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Microsoft Word Test to Assess Candidates' Microsoft Word Skills

Microsoft Word test assesses the basic Microsoft Word skills for official purposes. Microsoft Word assessment test enables in-depth evaluation of candidates to use MS Word effectively.

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Microsoft Word is one of the most universally used applications in business right now. Whether for taking notes, creating proposals or reports, MS Word is the standard business software. It is hence essential that a potential hire has basic knowledge of Microsoft Word. Mercer Mettl’s Microsoft Word test is a pre-employment assessment that employers can use during the job screening process to ascertain how skilled candidates are in MS Word. The test has been designed to test candidates' ability to apply concepts related to Word.

Besides, it helps you evaluate a candidate’s understanding of essential skills, such as navigation, previewing and printing, proofreading and their ability to create documents without any grammatical errors. In addition, a candidate’s proficiency to effectively work on MS Word, including functionalities like creating tables and inserting pictures and illustrations, is also measured through Microsoft Word skills tests.

This test will help you find candidates with the best caliber. In addition, you can conduct assessments in a secure, controlled environment with features such as webcam proctoring, limited system access, and window violation.


Screening and engaging eligible candidates for the next stage of the hiring process becomes easy with Mercer| Mettl’s MS Word test. In addition, the test result reports offer a holistic insight into the candidates' performance, which is crucial in making objective hiring decisions.

Designed by subject matter experts, this test provides a comprehensive review of candidate's knowledge to use the Word tool effectively and efficiently. The skills of the candidate are assessed on three levels - basic, intermediate and advanced. This Microsoft Word assessment test contains 30 questions to be completed in 40 minutes.

The candidates with the basic knowledge of Microsoft Word can:

•Create, edit and save documents

•Format text and paragraphs as per requirement

•Add tables, charts, pictures, WordArt and SmartArt

•Check for correct spellings and grammar

•Create proposals and reports using Microsoft Word


Key profiles the test can be used for:

•Receptionist and Front office executives

•Data entry operators and MIS executives

•Office clerks, admin executives and pantry staff

•Sales and Operations Executives

MS Word Competency Framework

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Competency Under Scanner

Microsoft Word


Word Page Layout and Templates

Demonstrating an ability to use MS Word to use page layout and templates to provide overall consistency to the document and to customize its appearance.


Demonstrating an ability to use MS Word to use tools like proofing, spell and grammar, etc. to allow insertion of comments in the document and to check the quality of the content.


Demonstrating an ability to use MS Word to insert tables, illustrations, use WordArt, etc. to make the document presentable and for sorting and summarizing of data.

Formatting and Quick Parts

Demonstrating an ability to use MS Word to control the appearance of text, store reusable content in the gallery, apply styles in a document, etc. to make the document more presentable.

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