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About the test:

The Error Checking Test evaluates a candidate's ability to focus and spot errors in different data sets. Recruiters prefer to use error checking tests for repetitive jobs that require high accuracy.

Covered skills:

  • Spotting errors
  • Verifying data
  • Proof-reading
  • Identifying mistakes
  • Checking consistency
  • Detecting typos

9 reasons why
9 reasons why

Adaface Error Checking Assessment Test is the most accurate way to shortlist Customer Support Executives

Reason #1

Tests for on-the-job skills

The Error Checking 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 time by filtering out unqualified candidates at the first step of the hiring process.

The test screens for the following skills that hiring managers look for in candidates:

  • Spotting errors in code and written content
  • Identifying mistakes in code and written content
  • Verifying data accuracy and consistency
  • Checking for typos in code and written content
  • Proof-reading code and written content for errors
  • Detecting logical inconsistencies in code and written content
  • Understanding and applying error-handling techniques
  • Analyzing and correcting errors in code and written content
  • Identifying and resolving inconsistencies in data
  • Recognizing and rectifying common coding mistakes
  • Debugging and troubleshooting code
  • Efficiently reviewing and correcting syntax errors
Reason #2

No trick questions

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.

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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.

How we design questions

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

🧐 Question


Email Review
You are an executive assistant tasked with proofreading an email before it's sent to a potential client. Here's the draft:
Which of the following corrections should be made to this email?
A: Change "apprecaite" to "appreciate"
B: Change "optimizes" to "optimize"
C: Change "hesistate" to "hesitate"
D: Changes A and B
E: Changes B and C
F: Changes C and A
G: Changes A, B and C
H: No changes necessary


Health Report Scrutiny
Data Analysis
You are a public health officer reviewing a report on a recent outbreak of a rare disease in a small town. The report includes the following data:

- The outbreak started on June 1, 2023.
- The peak of the outbreak occurred in mid-July, with over 100 new cases daily.
- The outbreak was controlled by early August 2023.
- A total of 1,250 cases were reported.

However, in the section on patient demographics, the report states, "Of the 1,350 patients affected, 65% were adults (18-64), 20% were seniors (65 and above), and 15% were children (below 18)."

What is the discrepancy in the report?
A: The timeline of the outbreak is inconsistent.
B: The peak of the outbreak is misstated.
C: The total number of reported cases doesn't match with the patient demographics data.
D: The age groups for the demographics are incorrect.
E: No discrepancy was found in the report.


Tech Report Reassessment
Data Analysis
You are a technology analyst reviewing a report on the performance of a new software update. The report includes the following details:

- The update was released in January 2023.
- It targeted to improve processing speed by 15%.
- User feedback surveys report an average satisfaction score of 4 out of 5.
- Out of the 1000 survey responses, 850 users rated their satisfaction with the update as 3 or below.

What is the discrepancy in the report?
A: The release date of the software update is incorrect.
B: The projected improvement in processing speed is overstated.
C: The average user satisfaction score contradicts the findings of the user feedback survey.
D: The number of survey responses is incorrectly stated.
E: No discrepancy was found in the report.
🧐 QuestionπŸ”§ Skill


Email Review

2 mins

Error Checking


Health Report Scrutiny
Data Analysis

2 mins

Error Checking


Tech Report Reassessment
Data Analysis

2 mins

Error Checking
🧐 QuestionπŸ”§ SkillπŸ’ͺ DifficultyβŒ› Time
Email Review
Error Checking
Medium2 mins
Health Report Scrutiny
Data Analysis
Error Checking
Medium2 mins
Tech Report Reassessment
Data Analysis
Error Checking
Easy2 mins
Reason #4

1200+ customers in 75 countries

customers in 75 countries

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 Error Checking 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.

Science behind Adaface tests
Reason #6

1 click candidate invites

Email invites: You can send candidates an email invite to the Error Checking 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.

invite candidates
Reason #7

Detailed scorecards & benchmarks

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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.

test completion rate
Reason #9

Advanced Proctoring

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About the Error Checking Online Test

Why you should use Pre-employment Error Checking Test?

The Error Checking Test makes use of scenario-based questions to test for on-the-job skills as opposed to theoretical knowledge, ensuring that candidates who do well on this screening test have the relavant skills. The questions are designed to covered following on-the-job aspects:

  • Spotting errors in code and data
  • Identifying mistakes and debugging issues
  • Verifying data accuracy and integrity
  • Checking consistency in coding practices
  • Proof-reading code for syntax errors
  • Detecting and fixing typos and typosquatting
  • Analyzing and resolving error messages
  • Troubleshooting logic and program flow
  • Handling exceptions and error handling
  • Testing and validating data input/output

Once the test is sent to a candidate, the candidate receives a link in email to take the test. For each candidate, you will receive a detailed report with skills breakdown and benchmarks to shortlist the top candidates from your pool.

What topics are covered in the Error Checking Test?

  • Spotting errors:

    This skill involves the ability to identify and recognize mistakes, inconsistencies, or inaccuracies in data, content, or information. It is important to measure this skill in the test to assess the candidate's attention to detail and their ability to identify and correct errors, which is a crucial aspect in many job roles.

  • Identifying mistakes:

    This skill requires the ability to detect and point out errors or flaws in data, content, or information. By measuring this skill in the test, recruiters can evaluate the candidate's problem-solving skills, keen observation, and critical thinking abilities, as well as their ability to ensure the accuracy and quality of work.

  • Verifying data:

    This skill involves the process of checking and confirming the accuracy and reliability of data, ensuring that it is complete and consistent. Measuring this skill in the test helps recruiters assess the candidate's attention to detail, ability to cross-check information, and ensure the integrity of data, which is important in roles where accurate data is crucial.

  • Checking consistency:

    This skill refers to the ability to ensure that data, content, or information is uniform, coherent, and free from contradictions or discrepancies. By including this skill in the test, recruiters can evaluate the candidate's ability to maintain consistency, accuracy, and quality in their work, which is essential in various roles where coherent and error-free output is required.

  • Proof-reading:

    This skill entails carefully reviewing written content for errors in grammar, spelling, punctuation, and style. By measuring this skill in the test, recruiters can assess the candidate's proficiency in language usage and their meticulousness in ensuring error-free written materials, making it valuable for roles that involve creating or reviewing written content.

  • Detecting typos:

    This skill involves the ability to identify and correct typographical errors in written content. Measuring this skill in the test helps recruiters evaluate the candidate's attention to detail and their ability to spot and fix minute errors efficiently, which is important in roles where accuracy and quality of written materials are paramount.

  • Full list of covered topics

    The actual topics of the questions in the final test will depend on your job description and requirements. However, here's a list of topics you can expect the questions for Error Checking Test to be based on.

    Syntax errors
    Logical errors
    Data verification
    Code consistency
    Error correction
    Typos detection
    Proof-reading techniques
    Exception handling
    Debugging methods
    Inconsistency detection
    Common coding mistakes
    Error analysis
    Data inconsistency resolution
    Troubleshooting practices
    Syntax review
    Error identification
    Data accuracy
    Code consistency checking
    Typographical errors
    Code proof-reading
    Logical inconsistency detection
    Mistake identification
    Error resolution
    Data verification techniques
    Debugging skills
    Inconsistency resolution
    Common coding errors
    Error handling
    Troubleshooting strategies
    Syntax correction
    Error tracking
    Data consistency
    Code quality checking
    Typo detection
    Code validation
    Debugging techniques
    Inconsistency detection methods
    Coding mistakes
    Error analysis
    Data consistency checking
    Proof-reading methods
    Exception handling techniques
    Debugging proficiency
    Inconsistency resolution methods
    Code defect detection
    Typo correction
    Code optimization
    Error prevention
    Data integrity
    Code consistency analysis
    Proof-reading skills
    Exception handling strategies
    Troubleshooting expertise

What roles can I use the Error Checking Test for?

  • Customer Support Executive
  • Analyst
  • Sales Representative
  • Graphic Designer
  • Business Analyst
  • Data Analyst
  • Bookkeeper
  • Accountant

How is the Error Checking Test customized for senior candidates?

For intermediate/ experienced candidates, we customize the assessment questions to include advanced topics and increase the difficulty level of the questions. This might include adding questions on topics like

  • Implementing error-handling techniques
  • Building robust and fault-tolerant systems
  • Optimizing error detection and recovery
  • Analyzing and correcting data inconsistencies
  • Enhancing data validation mechanisms
  • Ensuring code meets quality assurance standards
  • Applying best practices for error prevention
  • Evaluating and improving error-handling strategies
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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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Error Checking Hiring Test 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. Here's a quick guide on how you can request a custom test.

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
  • Screen proctoring
  • Web proctoring
  • Webcam proctoring
  • Plagiarism detection
  • Secure browser
  • Copy paste protection

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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