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Python, Django & SQL Online Test

About the test:

The Python, Django & SQL Test uses scenario-based MCQs to evaluate candidates on their proficiency in Python programming language, Django web framework, and SQL database. The test assesses candidates' understanding of topics such as object-relational mapping, database models, querysets, views, templates, middleware, and SQL queries. Candidates are evaluated on their ability to use these technologies to develop web applications with advanced features, as well as their proficiency in writing optimized and secure SQL queries for database interactions.

Covered skills:

  • Python fundamentals
  • CRUD operations on tables
  • Django framework basics
  • Django Templates
  • SQL Joins and Indexes
  • Data Structures
  • Errors and exceptions handling
  • Django Models and Views
  • SQL CRUD Operations
  • Python Programming

9 reasons why
9 reasons why

Adaface Python, Django & SQL Test is the most accurate way to shortlist Python/ Django Developers



Reason #1

Tests for on-the-job skills

The Python, Django & SQL 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 write Python code using best practices and conventions
  • Familiarity with Python data structures for efficient data manipulation
  • Proficiency in performing CRUD operations on SQL tables
  • Capability to handle errors and exceptions in Python
  • Understanding of Django framework basics for building web applications
  • Knowledge of Django models and views for database interactions
  • Proficiency in working with Django templates for rendering dynamic content
  • Ability to perform CRUD operations on SQL databases
  • Knowledge of SQL joins and indexes for efficient data retrieval
  • Competence in programming with Python
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 Python, Django & SQL Test will be non-googleable.

🧐 Question

Medium

ZeroDivisionError and IndexError
Exceptions
Solve
What will the following Python code output?
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Medium

Session
File Handling
Dictionary
Solve
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The function high_sess should compute the highest number of events per session of each user in the database by reading a comma-separated value input file of session data. The result should be returned from the function as a dictionary. The first column of each line in the input file is expected to contain the user’s name represented as a string. The second column is expected to contain an integer representing the events in a session. Here is an example input file:
Tony,10
Stark,12
Black,25
Your program should ignore a non-conforming line like this one.
Stark,3
Widow,6
Widow,14
The resulting return value for this file should be the following dictionary: { 'Stark':12, 'Black':25, 'Tony':10, 'Widow':14 }
What should replace the CODE TO FILL line to complete the function?
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Medium

Max Code
Arrays
Solve
Below are code lines to create a Python function. Ignoring indentation, what lines should be used and in what order for the following function to be complete:
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Medium

Recursive Function
Recursion
Dictionary
Lists
Solve
Consider the following Python code:
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In the above code, recursive_search is a function that takes a dictionary (data) and a target key (target) as arguments. It searches for the target key within the dictionary, which could potentially have nested dictionaries and lists as values, and returns the value associated with the target key. If the target key is not found, it returns None.

nested_dict is a dictionary that contains multiple levels of nested dictionaries and lists. The recursive_search function is then called with nested_dict as the data and 'target_key' as the target.

What will the output be after executing the above code?

Medium

Stacking problem
Stack
Linkedlist
Solve
What does the below function ‘fun’ does?
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A: Sum of digits of the number passed to fun.
B: Number of digits of the number passed to fun.
C: 0 if the number passed to fun is divisible by 10. 1 otherwise.
D: Sum of all digits number passed to fun except for the last digit.

Easy

URL Dispatcher
Routes
Solve
Review the following sample Django URL.conf:
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Pick the correct statements if settings.APPEND_SLASH=False:

A: A request to /books/2015/04/ would match the third entry in the list. Django would call the function views.month_books(request, year=2015, month=4).
B: A request to /books/2015/04/ would match the second entry in the list. Django would call the function views.year_books(request, year=2015).

C: A request to /books/2023/ will match the first entry in the list. Django would call the the function views.custom_newyear_2023(request).
D: A request to /books/2023/ would match the second entry in the list. Django would call the function views.year_books(request, year=2023).

E: /books/2022 would not match any of these patterns, because each pattern requires that the URL end with a slash.
F: A request to /books/2022 would match the second entry in the list. Django would call the function views.year_books(request, year=2022).

Medium

External Bank Transfer
Database Transactions
Solve
Review the following Django code for a banking application:
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The code needs to debit an account with the provided amount and deposit the amount in an external entity. Here’s how the code is broken:

1) First, the amount is debited from the account by creating a new row in BalanceLine table.
2) Next, a new row is created in the DB in ExternalTransfer table and a new id (used as unique reference) is created for the transfer.
3) An external 3rd party API call is made using the new id created in step 2.

The function transfer_to_other_bank is called as shown below:
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Pick the correct statements:

A: If post_transfer_emails() raises an exception, the database transactions that happened in transfer_to_other_bank are not rolled back since they are listed in a separate atomic transaction.
B: If post_transfer_emails() raises an exception, the database transactions (new rows in ExternalTransfer and BalanceLine tables) are rolled back. The banking_api call is called again with a null reference.
C: If post_transfer_emails() raises an exception, the database transactions are rolled back but the banking_api is not called again.
D: If post_transfer_emails() raises an exception, the banking_api is called again with rollback=True. If the response is success, then the database transactions are rolled back. If the response is failure, the database transactions are committed.

Medium

Query retired people
Solve
An HRTech startup has the following Django code:
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We want a QuerySet with all Person objects where retired == True and age != 45. Which of the following do you think we should use?
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Medium

Multi Select
JOIN
GROUP BY
Solve
Consider the following SQL table:
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How many rows does the following SQL query return?
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Medium

nth highest sales
Nested queries
User Defined Functions
Solve
Consider the following SQL table:
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Which of the following SQL commands will find the ‘nth highest Sales’ if it exists (returns null otherwise)?
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Medium

Select & IN
Nested queries
Solve
Consider the following SQL table:
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Which of the following SQL queries would return the year when neither a football or cricket winner was chosen?
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Medium

Sorting Ubers
Nested queries
Join
Comparison operators
Solve
Consider the following SQL table:
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What will be the first two tuples resulting from the following SQL command?
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Hard

With, AVG & SUM
MAX() MIN()
Aggregate functions
Solve
Consider the following SQL table:
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How many tuples does the following query return?
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Easy

Registration Queue
Logic
Queues
Solve
We want to register students for the next semester. All students have a receipt which shows the amount pending for the previous semester. A positive amount (or zero) represents that the student has paid extra fees, and a negative amount represents that they have pending fees to be paid. The students are in a queue for the registration. We want to arrange the students in a way such that the students who have a positive amount on the receipt get registered first as compared to the students who have a negative amount. We are given a queue in the form of an array containing the pending amount.
For example, if the initial queue is [20, 70, -40, 30, -10], then the final queue will be [20, 70, 30, -40, -10]. Note that the sequence of students should not be changed while arranging them unless required to meet the condition.
⚠️⚠️⚠️ Note:
- The first line of the input is the length of the array. The second line contains all the elements of the array.
- The input is already parsed into an array of "strings" and passed to a function. You will need to convert string to integer/number type inside the function.
- You need to "print" the final result (not return it) to pass the test cases.

For the example discussed above, the input will be:
5
20 70 -40 30 -10

Your code needs to print the following to the standard output:
20 70 30 -40 -10

Medium

Visitors Count
Strings
Logic
Solve
A manager hires a staff member to keep a record of the number of men, women, and children visiting the museum daily. The staff will note W if any women visit, M for men, and C for children. You need to write code that takes the string that represents the visits and prints the count of men, woman and children. The sequencing should be in decreasing order. 
Example:

Input:
WWMMWWCCC

Expected Output: 
4W3C2M

Explanation: 
‘W’ has the highest count, then ‘C’, then ‘M’. 
⚠️⚠️⚠️ Note:
- The input is already parsed and passed to a function.
- You need to "print" the final result (not return it) to pass the test cases.
- If the input is- “MMW”, then the expected output is "2M1W" since there is no ‘C’.
- If any of them have the same count, the output should follow this order - M, W, C.
🧐 Question🔧 Skill

Medium

ZeroDivisionError and IndexError
Exceptions

2 mins

Python
Solve

Medium

Session
File Handling
Dictionary

2 mins

Python
Solve

Medium

Max Code
Arrays

2 mins

Python
Solve

Medium

Recursive Function
Recursion
Dictionary
Lists

3 mins

Python
Solve

Medium

Stacking problem
Stack
Linkedlist

4 mins

Python
Solve

Easy

URL Dispatcher
Routes

2 mins

Django
Solve

Medium

External Bank Transfer
Database Transactions

3 mins

Django
Solve

Medium

Query retired people

2 mins

Django
Solve

Medium

Multi Select
JOIN
GROUP BY

2 mins

SQL
Solve

Medium

nth highest sales
Nested queries
User Defined Functions

3 mins

SQL
Solve

Medium

Select & IN
Nested queries

3 mins

SQL
Solve

Medium

Sorting Ubers
Nested queries
Join
Comparison operators

3 mins

SQL
Solve

Hard

With, AVG & SUM
MAX() MIN()
Aggregate functions

2 mins

SQL
Solve

Easy

Registration Queue
Logic
Queues

30 mins

Coding
Solve

Medium

Visitors Count
Strings
Logic

30 mins

Coding
Solve
🧐 Question🔧 Skill💪 Difficulty⌛ Time
ZeroDivisionError and IndexError
Exceptions
Python
Medium2 mins
Solve
Session
File Handling
Dictionary
Python
Medium2 mins
Solve
Max Code
Arrays
Python
Medium2 mins
Solve
Recursive Function
Recursion
Dictionary
Lists
Python
Medium3 mins
Solve
Stacking problem
Stack
Linkedlist
Python
Medium4 mins
Solve
URL Dispatcher
Routes
Django
Easy2 mins
Solve
External Bank Transfer
Database Transactions
Django
Medium3 mins
Solve
Query retired people
Django
Medium2 mins
Solve
Multi Select
JOIN
GROUP BY
SQL
Medium2 mins
Solve
nth highest sales
Nested queries
User Defined Functions
SQL
Medium3 mins
Solve
Select & IN
Nested queries
SQL
Medium3 mins
Solve
Sorting Ubers
Nested queries
Join
Comparison operators
SQL
Medium3 mins
Solve
With, AVG & SUM
MAX() MIN()
Aggregate functions
SQL
Hard2 mins
Solve
Registration Queue
Logic
Queues
Coding
Easy30 minsSolve
Visitors Count
Strings
Logic
Coding
Medium30 minsSolve
Reason #4

1200+ customers in 75 countries

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

Designed for elimination, not selection

The most important thing while implementing the pre-employment Python, Django & SQL 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 Python, Django & SQL 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 Python, Django & SQL Assessment Test

Why you should use Pre-employment Python, Django & SQL Online Test?

The Python, Django & SQL 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:

  • Python syntax and fundamentals
  • Data structures in Python
  • Handling exceptions and errors
  • CRUD operations on SQL tables
  • Understanding SQL Joins and Indexes
  • Basic Django framework concepts
  • Django Models - Creating and modifying database tables
  • Django Views - Handling HTTP requests and responses
  • Working with Django Templates
  • Performing SQL CRUD operations

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 Python, Django & SQL Online Test?

  • Python fundamentals

    Python fundamentals cover the basic concepts, syntax, and principles of the Python programming language. This skill is measured in the test to assess a candidate's understanding of the language's core functionalities and their ability to write efficient and effective Python code.

  • Data Structures

    Data Structures refer to the way data is organized, stored, and accessed in a computer program. This skill is measured in the test to evaluate a candidate's knowledge and proficiency in using different data structures such as lists, dictionaries, sets, and tuples to solve programming problems efficiently.

  • CRUD operations on tables

    CRUD operations (Create, Read, Update, Delete) on tables involve manipulating data in a relational database using SQL queries. This skill is measured in the test to gauge a candidate's ability to work with databases, perform basic database operations, and ensure data integrity.

  • Errors and exceptions handling

    Errors and exceptions handling refers to the process of identifying, catching, and managing errors or unexpected events in a program's execution. This skill is measured in the test to assess a candidate's proficiency in writing reliable code that can handle errors gracefully and prevent the program from crashing.

  • Django framework basics

    Django is a high-level Python web framework that enables developers to build robust and scalable web applications. This skill is measured in the test to evaluate a candidate's understanding of the fundamental concepts, components, and workflow of the Django framework.

  • Django Models and Views

    Django Models and Views are integral parts of the Django framework. Models define the data structures and relationships in a Django application, while views handle the logic behind rendering templates and processing user requests. This skill is measured in the test to assess a candidate's proficiency in designing and implementing models and views in Django.

  • Django Templates

    Django Templates are used to define the structure, layout, and presentation of web pages in Django applications. This skill is measured in the test to evaluate a candidate's ability to create dynamic and user-friendly web interfaces using Django's template system.

  • SQL CRUD Operations

    SQL CRUD Operations involve performing Create, Read, Update, and Delete operations on the data stored in a relational database using SQL queries. This skill is measured in the test to assess a candidate's proficiency in querying, manipulating, and managing data using SQL.

  • SQL Joins and Indexes

    SQL Joins are used to combine rows from multiple tables based on related columns, while Indexes are used to optimize query performance by creating efficient data structures. This skill is measured in the test to evaluate a candidate's understanding of advanced SQL concepts and their ability to write complex database queries.

  • Python Programming

    Python Programming refers to the overall knowledge and expertise in using the Python language to solve real-world problems. This skill is measured in the test to assess a candidate's proficiency in writing Python code, implementing algorithms, and applying best practices to develop high-quality software.

  • 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 Python, Django & SQL Test to be based on.

    Python syntax
    Variables and data types
    Conditional statements
    Looping constructs
    Functions and modular programming
    Exception handling
    File handling
    Lists and tuples
    Dictionaries and sets
    Classes and objects
    Inheritance and polymorphism
    File input/output
    Connecting to a database
    Creating tables and schema
    Inserting and updating data
    Retrieving and querying data
    Deleting data and dropping tables
    Primary keys and foreign keys
    Indexes and performance optimization
    Error types and handling techniques
    Model-View-Controller (MVC) architecture
    URL routing
    View functions and class-based views
    Models and database migrations
    Forms and form handling
    Template syntax and tags
    Template inheritance and context variables
    Querysets and database queries
    Object-Relational Mapping (ORM)
    One-to-one, one-to-many, and many-to-many relationships
    Filtering and ordering data
    Aggregating and annotating data
    URL parameters and query strings
    Authentication and authorization
    Sessions and cookies
    Static files and media handling
    Middleware and request/response processing
    Data validation and form validation
    SQL syntax and statements
    Creating and altering tables
    Inserting, updating, and deleting rows
    Querying and filtering data
    Joining tables and combining results
    Indexes and query optimization
    Normalization and database design
    Triggers and stored procedures
    Transactions and concurrency
    Error handling in SQL
    Python programming concepts
    String manipulation
    Mathematical operations
    Data structures: lists, tuples, dictionaries
    Recursion
    Sorting and searching algorithms
    Time and date handling
    Regular expressions
    File manipulation
    Exception hierarchy and flow control

What roles can I use the Python, Django & SQL Online Test for?

  • Python/ Django Developer
  • Senior Django Developer
  • Full Stack Developer - Python/Django
  • Backend Software Engineer - Python​/Django

How is the Python, Django & SQL 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

  • Python programming skills
  • Advanced Python concepts
  • Designing efficient data structures
  • Optimizing SQL queries and performance
  • Advanced Django concepts
  • Building RESTful APIs using Django
  • Implementing authentication and authorization in Django
  • Working with complex database relationships
  • Troubleshooting and debugging Django applications
  • Implementing advanced SQL queries and optimizations

The coding question for experienced candidates will be of a higher difficulty level to evaluate more hands-on experience.

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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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Python, Django & SQL 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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