Administrator Test

Administrator tests can be used by employers to identify candidates with the necessary skills and competencies to be a successful administrator.

  • What is an administrator test?

    An administrator test aims to evaluate candidates on the essential skills and competencies required to effectively carry out the responsibilities of an administrator.

    Using multiple-choice questions, the test objectively assesses candidates in several areas including attention to detail, organisation and time management, as well as proficiency using basic office software.

    The test is commonly administered to candidates in the early stages of recruitment, usually after the initial application screening, to help make better hiring decisions.

    Candidates who score highly on the administrator test may be able to successfully provide office support to assist with the smooth running of a business.

About the Administrator Test

Administrators provide both clerical and administrative support to ensure day-to-day operations run smoothly. Responsibilities typically include dealing with queries by phone or email, scheduling meetings, typing up letters and reports, and updating company records using databases.

The administrator test assesses candidates on the necessary core skills and abilities to determine if they will be able to carry out these duties effectively, leaving you with a shortlist of only the most suitable candidates.

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  • Why should you use an administrator test for recruiting?

    Identifying the most suitable candidates in your talent pool can be a challenging task for hiring teams, especially if you have many applicants with a similar level of experience and qualifications. This can lead to hiring decisions being based on gut instinct, which increases the likelihood of hiring an unsuitable candidate.

    Picked's administrator test helps solve this problem by allowing you to add an additional layer of scrutiny to your application process. The test assesses candidates on key skills required for the position, such as verbal and written communication, attention to detail, and computer literacy.

    Those candidates who perform well on the test can be advanced to the next stage of the recruitment process, while those who did not are excluded. This creates a more efficient hiring process that saves time and resources, and ensures you select better prospective candidates.

    An administrator test could be useful for the following additional roles:

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Results for the Administrator Test along with other assessments the candidate takes will be compiled to produce a candidate report. The report is automatically generated and available both online and as a downloadable pdf so they can be shared with other team members and employees alike.

How our test assesses administrator skills

Candidates will need to answer a range of questions that measure industry-specific technical skills where applicable (e.g. Microsoft Excel), soft skills (e.g. time management), aptitude (e.g. error checking) and relevant personality dimensions (e.g. organisation). The results present a holistic view of how well suited each candidate is for the job at hand, using a data-driven approach.

The format varies by type of question, including multiple-choice for aptitude and technical skills, situational judgement for soft skills and agreement on a Likert scale for the personality dimensions. This approach ensures candidates are being assessed in an accurate and fair manner, and that results reflect the true underlying qualities of each candidate.

The characteristics, abilities and knowledge necessary to be an administrator were identified using the US Department of Labor's comprehensive O*NET database. O*NET is the leading source of occupational information that is constantly updated by collecting data from employees in specific job roles.

During the development process, test questions were rigorously analysed to maximise reliability and validity in line with industry best practices. They were created by our team of I/O psychologists and psychometricians – who collaborated with subject-matter-experts – and field-tested with a representative sample of job applicants who have varying experience, just like you might find in a talent pool.

Each test is reviewed by a panel of individuals representing diverse backgrounds to check for any sensitivity, fairness, face validity and accessibility issues. This ensures each candidate has a fair chance of demonstrating their true level of expertise.

Our administrator test is monitored to ensure it is up-to-date and optimised for performance.


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Picked provides evidence-based recommendations for tests to use for over 750 jobs. Our recommendation engine leverages data from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) developed by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).


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    All our Administrator tests are written by accredited psychologists and fully validated.

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    We offer Administrator tests for all levels so you can assess all roles within your organisation.


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    Simple, easy-to-use candidate comparison reports mean you don’t need to be a psychologist to interpret them.

“We used Picked as part of our Finance Graduate Scheme recruitment and it was just what we needed – really simple to send candidates the link to complete and clear to see how they all compared. And great value for money!”
Christina, HR Director, Cancer Research, UK
Christina, HR Director, Cancer Research, UK
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Written by an Administrator Test expert

Our team of assessment experts is made up of I/O psychologists and psychometricians who are dedicated to making all of our tests as reliable, valid and fair as possible. They strictly adhere to best practices in the industry and stay on top of the latest innovations to ensure job candidates’ unique profiles of characteristics, abilities and knowledge are being measured accurately while minimising bias. They leverage decades of research and advanced predictive analytics to build assessments that link to outcomes that matter, such as job performance, turnover, engagement, culture fit and more.

“Personality profiling allowed us to perform lookalike modelling of our most successful employees and use this as a blueprint for new hires.”
Nick, HR Operations, Airbus, Spain
Nick, HR Operations, Airbus, Spain


What skills do administrators need?

An administrator requires good interpersonal and communication skills; organisation; ability to multitask and prioritise; attention to detail; effective time management; adaptability; problem solving; and proficiency with office software.

What other tests might be useful for an administrator?

Other possible tests for an administrator could include an error checking test, Microsoft Word test, Microsoft Excel test, Microsoft Outlook test, or an e-tray exercise. Administrators perform a wide range of tasks within an organisation, so you can add different tests to best assess candidates for your specific administrator role.

What is the cost for Picked's administrator test?

Picked operates on a monthly or annual subscription basis. We have several plans to suit your hiring needs, which you can check out here. Alternatively, you can get in touch with us to discuss a custom plan.

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Yes, simply sign up (no credit card is required) and we'll give you unlimited access for 7 seven days. Create as many jobs and test as many candidates as you want; you won't be charged a penny.

“Focusing on data reduced the subjective decision making from our hiring process and allowed us to reduce bias and make better hiring decisions.”
Izzie, Head of HR, iZettle, Sweden
Izzie, Head of HR, iZettle, Sweden

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