Data Checking tests present you with number of tables of information which must be checked against each other. This type of test is used to measure how quickly and accurately errors can be detected in data. It is used to select candidates for clerical and data input jobs, particularly where accuracy is important, for example, accounting and banking. In these tests you will usually be given two columns of data to check for consistency and you will be asked to mark up any differences.
1. Check the right hand column of data against the one on the left and mark any differences with the red marker provided.
This data may be either meaningless, for example account numbers, or may be fairly meaningful, for example names and addresses. In both cases is vital to check each character rather than ‘read’ the data normally. You should also bear in mind that there may be more than one error in any single piece of data. These tests usually contain between 20 and 40 questions and take 20-30 minutes to complete. It is important, although difficult, to maintain your concentration for the full duration of the test.
If you are applying for a clerical or administrative job then you can download a sample data checking test.
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