill helps evaluate the candidate's capability to interpret data visualization, statistical analysis, and other techniques to extract valuable information.

  • Data Analysis

    Data Analysis involves applying statistical and analytical methods to study, transform, and evaluate data for drawing conclusions and making data-driven decisions. Testing this skill helps assess the candidate's proficiency in using various techniques and tools to uncover patterns, trends, correlations, and outliers in the data.

  • 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 Wrangling Test to be based on.

    Data extraction
    Web scraping
    API integration
    Regex
    Data cleaning
    Data transformation
    Data merging
    Data deduplication
    Data profiling
    Data validation
    Data auditing
    Entity relationship modeling
    Dimensional modeling
    Data interpretation
    Data visualization
    Descriptive statistics
    Hypothesis testing
    Regression analysis
    Time series analysis
    Correlation analysis
    Data sampling
    Data exploration
    Data aggregation
    Data filtering
    Data transformation
    Data visualization techniques
    Data classification
    Data clustering
    Data summarization
    Geospatial analysis

What roles can I use the Data Wrangling Test for?

  • Data Analyst
  • Data Scientist
  • Data Engineer
  • Data Architect
  • Business Analyst
  • Database Administrator
  • Data Quality Analyst
  • Data Visualization Specialist
  • Machine Learning Engineer
  • Quantitative Analyst

How is the Data Wrangling 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

  • Identifying patterns and trends in data
  • Applying data wrangling techniques for data cleaning
  • Optimizing data storage and retrieval
  • Implementing data transformation operations
  • Creating data pipelines for automation
  • Performing feature engineering for predictive modeling
  • Implementing advanced data visualization
  • Conducting hypothesis testing for data validation
  • Applying machine learning algorithms for predictive analysis
  • Designing data-driven strategies for business decisions
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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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reduction in screening time

Data Wrangling 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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