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    Excel Exercise for School Based Interview

    Hi All,

    I tried to compose a thread with links to pictures etc, but because I just joined, I cannot do so before a few posts.
    I am in need of some help using excel, which I have not done in over 15 years.
    In the process of applying for school based roles as an exams officer and in all shortlisting and interview process, schools require candidates to do an excel based exercise. In a recent interview last week, I tried to use vlookup but was running against a clock to complete the other exercises, so instead did it manually - thankfully there were not many records.

    I have a few more interviews coming up this week and next, and I want to be ready for any excel exercises. So I tried to do the one from last week using vlookup etc. but cannot get my head round it. And I am sure, there are easier ways of doing things than what I did - I wish I can post with pictures to show the exercise and what formulas I've used.

    The exercise is:

    "On the excel spreadsheet there is an entry sheet received from the Science department asking you to confirm the pupils have been entered for the correct exam.

    As you will see, there are three possible tiers for this exam:

    • Higher – Exam code – A217H.
    • Intermediate – Exam code – A217I
    • Foundation – Exam code – A217F

    There is also a report printed from the Academy’s exam system confirming the actual entries sent to the exam board.

    Please cross-check the two documents and identify whether pupils have been entered in accordance with the Science department’s wishes. Highlight in yellow any mistake or queries you might wish to discuss, and leave additional comments that explain what your queries are."


    I will post soon as I am able to with pictures etc.
    Thanks,
    Jay
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    Re: Excel Exercise for School Based Interview

    Administrative Note:

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    Re: Excel Exercise for School Based Interview

    Hi Jeff,

    Yes, I apologise as I did not think they would be linked in any way, hence why I did not mention. But one of the lovely moderators mentioned it on the other forum, so I will e mindful of this going forward. Once again, apologies!

    jay

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    Re: Excel Exercise for School Based Interview

    Hi Jay,

    No problem. The two forums are not linked, but we have many members who frequent many different forums. It can be very irritating to work on a problem here, just to find out somebody has answered it elsewhere.

    Please read the link posted above for further clarification.

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    Re: Excel Exercise for School Based Interview

    try at L4 its CSE>> =IF(IFERROR(INDEX($E$4:$E$43,MATCH(I4,$B$4:$B$43&" "&$A$4:$A$43,0)),"")=SUBSTITUTE(SUBSTITUTE(SUBSTITUTE(K4,"A217H","Higher"),"A217I","Intermediate"),"A217F","Foundation"),"Correct Entry","Not found or wrong entry")

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    Re: Excel Exercise for School Based Interview

    Jay, we still need that link before members will be permitted to give you suggestions
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    Re: Excel Exercise for School Based Interview

    Hey, Hopefully it will allow me to send links as when I first joined, it didn't let me as I am new...only after several posts I can post.
    The guys at MrExcel have been super helpful, but trying to understand how it all works so I can use it in my test exercises for job interviews tomorrow (2 interviews) and then one on Monday (which is the one I really want!!)

    Yeah, it isn't letting me post any links

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    Re: Excel Exercise for School Based Interview

    Just post the address with a couple of spaces in it.
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    Re: Excel Exercise for School Based Interview

    Hello,

    Trying it as Ali suggested:

    www mrexcel com/board/threads/excel-exercise-for-school-based-job.1140159/

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    Re: Excel Exercise for School Based Interview

    Solution for EXACT match:
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    Due to differential in both list', i.e: "Tabitha BAILEY" and "Bailey Tab ; I try to combine the D.O.B and either surname or first name:

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