Organizational Skills Test

element-grad-cap   ABILITIES EVALUATED

  • Ability to manage files, records, or items by arranging information or materials following a certain order or set of rules (alphabetizing, labeling, etc.)
  • Ability to create rules or methodical ways to arrange things

element-grad-cap   QUESTION FORMAT

  • Multiple Choice

element-grad-cap   LANGUAGE

  • English

element-grad-cap   DIFFICULTY

  • Easy


Employers rely on the outstanding organizational skills of high-performing employees in order to properly manage assets and increase operational efficiency. Organized information is easily retrievable and creates lean, uncluttered processes and procedures. Employers measure organizational skills to gain insight into how job candidates prioritize and organize their work. Testing for organizational skills also gives employers a glimpse of how well candidates will manage their time.

The organizational skills test helps predict a job candidate’s ability to:

  • Properly store, sort, and retrieve important electronic data.
  • Group documents into appropriately named folders.
  • Use appropriate file-naming conventions for business documents and folders, ensuring that important information isn’t misplaced.
  • Swiftly apply alphabetical order, chronological order, and other rules to sort data.

Use this organizational skills test to quickly and easily automate your screening for entry-level or experienced candidates, especially administrative assistants or any other positions requiring a keen understanding of organizational methods.


Sample Question 1
The office manager wants to quickly sort records by the client’s last name. Which file-naming convention would help you best communicate this information?

  1. DatePublished_ClientFirst_ClientLast
  2. ClientLast_DatePublished
  3. AuthorLast_ClientLast_DatePublished
  4. ReportName_ReportDate_ClientLast_ClientLast
  5. ReportDate_ClientInitials

Sample Question 2
The drawers below are alphabetized by company name:

Into which drawer should you put the file for Maple Transit Assistance?

  1. A–C
  2. DF
  3. GI
  4. J–M
  5. N–P
  6. Q–Z


  • Administrative & Customer Support
  • Business Operations & Management
  • Finance & Accounting
  • Legal, Personal Service
  • Sales & Retail
  • Technology


The Organizational Skills module 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 organizational skills.