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Attention to Detail tests

Attention to Detail skills are the ability to look at the small parts of any project, plan or procedure, while taking care to follow every required step and double-check work to make sure nothing has been missed.

Topics depending on the test:

  • Comparing names, dates and numbers
  • Quickly and accurately entering information
  • Following instructions

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Admin/Office Support
Customer Support
Data Entry


Multiple Choice
(some with images)


Basic to Advanced


8-15 minutes per test

About Our Attention to Detail Skills Tests

Attention to detail (or detail orientation) is necessary for hundreds of job positions, according to the US Department of Labor. These jobs include common tasks, such the ones below:

  • Comparing numbers/email addresses for accuracy.
  • Finding grammatical or spelling errors in reports.
  • Typing a document or email.
  • Entering numbers on a spreadsheet or check request.
  • Placing files in alphabetical or numerical order.
  • Inspecting physical goods for defects.
  • Reviewing medical diagnostic codes.

Attention to Detail Test Versions

We offer three different versions of Attention to Detail tests, including the below. Ask us which will be best for your needs.  We can also customize tests to your exact job description.

Attention to Detail (Timed)

This version has 35 multiple choice questions, with topics including checking for accuracy, filing and coding. The score is given in percentage correct format and the test takes less than 10 minutes to complete. This test is a good general overview of attention to detail skills.

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Pre-employment tests for job applicants

Data Entry Test (Alpha-numeric)

This is a different format of measuring attention to detail. The user types in contact information (name, address, email and more) to simulate a client order entry or customer service scenario. The score is given in keystrokes per hour and the data entry test takes 5 minutes (timed).

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Elite Attention to Detail Test

This test measures “compare and contrast” skills (see below), the ability to precisely follow instructions and the ability to spot errors in lists of numbers. The score report shows details about percentage correct and percentile ranking.

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Pre-employment tests for job applicants

How Our Attention to Detail Assessment Test Helps Avoid Bias

Using pre-employment tests, such as the Attention to Detail test, is one way to avoid bias in the hiring process. Bias can be conscious or unconscious and recruiters may not be aware that they have them.

Using research-based pre-hire tests reduces bias that may come from work or educational experience.

All of our tests follow the guidelines of the EEOC and US Department of Labor’s Uniform Guidelines on Employee Selection.

Pre-employment tests for attention to detail.