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Office Administrative Assistant Tests

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Administrative assistants can work in almost every industry, making it an attractive role for a wide variety of people. Office administration tests help employers to find assistants with the skills needed to do the job, including accuracy, communication, software aptitude and time management.

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Sample Office Administrative Assistant Tests question Test your knowledge!

Considering the information provided, which statement best describes the process for handling office supplies?

The administration department has devised a new procedure for office supply distribution. Employees must submit a form detailing their requisition, which will be evaluated within 3 days. Once approved, supplies will be delivered to the employee’s station every Friday. Emergency supplies can be picked up directly from the storage room after receiving an immediate verbal approval from the supervisor.

  • Office supplies are available for pick-up any day of the week.
  • Approval for supplies is always granted immediately.
  • Supplies are distributed every Friday, and emergencies are handled with verbal approval.
  • Employees can get any supplies they need without approval.

If a report consists of 30 pages and an administrative assistant can format 10 pages per hour, how many hours will it take to format half of the report?

  • 1 hour
  • 1.5 hours
  • 2 hours
  • 3 hours

A team meeting starts with 6 topics on the agenda. If 2 topics are removed and 3 more are added, how many topics are now on the agenda?

  • 5 topics
  • 6 topics
  • 7 topics
  • 8 topics

After reading the passage, what can be inferred about the company's new policy on remote work?

The administration department has devised a new procedure for office supply distribution. Employees must submit a form detailing their requisition, which will be evaluated within 3 days. Once approved, supplies will be delivered to the employee’s station every Friday. Emergency supplies can be picked up directly from the storage room after receiving an immediate verbal approval from the supervisor.

  • The company discourages remote work for tasks requiring collaboration.
  • Employees are required to work remotely for individual tasks.
  • Remote work is mandatory for all employees now.
  • The company does not support remote work.

The passage suggests that a client's complaint should be handled by:

The administration department has devised a new procedure for office supply distribution. Employees must submit a form detailing their requisition, which will be evaluated within 3 days. Once approved, supplies will be delivered to the employee’s station every Friday. Emergency supplies can be picked up directly from the storage room after receiving an immediate verbal approval from the supervisor.

  • Ignoring the complaint as most issues resolve on their own.
  • Forwarding the issue to the legal department immediately.
  • Acknowledging the issue and keeping the client informed throughout the resolution process.
  • Informing the client that the company's policy does not cover the issue raised.

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Office Administrative Assistant Tests Tips

1Familiarize Yourself with the Test Types

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Consistency is key! Set aside regular study times using Practice Aptitude Tests’ online resources. This will help you commit information to memory and improve your test-taking speed over time. Remember, a steady pace often wins the race, and preparation is a sprint, not a marathon!

3Understand the Job Role

Administrative Assistant roles demand a particular set of skills. Ensure you have a solid understanding of the job and its requirements. Our test packages are designed to reflect the competencies required, so you can line up your skill set with what employers are seeking.

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Studying is important, but so is your health. Ensure you take regular breaks to avoid burnout. Get enough sleep, eat well, and exercise. A clear, well-rested mind performs far better on psychometric assessments.

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Office Administrative Assistant Tests FAQs

What computer skills do administrative assistants need?

Administrative assistants are often called to work on a varied range of projects; sometimes of great strategic significance, sometimes to ensure the smooth running of the office. As a result, it’s important to showcase a broad range of software skills.

Overall, you’ll be expected to be a competent user of Microsoft Office and Google Suite, as well as proficient at working with organisational tools such as calendars and emails, and any project management applications used by the company.

How do I prepare for an administrative interview?

The best way you can prepare for an administrative assistant test and interview is to do your research.

Looking into the values, beliefs and objectives of the company will help you to get a better sense of the type of person they’re going to be looking for. If you can shape your answers to incorporate these values, you’ll set yourself apart from candidates who haven’t prepared as well.

Practising relevant aptitude tests such as numerical reasoning, verbal reasoning and situational judgment will help you to get used to working under pressure, improve your accuracy and instil you with confidence to tackle what’s ahead of you.

Do admin assistants need good maths?

Yes. A basic grasp of data interpretation and an understanding of financial processes and calculations is important in nearly all administrative assistant roles.

What strengths should admin assistants show?

The key skills you’ll need to showcase to prove you’d be a competent office assistant are: communication, interpersonal, organisation, time management, accuracy and software.

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What our customers say about our Administration tests

  • Malta

    July 06, 2023

    Good Test Quite Comprehensive

    It was a good test and very useful for critical thinking, problem solving and working out administrative tasks

  • United States of America

    April 06, 2023

    I enjoyed everything

    The test makes you work on a lot of different problems and tells you if you have the right or wrong answers. You can go back and review all your answers to practice.

  • Philippines

    October 05, 2022

    To know the job description

    It's hard when it is about percentages and don't have time to review it well. but challenging and i like it though found it hard

  • United Kingdom

    July 15, 2022

    Difficult situations but mind engaging.

    Honestly I feel like I am lucky to get any of the answers right. Doing this timed was a much-added pressure.

  • United States of America

    October 28, 2021

    Terrifying

    Using a spreadsheet to identify all the variables and use formulas would help with efficiency and accuracy.

  • United States of America

    August 03, 2021

    Mathematics

    The timed test portion is very strenuous and the questions are vague. They need to add more detail to the questions for people taking the test to understand what is being asked.

  • Zimbabwe

    May 27, 2021

    Structure of Questions

    The questions are structured in a way that makes it hard to move from one topic to the next

  • Kenya

    May 24, 2021

    My first test was wonderful

    I liked how you ask clear questions, and I am happy that you allowed me to attempt them.

  • United States of America

    May 19, 2021

    Profits, margin data

    Very numbers-oriented, not what I was expecting

  • Philippines

    May 18, 2021

    Very great preparation for upcoming tests.

    The test helped me review different financial concepts.