Clerical Speed and Accuracy Aptitude Test

This test, CLERICAL SPEED AND ACCURACY, asks candidates to compare sets of last and first names. We also offer PERCEPTUAL SPEED AND ACCURACY, where candidates compare sets of alphanumeric characters. To see Perceptual Speed and Accuracy instead, click here.

Pre-Employment Test

Purpose: The Clerical Speed and Accuracy Test uses a classic approach to measuring a candidate’s ability to read last and first names quickly, compare each set to identify errors, and make simple decisions. The test can be used with good results where the position requires a lot of paperwork, and where both processing speed and minimizing errors are important.

More about Clerical Speed and Accuracy Test

About the Test: This is a timed 7-minute pre-employment test.

Target Group: We recommend using this test when selecting candidates for roles such as administrative assistant, administrative secretary, data entry clerk, file clerk, records clerk, medical office assistant, and more.

When to Use It: The Clerical Speed & Accuracy test will be a good predictor of potential on-the-job performance in roles that require quick thinking and accurate handling of detailed paperwork. It is a valuable tool to identify candidates who are strong in situations where both processing speed and minimizing errors are important.

What the Report Gives You: Employment candidates scoring high on the test are quick to process information, and they do not make many errors. Candidates scoring low are somewhat slow in completing their work, and they tend to make more errors than expected.

Sample Questions for Clerical Speed & Accuracy Test (aka Perceptual Speed & Accuracy Test)

Jack Brown

Yes       No

Jack Brown

Steve Clark

Yes       No

Steve Clerk

Carla Smith

Yes       No

Carlo Smith

(Sample questions differ from actual test appearance and do not contain real test content.)

Select Validity Information: In several empirical studies, this test was significantly correlated with: productivity (r=.28**); quality (r=.21*); attendance (r=.33**); safety (r=.24*) and overall job performance in a variety of entry-level jobs (r=.31**).


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