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Need to practice your Excel skills for an upcoming job interview? Try solving these Excel interview questions that test knowledge of spreadsheet concepts such as formulas, functions, data filtering and management, creating charts, and other skills. We’ll provide feedback on your answers, so that you can see how well you did.

These Excel interview questions are examples of real tasks used by employers to screen job candidates for a variety of job roles, including managers, accountants, analysts, and others that need to know how to organize, calculate, analyze, and visualize data contained within a spreadsheet.

1. Tax Inclusive

Easy  
Excel Formulas and Functions Public

Your company sells products to customers in two cities, New York and San Francisco. You have been asked to calculate each product’s retail prices inclusive of sales taxes in these cities.

Specifically, you need to:

  • Write formulas to calculate the retail prices, inclusive of sales tax, using the net prices of each product.
  • Make sure you reference cells A5 and B5 in your formulas.

Note: Do not use array formulas in your work.

Your task is to download the file ‘TaxInclusive-RawData.xlsx’ file and execute the request. When you have completed your work, save it in .xlsx format, then upload that file for evaluation.

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2. Time Filters

Easy  
Excel Data Filtering Data Management Public

Your company’s accounting department has asked you to give them a list of orders filtered by two periods of time:

  • On 'Sheet1', they need orders spanning a two-month period (from the 1st of July, 2018, to the 31st of August, 2018).
  • On 'Sheet2', they need all orders for the period before the 1st of July, 2018, and all orders for the period after the 31st of August, 2018.

Your task is to download the file 'TimeFilters-RawData.xlsx’ file and execute this request. When you have completed your work, save it in .xlsx format, then upload that file for evaluation.

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3. Sales Comparison

Easy  
Excel Charting Column Chart New Public

You have been asked to create a column chart and need to make it look the same as the chart provided in the image below.

Your task is to download the ‘SalesComparison-RawData.xlsx’ file and use your spreadsheet knowledge to create the chart shown here. You should attempt to recreate this chart using any columns colors you want, but be sure to:

  • Create a clustered column chart.
  • Set up the horizontal axis categories and remove horizontal gridlines to match the image.
  • Adjust the vertical axis scale and remove vertical gridlines to match the image.
  • Add a chart title, vertical axis title, and legend that match those displayed in the image above.
  • Ensure your data series are in the correct order.

When you have completed the chart, save it in .xlsx format, then upload that file for evaluation.

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4. Order Discounts

Hard  
Excel Data Lookup Formulas and Functions New Public

Your company just introduced a new pricing policy. In order to further motivate customers to buy your products, your company will give discounts on each order based on the total price of the order. 

Your boss needs you to use the data in the Discounts worksheet to build a formula that calculates the applicable discount percentage according to each order’s total amount. You’ll add that formula to column D and then write a formula for column E that calculates the final order amount including the discount.

Note: Do not use any array formulas in your work.

Your task is to download the file ‘OrderDiscounts-RawData.xlsx’ file and execute all parts of this request. When you have completed your work, save it in .xlsx format, then upload that file for evaluation.

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5. Performance Reviews

Hard  
Excel Data Management Pivot Tables New Public

Your company sells tea and coffee to a variety of customers through its sales representatives. The sales manager is preparing for the annual performance reviews in which he reviews the achievements of all the sales representatives as a basis for discussing bonus compensation and raises.

He asks you to prepare some pivot tables to help him prepare for these reviews:

  1. For Pivot Table 1, you’ll show Total Sales by Employee and Category.

  2. For Pivot Table 2, you’ll show Total Sales by Years, Quarters, and Months per each Employee.

  3. Ensure that both pivot tables match the layout shown below.

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Your task is to download the ‘PerformanceReviews-RawData.xlsx’ file and execute all parts of this request. When you have completed your work, save it in .xlsx format, then upload that file for evaluation.

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