Sorting Data Fields

"Sorting Data Fields" is an employment test that measures the ability to sort alphabetic, numeric, and alphanumeric data fields quickly and accurately. This skills test assesses conceptual organization skills required for filing and organizing various types of business materials.



Sorting Data Fields


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About This Assessment

Type of Assessment

Competency Dimension

Skill and Ability Test


Time Limit

Number of Items

3 min.

70 items

Predicts Effectiveness in These Areas

Examples of Using Skills & Abilities on the Job

  • General Learning Ability
  • Productivity / Efficiency
  • Filing materials
  • Organizing materials

Recommended for These Jobs

  • Accounting Support Clerk
  • Accounts Payable Clerk
  • Accounts Receivable Clerk
  • Bookkeeping / Accounting Clerk
  • Cashier
  • Customer Billing Clerk
  • Customer Payment Clerk
  • File / Records Clerk
  • General Clerk
  • Legal Assistant
  • Librarian
  • Mail Clerk
  • Marketing / Sales Assistant
  • Property Accounting Clerk
  • Purchasing Clerk
  • Stockroom / Inventory Clerk

Assessment Procedure

This assessment includes several lists of items. Each list consists of nine lines that are numbered. Lines 2, 4, 6, and 8 always contain an item. Lines 1, 3, 5, 7, and 9 are always blank. Each list is followed by five problems. For each problem, individuals are asked to choose the line in the list where they think the given item should be inserted.

Sample Problem(s)

Sample Problem for Sorting Data Fields