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Business Writing

Measures a candidate’s knowledge of the principles of business writing.


The Business Writing test measures a candidate’s knowledge of the principles of business writing. This test is designed for administrative professionals.

Job Family/Title: Administrative Professionals

Localizations Available: US English

Average Testing: Time 27 minutes

Time Allowed: 90 minutes

Maximum Number of Questions: 30

Number of Sittings: One

Designed for Unproctored Environment: Yes

Question Format: Multiple Choice – Computer Adaptive Testing (CAT) technology dynamically adjusts the test to the level of the test taker resulting in shorter test times, increased accuracy and enhanced security.

Product Category: Admin-Clerical

Test Topics

Business Letters
• Basic Structure
• Body
• Close, Signature, Notations, and Initials
• Letters That Get Results
• Reference Letters

Other Formats
• E-Mail
• Memos, Short Notes, & Faxes
• PowerPoint Presentations
• Proposals
• Reports, Business Plans

Principles of Organization
• Expressing Ideas
• Getting Started
• Miscellaneous
• Style, Mood, Active or Passive Voice, & Person

Rules of Grammar
• Miscellaneous
• Parts of Speech (adj,adv, etc.)
• Possessives
• Pronoun Use
• Punctuation
• Sentence Structure
• Subject-Verb Agreement
• Verb Usage

• Common Errors
• Plurals
• Simple & Compound Nouns
• Suffixes & Prefixes

Style & Tone
• Positive Communication
• Understanding Your Reader

• Homonyms, Antonyms, & Synonyms
• Jargon, Euphemisms, Overworked Words, & Slang
• Use of Dictionary, Thesaurus, & Spellchecker
• Words often Misused

Additional information

Appropriate For


Administration Time


Scoring Options



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