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Pre-employment English Online Test

About the test:

The pre-employment English test evaluates a candidate’s ability to understand and communicate in business-level English. It focuses on Grammar, Verbal Reasoning, Vocabulary, and Reading Comprehension to help recruiters identify candidates who have a strong command over the English language before an interview.

Covered skills:

  • English proficiency
  • Grammar
  • Reading comprehension
  • Verbal reasoning
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9 reasons why
9 reasons why

Adaface Pre-employment English Online Test is the most accurate way to shortlist Content Writers



Reason #1

Tests for on-the-job skills

English language proficiency is becoming increasingly more important in the global economy. English proficiency is among the key factors for success, especially for certain roles, jobs, and professions. Professionals are expected to be able to communicate effectively in English.

The Pre-Employment English 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.

Most jobs today require professionals to:

  • Communicate fluently with clients and colleagues, attend meetings or seminars, give verbal presentations, etc.
  • Write e-mails, business letters, project documents, reports, presentations, blog posts, research reports, etc.
  • Read and understand project documents, manuals, written instructions, and office documents.

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. This test is ideal for helping recruiters identify which candidates have the English skills to do well on the job.

The results of this English proficiency test make a critical difference in who gets hired and who fails to make the cut. The Online English proficiency test can help the recruiters assess and hire diverse talent without any kind of bias.

Reason #2

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.

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.

These are just a small sample from our library of 10,000+ questions. The actual questions on this Pre-employment English Test will be non-googleable.

🧐 Question

Medium

Airline Operators
Solve
Four airline operators A, B, C and D operate on a popular route between 2 cities, Rome and Venice in Italy. Airline A wanted to increase the number of seats sold, so they reduced their fares for this route. Airlines B, C, D imitated this move immediately. The general belief is that the volume of air travel between Rome and Venice would increase as a result of this. Which of the following statements, if true, would add trust to the general belief?
A: All 4 airlines see increased profits.
B: Airlines start slashing rates for other routes as well.
C: A study shows that around 80% of air travel in Italy is company sponsored.
D: A study shows that air travellers in Italy are price sensitive.

Easy

Call Gurj Clooners
Solve
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Folks should call Gurj Clooners if they want to:

Medium

Cigarette taxation regime
Solve
Cigarettes account for only 23% of tobacco consumption, and only 16% of 250 million tobacco consumers use cigarettes. However these 16% contribute 85% of the tax revenues to the Exchequer from the tobacco sector. The punitive cigarette taxation regime has kept the tax base narrow, and lowering taxes will expand this base. Which of these best bolsters the conclusion that lowering duties will expand the tax base?
A: The cigarette manufacturers’ association has decided to indulge in aggressive promotion.

B:  Cigarette manufacturers are lobbying for a reduction on duties.

C: There is a likelihood that tobacco consumers will shift to cigarette smoking if cigarette prices reduce.

D: An increase in duties on non-cigarette tobacco may lead to a shift in favor of cigarette smoking.

E: There is a likelihood that tobacco consumers will shift to cigarettes if cigarette prices reduce.

F: A decrease in duties on non-cigarette tobacco may lead to more tobacco consumers shifting to cigarettes. 

G: Cigarette smokers are becoming increasing aware of associated health risks.

H: Increased health warnings could reduce the tax base.

Easy

Reading Comprehension
Solve
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This note informs Savannah that:

A: she can purchase new toys at a discounted rate.
B: the toy store has a new collection that she can purchase from now.
C: she can sell her used toys to the store.
D: she can get used and new toys in the ongoing sale at the store.
🧐 Question🔧 Skill

Medium

Airline Operators
2 mins
English
Solve

Easy

Call Gurj Clooners
2 mins
English
Solve

Medium

Cigarette taxation regime
2 mins
English
Solve

Easy

Reading Comprehension
2 mins
English
Solve
🧐 Question🔧 Skill💪 Difficulty⌛ Time
Airline Operators
English
Medium2 mins
Solve
Call Gurj Clooners
English
Easy2 mins
Solve
Cigarette taxation regime
English
Medium2 mins
Solve
Reading Comprehension
English
Easy2 mins
Solve
Reason #4

1200+ 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 Pre-employment English 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.

Reason #6

1 click candidate invites

Email invites: You can send candidates an email invite to the Pre-employment English 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.

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.

Reason #9

Advanced Proctoring


About The Adaface English Proficiency Test

The English proficiency test for employment aims to simplify and speed up the process of finding right-fit employees with good English communication skills. The performance score on these tests helps employers to filter out candidates who struggle with English communication.

From marketing materials to emails for clients, English proficiency plays a role in every aspect of business communications. Incorrect capitalization, lack of punctuation, wrong word usage, and other grammatical mistakes can lead to costly errors and hurt your company’s brand. The Adaface pre-employment English test is designed to help the employer obtain an approximate rating of the candidate’s English language skills.

What roles can I use the Pre-employment English Test for?

  • Content Writer
  • Blog Writer
  • Customer facing roles
  • Technical writer
  • Secretary
  • Customer support executive

What topics are covered in the Pre-employment English Online Test?

Reading comprehension
Grammar
Verbal reasoning
Vocabulary
Spelling
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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

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.

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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