Hire candidates who understand the basics of a computer

Use Basic Computer Skills Test as a Screening Tool for Recruitment and Selection:

This test has been designed to assess the ability of a candidate to work using a computer. It tests if an individual is aware of the functions in a computer including basic hardware, network, security and system software. The test uses variable difficulty levels of questions to accurately identify candidates who understand computer fundamentals.

Computers have become the backbone of all enterprises today. All departments across the organisation use computers for storing, creating and sharing data. All employees carry out their daily job roles using a computer. Hence, it is essential that a potential hire is aware of how a computer functions and uses it effectively at work. This test has been designed to test whether a person has computer literacy.

Benefits of using the Mettl Basic Computer Skills Test:

The candidates who are proficient in using a computer should be able to:

  • Establish official communication using the internet and email
  • Use the basic applications to create and edit files
  • Troubleshoot in case of a hardware, software or network issue
  • Handle a computer comfortably for business purposes

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The Basic Computer Skills test consists of the following critical competencies given below:

  • Introduction: Ability to understand Computer basics and the set of programs that make the computer function
  • Operating Systems: Ability to understand the OS and manage computer hardware, software resources, and provides common services for computer programs
  • Network and Security: Ability to prevent and monitor unauthorized access, misuse, modification, or denial of a computer network and network-accessible resources
  • Email and Internet: Ability to use electronic mail and internet for exchanging messages with people and for other purposes
  • Computer Practicals: Ability to use software applications like MS Excel, MS Word and MS PowerPoint and troubleshooting methods to achieve the project objective

Test Details:

Number of Sections 5                                                                      
Number of Questions 35
Test Duration 35 minutes
Test Language English


Key profiles that the test can be useful for:

This test is useful for candidates with basic education in entry-level profiles in various departments such as: 

  • Receptionist and Front office executives
  • Data entry operators and MIS executives

Answer to common queries:

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

Yes, we can do so selectively. Please write to us for such a request and we would be glad to assist.

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

Yes, we can do so selectively. Please write to us for such a request and we would be glad to work out a solution for you.

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.

How it works:

step 1

Add this test to your tests

step 2

Share test link from your tests

step 3

Candidate take the tests

step 4

You get their tests report

Note You will be charged only at step 3. i.e. only when candidate start the test.

Relevant for Industries

  • Insurance
  • FMCG
  • Hospitality
  • Retail
  • Manufacturing
  • Healthcare