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Understanding instructions test: Screening assessment to hire the best candidates

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Understanding Instructions test
Type: Cognitive ability
Time: 10 min
Languages: English
Level: Entry level

Summary of the Understanding Instructions test

The Understanding Instructions test evaluates a candidate’s ability to understand and follow instructions in many different forms, and in a variety of contexts. This test helps you identify candidates who can process and follow instructions correctly.

Covered skills

  • Understanding written instructions

  • Understanding visual instructions

  • Understanding verbal instructions

Use the Understanding Instructions test to hire

Any role that involves reading, viewing, or listening to instructions of varying complexity, including entry- to mid-level workers in a variety of sectors like manufacturing, services, construction, and maintenance.

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About the Understanding Instructions test

Understanding and following instructions is an important ability in making tasks simpler, ensuring things are done effectively and safely, eliminating confusion, and saving time. When instructions are properly understood and followed, things work well in the workplace.

This Understanding Instructions test allows you to identify candidates who possess the ability to process and understand instructions in a variety of different forms, including written, visual, and verb instructions, and then execute them correctly in real-life, workplace contexts.

To answer the questions in the test successfully, candidates must process instructions, understand their meaning, and make connections between the instructions given and the correct course of action that should follow.

The test requires candidates to identify the right answers to the questions in a limited amount of time. Successful candidates can understand and interpret instructions quickly and accurately, including written, visual, and oral instructions. This is a great test to include in evaluating candidates' analytical and cognitive skills.

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The test is made by a subject-matter expert

Anirban C.

The global IT industry has benefited from Anirban’s talents for over two decades. With a flawless reputation that precedes him, Anirban has earned a status as a sought-after agile project manager and consultant. He’s worked internationally as a Senior Project Manager with companies such as Ericsson, IBM, and T-Mobile.

Anirban’s love for learning helps him keep his skills sharp. He holds an MBA and a degree in engineering, is a certified Scrum Master, and has certifications in Prince2 and ITIL.

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