Filing Aptitude Test

Use the Filing Aptitude Test to assess candidates for the ability to excel at paper filing speed and organizational skills.


Ensure that your candidate can do what you want with the Filing Aptitude Test test.  It assesses paper filing speed and organizational skills.   Before you invest the time and money to train a new employee, test your applicants for skills like:

  • Filing
  • Alphabetization
  • Speed
  • Organization

This test provides the answers you need to make informed hiring and promotion decisions.

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Purpose: Filing Aptitude Test assesses a job candidate’s ability to quickly and efficiently place papers, folders, and more in the proper order. This test is often used for clerical positions where the job duties require a lot of organizing, inserting, or pulling documents from files. We recommend using this test for every job category where alphabetization, organization, and mental ability are an important aspect of an employee’s overall performance.

When To Use It: This test is often used for clerical positions where the job requires a lot of organizing, inserting or pulling documents from files.

Target Group: We recommend using this test for clerical I office positions where filing accuracy is a priority.

High Scorers: People scoring high in this test are quick, efficient, and make few errors.

Low Scorers: People scoring low on this test tend to be slow and to make a lot of errors.

Number of Items: 80 items

Time limits: Untimed

Sample Item

Sample Monthly Statement list

1. Aamer,l.K.
2. Alter,R.J.
3. Amos,S.A.
4. Baah,O.K.
5. Barnes,C.A.
6. Borum,H.G
7. Burdine,S.E

The Filing Aptitude Test provides a monthly statement list into which new items are to be added. The candidate’s task is to determine between which two items the new one should be inserted.

Baba, J.A.
Alvis, C.l.
Bump, F.M.

2 – 3

Autry, G.M
Barr, A.E.
Allis, C.l

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