Microsoft Powerpoint Test

Microsoft PowerPoint tests are designed to assess a candidate's level of proficiency using this software.

  • What is a Microsoft PowerPoint test?

    Part of the Microsoft Office Suite, PowerPoint is the program used to make slideshows and presentations. The Microsoft PowerPoint test assesses how competent a candidate is at using PowerPoint and all its various applications.

    The test evaluates a candidate's level of proficiency using Microsoft PowerPoint by asking them multiple-choice questions based on a variety of functions and features, to ensure they have a full grasp of how to use the software.

    More and more recruiters are using Microsoft tests to ensure the candidates they put forward have the proficiency required in these programs for the roles they’re being put forward for.

    To succeed at the test, the candidate needs to display a thorough understanding of the program’s applications and confidence using different technical aspects within PowerPoint, from the simple to the more complex.

    Candidates who perform highly on the test show the potential to produce aesthetically pleasing slideshows which are authentic to your brand. They will be able to leverage their creative skills within the program to create powerful presentations that speak effectively to the relevant audience.

About the Microsoft Powerpoint Test

The Microsoft PowerPoint test will assess a candidate’s ability to create compelling and appropriate slides while using the core features of the program.

Microsoft PowerPoint is widely used, so most office-based workers will use the program at some point in their career. This test is for roles, such as managerial and administrative, where presentations and creating slides is a day-to-day task.

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  • Why should you use a Microsoft PowerPoint test for recruiting?

    Using a PowerPoint test as part of the recruitment process helps ensure you’re putting forward the candidates that have the skills and competencies needed for the role. As Microsoft PowerPoint is a specific program, it’s not possible to get the same level of understanding of a candidate’s PowerPoint skills by using any other test.

    If you’re recruiting for a role where creating presentations is a key responsibility, it’s crucial that the candidates you put forward are competent users of PowerPoint. Setting this test early on in the hiring process will help you to filter to the most qualified candidates.

    The Microsoft Office suite is designed for office-based workers across a variety of industries. PowerPoint in particular is a program for those who will have to either compile and/or give presentations on a regular basis. So it’s likely that you’d set this test for managerial and administrative positions, as well as positions in industries such as design and marketing.

Sample Microsoft Powerpoint Test question

What is the main purpose of the Slide Master in Microsoft Powerpoint?

  • It stores theme information and slide layouts

  • It stores master files such as images and videos

  • It is a slide view used when presenting

  • It is a slide view used when adding animations

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Results for the Microsoft Powerpoint 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 Microsoft PowerPoint skills

In Picked's Microsoft PowerPoint test, candidates will need to answer a range of questions targeting an intermediate level of proficiency, from demonstrating knowledge across Microsoft PowerPoint features and functions to troubleshooting questions.

The test is designed to indicate how well a candidate understands Microsoft PowerPoint based on a final test score, which can then be compared to the scores of other applicants.

The multiple-choice questions consist of one correct answer and two to four distractors. The distractors are generic mistakes or misconceptions, which makes the test challenging and helps measure a candidate's proficiency more accurately.

During the development process, the test was rigorously analysed to maximise reliability and validity in line with industry best practices. It was created and tested by experienced presentation designers and psychometric experts, and field-tested with a representative sample of job applicants who have varying Microsoft PowerPoint 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 Microsoft Powerpoint proficiency.

Our software tests are monitored to ensure they are up-to-date and optimised for performance.

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Written by a Microsoft Powerpoint Test expert

Courtney Allen has been a full-time presentation designer for the past eight years. She has worked on thousands of decks for Fortune 100 companies, global agencies, and tech start-ups. While contracted at Microsoft she stepped into the role to oversee the creation of hundreds of new templates for Office 365, along with consulting the PowerPoint team on new features.

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FAQs

When in the application process is it best to use a Microsoft PowerPoint test?

To ensure you’re putting forward only the best candidate(s), it’s a good idea to set the Microsoft PowerPoint test early on in the recruitment process, so you can see if there are any candidates who don’t have the proficiency needed to move to the next round.

What is considered proficient in Microsoft PowerPoint?

This very much depends on what role you’re hiring for, and the skill level required. The test will help you to get a much better understanding of the level at which your candidates sit, which in turn will help you to decipher whether they have the skills required for the job you want to put them forward for.

Can I try the test for free?

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

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