# Excel | Advanced IFs exercise | Using Nested IF for Test Results

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 Software ==> Excel  (151 exercises) Version ==> Excel 2016 and later Topic ==> Advanced IFs  (6 exercises) Level ==> Harder than average Subject ==> Excel training
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We want to calculate the test result status.  There are 3 possible results, as shown in this screen shot:

Depending on the data for a result, your formula should return either a calculation of how close the test result is to the maximum allowed value, the word INVALID or the message Not Test 1 or 2.

In cell D4, create a nested =IF formula that does the following:

• Checks that it is Test 1 or Test 2 (if not, the formula should return the text Not Test 1 or Test 2)
• Checks that the value is between the minimum and maximum for that test;
• If it is between the minimum and maximum for the test, the formula should calculate how close it is to the maximum value - otherwise, it should display the message INVALID.

To do this, write down all the conditions and work out how many =IF conditions you need to nest (this should help you), then create your formula and copy it down the rest of the column.

Where you have 2 conditions which must be met, use the =AND function in conjunction with your =IF function.