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MS PowerPoint Assessment for evaluating the essential skills and proficiency of candidates

The Microsoft PowerPoint Test by Mercer | Mett assesses candidates' understanding of MS PowerPoint. It evaluates the conceptual and creative skills of candidates in creating and shaping compelling MS PowerPoint presentations, along with their technical skills in building effective and engaging slides using the features offered by the tool.

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Microsoft PowerPoint is a valuable tool used extensively across organizations, regardless of positions or departments. The universally used business tool has wide-ranging applications as it provides informative visual representations that effectively aid business communication. An MS PowerPoint Test for job interview screening helps recruiters analyze candidates' conceptualization of objectives and ideas and shape them into presentations.  

The Microsoft PowerPoint Assessment by Mercer | Mettl has been created by subject matter experts and offers comprehensive reviews of candidates' technical and creative skills. The MS PowerPoint Test evaluates candidates’ skills on three levels (easy, moderate, and complex) and checks how potential hires use essential functions of MS PowerPoint to establish their points. The MS PowerPoint Assessment by Mercer | Mettl can be utilized as a pre-employment test to ascertain the proficiency of candidates with MS PowerPoint and how well they can use design and layout for slides, apply MS PowerPoint concepts, add SmartArt and WordArt, and elucidate their message.


Presenting ideas, objectives, and concepts efficiently and quickly requires creative, solid presentation skills. This translates to having a deep understanding of the features and technical aspects of Microsoft PowerPoint. Hiring top talent for a wide range of job roles across various departments and levels in an organization requires recruiters to be able to assess candidates on their abilities to use the key features and objects of Microsoft PowerPoint to create a compelling presentation with a coherent flow and layout. Utilizing an MS PowerPoint Test for job interview screening can help hiring managers identify candidates adept at creating engaging and convincing presentations tailored to objectives and well-suited for boosting results.  

The Microsoft PowerPoint Test has been designed to help recruiters find and hire the best talent for several critical organizational positions. The test is an unbiased and effective tool for assessing candidates' proficiency using the MS PowerPoint tool. The test evaluates candidates of a range of subskills, like creating and formatting presentations using templates; creating high-quality presentations that can aid decision-making; creating and formatting presentations with high visual appeal using charts, pictures, SmartArt, and WordArt; and ensuring cohesive navigation by automating tasks and using other advanced features.

Microsoft PowerPoint Test competency framework

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Microsoft PowerPoint Test competencies under scanner

MS PowerPoint-Basic competencies



This section of Mercer | Mettl’s MS PowerPoint Assessment requires candidates to demonstrate their ability to use essential MS PowerPoint tools, like the ribbon tab quick access toolbar, and their ability to customize toolbars to ensure easy access to the tools they require most to work efficiently.

Create, edit and format presentation

Under this section, candidates must demonstrate their ability to create informative yet concise presentations using essential MS PowerPoint tools like writing style, fonts, bullets, pictures, etc.


This section of the MS PowerPoint Test evaluates the ability of candidates to use add-ons like animations, charts, tables, images, etc., to make them more engaging and add value to the data being conveyed in the presentation.

Backstage view

The MS PowerPoint Assessment also tests candidates' proficiency using the backstage feature of MS PowerPoint that allows users to create, save, and manage files and access important information about files, like their hidden metadata.

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