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About the test:

The C Online Test is preferred by recruiters to assess on-the-job skills of candidates before an interview. It reduces technical screening time by 80% by enabling employers to identify qualified candidates.

Covered skills:

  • Variable Naming
  • Structures
  • Handling Datatypes
  • Functions
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9 reasons why
9 reasons why

Adaface C Online Test is the most accurate way to shortlist Core C Developers



Reason #1

Tests for on-the-job skills

C online test is designed and validated by industry experts to help tech recruiters and hiring managers assess C programming skills of the candidate. Top tech companies are using our JavaScript programming test to reduce candidate screening time by 85%.

The test is designed to filter out candidates for roles like

  • Junior C developer
  • C developer
  • Intermediate C developer
  • Senior C developer
  • Backend developer

The test ensures candidates have following traits:

  • Ability to write reusable C code
  • Proficiency in Data Structures
  • Deep knowledge of Pointers, Structures and Unions
  • Excellent knowledge of frontend programming languages and related frameworks
  • Ability to identify areas for modification in existing programs and subsequently developing these modifications
  • Hands-on debugging and development skills
  • Experience integrating multiple data sources and databases
  • Ability to perform modifications and break fixes with VBA code and C programs
  • Experience with writing unit and functional tests

C Online Test is designed mainly to assess candidates having high ability in C coding, and knowledge of various functions. In this test, the programmer will need to write code using C coding language.

For each candidate, you will receive a detailed report to help you make objective, data driven decisions and identify the best candidates. The test focuses on questions that test for on-the-job C skills as opposed to theoretical knowledge.

Reason #2

No trick questions

Traditional assessment tools use trick questions and puzzles for the screening, which creates a lot of frustration among candidates about having to go through irrelevant screening assessments.

The main reason we started Adaface is that traditional pre-employment assessment platforms are not a fair way for companies to evaluate candidates. At Adaface, our mission is to help companies find great candidates by assessing on-the-job skills required for a role.

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Reason #3

Non-googleable questions

We have a very high focus on the quality of questions that test for on-the-job skills. Every question is non-googleable and we have a very high bar for the level of subject matter experts we onboard to create these questions. We have crawlers to check if any of the questions are leaked online. If/ when a question gets leaked, we get an alert. We change the question for you & let you know.

These are just a small sample from our library of 10,000+ questions. The actual questions on this C Online Test will be non-googleable.

🧐 Question

Medium

Memory Allocation
Solve
Check the following three C functions:
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Which among these will likely cause issues with pointers?

Medium

Pointers and Structs
Solve
What is the output of the following C code?
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Medium

Strings
Strings
Solve
What is the output of the following C code?
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Easy

Registration Queue
Logic
Solve
We want to register students for the next semester. All students have a receipt which shows the amount pending for the previous semester. A positive amount (or zero) represents that the student has paid extra fees, and a negative amount represents that they have pending fees to be paid. The students are in a queue for the registration. We want to arrange the students in a way such that the students who have a positive amount on the receipt get registered first as compared to the students who have a negative amount. We are given a queue in the form of an array containing the pending amount.
For example, if the initial queue is [20, 70, -40, 30, -10], then the final queue will be [20, 70, 30, -40, -10]. Note that the sequence of students should not be changed while arranging them unless required to meet the condition.
⚠️⚠️⚠️ Note:
- The first line of the input is the length of the array. The second line contains all the elements of the array.
- The input is already parsed into an array of "strings" and passed to a function. You will need to convert string to integer/number type inside the function.
- You need to "print" the final result (not return it) to pass the test cases.

For the example discussed above, the input will be:
5
20 70 -40 30 -10

Your code needs to print the following to the standard output:
20 70 30 -40 -10

Medium

Longest Road
logic
hashmaps
Solve
A startup company E-Motors is building driverless automated cars. The car contains a sensor that checks the road quality for the next N meters to decide the optimal speed at which the cars should move. We are given recorded data by the sensor in the form of an array, where each element of the array is the rating given to 1 meter of the road in sequence. 

The rating given by the sensor is from 1 to 100, where 100 represents the road with the best condition, and any rating above 60 is optimal. Find the longest stretch of road in meters that is categorized as optimal by the sensor.

The input is an array of "strings" which needs to be converted from string to integer/number inside the function.

Medium

Visitors Count
Strings
Solve
A manager hires a staff member to keep a record of the number of men, women, and children visiting the museum daily. The staff will note W if any women visit, M for men, and C for children. You need to write code that takes the string that represents the visits and prints the count of men, woman and children. The sequencing should be in decreasing order. 
Example:

Input:
WWMMWWCCC

Expected Output: 
4W3C2M

Explanation: 
‘W’ has the highest count, then ‘C’, then ‘M’. 
⚠️⚠️⚠️ Note:
- The input is already parsed and passed to a function.
- You need to "print" the final result (not return it) to pass the test cases.
- If the input is- “MMW”, then the expected output is "2M1W" since there is no ‘C’.
- If any of them have the same count, the output should follow this order - M, W, C.
🧐 Question🔧 Skill

Medium

Memory Allocation
2 mins
C
Solve

Medium

Pointers and Structs
2 mins
C
Solve

Medium

Strings
Strings
2 mins
C
Solve

Easy

Registration Queue
Logic
30 mins
Coding
Solve

Medium

Longest Road
logic
hashmaps
25 mins
Coding
Solve

Medium

Visitors Count
Strings
30 mins
Coding
Solve
🧐 Question🔧 Skill💪 Difficulty⌛ Time
Memory Allocation
C
Medium2 mins
Solve
Pointers and Structs
C
Medium2 mins
Solve
Strings
Strings
C
Medium2 mins
Solve
Registration Queue
Logic
Coding
Easy30 minsSolve
Longest Road
logic
hashmaps
Coding
Medium25 minsSolve
Visitors Count
Strings
Coding
Medium30 minsSolve
Reason #4

1200+ customers in 75 countries

Brandon

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

Reason #5

Designed for elimination, not selection

The most important thing while implementing the pre-employment C Online Test in your hiring process is that it is an elimination tool, not a selection tool. In other words: you want to use the test to eliminate the candidates who do poorly on the test, not to select the candidates who come out at the top. While they are super valuable, pre-employment tests do not paint the entire picture of a candidate’s abilities, knowledge, and motivations. Multiple easy questions are more predictive of a candidate's ability than fewer hard questions. Harder questions are often "trick" based questions, which do not provide any meaningful signal about the candidate's skillset.

Reason #6

1 click candidate invites

Email invites: You can send candidates an email invite to the C Online Test from your dashboard by entering their email address.

Public link: You can create a public link for each test that you can share with candidates.

API or integrations: You can invite candidates directly from your ATS by using our pre-built integrations with popular ATS systems or building a custom integration with your in-house ATS.

Reason #7

Detailed scorecards & comparative results

Reason #8

High completion rate

Adaface tests are conversational, low-stress, and take just 25-40 mins to complete.

This is why Adaface has the highest test-completion rate (86%), which is more than 2x better than traditional assessments.

Reason #9

Advanced Proctoring


About The C Developer Role

C is a general-purpose, procedural computer programming language supporting structured programming, lexical variable scope, and recursion, while a static type system prevents unintended operations.

C Developers are generally responsible for developing code that integrates into the operating systems, operating system modules, embedded systems, or low-level libraries for other high-level languages such as Node.js, Python, and Go.

Typical responsibilities of a C developer would be:

  • Design, build, and maintain efficient, reusable, and reliable C code
  • Identify process bottlenecks and bugs
  • Develop kernel modules, libraries, and embedded systems for other high-level languages
  • Maintain the automation and quality of the code

What roles can I use the C Online Test for?

  • Core C Developer
  • Core C Programmer
  • Backend Developer

What topics are covered in the C Online Test?

Arrays
Functions & Recursion
Pointers
Strings
Algorithmic Thinking
Constant Variables & Data Types
I/O Operations
Structures & Union
2D Array
Problem Solving
Decision Making & Looping
Section Test
Memory Management
Pointer to Pointer
Debugging
File Management
Operators & Expressions
Bit manipulation
Multithreading
Regex
Variable Naming
Handling Datatypes
Structures
Functions
Pointers
Looping and Conditional statements
File Handling
System level operations using inbuilt headers
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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.


85%
reduction in screening time

FAQs

Can I combine multiple skills into one custom assessment?

Yes, absolutely. Custom assessments are set up based on your job description, and will include questions on all must-have skills you specify.

Do you have any anti-cheating or proctoring features in place?

We have the following anti-cheating features in place:

  • Non-googleable questions
  • IP proctoring
  • Web proctoring
  • Webcam proctoring
  • Plagiarism detection
  • Secure browser

Read more about the proctoring features.

How do I interpret test scores?

The primary thing to keep in mind is that an assessment is an elimination tool, not a selection tool. A skills assessment is optimized to help you eliminate candidates who are not technically qualified for the role, it is not optimized to help you find the best candidate for the role. So the ideal way to use an assessment is to decide a threshold score (typically 55%, we help you benchmark) and invite all candidates who score above the threshold for the next rounds of interview.

What experience level can I use this test for?

Each Adaface assessment is customized to your job description/ ideal candidate persona (our subject matter experts will pick the right questions for your assessment from our library of 10000+ questions). This assessment can be customized for any experience level.

Does every candidate get the same questions?

Yes, it makes it much easier for you to compare candidates. Options for MCQ questions and the order of questions are randomized. We have anti-cheating/ proctoring features in place. In our enterprise plan, we also have the option to create multiple versions of the same assessment with questions of similar difficulty levels.

I'm a candidate. Can I try a practice test?

No. Unfortunately, we do not support practice tests at the moment. However, you can use our sample questions for practice.

What is the cost of using this test?

You can check out our pricing plans.

Can I get a free trial?

Yes, you can sign up for free and preview this test.

I just moved to a paid plan. How can I request a custom assessment?

Here is a quick guide on how to request a custom assessment on Adaface.

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