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Why do you need Clerical Sorting & Coding skill tests?

If you’re hiring for a clerical position that requires the ability to analyse and act on product codes, then our specific coding and sorting test is exactly what you need to ensure your job applicants have what it takes in the pre-employment phase.

It’s fast and efficient and will give you the evidence that you’re making a better-informed hiring decision. Perhaps you want to re-train your existing clerical employees? Provide them with the relevant sorting skills they need to improve their day-to-day performance.

Overview of Test

Designed to assess an individual’s ability to analyse different product codes and act according to the information presented within the codes. Candidates are presented with a coded message in a multiple choice question style.

Recommended Applications

Persons required to work with product codes and is applicable to a variety of roles, across numerous industry sectors.

Complementary Tests

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


Find out more on Sorting & Coding Test pricing,
benefits &
 a demo for your company


Sorting & Coding FactFile


Key Skills Measured:
  • Observation
  • Concentration
  • Reasoning
  • Attention to Detail
Test Detail:
  • Practice Test available
  • Randomised presentation
  • 15 minutes allowed
  • 9 min average completion time
  • 15 questions presented
  • 30 questions in pool
Complementary Tests:
sample report- Sorting & Coding Test

Sample Sorting & Coding report

Sample Sorting & Coding 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, score by name (alphanumeric, numeric, alphabetical etc), 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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