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About the test:

The Google Sheets Test evaluates a candidate's proficiency in working with Google Sheets, a web-based spreadsheet application. The test assesses knowledge of spreadsheet functions, data analysis, data visualization, formulas and calculations, formatting cells, collaboration features, data sorting and filtering, importing and exporting data, and managing sheets and workbooks.

Covered skills:

  • Spreadsheet functions
  • Data visualization
  • Formatting cells
  • Data sorting and filtering
  • Managing sheets and workbooks
  • Data analysis
  • Formulas and calculations
  • Collaboration features
  • Importing and exporting data

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9 reasons why
9 reasons why

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

Reason #1

Tests for on-the-job skills

The Google Sheets 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 use a variety of spreadsheet functions to manipulate data
  • Data analysis skills to extract meaningful insights from large data sets
  • Proficiency in creating visually appealing data visualizations
  • Understanding of formulas and calculations to perform complex calculations
  • Knowledge of formatting cells to present data in a clear and organized manner
  • Familiarity with collaboration features to work effectively with others on a shared sheet
  • Ability to sort and filter data to quickly find and analyze specific information
  • Experience in importing and exporting data to and from external sources
  • Skill in managing multiple sheets and workbooks for efficient data organization
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.

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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

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Reason #5

Designed for elimination, not selection

The most important thing while implementing the pre-employment Google Sheets 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 Google Sheets 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 Google Sheets Online Test

Why you should use Pre-employment Google Sheets Test?

The Google Sheets 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:

  • Using spreadsheet functions for data manipulation and analysis
  • Applying formulas and calculations to perform complex calculations
  • Creating visually impactful data visualizations using Google Sheets
  • Utilizing formatting cells to present data in a clear and organized manner
  • Collaborating with team members to work on Google Sheets in real-time
  • Sorting and filtering data to quickly analyze and find information
  • Importing and exporting data between Google Sheets and other software
  • Managing multiple sheets and workbooks within Google Sheets
  • Creating efficient data analysis workflows
  • Applying advanced formatting techniques for professional presentation of data

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 Google Sheets Test?

  • Spreadsheet functions

    Spreadsheet functions are built-in formulas and calculations that are used to perform various operations on data in a spreadsheet. These functions enable users to automate tasks, manipulate data, and analyze information efficiently.

  • Data analysis

    Data analysis involves examining and interpreting data to uncover meaningful insights and patterns. By measuring this skill, recruiters can assess a candidate's ability to extract valuable information from raw data, make informed decisions, and identify trends.

  • Data visualization

    Data visualization is the graphical representation of data and information. Measuring this skill allows recruiters to evaluate a candidate's proficiency in creating clear and visually appealing visualizations, which can aid in presenting data in a way that is easily understandable and helps facilitate decision-making.

  • Formulas and calculations

    Formulas and calculations are mathematical expressions that are applied to numerical data in a spreadsheet. Assessing this skill helps recruiters gauge a candidate's competency in using formulas and performing calculations accurately and efficiently.

  • Formatting cells

    Formatting cells involves modifying the appearance and style of cells to improve readability and presentation. This skill assessment helps recruiters understand a candidate's ability to apply formatting techniques such as adjusting font size, applying borders, and adding color to cells effectively.

  • Collaboration features

    Collaboration features in Google Sheets enable multiple users to work on the same spreadsheet simultaneously, facilitating real-time collaboration and communication. Measuring this skill allows recruiters to assess a candidate's familiarity with these features and their ability to collaborate effectively with team members.

  • Data sorting and filtering

    Data sorting involves arranging data in a specified order, while filtering allows users to display only specific subsets of data based on specified criteria. By assessing this skill, recruiters can evaluate a candidate's competence in organizing and manipulating data to extract relevant information quickly and accurately.

  • Importing and exporting data

    Importing and exporting data involves transferring data between Google Sheets and other applications or file formats. Measuring this skill helps recruiters determine a candidate's proficiency in handling data importing and exporting tasks, which are essential for seamless data integration and analysis.

  • Managing sheets and workbooks

    Managing sheets and workbooks involves organizing and maintaining multiple sheets and workbooks within a Google Sheets project. Assessing this skill allows recruiters to evaluate a candidate's ability to effectively structure and manage complex spreadsheet projects, ensuring data integrity and ease of navigation.

  • 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 Google Sheets Test to be based on.

    Basic Functions
    Conditional Formatting
    Data Validation
    Charts and Graphs
    Pivot Tables
    Filtering Data
    Sorting Data
    Data Analysis Tools
    Lookup and Reference Functions
    Array Formulas
    Statistical Functions
    Text Functions
    Logical Functions
    Date and Time Functions
    Importing Data
    Exporting Data
    Collaborative Editing
    Sharing and Permissions
    Cell Formatting
    Conditional Statements
    Absolute and Relative References
    Error Handling
    Data Visualization
    Formula Auditing
    Named Ranges
    Conditional Aggregation
    Data Cleaning
    Data Manipulation
    Data Filtering
    Data Sorting
    Data Analysis Techniques
    Data Interpretation
    Data Presentation
    Data Visualization Techniques
    Data Formatting
    Data Import/export
    Collaboration and Communication
    Workbook Management
    Sheet Management
    Workbook Organization
    Sheet Organization
    Formula Writing
    Cell Referencing
    Data Analysis Functions
    Rounding and Truncating
    Statistical Analysis
    Mathematical Calculations
    Logical Operations
    String Manipulation
    Error Handling and Troubleshooting
    Graphing and Charting
    Conditional Formatting Rules
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What roles can I use the Google Sheets Test for?

  • Data Analyst
  • Financial Analyst
  • Business Analyst
  • Operations Manager
  • Project Manager
  • Sales Manager
  • Marketing Manager
  • Human Resources Manager
  • Researcher
  • Accountant

How is the Google Sheets 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

  • Using array formulas for performing complex calculations
  • Applying conditional formatting to highlight important data
  • Utilizing pivot tables and data validation for data analysis
  • Integrating Google Sheets with other Google Workspace applications
  • Using data filters to extract specific information
  • Creating custom chart types and visualizations for effective data communication
  • Writing efficient and scalable spreadsheet formulas
  • Using add-ons and scripts to extend the functionality of Google Sheets
  • Applying data validation rules to ensure data integrity
  • Performing statistical analysis and modeling using Google Sheets
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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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Google Sheets 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

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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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