Microsoft Excel 365

Updated by Amy Thomas

At a glance 

Type of assessment



Level of proficiency in Microsoft Excel 


5-7 minutes


Candidates are presented with 12 multiple-choice questions.

The Excel Interactive assessment also includes 3 simulations.

Workplace outcomes

Reduced training requirements

Increased productivity

Recommended for

Recommended for roles that require Excel proficiency including Administrative Assistants, Financial Analysts, Accountants, and Auditors. 


Identify the best candidates who are proficient in Microsoft Excel using a fast, adaptive, and interactive skills assessment. The Excel test is designed to measure proficiency with a wide range of functionalities in Microsoft Excel. By assessing a candidate’s ability to proficiently use Excel, employers gain a full picture of a candidate’s Excel skills and can identify the top candidates who are competent performing common tasks in Excel.  

There are two versions of this skills test: Excel 365 contains multiple-choice questions only. Excel365 Interactive contains multiple-choice questions and three simulations. Candidates cannot be invited to complete both of these tests in the same test battery.

Assess basic to advanced Excel skills

From creating formulas and charts to data management, employers can assess job readiness and reduce training needs for roles that require regular use of Excel at the beginner through to advanced level.   

Skills covered

  • Excel formulas and functions
  • Formatting cells
  • Sorting and filtering data
  • Charts
  • Macros and VBA
  • PivotTables
  • Data validation

Multiple-choice questions

For improved test security, your candidates will be streamed different questions from a large bank of items. This means that no two candidates are likely to be presented with the same set of questions, making it harder for candidates to cheat or prepare for specific questions.

Useful and immediate insights

Detailed score reports provide you with immediate insights including: 

  • Score: a numerical score indicating how the candidate performed relative to other people who have completed the assessment 
  • Proficiency rating: a rating of Excel proficiency from Beginner to Advanced 

Additional Resources

About the Excel 365 test

Get an overview of the Excel 365 assessment.

Excel 365 Sample Score Report

View the sample report available for the Excel 365 assessment.

Guide for interpreting the score report

Guides for interpreting the Excel 365 Score Report.

Microsoft 2016 Skills Tests

Excel skills test is also available for versions 2013 and 2016. 

Comparing Microsoft 2013 and 2016 assessments with Microsoft 365 assessments

View a comparison chart for these assessments.

Your questions about the Microsoft 365 tests answered

View our FAQ page to see the answers to some common questions about this test.

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