SAS Test

SAS tests are designed to assess a candidate's level of proficiency using the statistical software to manage data and analytics.


What is an SAS test?

In today's data-driven world, the ability to analyze and interpret data is becoming increasingly important. SAS software is a popular tool for data analysis, and proficiency in SAS can be a valuable skill for professionals in a variety of fields.

A SAS test is a standardized assessment of a user's proficiency in using SAS software. The test typically consists of multiple-choice questions that assess the user's knowledge of SAS programming concepts, as well as their ability to use SAS to analyze and manipulate data.

A SAS test might ask questions related to data cleaning and preparation, data analysis techniques, and programming concepts such as data step and proc step. Users might also be tested on their knowledge of SAS procedures such as proc freq, proc means, and proc report.

About the SAS Test

SAS software is a powerful analytics tool that is widely used in a variety of industries, including healthcare, finance, and government. It allows users to analyze and manipulate large datasets, and to generate reports and visualizations that can help inform decision-making.

Proficiency in SAS software is becoming increasingly important in many industries, and a SAS test can help employers assess a candidate's skills in this area. The test can also help individuals identify areas where they may need to improve their SAS skills.

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Why should you use an SAS test for recruiting?

Using a SAS test for recruiting can provide a number of key benefits. For example, it can help ensure that candidates have the necessary skills to perform data analysis tasks in the workplace. It can also help employers identify candidates who have a high level of proficiency in SAS, which can be a valuable asset to the organization.

The key benefits of using a SAS test for recruiting include:

  • Ensuring that candidates have the necessary SAS skills for the job
  • Identifying candidates with a high level of proficiency in SAS
  • Reducing the risk of hiring candidates who lack the necessary SAS skills
  • Streamlining the recruitment process by quickly identifying candidates with the necessary SAS skills

A SAS test can be suitable for a wide range of roles in which data analysis is a key component. Some examples of roles that might benefit from a SAS test include data analysts, business analysts and financial analysts.

Sample SAS Test question

Suppose you have a dataset containing sales data for a chain of retail stores, including the store ID, the date of each sale, and the amount of each sale. You want to create a report that shows the total sales for each store in each month, sorted by the highest total sales for the latest month available. Which of these SAS procedures would you use to accomplish this?





View a sample report

Results for the SAS 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 SAS skills

In Neuroworx's SAS test, candidates will need to answer a range of questions targeting an intermediate level of knowledge using the platform. This includes using features such as data manipulation, statistical analysis, macros to automate tasks and reporting tools.

The test is designed to indicate how well a candidate understands SAS based on a final test score, which can then be compared to the scores of other applicants.

The multiple-choice questions consist of one correct answer and two to four distractors. The distractors are generic mistakes or misconceptions, which makes the test challenging and helps measure a candidate's proficiency more accurately.

During the development process, the test was rigorously analysed to maximise reliability and validity in line with industry best practices. It was created and tested by SAS specialists and psychometric experts, and field-tested with a representative sample of job applicants who have varying SAS experience, just like you might find in a talent pool.

Each test is 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 SAS proficiency and feels the test is high quality.

Our software tests are monitored to ensure they are up-to-date and optimised for performance.


Predictor of job success

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

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


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    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


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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.


What is the format of the SAS test?

The SAS test typically consists of multiple-choice questions that assess a user's proficiency in using SAS software.

Can the SAS test be used with other tests to assess specific job roles?

Yes, the SAS test can be used with other assessments to assess additional skills that are specific to a particular job role or industry. This can help ensure that candidates have the necessary skills for the job including soft skills, aptitude and personality.

What is the cost for Neuroworx's SAS 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.

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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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