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About the test:

The Git Online Test uses scenario-based MCQs to evaluate candidates on their understanding of Git, a popular version control system. The test evaluates the candidate's knowledge of basic and advanced Git commands, their ability to resolve conflicts, and their proficiency in using Git to manage source code.

Covered skills:

  • Git basics
  • Branching and merging
  • Conflict resolution
  • Rebasing
  • Git commands and concepts
  • Repository creation
  • Committing changes
  • Remote repositories
  • Git workflows
  • Git branching models

9 reasons why
9 reasons why

Adaface Git Test is the most accurate way to shortlist Software Developers

Reason #1

Tests for on-the-job skills

The Git Online 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:

  • Ability to efficiently create and manage git repositories
  • Ability to understand and implement branching and merging in git
  • Ability to commit changes and handle conflicts effectively in git
  • Ability to work with remote repositories in git
  • Ability to rebase commits in git
  • Understanding of git workflows
  • Proficient in using git commands and concepts
  • Knowledge of different git branching models
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.

Why we started Adaface
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 Git Test will be non-googleable.

🧐 Question


git commit without git add
Suppose a remote repository is cloned in local system and a old file named “modified_file” is modified and now if following command is run, what will "git status" return?


Merge into live branch
Which of the following commands will merge dev-fixes into the master-live branch?

a. git checkout master-live and git merge dev-fixes
b. git checkout dev-fixes and git merge master-live
c. git merge master-live and git checkout dev-fixes
d. git merge dev-fixes and git checkout master-live
🧐 Question🔧 Skill


git commit without git add

3 mins



Merge into live branch

2 mins

🧐 Question🔧 Skill💪 Difficulty⌛ Time
git commit without git add
Medium3 mins
Merge into live branch
Medium2 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 Git 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 Git 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

View sample scorecard
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 Git Assessment Test

Why you should use Pre-employment Git Online Test?

The Git 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:

  • Understanding and applying Git basics in version control
  • Creating and managing repositories in Git
  • Using branching and merging techniques effectively
  • Committing changes with proper messages and conventions
  • Resolving conflicts during merging and rebasing
  • Working with remote repositories in Git
  • Applying rebasing methods to maintain a clean commit history
  • Implementing Git workflows for collaboration
  • Utilizing various Git commands and concepts effectively
  • Implementing Git branching models for project organization

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 Git Online Test?

  • Git basics

    Understanding the fundamental concepts of version control system and how Git operates. It involves knowledge of initializing a Git repository, staging and committing changes, and basic Git commands.

  • Repository creation

    Creating and setting up repositories to organize and manage different versions of a project. This skill is important as it demonstrates the ability to create a new repository, initialize it with the necessary files, and configure repository settings.

  • Branching and merging

    Crafting multiple branches to work on different features or bug fixes concurrently, and merging the changes back to the main branch. This skill showcases the proficiency in creating, switching, merging, and deleting branches, which is essential for collaborating and managing complex projects.

  • Committing changes

    Recording and tracking modifications made to a repository by creating commits. This skill assesses one's ability to write concise and descriptive commit messages, as well as understanding the workflow of staging changes before committing them.

  • Conflict resolution

    Handling conflicts that arise when merging changes that conflict with each other. This skill demonstrates the proficiency in analyzing conflicts, making necessary adjustments, and resolving them effectively to maintain a clean and functional codebase.

  • Remote repositories

    Working with remote repositories to collaborate with other developers and synchronize code changes. This skill involves knowledge of adding remote repositories, pushing and pulling code, and resolving conflicts that arise during remote synchronization.

  • Rebasing

    Modifying and integrating changes from one branch onto another by applying commits in a linear sequence. This skill showcases the ability to rewrite commit history, resolve conflicts, and keep the repository history organized and coherent.

  • Git workflows

    Understanding and implementing different Git workflows such as central, feature branch, or forking workflows. This skill assesses the knowledge of choosing appropriate workflows based on project requirements, collaborating with teammates, and ensuring a smooth and efficient development process.

  • Git commands and concepts

    Familiarity with essential Git commands and concepts, including but not limited to cloning repositories, checking out branches, fetching and pulling changes, and understanding concepts like HEAD, tags, and remotes. This skill demonstrates a solid foundation in the usage and understanding of Git's core functionalities.

  • Git branching models

    Implementing specific branching models, such as the Gitflow model or the trunk-based development model. This skill showcases the ability to design and follow branching strategies that align with the project's complexity, scalability, and collaboration requirements.

  • 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 Git Test to be based on.

    Git basics
    Repository creation
    Branching and merging
    Committing changes
    Conflict resolution
    Remote repositories
    Git workflows
    Git commands
    Git concepts
    Git branching models
    Branching strategies
    Git logs
    Git merge conflicts
    Git remote
    Git pull
    Git push
    Git fetch
    Git branch
    Git checkout
    Git commit
    Git commit message
    Git commit amend
    Git commit revert
    Git reset
    Git stash
    Git cherry-pick
    Git diff
    Git revert
    Git rebase
    Git tag
    Git ignore
    GitHub workflows
    GitLab workflows
    Bitbucket workflows
    Forking workflow
    Centralized workflow
    Feature branch workflow
    Release branch workflow
    Hotfix branch workflow
    Pull request workflow
    Git hooks
    Git bisect
    Git reflog
    Git blame
    Git submodules
    Git subtree
    Git LFS
    Git GUI
    Git alias
    Git attributes
    Git rebase interactive
    Git revert merge
    Git squash
    Git amend
    Git commit signing
    Git rebase vs merge

What roles can I use the Git Online Test for?

  • Software Developer
  • DevOps Engineer
  • Web Developer
  • System Administrator
  • Quality Assurance Engineer
  • Technical Project Manager
  • Software Engineer
  • Full Stack Developer
  • Frontend Developer
  • Backend Developer

How is the Git Online 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

  • Applying Git best practices for efficient development
  • Troubleshooting and debugging Git-related problems
  • Understanding and utilizing Git hooks for automation
  • Integrating Git with Continuous Integration/Continuous Deployment (CI/CD) pipelines
  • Implementing Git submodules for managing dependencies
  • Utilizing Git tags for versioning and release management
  • Implementing Git stash for managing temporary changes
  • Working with Git extensions and GUI tools
  • Applying Git hooks for enforcing coding standards
  • Understanding and implementing Git reflogs for recovery and auditing
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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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Git 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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