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Administrative assistant test to identify skilled administrative assistants

Administrative assistant test is designed to evaluate the critical skills required to perform well in the job. From testing candidates' general aptitude to testing candidates on computer skills, this skills test for administrative assistants aims to help organizations pick the right fit. 

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Mercer| Mettl's administrative assistant test is a comprehensive functional and aptitude test designed to assess the skills of a candidate applying for an administrative assistant role. It starts with testing the basic computer literacy of the candidate, followed by evaluating the candidate’s ability to work with Microsoft Word, using features of editing, formatting and proofreading. It then measures the candidate’s ability to handle basic and intermediate level excel, including knowledge of basic functions, filters, formulae and pivots. The test also measures the communication skills as well as the writing ability of the candidate. Finally, it also evaluates candidates' analytical and problem-solving skills by measuring their general aptitude.

Administrative staff supports business leaders by coordinating with internal and external stakeholders, preparing meeting notes, conducting research and preparing statistical reports. They also provide administrative support by scheduling meetings, compiling employee information and maintaining records. This administrative assistant assessment has been designed to evaluate the proficiency of candidates for taking up this role, ascertaining their ability to perform these duties to ensure a suitable fit.

Candidates who perform well on Mercer| Mettl's administrative assistant test can:

  • Use computers effectively to perform their daily tasks
  • Use Microsoft Word to create documents and reports
  • Use Microsoft Excel to gather and organize data
  • Communicate effectively
  • Send, receive, organize and analyze information and records
  • Troubleshoot, manage time and solve fundamental issues encountered at the workplace

Key profiles the test can be used for:

The aptitude test for administrative assistants is helpful for freshers as well as experienced candidates in any industry.

Some notable job roles  the test can be used for are:

  • Personal and Executive Secretaries
  • Executive or Administrative Assistants
  • Office Managers or Human Resource Assistants    
  • Sales, Marketing and Operations Executives


This Assessment is a part of following Skills Libraries

Administrative Competency Framework

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Verbal Ability

This administrative assistant test helps assess candidates who have a good command of English and can understand, comprehend, and convey written messages precisely and clearly by formulating grammatically correct sentences.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

An Administrative assessment is designed to evaluate the critical skills required to perform well in the job. From testing General Aptitude of candidates to testing candidates on computer skills, this assessment aims to help organizations pick the right fit.

An Administrative Assistant is required to plan and organise, document and perform basic clerical duties. Problem Solving and basic computer knowledge are key competencies required to excel in this job. Apart from this, strong Writing skills are also required to be able to communicate effectively.