General Clerical Skills Tests Series

16 short 7-minute clerical tests for measuring specific administrative and clerical skills.


The General Clerical Skills Tests are a quick, inexpensive way to test candidates for the skills you require. These tests are used to pre-screen job applicants and in-house personnel in any position requiring specific administrative and clerical skills. Each test requires less than 7 minutes (except for Bookkeeping which takes 20). Any combination of titles can be purchased in minimum quantities of 25 tests per order.

The Clerical Skills Tests Series includes:

Alphabetizing & Filing – Designed to measure the ability to store and retrieve files in alphabetical order.

Attention To Detail – Ability to recognize likenesses and differences rapidly and accurately.

Bookkeeping – Measures the ability to handle some of the materials and problems with which an experienced bookkeeper deals.

Coding – Ability to code numbers and symbols according to a simple formula.

Grammar & Punctuation – Measures grammar, punctuation ability and the skill to do correspondence.

Manual Dexterity – Measures aptitude for fine and gross muscle control and coordination of eye and hand.

Mechanical Comprehension – Measures the ability to perceive and understand the relationship of physical forces and mechanical elements in practical situations.

Numerical Skills – Facility with numbers, files, codes, symbols and simple arithmetic.

Problem Solving Ability – Measures logical ability, deductive and inductive reasoning.

Proofreading Skills – Measures the ability to proofread.

Reading Comprehension – Measures the ability to read and understand the English language.

Receptionist Skills – Ability to deal with situations that face a receptionist including telephone etiquette.

Spatial Perception – Measures the candidate’s space relations aptitude.

Spelling – Measures knowledge of words and the ability to spell correctly.

Verbal Fluency – Ability to think of words rapidly: to write or talk without blocking or searching for the right word.

Vocabulary – Measures the ability to communicate easily and fluently with others.

Each title comes in a package of 25 that includes all the necessary scoring materials.



Languages published

• English
• French

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Additional information

Appropriate For


Administration Time


Scoring Options