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About the test:

The PHP online test includes scenario-based MCQ questions to evaluate candidates on PHP fundamentals, structuring PHP code using Object-oriented programming techniques, Handling errors and exceptions, Server Side Caching Types & Schemes. The test has coding questions to evaluate hands-on PHP programming skills.

Covered skills:

  • PHP Fundamentals
  • HTML Form Handling
  • OOPs
  • Using PHP built-in functions and writing custom functions
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9 reasons why
9 reasons why

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



Reason #1

Tests for on-the-job skills

The test screens candidates for the following on-the-job skills that hiring managers look for:

  • Ability to write reusable PHP code
  • Ease of using built-in functions and ability to write custom functions
  • Ability to implement an array of Web-based products using PHP, MySQL, Ajax, and JavaScript
  • Knowledge of SQL/NoSQL databases
  • Understanding of object-oriented PHP programming
  • Ability to code and use reusable and testable code in PHP
  • Using PHP Sessions in a more sophisticated way and passing information efficiently to different modules
  • Secure form validation using Regular Expressions
  • Handle errors and exceptions in PHP and display more or less error detail based on the environment

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.

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 PHP Online Test will be non-googleable.

🧐 Question

Easy

Array Replace
Arrays
Solve
                        What will the following PHP code output?
                        
 image
                        // OPTION ONE
Array
(
[0] => basappa
[1] => sarvepalli
[2] => zakir
[3] => venkata
[4] => fakhruddin
)

// OPTION TWO
Array
(
[0] => hidayatullah
[1] => sarvepalli
[2] => zakir
[3] => venkata
[4] => fakhruddin
)

// OPTION THREE
Array
(
[0] => fakhruddin
[1] => sarvepalli
[2] => zakir
[3] => venkata
[4] => hidayatullah
)

// OPTION FOUR
Array
(
[0] => basappa
[1] => sarvepalli
[2] => zakir
[3] => venkata
)

Options:

  • OPTION ONE
  • OPTION TWO
  • OPTION THREE
  • OPTION FOUR

Medium

Alter and Change
OOPs
Solve
                        What does the following code output?
                        
 image

Options:

  • 6 6
  • 6 4
  • 6 2
  • 4 4
  • 2 2
  • 4 2
  • 4 6
  • 2 4
  • 2 6

Medium

Exceptions
Exception
Solve
                        What does the following code output?
                        
 image

Options:

  • ONE1A
  • TWO2B
  • THREE3C
  • ONE2C
  • ONE2B
  • 1A
  • 2B
  • 2A
  • 3B
  • ONEB
  • 1B
  • 3A
  • TWOC

Medium

PDO MySQL
Database Connection
Solve
                        Consider the following table data and PHP code. What is the result?
 image

Options:

  • The database will return no rows
  • $row will be an array
  • $result will be empty
  • $result will be '[email protected]'

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.
    🧐 Question🔧 Skill

    Easy

    Array Replace
    Arrays
    2 mins
    PHP
    Solve

    Medium

    Alter and Change
    OOPs
    2 mins
    PHP
    Solve

    Medium

    Exceptions
    Exception
    2 mins
    PHP
    Solve

    Medium

    PDO MySQL
    Database Connection
    2 mins
    PHP
    Solve

    Medium

    Longest Road
    logic
    hashmaps
    25 mins
    Coding
    Solve
    🧐 Question🔧 Skill💪 Difficulty⌛ Time
    Array Replace
    Arrays
    PHP
    Easy2 mins
    Solve
    Alter and Change
    OOPs
    PHP
    Medium2 mins
    Solve
    Exceptions
    Exception
    PHP
    Medium2 mins
    Solve
    PDO MySQL
    Database Connection
    PHP
    Medium2 mins
    Solve
    Longest Road
    logic
    hashmaps
    Coding
    Medium25 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

    1 click candidate invites

    Email invites: You can send candidates an email invite to the PHP 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 #6

    Detailed scorecards & comparative results

    Reason #7

    Designed for elimination, not selection

    The most important thing while implementing the pre-employment PHP 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 #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


    How do you customize the test for Senior PHP developers?

    The questions for Senior developers will include advanced topics that can only be acquired through hands-on development and a few years of experience with PHP. Here are some of the topics that we assess for Senior PHP developers:

    • Understand how MVC frameworks work
    • Separate application code from presentation code. Organise your PHP code into models, views and controllers in an MVC framework
    • Storing data in a relational database and using this from PHP code
    • Integrating third-party code
    • Performance & Scaling
    • Browser Side Performance
    • Server-Side Caching Types & Schemes
    • Anonymous functions, Lambdas, and Closures
    • Advanced OOP (Namespaces, Inheritance, Interfaces & Abstract Classes, Traits, Class Reflection, Inheritance Scope & Late Static Binding, Overloading & Magic Methods)

    How will the test be customized for Backend PHP developers?

    The questions will include backend focused topics. It might include topics like-

    • Knowledge of Databases like SQL, MySQL
    • Creating databases, creating and manipulating data records, fetching and parsing data records through PHP code
    • Efficient server-side REST API programming
    • Efficient third-party code integration
    • Monitoring server performance and Handling server scaling
    • Server-Side Caching Types & Schemes

    What roles can I use the PHP Online Test for?

    • Core PHP Developer
    • Core PHP Programmer
    • Senior PHP Developer
    • Backend Developer
    • Laravel Developer
    • Full-stack Developer

    What topics are covered in the PHP Online Test?

    Syntax
    Operators
    Loops
    Variables
    Bug Fixing
    Functions
    Object-Oriented Programming (OOPs)
    Classes and Objects
    Inheritance and Polymorhism
    Globals and scope
    Security
    Session
    Stings
    Arrays
    Sessions
    Streams
    Sorting
    Iteration
    Exceptions
    XML/JSON
    Functional Programming
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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

    PHP Online Test FAQs

    Can I evaluate Laravel along with PHP?

    Yes. We provide ready-to-go PHP + Laravel test where you can assess Laravel, PHP and coding skills in a single assessment.

    We also provide customized assessments where we customize the assessment according to your job description.

    Can I use this test for evaluating full-stack PHP engineers?

    This test evaluates core PHP skills. We provide assessments where multiple full-stack skills can be evaluated in a single test. You can review the PHP full-stack engineer test for evaluating PHP, HTML/ CSS, SQL, JavaScript and coding skills. Additionally, you can get a customized assessment created to evaluate your job description's must-have skills.

    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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