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Office Skills Tests

Office Skills Tests (OSTs)

What are Office Skills Tests and how long are they?
Required Office Skills Tests for a position are requested by departments. There are several Office Skills Tests:

  • Keyboarding (3 minute timed warm-up, 5 minute timed test)
  • Data Entry (5 minute timed test)
  • Alpha and Numeric Filing (10 minutes each, 20 minutes total untimed test)
  • Microsoft Office PowerPoint (30-50 minutes untimed test)
  • Microsoft Office Excel (30-50 minutes untimed test)
  • Microsoft Office Word (30-50 minutes untimed test)
  • 10-Key (3 minute timed warm up, 3 minute timed test)
  • Proofreading 1 and 2 (20 minutes each, 40 minutes total untimed test)
  • Spelling (20 minutes untimed test)
Where can I take the OSTs and do I need an appointment?
Student applicants go to the Student Employment Office (2024 Ernest L Wilkinson Center - WSC) to take the Office Skills Tests on a walk-in basis. Non-student applicants make appointments to take the OSTs in the same location by calling (801) 422-3563. Times to take the tests are available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Please note that the office is closed Tuesdays from 10:45 a.m. to noon for University Devotionals and Forums.
May I use Job Service scores?
Applicants are to take the Office Skills Tests at Brigham Young University.

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