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Adaface is the best HackerRank alternative to evaluate the on-the-job skills of your candidates.

Adaface is "you'll never go back" better

First we’d just like to give a quick nod to the team at HackerRank. They are part of the ecosystem helping companies hire great candidates and have been in the space for a while. So what’s the difference between HackerRank and Adaface? Sure there are features and product stuff that’s different but the biggest difference is how much we care about candidate experience. We want to ensure every candidate leaves the screening experience with a smile. We believe that status quo tech assessment platforms are not a fair way for companies to evaluate candidates. We started Adaface to help companies find strong teammates by assessing on-the-job skills required for a role. We set up 45 min candidate-friendly, custom assessments that test for on-the-job skills.

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The hiring managers felt that through the technical questions that they asked during the panel interviews, they were able to tell which candidates had better scores, and differentiated with those who did not score as well. They are highly satisfied with the quality of candidates shortlisted with the Adaface screening.

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Why Adaface is the best Alternative to HackerRank? 👇

Adaface vs HackerRank (Key differences)

1. Question bank

Adaface: Adaface questions are designed to test for on-the-job skills, as opposed to theoretical knowledge. They are designed to simulate scenarios that the candidates might come across while performing the role, are hence the scores reflective of qualifications for the job. There are no trick questions included just to filter out candidates. Every candidate gets a fair chance to showcase their skills.

You can check Adaface sample questions.

HackerRank: HackerRank has a vast library of questions aimed at core internal concepts of data structures and algorithms. These questions are proven to test candidates ability to optimize hard algorithms within the time constraints. This works best for roles that require niche algorithm design skills, similar to that of a competitive programmer or to test fresh graduates.

2. Test taking rate

Adaface: Our conversational assessments have an average completion rate of 86%.

HackerRank: Traditional assessment platforms like HackerRank see a test taking rate of ~50%. In some geographies, this can be as low as 30%.

3. Candidate experience and candidate sentiment

Instead of forcing candidates to go through a traditional assessment, conversational assessments use friendly messaging and intelligent chatbots to engage candidates and screen them for your role. Conversational assessments are the best way to start a relationship with your candidates.

We understand how much candidate experience matters. Our bot, Ada, provides a friendly experience to candidates throughout the assessment (right from a warm invitation email, to giving details about the role & company, giving hints they are stuck etc.) and making sure that candidates have a smile on their face at the end of the chat, irrespective of the result.

Adaface vs HackerRank (Feature wise comparison)

Skills assessment

Coding tests
No. of programming languages supported3232
No. of IT skill tests700+100+
Aptitude assessments-
Non-IT tests (Clerical, Legal, Accounting, Retail Sales)-
Psychometric assessments-
Adaptive assessments-
Custom assessments (built by experts)-
Premium questions-

Candidate friendly features

Candidate engagement-
Company FAQs-
Fully customizable email templates
Rejection emails-

Anti-plagiarism suite

Web proctoring
Video proctoring
Social listening for task leaks
Plagiarism detection

Reporting and Analytics

Easy to share reports and scorecards
Exportable/ downloadable scorecards
Benchmarking of candidates-
Recruiting analytics

Ease of use

Share public link to invite candidates
Cancel unused invites
ATS integrations
API integrations
Candidate pipeline management

Enterprise friendly

White-labelling options-
Custom branding-
Chatbot support-
User, role and access management
Campus hiring support-
Dedicated account manager
EEOC compliant
GDPR compliant

Candidate sentiment for HackerRank

Candidate sentiment for Adaface

Other reasons to use Adaface:

Custom assessments

Adaface assessments are tailored to your job description by our subject matter experts from our library of 10000+ non-googleable questions. Once you sign up for any of our plans, you can request custom assessments from your dashboard, which will be set up in <48 hours. Here is what you can do with custom assessments:

  1. Multiple skills: We can set up custom tests which can test candidates for multiple skills. For eg. for your accounting role, the test can have questions on accounting, finance, Excel, logical reasoning, verbal reasoning and English.
  2. Experience level/ salary: The assessments will be customized in difficulty according to the experience level you are targeting.
  3. Adaptive assessments: For e.g. for your front-end engineering role you are looking for a candidate who is proficient in either React or Angular, the candidate will first be asked for their preference, and they will be asked questions on only that skill.

Aptitude assessments

In addition to technical and coding assessments, Adaface also offers a wide range of aptitude based assessments. Check out our range of aptitude tests.

Assessments for non-technical roles

Adaface also offers assessments for non-technical roles like the Excel Test, Google Adwords Test, Customer Service Test, Accounting Test etc. Check out the full list of 700+ tests.

Short assessments

Candidates have reserved lesser time for giving assessments. For this particular reason, we design short assessments so that candidate invests as less time as possible, but still enough to showcase their expertise.

Great customer service

Whether your team needs an onboarding session or you have a question, we are here to support you. All Adaface plans include 24*7 chat support, which means you can ping us right when you have a question and have it answered in <5 minutes.


Both Adaface and HackerRank are pre-employment screening software that allow companies to automate first round interviews. While some features are similar (like proctoring, social listening for questions leaking) they have major differences that one might consider while deciding which solution to choose.

What is Adaface?

Adaface helps you identify the top candidates for all your tech roles and save crucial engineering time by screening candidates with 750+ custom assessments for on-the-job skills (all programming languages, frameworks, aptitude). Top candidates prefer Adaface because our bot, Ada has a friendly chat involving relevant code challenges with them as opposed to asking trick questions on a test.

What is HackerRank?

HackerRank is a huge community of developers. It also has a technical screening platform that companies can use to conduct online coding tests for first round screening. Candidates go through a timeboxed coding test as part of the screening process and aim to solve competitive programming challenges to prove their algorithm designing skills.

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Choose Adaface over HackerRank to deliver

Expert designed questions to evaluate on-the-jobs skills

Test multiple skills in a single assessment customized for your job description

Companies around the world use Adaface conversational assessments

Amazon Morgan Stanley Vodafone United Nations HCL PayPal Bosch WeWork Optimum Solutions Deloitte Microsoft NCS Doubtnut Sokrati J&T Express Capegemini

Why top companies use conversational assessments

83% reduction in time to hire

3x interview-to-hire ratio

75% reduction in hours/hire

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With Adaface, we were able to optimise our initial screening process by upwards of 75%, freeing up precious time for both hiring managers and our talent acquisition team alike!

Brandon Lee, Head of People, Love, Bonito

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