Basic Excel Test for Interview

Topics covered

Format Cells, Workbooks, Find and Select, Data Validation, Keyboard Shortcuts

  • MAQ (Multiple Answer Question)
  • MCQ (Multiple Choice Question)
  • Descriptive Question
  • White Board Simulator
  • Coding Simulator
  • Audio Question
  • Video Question
  • Case Study Question

Excel is mainly used as a reporting tool and let you do the calculations automatically. Working knowledge of MS Excel is required in many entry-level or office administration job roles for maintaining and analyzing the data. Excel executive should be able to perform basic functions like sum, count, cell formatting, data conversion, simple formulae, and workbook.

Our basic Excel interview test is created & validated by experienced subject matter experts (SMEs) to assess skills of the candidates as per industry standards. Basic Excel test for interview helps recruiters in evaluating the candidate's ability to successfully apply his basic Excel skills to perform tasks related to workbooks and data entry in MS Excel.

The Excel basic test contains questions on following topics:



  • Data Filters

  • Data Sorting

  • Pivot Tables

  • Cell Formatting

  • Data validation

  • Excel shortcut keys

  • Workbook

  • Managing Page Layout

  • Charts & its Analysis

Our score report helps to select the candidate who is the right fit for the job that requires basic knowledge of the Excel. It helps the recruiter to determine whether the applicants can use workbooks efficiently and can get along well on any projects without organization training. The basic Excel assessment test reports are automated and provide a detail, analytical view of each candidate.

This pre-employment test is useful for hiring:
  • Office Administrator
  • Entry Level Graduates
  • Office Secretary
  • Administrative Assistant

Test details:

This 20 minute Excel skills test enables employers and recruiters to identify potential hires with excellent Excel skills by evaluating their working skills and job readiness. For this reason, the emphasis is laid upon evaluating the knowledge of applied skills gained through real work experience, rather than theoretical knowledge.

The test may contain MCQ's (Multiple Choice Questions), MAQ's (Multiple Answer Questions), Fill in the Blank, Descriptive, Whiteboard Questions, Audio / Video Questions, True or False.

No. of Questions: 20

Test Duration: 20 minutes

The Excel basics test contains a combination of application and theory questions.

Microsoft Excel Basic Test

Question #1 of 3

In MS Excel

“New Comment” option is present under _________ tab.

    • Insert

    • Data

    • Review

    • View

Question #2 of 3

In MS Excel

A smart tag will be removed from a cell when:

    • the cell is moved

    • the cell is hidden

    • the data in the cell is changed or deleted

    • the formatting of the cell is changed

Question #3 of 3

In MS Excel

Which elements of a worksheet can be protected from accidental modification?

    • Contents

    • Objects

    • Scenarios

    • Values

Candidate Name: David Messi Test Date: 28-May-2014
Test Name: Microsoft Excel Basic Test Test Start Time: 13.30

Score: 13 Out Of 20

Percentage: 65

Result: PASS

passing score image
Section Name FAIL PASS
Excel 2013
Score: 9/10
Excel 2016
Score: 4/10
Strength Excel 2013
Weakness Excel 2016
* Note: If score <= 40 then its a Weakness. If score >= 80 then its a Strength.
10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100%
Tolerable Limit Not acceptable
Window Violation: 0 | Time Violation: 0 secs
Gender : Male Phone Number : +1-541-754-3010
Total Experience (Years) : 3 Total Experience (Months) : 5
Skill Set : Excel 2013 Current Employer : Interview Mocha
Current Job Title : Solution Architect Current Salary : 600.00
Expected Salary : 1000000.00 Current Location : Chicago

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