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PowerPoint assessment test to assess key MS PowerPoint skills

PowerPoint assessment test evaluates candidates' understanding of the PowerPoint tool. PowerPoint assessment can help employers test job candidates for PowerPoint proficiency.

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Microsoft PowerPoint is used extensively at all levels of an organization. It is a universal business tool with wide-ranging applications from HR induction to sales pitches to management discussions and shareholder presentations. In addition, it is a great visual tool to aid a message that needs to be shared with an audience. Therefore, it is expected from a potential hire that they would know the basic functions of PowerPoint and use those to establish their point. Mercer| Mettl's PowerPoint assessment test has been designed to test the knowledge and application of Microsoft PowerPoint, enabling organizations to hire the most competent candidates.

Mercer| Mettl’s PowerPoint assessment test is a pre-employment hiring test that employers can use during the job screening process to ascertain how skilled candidates are in using the PowerPoint tool. The test has been designed to test candidates' ability to apply concepts related to Microsoft PowerPoint. Besides, it tests an individual’s ability to apply design and layout to the slides, adding shapes, pictures, SmartArt, WordArt and tables to elucidate their point and navigate the slides for a coherent presentation.
The candidates with knowledge of Microsoft PowerPoint can:

  • Create, format, preview and print presentations
  • Add tables, charts, pictures, WordArt and SmartArt for visual appeal
  • Add templates, automate tasks and use other advanced features
  • Create high-quality presentations to aid business decision making

Designed by subject matter experts, Mercer |Mettl’s PowerPoint assessment test offers a comprehensive review of candidate's technical and creative skills. This MS PowerPoint test contains 30 questions to be completed in 40 minutes. Moreover, the skills of the candidate are evaluated on three levels - easy, medium and difficult. 

Key profiles the test is used for:

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

Microsoft PowerPoint Competency Framework

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Competencies Under Scanner

Powerpoint - Basic



Demonstrating an ability to use tools like Quick Access Tool bar, ribbon tab and tabs to customize the toolbar to keep the tools which are most frequently used to work more efficiently.

Create, Edit and Format Presentation

Demonstrating an ability to create presentations which present the right set of information to the audience by highlighting the critical parts of the presentation using different tools like fonts, writing style, bullets, pictures, etc.


Demonstrating an ability to use tables, images, animations and charts in the presentations to make it more presentable and adds more value to the data presented in the presentation.

Backstage View

Demonstrating an ability to use the backstage view feature for managing the files and accessing information on the files such as hidden metadata, creating and saving files, etc.

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