Data Entry Test

Covering various industries – including health care, customer service, and hospitality – the data entry test is specifically designed to measure a candidate’s ability to input data accurately and efficiently into appropriate databases. Candidates will be asked to examine different types of information, including audio messages, customer surveys, emails, spreadsheets, and work forms and documents, and then answer questions to ensure that the data is entered into the appropriate fields. Since questions are timed, the candidate’s speed, as well as accuracy, will be measured in accomplishing tasks, such as:

  • Determining which data fields are mislabeled.
  • Identifying errors in data entry.
  • Pinpointing important pieces of information and inputting them in the proper fields.
  • Transcribing critical data gleaned from listening to audio clips.

element-grad-cap   ABILITIES EVALUATED

  • Ability to enter data accurately and efficiently into appropriate databases
  • Ability to use quality checks to manage and maintain integrity of data

element-grad-cap   QUESTION FORMAT

  • Multiple Choice
  • Fill-in-the-Blank

element-grad-cap   LANGUAGE

  • English

element-grad-cap   DIFFICULTY

  • Easy


Employees with top data entry skills can help minimize data errors, cut costs, increase operational efficiency, and ensure that resources can be focused on more important tasks. From translating paper documents into digital forms, to transcribing verbal messages into accurate written information, to untangling, verifying, and editing crucial data, measuring a candidate’s data entry skills gives you the power to not only find the right person to handle and process your organization’s critical data, but also helps you mitigate risks, enable better accuracy, and build a solid foundation for your company.

The data entry test helps predict a job candidate’s ability to:

Collect, organize, and meaningfully process information and records.
Perform work tasks with precision and attention to detail.
Manage and maintain the integrity of data using quality checks.
Transcribe massive amounts of written and spoken information quickly and accurately.
Independently identify and prioritize the most critical tasks for effective time management.

Use the data entry test to quickly and easily automate the initial screening process for entry-level or experienced candidates, especially administrative assistants, accounts payable clerks, warehouse workers, or any other positions requiring speedy typing skills, a keen eye for detail, and high levels of concentration and focus.


Sample Question 1

You’re given the following patient record:

Enter the appropriate patient information into the field below:

ITEM 1c: Date of visit (mm/dd/yyyy): _________

Sample Question 2

Which two data fields (i.e., columns) are mislabeled?

A. Last Name
B. First Name
C. Order Time
D. Item Order Date
E. Date Returned
F. State


  • Administrative & Customer Support
  • Finance & Accounting
  • Healthcare
  • Material
  • Moving
  • Warehousing


The data entry test content was developed by the Indeed Assessment Science Team, with expertise in Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Instructional Design, Education, and Graphic Design. In addition, team members worked in collaboration with subject matter experts (SMEs). Indeed’s SMEs are required to demonstrate experience performing at a high level, supervisory experience, or responsibility for defining requirements for those jobs that require data entry.