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Why do you need Clerical Skill Tests?

If you’re hiring for clerical role, then our specific Clerical Skills Tests are exactly what you need to ensure your job applicants have what it takes before recruiting them. Our pre-employment assessments such as Audio Typing Test, Data Entry Test, Speed Typing Test, Filing Test and other tests within the module offer a comprehensive range.

They’re fast, efficient and will give you confidence to make a smarter hiring decision. Or do you want to re-train your existing employees? Provide them with the relevant administrative skills they need to improve their day-to-day work.

Overview of Tests

The Clerical Skills Tests Module has been designed specifically to cover a fully comprehensive range of clerical tasks. These prebuilt assessments enable you to identify and evidence the candidate’s core skills set required to perform in a role related to typical clerical responsibilities.

The assessments within this module can be utilised throughout the full employee life cycle. From recruitment and assessment through to development and succession planning, this module offers a variety of skills testing that can be combined and tailored for each unique role.

Customer benefits?

Specific subject assessments are available and enable you to easily identify and assign the appropriate assessment for the role or subject knowledge required. You can test a candidate’s ability to complete typical administrative tasks quickly and efficiently within a professional setting.

Candidate benefits?

Assigning the appropriate subject assessment to the candidate minimises the length of the assessment, eliminates the need for the candidate to have to answer unnecessary / unrelated questions and ensures the results presented are accurate to that subject being measured.


Find out more on the Clerical Skills Tests module pricing,
benefits &
 a demo for your company

Assessments available:
Key skills measured:
  • Typing speed and accuracy
  • Data input
  • Attention to detail
  • Audio typing
  • Copy typing


Clerical Module Factsheets (collated)


Speed Typing test

Speed Typing Test

Designed to assess an individual’s ability to read and type a given passage of text provided either on-screen or from a printed document, quickly and accurately.

Audio Typing test

Audio Typing Test

Designed to assess an individual’s ability to transcribe a given recording quickly and accurately, as well as their typing speed by characters and words per minute.

Data Entry test

Data Entry Test

Designed to assess an individual’s ability to quickly and accurately input data from an on-screen source for the completion of forms or digital address books.

Filing test

Filing Test

Designed to assess an individual’s ability to recognise and organise data in alphabetical, chronological or numerical order. The method of filing required can be chosen upon test assignment.

MAtching test

Matching Test

Designed to assess an individual’s ability to recognise differences and match information across a range of number and letter sequences.

Sorting & Coding test

Sorting & Coding Test

Designed to assess an individual’s ability to analyse different product codes and act according to the information presented within the code.

In-tray exercise test

In-Tray Exercise

This test simulates an everyday working environment by testing an individual’s ability to recognise priority tasks and organise their workload and work-flow accordingly.

Next steps….

Do you feel our Clerical Industry tests and assessments could be beneficial to your company?

Why not get in contact for further information or on pricing, either through our contact form or by calling 0203 693 2201.

Require bespoke adjustments to these tests?

All clerical skills assessments can be adjusted to meet your specific needs. Bespoke activities often include the addition of organisation specific questions relating to specific software, company policies and procedures as well as the removal of questions if required.

To find out more about our bespoke assessments, click here.

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What Clients Say About Us
Skillarena have given us a fresh perspective on our workforce and the motivation to build upon attracting the right people through an engaging employer brand.
Alison Tookey Employee Relations Advisor, Home Retail Group
Choosing Skillsarena was the best business decision we made, the system is slick and easy to use, our business processes are faster and I recommend the company when speaking to other about their recruitment problems.
Alan Blake Managing Director, Secom Plc
Skillsarena’s tests have been used throughout the organisation for all levels of recruitment up to the most senior and have been very well received. The response to the tests has been overwhelmingly positive. All of our recruitment managers are absolutely delighted.
Mark Gillmam Recruitment Business Partner, Southern Housing

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