MS Excel – General

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About the MS Excel – General test

Good MS Excel skills can be invaluable for a business. From creating reports to analyzing data and from completing calculations to creating graphs and visualizations, MS Excel makes managing and tracking basic data a breeze.

The MS Excel (general) test assesses candidates’ ability to read and interpret an Excel sheet and their ability to perform basic calculations and manipulate tables. The test gives candidates single or multiple statements, and they have to check the provided information in context to find the right answer.

This test measures a candidate’s intermediate Excel skills, including the ability to read and interpret an Excel sheet, as well as the ability to perform common calculations and manipulate data in a table. Candidates are provided with single or multiple statements. They have to check the given information in context with Excel to arrive at the answer.

Candidates with good Excel skills can use the software to create spreadsheets and make calculations to find answers quickly and accurately. They can use the software to structure information in the most appropriate way for a specific use case and create visual representations that help readers digest results more easily.

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