Data Entry Operator Test

Data entry operator tests are designed to assess whether a candidate possesses the necessary skills to be successful in a data entry operator position.

  • What is a data entry operator test?

    A data entry operator test is an effective assessment that evaluates whether a candidate has the prerequisite skills and job readiness to perform the duties of a data entry operator effectively.

    Consisting of several multiple-choice questions, the test assesses a candidate on various areas such as their English proficiency, error checking, and numeracy skills. A high score on the data entry operator test shows a candidate will be able to accurately manage company data and keep records up-to-date.

    Hiring teams can use the test in the early stages of recruitment to determine which candidates are most likely to excel as a data entry operator.

About the Data Entry Operator Test

Data entry operators are usually responsible for managing and maintaining effective record keeping. Data entry operators may be handling important or sensitive company data, so it is important to find candidates who can work quickly, while maintaining a high level of accuracy.

The data entry operator test assesses the candidates in your talent pool to highlight those who possess the essential skills and competencies to perform this role successfully, ensuring only the most suitable candidates are selected.

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  • Why should you use a data entry operator test for recruiting?

    It can be difficult to know if a candidate will perform well as a data entry operator just by looking at their resume or application. A candidate may say they possess the relevant skills, competencies and real work experience for the role, but how can you be sure?

    The data entry operator test solves this problem by assessing candidates on these key skills and competencies, such as numeracy ability, attention to detail, and computer literacy.

    The test is easily administered to your talent pool, providing you with comparative data that gives deeper insight into the capabilities of your candidates for more effective screening. This allows for a more streamlined hiring process, where decisions are based on something more quantifiable than gut instinct.

    Candidates who perform highly on the test can then be selected to move onto the next round in the recruitment process, while those who did not meet the required level are excluded.

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Results for the Data Entry Operator 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 data entry 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. numerical reasoning) and relevant personality dimensions (e.g. detail orientation). 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 a data entry operator 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 data entry operator 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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“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!”
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Christina, HR Director, Cancer Research, UK
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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

Data Entry Operator Test FAQs

When in the application process is it best to use the data entry operator test?

We recommend using the data entry operator test during the early stages of recruitment, before any formal interviews have taken place. This allows you to narrow down your talent pool early on, reducing the administrative burden on your hiring team.

Is the data entry operator test hard?

The data entry operator test targets an intermediate level of proficiency, assessing whether a candidate has the requisite skills you would expect, such as numerical and verbal ability, attention to detail, and computer literacy.

What is the cost for Picked's data entry operator 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.

Can I get a free trial?

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.

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Izzie, Head of HR, iZettle, Sweden
Izzie, Head of HR, iZettle, Sweden

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