Interviews are challenging. Job interviews that require any sort of tracking data or simple calculations are even trickier, as this would require a knack of MS-Excel.

Excel usage has been increasing in the industry; individuals manage their data in Excel to analyze the business trend.  And, it could be nerve-wracking for both the interviewer and the interviewee to face such questions.

  1. What is Microsoft Excel?

Microsoft Excel is an electronic spreadsheet application that enables users to store, organize, calculate and manipulate the data with formulas using a spreadsheet system broken up by rows and columns. It also provides the flexibility to use an external database to do analysis, make reports, etc. thus saving lots of time.

  1. Explain Spreadsheet and its Basics?

Spreadsheet can be compared to a paper ledger sheet. It consists or rows and columns and their intersection called cells.

  1. How many data formats are available in Excel? Name some of them?

Eleven data formats are available in Microsoft Excel for data Storage. Example:

  • Number – Stores data as a number
  • Currency – Stores data in the form of currency
  • Date – Data is stored as dates
  • Percentage – Stores numbers as a percentage
  • Text Formats – Stores data as string of texts
  1. What is ribbon?

Ribbon refers to the topmost area of the application that contains menu items and toolbars available in MS-Excel. Ribbon can be shown/hidden using CTRL+F1. The ribbon runs on the top of the application and is the replacement for the toolbars and menus.  The ribbons have various tabs on the top, and each tab has its own group of