Hire candidates with knowledge of Microsoft Excel

Microsoft Excel has increasingly become useful for organizations to effectively manage their business by performing various mathematical, financial calculations, analysis of information and visualization of data and information in charts, smart arts, and pivot tables. A candidate skilled at Microsoft Excel can use the application to analyze information and visualize data and information in the form of charts, smart arts, and pivot tables. This requires a candidate to be able to understand the functions and features of the application, develop practices to minimize the time, effort and to be able to execute fast operations.

Mettl’s Assessment for Microsoft Excel Skills lets you evaluate a candidate’s ability to use excel for data typing, sorting, filtering, and formatting in Microsoft Excel. This test has been designed to assess the basic excel skills of a potential candidate. It also tests the use of pivot tables, excel shortcuts, hyperlinks, password protection and other excel functions.

What does Assessment for Microsoft Excel measure?
Assessment for Microsoft Excel is a comprehensive test specially designed to assess the skills of a candidate to use Microsoft Excel effectively and efficiently. This test measures the technical knowledge of a candidate on the following aspects through a set of specific role-based application questions. 

  • Effectively organize data including project plans, budgets, current expenses and other information.
  • Analyzing and recording data to get accurate insights.
  • Execute and collaborate with the integration of data with contacts to minimize effort.

This test aims to assess the candidates on the technical knowledge related to basic concepts in Microsoft Excel involving the application of the features, functions, formatting, pivot tables, shortcuts, etc.

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Assessment for Microsoft Excel consists of the following critical indicators given below:

Conversion of data types: Ability to convert data while keeping it in a presentable format

Formulas and functions: Ability to apply correct functions for accurate and timely calculations in order to create aggregate reports using formula based techniques

Input basics: Ability to understand the basics of data input and store data in an organised manner

Filtering data and Pivot tables: Ability to filter and sort data according to categories available

Shortcuts: Ability to work faster using MS Excel shortcuts efficiently while handling large amounts of data

Saving to PDFs and Password Protection: Ability to protect data and convert to PDF securely without any loss of information

Creating hyperlinks: Ability to create and share hyperlinks in documents which opens a document stored on a network server, an intranet or the internet

Prominent Use Case:

Excel is a powerful tool used extensively in most modern businesses. Data holds many insights if organised properly and analysed to track trends. This requires expertise in the software and an application-oriented mindset. This test has been designed to test the proficiency of a candidate in using Excel for statistical analysis.

Key profiles the test is useful for:

  • Personal and Executive Secretaries

  • Executive or Administrative Assistants

  • Office Managers or Human Resource Assistants    

  • Sales, Marketing and Operations Executives

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Can I get benchmark scores for the candidates who take this assessment for hiring decisions?

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Can I get customized reports for the candidates who take this assessment, for example, to highlight the most important competency?

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How are the candidates’ scores evaluated?

The candidates are evaluated on critical competencies and skills required for a job role. Scores on these competencies/ skills are looked in combination to determine if the candidates are recommended for the role.

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Relevant for Industries

  • IT
  • ITeS
  • Banking & finance
  • Insurance
  • Retail

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