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Computer Programmer Coding Aptitude Test

The Computer Programmer Aptitude 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.

Customized Based On:

  • Experience/ difficulty level
  • Multiple skills in 1 assessment
  • Job description/ role requirements

Topics:

Computer fundamentals
Letter Coding
Number Coding
Substitution
Coding-Decoding Puzzles
Non-verbal Reasoning
SQL concepts
Business analysis
Coding-Decoding
Programming languages
Computer architecture
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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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Sample Adaface Computer Programmer Aptitude Test Questions

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

🧐 Question🔧 Skill💪 Difficulty⌛ Time
Badminton Players
A badminton coach was trying to put together a team of 4 players for a friendly badminton championship out of 7 players. R, S, T are the male players, and W, X, Y, Z are the female players. Note that all players have equal ability, and the team needs to have atleast 2 male players. While selecting the team we need to keep in mind that all 4 players should be able to play with each other. We also need to keep the following restrictions in mind:
- R cannot play with Y
- S cannot play with W
- T cannot play with Z
Which of the following are true:

A: S and Z cannot be in the team together.
B: T and Y cannot be in the team together.
C: T and X cannot be in the team together.
Logical ReasoningMedium3 min
Decryptor
What does the following pseudo code print?
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Strings
Technical AptitudeMedium2 min
Fibonacci codes
Here are three pseudocodes for calculating the Nth Fibonacci number. Which of the following statements about these codes are true?
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A: Time complexity/efficiency of CODE 1, CODE 2, CODE 3 is the same.
B: CODE 2 is more space-efficient than CODE 3.
C: CODE 3 is more space-efficient than CODE 2.
D: CODE 2 is more time-efficient than CODE 1.
E: CODE 3 is more time-efficient than CODE 1.
Time Complexity Pseudo Code
Technical AptitudeMedium2 min
Increasing monthly gross profit
The CEO of Snipr. Inc wants to grow monthly gross profit by 4%. If costs stay the same, what does the sales turnover need to be in February to achieve this goal?
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Numerical ReasoningEasy2 min
Palindrome Test cases
Go through the following faulty palindrome detection pseudocode and test cases. For which of the test cases would the code return true?
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Testcases
A: a
B: aba
C: aaa
D: aac
Strings
Technical AptitudeMedium2 min
Rewards Activities Order
A new popular app tracks the activities performed by its users and grants them rewards based on each individual's total activities performed in a year. This data is maintained in a database table (activitesinfo), with the following columns: userid, totalactivities, reward. This year, due to fundraising activity, the company has decided to further reward its users by enhancing the reward as per the following formula: If reward < = 4000, increase it by 2%, If 4000 < reward <= 8000, increase it by 4%, If reward > 8000, increase it by 6%.
The tech team has written three different scripts to calculate increment for each slab, each script is to run as a separate transaction. Here are the three scripts:
Script 1:
For users with reward <= 4000, set reward = reward * 1.02

Script 2:
For users with reward > 4000 and reward <= 8000, set reward = reward * 1.04

Script 3:
For users with reward > 8000, set reward = reward * 1.06
Each script is to be executed separately. Which of the following options will update the rewards as expected:
A: Execute Script 1 followed by Script 2 followed by Script 3
B: Execute Script 2 followed by Script 3; Script 1 running concurrently throughout
C: Execute Script 3 followed by Script 2; Script 1 running concurrently throughout
D: Execute Script 3 followed by Script 2 followed by Script 1
E: Execute Script 2 followed by Script 3 followed by Script 1
Database Connection
Technical AptitudeMedium3 min
Sacrifices and gains
Sergei, Larry and Mark were partners in Deep Mind sharing profits and losses in ratio of 4:3:2. It is decided to share future profits and losses in ration 2:2:1. How does this change ratio of sacrifices and gains of partners?
A: Sergei sacrifices 2/45, Larry sacrifices 1/45, Mark gains 3/45
B: Sergei gains 2/45, Larry sacrifices 3/45, Mark gains 1/45
C: Sergei sacrifices 2/45, Larry gains 3/45, Mark sacrifices 1/45
D: Sergei gains 2/45, Larry gains 1/45, Mark sacrifices 3/45
Numerical ReasoningMedium3 min
Website Ads
During the weekly meeting, our marketing manager mentioned that we had run a group of advertisements in the print version of a lifestyle magazine, and also on the magazine's website. We do not have any stats available regarding the response to the print ads, but analytics show that the response to the website ads was much lower than typical website ads. She added that on the basis of these results, she believed that response to print ads was below average too. Which of the following statements is valid regarding the manager's rationale behind the conclusion?
A: She inferred a statistical generalization from claims about a large number of specific events.
B: She relied on the knowledge about the typical frequency of events of a general kind to infer the probability of a particular kind of event.
C: She inferred the probability of future events from recent comparable events.
D: She based a prediction of the intensity of a phenomenon on the data about the intensity of the cause of that phenomenon.
E: She used a case in which direct evidence is available to infer a conclusion about an analogous scenario for which direct evidence is not available.
Logical ReasoningEasy2 min

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About the Adaface Computer Programmer Aptitude Test

Evaluate computer programmer aptitude, technical and coding skills with Adaface skills assessment platform powered by an intelligent chatbot

Topics:

Computer fundamentals
Letter Coding
Number Coding
Substitution
Coding-Decoding Puzzles
Non-verbal Reasoning
SQL concepts
Business analysis
Coding-Decoding
Programming languages
Computer architecture
Basic DBMS concepts
SOLID principles
Automation systems
Decision making
Non-verbal Reasoning
Problem-solving approach

Recommended Roles:

Computer Programmer
Software Engineer
Software Developer

Why You Should Use This Coding Aptitude Assessment Test

The Adaface Computer Programmer Aptitude test helps recruiters and hiring managers identify qualified candidates from a pool of resumes, and helps in taking objective hiring decisions. It reduces the administrative overhead of interviewing too many candidates and saves expensive engineering time by filtering out unqualified candidates.

The Adaface Computer Programmer Aptitude test screens candidates for the typical skills recruiters look for in a Software Engineer:

  • Ability to write executable, reusable, and scalable code
  • Logical and analytical approach to solving business problems
  • Expertise with basic DBMS, architecture, and Java concepts
  • Ability to gather, analyze, and using complex technical information

The insights generated from this assessment can be used by recruiters and hiring managers to identify the best candidates for the role. Anti-cheating features enable you to be comfortable with conducting assessments online. The Computer Programmer Aptitude test is ideal for helping recruiters identify which candidates have the technical skills to do well on the job.

Why Computer Programming Aptitude Is Important

A computer programmer or a computer developer is a person who writes code in different programming languages like C++, Java, Python, etc. A programmer should possess an analytical mindset for coding, scrutinizing the code, and testing in-house software programs. To hire such skilled professionals, it is essential to assess whether the applicant has basic programming knowledge and the ability to understand project requirements.

Programming aptitude testing has been used for the programming profession for decades. It is a scientifically validated test designed to measure the candidate's aptitude for working with computers and the desired programming language. It measures the candidate's ability to solve problems quickly, which is essential to truly succeed in everyday job tasks.

This coding aptitude assessment test is designed to filter out candidates for roles like:

  • Computer Programmer
  • Software Engineer
  • Software Developer
  • Full-stack Developer
  • Backend Developer

Distribution Of Test Scores

The actual score distributon will vary based on your candidate pipeline quality, but you should typically expect ~20% of the candidates to do well on Adaface assessments.

The score distribution for our assessments follow the normal curve. This is a good sign- standardized tests like SAT and GRE follow the normal distribution (bell curve).

Status quo assessments typically have the exact opposite of the bell curve (too many candidates getting close to 0, too many candidates getting close to 100 and too few candidates in the middle). This is typically because they focus on theoretical questions or trick questions, which are very binary in nature- either you know the trick/ theory or you don’t.

How Adaface Is Different

Adaface conversational assessments are reflective of on-the-job skills and see an 86% completion rate as compared to ~50% for traditional assessment platforms.

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FAQs

What is a custom assessment?

Every role is different and requires a custom assessment to identify top candidates efficiently. Adaface subject matter experts understand your job description/ role requirements and pick the most relevant questions from our library of 10000+ questions to create a technical assessment that helps you find the qualified candidates in your candidate pipeline quickly. All custom assessments are set up based on the job description, role requirements, must-have skills, experience level and salary range within a maximum of 48 hours and you will get an email notification once it goes live.

Check out a sample assessment here (no credit card required).

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.

How is Adaface different from other assessment tools?

We believe that status quo tech assessment platforms are not a fair way for companies to evaluate engineers because they focus on trick questions/ puzzles/ niche algorithms. We started Adaface to help companies find great engineers by assessing on-the-job skills required for a role. Read more about why we started Adaface.

Here's what's different with Adaface:

  • High quality non-googleable questions that test for on-the-job skills as opposed to theoretical knowledge.
  • A friendly conversational assessment with a chatbot, instead of sending a "test" to a candidate. This translates to a higher completion rate. Adaface assessments (86% candidate completion rate), as opposed to traditional tests (40-50% candidate completion rate)
  • Customized assessments for 700+ skills at different experience levels.
Do you have any anti-cheating or proctoring features in place?

We have the following anti-cheating features in place:

  • Web proctoring
  • Webcam proctoring
  • Plagairism detection
  • Non-googleable questions
  • Secure browser

Read more 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?

The platform is completely self-serve, so here's one way to proceed:

  • You can sign up for free to get a feel for how it works.
  • The free trial includes one sample assessment (Java/ JavaScript) that you will find in your dashboard when you sign up. You can use it to review the quality of questions, and the candidate experience of a conversational test on Adaface.
  • To review the quality of questions, you can also review our public questions for 50+ skills here.
  • Once you're convinced that you want to try it out with real assessments and candidates, you can pick a plan according to your requirements.
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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