SDG&E Clerical Test - Yellow Battery Practice

JobTestPrep's Preparation Services

JobTestPrep aims to assist job applicants who are competing for clerical, meter reading, and customer contact positions at SDG&E. We have carefully studied the Yellow Battery Test required for these positions and compiled an inclusive set of practice tests that will help you pass your pre-employments assessment with flying colors. JobTestPrep’s tests and drills are directed specifically at improving your reading comprehension of rules, your knowledge of English grammar, your coding abilities, and your computation skills. We will guide you through all four parts of SDG&E test, focusing on sharpening the cognitive abilities that are measured in each of them.  

The Following Written Directions section of the Yellow Battery Test estimates applicants’ ability to read and follow a set of rules. JobTestPrep has developed practice materials that will explain how to draw appropriate logical conclusions from rules applicable to described situations.

The Language Skills part evaluates job candidates' knowledge of grammar, spelling, punctuation, and connotations of words. Our thoughtfully selected grammatical tests will sharpen your awareness and employment of language rules.  

The Computation section estimates how well applicants solve arithmetical problems that involve operating with whole numbers, decimals, and simple fractions. JobTestPrep’s computational tests will show you how to do the most complicated calculations quickly and correctly.  

The Coding part of the Clerical Test is designed to check how efficiently you code information. Our test simulations and answer keys will present you with tips how to scan information written in tables and match it with given codes with accuracy and precision.  

Go through a few dry runs with JobTestPrep’s Clerical Practice tests and start enjoying performing clerical duties at SDG&E. 

SDG&E Interview Questions

When you are having a face-to-face interview with SDG&E’s representatives, they will ask you general questions about your education, work experience, and professional goals. But because you are applying for a clerical, meter reading, or customer contact position, the recruiters will also want to explore your key abilities that will lead you to success in this type of job. Hence, before you set a foot in an interview room, think about the particular skills that make you suitable for a clerical position. Get ready to discuss with SDG&E’s representatives what software you feel most comfortable using to perform clerical tasks.

Those applicants who compete for a clerical, meter reading, or customer service position may be asked the following interview questions:

  • What reports did you have to compose, format, check, and distribute?
  • What type of data management system have you worked with?
  • What interaction did you have with the public at your other workplaces?
  • Are you afraid of dogs and can you walk several miles (5-10) a day?
  • How do you feel about telling people that you work as a meter reader?
  • Would you rather write a report or give it verbally?
  • How do you keep a track of things you need to do?
  • How would you weigh a plane without scales?
  • What do you know about a ticketing system?
  • If you had to decline an urgent request from a client, what would you do?

Prepare winning answers to these and similar questions and leave a lasting, positive impression. To secure for yourself a place at the top of the recruiters' list, it is also advisable to research SDG&E and its mission.

SDG&E Clerical Assessment – Yellow Battery

SDG&E wants to assure that it hires only experts in their fields. To measure applicants' professionalism and general aptitude to perform required tasks, the company invites them to take the Clerical, Meter Reading, or Customer Contact—Yellow Battery Test. SDG&E’s managers are generally interested in assessing applicants' reading comprehension, computation skills, visual speed and accuracy, coding ability, and understanding of basic mechanical principles. Candidates wanting to work as clerks, meter readers, and customer contact managers are required to demonstrate a different set of abilities; they have to excel in following written directions, writing grammatically correct sentences, solving mathematical problems, and coding. To measure these abilities more precisely, the Yellow Battery Test is divided into four parts.

The Following Directions Test: This test evaluates applicants’ ability to read and follow rules. You will need to read a set of rules and decide how to apply them to specified situations. You also need to determine what actions to take based on your decisions. The Following Directions Assessment is a multiple-choice test. You will need to select the right answer among three or four. It is also a speeded test: you will be given as little time as five minutes to complete 24 questions.

The Language Skills Test: This test measures your language proficiency. You are asked to demonstrate how well you know grammar, spelling, punctuation, and capitalization rules. You are also expected to understand the usage and connotation of certain words. On this test, you will be given sentences, parts of which are underlined. Your task is to decide whether the underlined part contains an error. This is also a multiple-choice, speeded exam. You will have only 5 minutes to analyze 25 sentences.

The Computation Test: This test aims to estimate how well you know arithmetic and mathematics. You are required to solve arithmetic problems containing whole numbers, decimals, simple fractions, and percentages. You will read an arithmetic expression and choose the right answer among several alternatives. The time limit on the computational test is only five minutes.  

The Coding Skills Test: This test measures applicants’ ability to code information according to a prescribed system. You will be given a table containing the list of items, usually classified into 3 or 4 categories. Each category has a code. After this, you will be presented with new information. The task is, based on this new information, to select the correct code from among five alternatives for each item in the set. The Coding Skills Test has a five-minute limit and comprises 72 coding problems.

Questions posed in each part of the Yellow Battery Test are sufficiently difficult, and the time limit makes the test even more challenging. You must pay very close attention to details and think extremely quickly if you want to succeed on SDG&E pre-employment assessment. Do not jeopardize your chances of doing well on the exam by coming to it unprepared. Practice with JobTestPrep’s exclusive preparation materials and show that you are the best qualified candidate for the job.



What are the Clerical Worker, Meter Reader, and Customer Contact Positions? 

The Clerical Test is designed to assess applicants interested in performing different duties.

Clerical workers are hired to work in an office environment. They provide general office support such as filling records, entering data into a computer, sending and receiving faxes, answering telephone calls, and relaying messages. Clerical workers usually work under an administrative assistant.

Meter Readers read gas meters for residential, commercial, and industrial customers. To locate gas meters, they use a hand-held computer, map, and various professional tools. The job of meter readers is harder than the job of clerical workers in offices. It starts very early in the morning and requires walking an average of 5 or 7 miles per day. This job is also physically demanding, because meter readers work in all weather conditions and walk through both rural and urban areas. They also often encounter different hazards during a workday.  

Customer Contact Representatives attract potential customers by answering product and service questions. They also process orders, prepare correspondence, and fulfill customers' needs to ensure their satisfaction. Other duties of customer contact representatives include opening and maintaining customer accounts, recording account information, preparing product or service reports, and managing many phone calls.

Yet even though duties performed in these three positions are radically different, applicants planning to work as clerical workers, meter readers, and customer contact representatives are all required to pass the Yellow Battery Test. Practice with JobTestPrep’s simulation tests, succeed on your pre-employment assessment, and fulfill your ambition to work at SDG&E. 

 Frequently Asked Questions and Answers

Q: How many questions are there on the Clerical—Yellow Battery Test?

A: There are more than 130 questions in the test. They are unequally divided between the Following Written Directions Test (24 questions), the Language Skills Test (25 questions), and the Coding Test (72 questions). On the Computation Test you solve as many arithmetic problems as you can.  

Q: What is the passing score for the exam?

A: Your success on the Clerical Test is evaluated by so-called percentile score. This score measures your performance relative to other test takers. Thus, if you receive 81% for your Yellow Buttery test, this does not mean that you have answered 81% of questions correctly. Your score rather means that you did better on the test than 81% of other job candidates.   

Q: How long do I have to wait to retake the Clerical Test, if I fail it?

A: The Yellow Battery Test helps employers measure job candidates’ clerical skills. Every organization has its own rules that determine how often you can retake the assessment.