English Spelling Test

Our English Spelling Test is an effective screening tool designed to help recruiters identify candidates with exceptional spelling skills. It is a reliable and efficient way to evaluate a candidate's language proficiency, ensuring that only the best candidates are selected for your organization.


What is an English Spelling test?

An English Spelling test is used to measure an individual's spelling ability. It is commonly administered to assess the language proficiency of candidates when hiring for a range of roles that require strong English language skills. The test typically consists of a set of words that the candidate must identify as being spelt correctly or incorrectly within a given time frame. The candidate's score is based on the number of words they can correctly identify.

The test is an objective and reliable way to assess a candidate's English language proficiency. This can help ensure that you only hire candidates with exceptional spelling skills, which can save you time and resources in the long run.

About the English Spelling Test

Our English Spelling Test evaluates a candidate's spelling ability with unparalleled accuracy. It is specifically designed to meet the needs of recruiters, providing them with a reliable way to measure the language proficiency of potential candidates. The test is easy to use, and the results are available immediately after the completion of the test.

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Why should you use an English Spelling test for recruiting?

Spelling mistakes can be costly in any organization, and they are particularly detrimental in certain industries, such as journalism, and marketing.

By using our English Spelling Test, recruiters can ensure that they are hiring candidates with excellent spelling skills. This helps to minimize the risk of errors in written communication, which can impact the reputation and credibility of the organization.

Additionally, using an English Spelling test can save recruiters time and resources. It provides them with an objective and standardized way to evaluate candidates' spelling skills, eliminating the need for manual assessment and potentially biased evaluations.

The test can be combined with other essential abilities and soft skills to identify top skills required for roles like editing, content writing etc.

Additional test you might consider using to screen candidates include:

Sample English Spelling Test question

Identify the spelling mistake in the statement: The comptroller's responsibility is to ensure that all financal transactions are accurate and accounted for.

  • comptroller's

  • ensure

  • financal

  • accounted

View a sample report

Results for the English Spelling Test along with other assessments the candidate takes will be compiled to produce a candidate report.

The report is automatically generated and available both online and as a downloadable pdf so they can be shared with other team members and employees alike.

Neuroworx Sample Report

How our test assesses English Spelling skills

In Neuroworx's English spelling test, candidates will need to answer a range of questions identifying common business words that have been spelt incorrectly. With a varying degree of difficulty, the test questions are designed to indicate how well a candidate comprehends English spelling.

The test avoids requiring any irrelevant knowledge from the candidate aside from language proficiency; thus it is general enough to be used for any job requiring English reading and writing. All questions are multiple-choice: a format familiar to most candidates that allows for immediate, objective scoring.

The response options aside from the correct answer, called distractors, are mostly common mistakes or misconceptions, which enhances the question's ability to accurately measure a candidate's proficiency.

During the development process, this test was rigorously analysed to maximise reliability and validity in line with industry best practices. It was written, examined and revised by English language and psychometric experts, and field-tested with a representative sample of job applicants.

In other words, this test empirically demonstrates consistency and measures the language knowledge as intended. Raw scores are provided for each candidate to indicate how they perform relative to one another.

Regarding the candidate's experience, this test has been reviewed by a panel of individuals representing diverse backgrounds to check for any sensitivity, fairness, face validity and accessibility issues. This ensures each candidate has a fair chance of demonstrating their true level of English proficiency and feels the test is reasonable.

This test is also monitored on an ongoing basis to optimise performance and is analysed regularly for fairness issues.


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Neuroworx provides evidence-based recommendations for tests to use for over 750 jobs. Our recommendation engine leverages data from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) developed by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).


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  • Fully accredited

    All our English Spelling tests are written by accredited psychologists and fully validated.

  • For all levels

    We offer English Spelling tests for all levels so you can assess all roles within your organisation.


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  • Analytics dashboard

    Our full array of candidate performance metrics will provide actionable data on each of your candidates.

  • Candidate comparison

    Simple, easy-to-use candidate comparison reports mean you don’t need to be a psychologist to interpret them.


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Provides all the data and high-level metrics we need to make fast hiring decisions. Neuroworx has been particularly helpful in scaling our operations since we moved to remote working.

Greg, CEO, Reverse Media Group, Australia
Greg, CEO, Reverse Media Group, Australia

Focusing on data reduced the subjective decision making from our hiring process and allowed us to reduce bias and make better hiring decisions.

Izzie, Head of HR, iZettle, Sweden
Izzie, Head of HR, iZettle, Sweden

We used Neuroworx as part of our Finance Graduate Scheme recruitment and it was just what we needed – really simple to send candidates the link to complete and clear to see how they all compared. And great value for money!

Christina, HR Director, Cancer Research, UK
Christina, HR Director, Cancer Research, UK


Curated by our team of experts

Scientifically validated by psychometric specialists

  • Our team of assessment experts is made up of I/O psychologists, psychometricians, and subject matter experts who work closely together to ensure each test is accurate and reliable.
  • Our subject matter experts are rigorously vetted and typically have several years of experience working in their industries and hold advanced credentials.

English Spelling Test FAQs

How long does it take to complete the English Spelling Test?

The English Spelling Test is a timed test, and the duration depends on the specific test version selected. However, on average, the test takes around 20-30 minutes to complete. The timing puts pressure on the candidate to identify word spelt correctly and accurately within a limited time frame. This helps to simulate real-world situations where accuracy and speed are both important.

Can candidates cheat on the English Spelling Test?

Our English Spelling Test is designed to prevent cheating. The test includes a variety of words, and the questions are presented in a randomized order, making it difficult for candidates to memorize answers. Additionally, the test is monitored by our platform, which can detect any suspicious behavior or attempts at cheating.

What is the cost for Neuroworx's English Spelling test?

We believe in simple, transparent pricing. We operate monthly and annual subscriptions so you can pick the perfect plan for you. Don't worry if you're not sure: you can always upgrade or downgrade later, or speak to us to discuss the option of a custom made plan to fit your needs. This is all you ever pay: no set-up or hidden fees.

Can I get a free trial?

Yes, sign up (no credit card required) and we'll give you a 7 day trial completely free. You'll get unlimited access to create as many jobs and test as many candidates as you like. You can cancel any time and you won't be charged anything.

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