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Excel Online Assessment Test

🕒 Allotted Time: approx 45 mins

🧐 Questions:

  • Approx 15 MCQs

⚙️ Customized Based On:

  • Experience/ difficulty level
  • Multiple skills in 1 assessment
  • Job description/ role requirements

🧪 Test Options:

  • Preset test: Not available
  • Customized test: < 48 hour setup time

📝 Topics:

INDEX and MATCH is the most popular tool in Excel for performing more advanced lookups.

INDEX MATCH
SUM

Returns the average (arithmetic mean) of the arguments.

AVERAGE
Percentage
Formatting
Charts
Formulas

The VLOOKUP function always looks up a value in the leftmost column of a table and returns the corresponding value from a column to the right.

VLOOKUP
Wrap Text
Macro
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Sample Adaface Excel Online Questions

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

🧐 Question 🔧 Skill 💪 Difficulty 🕒 Time
MATCH INDEX LOOKUP - Some friends live in adjace...
Excel Medium 2 min
VLOOKUP blood donor - We are looking to find the ...
Excel Medium 2 min

How to use the Adaface Excel Online test

Start screening candidates within minutes with the Adaface Excel Online ready-to-go test

1. Choose the most appropriate test for your role

2. Start inviting candidates to complete the assessment

3. Receive real time notifications and shortlist the best candidates

Customize the Adaface Excel Online Test according to your job description

1. Get a custom assessment from our library of 700+ skills within 48 hours

2. Start inviting candidates to complete the assesment

3. Receive real time notifications and shortlist the best candidates

Adaface Excel Online test is trusted by enterprises worldwide

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United Nations
Love Bonito
ZiMetrics
MTM

About the Adaface Excel Online Test

Evaluate ANOVA, conditional formatting, VLOOKUP, normality, Pivot Table, and correlation excel skills with Adaface Excel skills assessment testing platform powered with an intelligent chatbot.

Topics:

INDEX and MATCH is the most popular tool in Excel for performing more advanced lookups.

INDEX MATCH
SUM

Returns the average (arithmetic mean) of the arguments.

AVERAGE
Percentage
Formatting
Charts
Formulas

The VLOOKUP function always looks up a value in the leftmost column of a table and returns the corresponding value from a column to the right.

VLOOKUP
Wrap Text
Macro
Index
Cell reference

Pivot tables are statistical tables containing tables with detailed data.

Pivot table
Sorting

The Excel REPLACE function replaces characters specified by location in a given text string with another text string.

REPLACE
COUNT
Data manipulation

A conditional format changes the appearance of cells on the basis of conditions that you specify.

Conditional formatting
IF
Data summarization
Ranges
VBA
AND
Drop-down lists

Excel formulas are carried out under the BODMAS law.

BODMAS
Pivot Charts
Lookup & Reference
Date

What-If Analysis is the process of changing the values in cells to see how those changes will affect the outcome of formulas on the worksheet.

What If
Function
Cell reference

Recommended Roles:

Data Analyst
Business Analyst
Accountant
Financial Analyst
Market Research Analyst

About Microsoft Excel

Microsoft Excel was released in 1985 and since then has grown to become arguably the most important computer program in workplaces around the world. Excel is a powerful tool that has become ingrained in business processes worldwide; be it for budgeting, analyzing stocks or issuers, or organizing client sales lists.

Why Microsoft Excel is so popular?

Accounting and Finance

Financial accounting and financial services are the areas of finance that rely heavily on and also benefit from Excel spreadsheets the most. You can perform complex modeling in minutes with the use of Excel.

Every user knows that Excel can subtract, add, divide, and, multiply. But not many people know that it can do much more with its advanced IF functions when coupled with INDEX-MATCH-MATCH, VLOOKUP, and pivot tables.

Product Management and Marketing

Product and Marketing professionals use spreadsheets to list sales targets and customers. And, Excel can help you manage your salesforce and plan future marketing strategies based on analysis of past results.

Using a pivot table, one can easily summarize sales and customer data by category with a quick drag-and-drop.

Human Resources Planning

While various database systems can be used to manage employee information and payroll, exporting that data into Excel allows users to summarize expenses and hours by pay period, month, or year, discover trends and better understand how your workforce is spread out by their function or pay level.

HR professionals use Excel to take a huge spreadsheet filled with employee data and understand exactly where the costs are coming from and how to best plan and control costs for the future.

The use of Excel in businesses has no bounds for its applications. Here are some examples:

  • While planning an editorial calendar for a website, you can list out topics and dates in a spreadsheet.
  • While creating a budget for a small product, you can list expense categories in a spreadsheet, update it monthly and create a chart to show how close the product is to budget across each category.
  • You can calculate customer discounts based on monthly purchase volume by product.
  • When planning a team outing to a football game, you can use Excel to track the costs and RSVP list.
  • Excel can be used to create revenue growth models for new products based on fresh customer forecasts.
  • Users can summarize customer revenue by product to find areas where to build stronger customer relationships.
  • Use complex calculation methods, like Sharpe ratios and more.

Why You Should Use This Excel Online Test

Microsoft Excel online assessment test is designed and validated by industry experts to help tech recruiters and hiring managers assess the Excel skills of the candidate. Top tech companies are using our Excel online skills test to reduce candidate screening time by 85%.

The Excel test screens candidates for the following skills:

  • Deep expertise with Excel Functions and Formulas
  • Ability to analyze data efficiently
  • Experience with functions for data cleaning and manipulation and more: ANOVA in Excel, Concatenation, Correlation, LEN, Normality, Find & Replace, Filter & Sort, Conditional Formatting, Index Match, Remove Duplicates, Chi-square, and Logic Functions
  • Familiarity with using text strings, customizing charts, and data validation

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 Excel online assessment test is ideal for helping recruiters identify which candidates have the technical skills to do well on the job.

The Excel Online assessment test is designed to test for basic Excel fundamentals and hands-on advanced Excel skills in using functions and more:

Basic Excel Skills: These questions are designed to evaluate a candidate's knowledge and expertise of fundamental concepts in Excel - like Understanding Data Editing, Clearing Cells, Overwriting Cell Contents, Editing Formulas, Editing Longer Cells, Deleting Data, Redo, and Using Undo, etc.

Advanced Excel skills: These questions are designed to assess a candidate's Excel skills with functions, data cleaning, and manipulation. In addition, these Excel tests also cover topics like ANOVA, Normality, Correlation, two-factor ANOVA with replication, calculating chi-square, and more.

About Excel Expert Job Roles

Microsoft Excel is a software program produced by Microsoft that allows users to organize, format, and calculate data with formulas using a spreadsheet system. Spreadsheets present tables of values arranged in rows and columns that can be manipulated mathematically using both basic and complex arithmetic operations and functions.

Microsoft Excel was first released in 1985 and has steadily grown to become what is probably the most important business application in the world. Given that more than 80% of businesses use Excel for planning, budgeting, and forecasting, it is safe to say that Excel is a powerful tool.

Some of the roles that need Microsoft Excel skills are:

  • Accountants and auditors
  • Marketing, sales, training, and administrative managers
  • Project coordinators, project and construction managers
  • Data analysts
  • Investment bankers and financial analysts
  • Market research, business and management analysts
  • Cost estimators

Adaface Excel Test has been proven the best Excel skill assessment test for job interviews and employment.

The Excel online test is designed to filter out candidates for job roles like:

  • Project Manager
  • Sales Manager
  • Sales Person
  • Secretary
  • Staff Accountant
  • Statistician
  • Account Manager
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Data Analyst
  • Digital Marketing Specialist
  • Financial Accountant
  • Financial Analyst
  • Financial Manager
  • Management Accountant

Distribution Of Test Scores

The actual score distributon will vary based on your candidate pipeline quality, but you should typically expect ~20% of the candidates to do well on Adaface assessments.

The score distribution for our assessments follow the normal curve. This is a good sign- standardized tests like SAT and GRE follow the normal distribution (bell curve).

Status quo assessments typically have the exact opposite of the bell curve (too many candidates getting close to 0, too many candidates getting close to 100 and too few candidates in the middle). This is typically because they focus on theoretical questions or trick questions, which are very binary in nature- either you know the trick/ theory or you don’t.

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Adaface conversational assessments are reflective of on-the-job skills and see an 86% completion rate as compared to ~50% for traditional assessment platforms.

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FAQs

What is Excel?

Microsoft Excel is a commonly used Microsoft Office application. It is a spreadsheet program that is used to analyze and save numerical data. Excel is typically used to organize data and perform accounting and financial analysis. It is used across all business functions and at companies of all sizes.

What skills are required for a Excel role?

Depending on the role and industry, an Excel expert might require these skills:

  • Deep expertise with Excel Functions and Formulas
  • Ability to analyze data efficiently
  • Experience with functions for data cleaning and manipulation and more: ANOVA in Excel, Concatenation, Correlation, LEN, Normality, Find & Replace, Filter & Sort, Conditional Formatting, Index Match, Remove Duplicates, Chi-square, and Logic Functions
  • Familiarity with using text strings, customizing charts, and data validation.
What is a custom assessment?

Every role is different and requires a custom assessment to identify top candidates efficiently. Adaface subject matter experts understand your job description/ role requirements and pick the most relevant questions from our library of 10000+ questions to create a technical assessment that helps you find the qualified candidates in your candidate pipeline quickly. All custom assessments are set up based on the job description, role requirements, must-have skills, experience level and salary range within a maximum of 48 hours and you will get an email notification once it goes live.

Check out a sample assessment here (no credit card required).

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.

How is Adaface different from other assessment tools?

We believe that status quo tech assessment platforms are not a fair way for companies to evaluate engineers because they focus on trick questions/ puzzles/ niche algorithms. We started Adaface to help companies find great engineers by assessing on-the-job skills required for a role. Read more about why we started Adaface.

Here's what's different with Adaface:

  • High quality non-googleable questions that test for on-the-job skills as opposed to theoretical knowledge.
  • A friendly conversational assessment with a chatbot, instead of sending a "test" to a candidate. This translates to a higher completion rate. Adaface assessments (86% candidate completion rate), as opposed to traditional tests (40-50% candidate completion rate)
  • Customized assessments for 700+ skills at different experience levels.
Do you have any anti-cheating or proctoring features in place?

We have the following anti-cheating features in place:

  • Web proctoring
  • Webcam proctoring
  • Plagairism detection
  • Non-googleable questions
  • Secure browser

Read more 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. As in an assessment is optimizing 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 60%, 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?

The platform is completely self-serve, so here's one way to proceed:

  • You can sign up for free to get a feel for how it works.
  • The free trial includes one sample assessment (Java/ JavaScript) that you will find in your dashboard when you sign up. You can use it to review the quality of questions, and the candidate experience of a conversational test on Adaface.
  • To review the quality of questions, you can also review our public questions for 50+ skills here.
  • Once you're convinced that you want to try it out with real assessments and candidates, you can pick a plan according to your requirements.
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.

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!


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