If you are applying for a clerical position then you
should practice clerical aptitude tests as well as the more
general types of question. For example verbal ability and numerical ability.
Clerical aptitude questions are designed to identify candidates who can work quickly and accurately in administrative roles and there are two types of clerical aptitude questions that you should familiarise yourself with.
Sample Concentration/Work Rate Questions
These are most often used when selecting candidates for administrative and clerical jobs where mistakes can have serious or expensive consequences. This includes areas like financial services, legal services and healthcare.
This sample question paper contains 12 questions and has a suggested time limit of 5 minutes. The questions are presented in Letter/A4 format for easy printing and self-marking.
Sample Data Checking Questions
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.
This sample question paper contains 40 questions and has a
suggested time limit of 15 minutes. The questions are presented in
Letter/A4 format for easy printing and self-marking.
Download Sample Data Checking - Practice Test 1
In both of these clerical aptitude question papers the time limit is usually set so that the tests are impossible to complete. In addition, the questions tend to be similar and rather repetitive which makes it difficult to maintain attentiveness.
These factors taken together make these types of clerical aptitude questions ideal for selecting candidates who are able to process information accurately and maintain their concentration.