General Clerical Skills Tests

The General Clerical Skills Tests are 16 short 7-minute clerical tests for measuring specific administrative and clerical skills.

About this Test

The General Clerical Skills Tests Series (formerly the Internet-Based 5 Minute General Clerical Skills Tests ) assess 16 different clerical/office skills abilities in about 5 minutes per test.   Before you invest the time and money to train a new employee, test your applicants for skills like:

  • Bookkeeping
  • Coding
  • Numerical Skills
  • Problem Solving
  • Alphabetizing
  • Spelling

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

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The General Clerical Skills Tests Series 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. – Available only in paper and scored via fax-back answer sheets.
  • 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.

  • Hand-Scored
  • Paper/Pencil

Languages published

  • English
  • French




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The General Clerical Skills Tests are 16 short 7-minute clerical tests for measuring specific administrative and clerical skills.

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