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Why do you need a Filing Test?

If you’re hiring for a position requiring skills in organising data in alphabetical, chronological or numerical order, then our Filing Test is exactly what you need to ensure your job applicants have what it takes before you hire them. It’s fast, efficient and will give you confidence to make a smarter hiring decision. Or do you want to re-train your existing employees? Develop them with the organisational and office skills to help improve their day-to-day work.

Overview of Test

A clerical-based assessment specifically aligned to assess individuals based on the skills required to perform both alphabetical and numerical filing within the workplace. Designed with attention to detail and capability in mind, this assessment is presented with a variety of question styles including ranking, fill in the blanks and multiple choice question styles and features randomised testing.

Subjects available: ABC Alphabetical | 123 Numerical | Comprehensive (combined test for alphabetical, chronological & numerical filing).

Recommended Applications

Anyone who is responsible for a filing system and general administrative duties.

Complementary Tests

As well as our Filing Test, there are several complementary tests that also come under the Clerical Skills Tests module:


Find out more on Filing Test pricing,
benefits &
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Filing Test FactFile


Key Skills Measured:
  • Filing capability
  • Literacy
  • Numeracy
  • Attention to detail
Test Detail:
  • 15 Questions asked
  • 15 Minutes to complete
  • Practice available
  • Randomised delivery
Subjects Available:
  • Comprehensive
  • ABC Alphabetical
  • 123 Numerical
Complementary tests

 Sample Filing Test Question

Q. Place the candidate Sarah Speakman in the correct place:

A. Spakeman, John
B. Sparkman, Sarah
C. Spearman, Oliver
D. Speekman, Francis

Filing Test sample question
Filing Test Sample Report

Sample Filing Test report

Sample Filing Test report to get a feel for the type of analysis you can receive from a candidate taking this test.

Report clearly shows the candidate’s percentage score, as well as giving them a percentile score against others in your organisation and worldwide.

Require bespoke adjustments to these tests?

All 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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