Clerical & Administrative Aptitude Tests

Online Psychometric Tests of Word Usage, Computation, Proof Checking and Cross Checking for those in Clerical and Administrative Roles.
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Clerical & Administrative Aptitudes

The Clerical & Admin Series tests assess the aptitude of employees or candidates for clerical, administrative or support roles. They can be used across a wide range of functions including Customer Advisors, Call Centre staff, Secretaries and Data Entry roles.


Sub tests and test timings


Computation Test

A test to assess a candidate’s ability to make quick but accurate calculations.

(10 minutes)


Cross Checking Test

A test to assess a candidate’s ability to compare and check the accuracy of two types of documentation that might be used in a warehouse or dispatch office.

(8 minutes)


Proof Checking Test

A test to assess a candidate’s ability to compare lines of text and check that the original text has been copied over correctly.

(8 minutes)


Word Usage Test

A test to assess a candidate’s ability to select pairs of words which fit into a given sentence. The test may involve the use of grammar, meaning or spelling.

(10 minutes)

In order to use our Aptitude Tests independently, you need to have a recognised certification in Aptitude Testing or the BPS Level 2 Ability Test User Qualification.

Alternatively, you may attend our Online Basic Psychometrics Course: Psychometrics for HR Decisions.

If you do not hold relevant qualifications and do not wish to undertake training, we can still assist by either giving you access to only text-based reports, or via our Psychologist-on-Call™ service wherein our psychologists will manage the process for you and then call you to explain all reports.

If you don’t have a certification in aptitude tests, don’t worry, our psychologists can handle the process for you. Let us know something about the job and its required competencies by way of a good job description and person specification. We will then be able to advise on the best assessments to use. You then simply send us the full names and email addresses of those to be tested and we will invite them via our system. Once they have completed the assessments, we will send you the reports and arrange a telephone or skype session to take you through the reports to ensure understanding and effective use.


Validate is our innovative checking process for aptitude tests completed remotely and without supervision. The use of unsupervised aptitude tests saves time because job applicants can complete assessments without having to come to your office. However, it is difficult to be entirely certain that the right person completed the assessment.  This is where Validate comes in. Once you are at the shortlisting stage and you are meeting candidates for interview, administer Validate to your candidate. It simply presents candidates with the 6 most difficult questions which they originally got corrected in their unsupervised aptitude test. If they get them correct again under supervision, there is nothing to worry about. If they do less well this time around, it suggests they may have had help the first time around.


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