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# IBM RPG 400 Test

The IBM RPG 400 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:

• BCAT Function
• EXFMT Operation
• ICOPY Directives
• Commands
See all covered skills

9 reasons why
9 reasons why

Reason #1

## Tests for on-the-job skills

The IBM RPG 400 Test helps recruiters and hiring managers identify qualified candidates from a pool of resumes and take objective hiring decisions. It reduces the administrative overhead of interviewing too many candidates and saves expensive engineering time by filtering out unqualified candidates.

You can use the Adaface IBM RPG 400 Test to screen candidates for the following roles:

• IBM RPG Developer
• Senior IBM RPG Analyst
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.

Reason #3

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 IBM RPG 400 Test will be non-googleable.

🧐 Question

Medium

LOOKUP employees
Functions
Solve
`Review the following RPG program:`
`What would the value of a and b be?`

Easy

Sort subfields members
Functions
Solve
`Check the following RPG Program:`
`What would the value of grp(2).mems(2).title be at the end of the execution?`
🧐 Question🔧 Skill

Medium

LOOKUP employees
Functions
2 mins
IBM RPG
Solve

Easy

Sort subfields members
Functions
2 mins
IBM RPG
Solve
🧐 Question🔧 Skill💪 Difficulty⌛ Time
LOOKUP employees
Functions
IBM RPG
Medium2 mins
Solve
Sort subfields members
Functions
IBM RPG
Easy2 mins
Solve
Reason #4

## 1200+ 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 IBM RPG 400 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 IBM RPG 400 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

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

### What topics are covered in the IBM RPG 400 Test?

Topics:

BCAT Function
ICOPY Directives
EXFMT Operation
Commands
Keywords

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:

• IP proctoring
• Web proctoring
• Webcam proctoring
• Plagiarism detection
• Secure browser

### 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.

### 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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