Hire Best Administrative Staff For Your Organisation

This executive assistant test is a comprehensive functional and aptitude test designed to assess the skills of a candidate to perform the duties of an administrative assistant. It starts off with testing the basic computer literacy of the candidate, then assesses 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 communication skills as well as writing ability of the candidate. Finally, it also evaluates the analytical and problem solving ability of the candidate by measuring his/her general aptitude.

Benefits of using Mettl test for Administrative Assistants: Candidates who do well on this test will be able to:

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

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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 test has been designed to evaluate the proficiency of a candidate for taking up this role.

Key profiles that the test can be useful for:

The aptitude test for administrative assistants is useful for freshers as well as experienced candidates in any industry. Some notable job roles include:

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

Test Details:

Number of Sections 8                                                                                   
Number of Questions 36
Test Duration 40 minutes
Test Language English

NOTE: If required, the test can be offered in other languages as well. Please connect with us for any such requirement.


Section Details:

Basic Computer Skills

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.

MS Word

This test has been designed to assess the ability of a candidate to work using Microsoft Word. It tests an individual’s ability in checking spellings, previewing, printing, formatting, adding pictures and tables, and performing other basic functions in Microsoft Word.

MS Excel Basic

This test has been designed to assess the basic excel skills of a candidate. It tests the ability to use excel for data typing, sorting, filtering, and formatting. It also tests use of pivot tables, excel shortcuts, hyperlinks, password protection, and other excel functions.

MS Excel Intermediate

This test has been designed to assess the excel skills of a potential candidate. It tests the ability to use excel using shortcuts, most used functions and formulae, charts, and pivot tables.

Communication Skills

Demonstrating the ability to understand, comprehend and convey messages to be delivered effectively in a precise manner with clarity by formulating grammatically correct sentences.

Problem Solving Skills

Demonstrating the ability to analyse information, detect patterns and relationships, and solve complex and intangible problems and to perform well in a new/novel situation.

Analytical Ability

Demonstrating the ability to analyse the given information from different perspectives by breaking it down into simple components and by structuring the information in a logical order to arrive at a solution.

Writing Skills

Demonstrating the ability to communicate via the written text and express ideas and thoughts effectively. It refers to the ability to write meaningful sentences which conveys the message with clarity.

Answer to common queries:

What is an Administrative assessment?

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. 


What are the skills required to be a good Administrative Assistant?

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.

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Relevant for Industries

  • IT
  • ITeS
  • FMCG
  • Hospitality