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About the test:

The Robotic Process Automation (RPA) 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:

  • Robotic Process Automation
  • Automation Tools
  • Error Handling
  • Workflow Design
  • Security
  • Data Manipulation
  • Scripting
  • Testing
  • Integration
  • Process Optimization

9 reasons why
9 reasons why

Adaface RPA Test is the most accurate way to shortlist RPA Developers

Reason #1

Tests for on-the-job skills

The RPA 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 build and automate workflows using Robotic Process Automation
  • Proficiency in manipulating data using automation tools
  • Strong scripting skills for RPA implementations
  • Excellent error handling capabilities in RPA
  • Thorough understanding of testing methodologies in RPA
  • Experience in designing efficient and optimized workflows
  • Integration expertise for seamless RPA integration with other systems
  • Knowledge of security best practices in RPA
  • Ability to optimize and improve existing processes using RPA
  • Familiarity with various RPA tools and their functionalities
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 Robotic Process Automation (RPA) Test will be non-googleable.

🧐 Question


Asynchronous Processing
Asynchronous Execution
Performance Optimization
Workflow Design
An RPA developer must design a workflow that initiates several web data extraction tasks simultaneously. Each task may take a variable amount of time to complete. The workflow should be optimized for performance, ensuring that the overall execution time is minimized by running these tasks in parallel. Once all tasks are completed, the workflow should compile the results into a single report. Which method should be used to achieve efficient asynchronous processing in this scenario?
A: Implement multiple parallel process activities, synchronizing them at the end with a join activity before report compilation.
B: Sequentially execute each web data extraction task and compile the report immediately after each task completes.
C: Use a multi-threaded approach by invoking external scripts that run in parallel and communicate back to the RPA process.
D: Create a dispatcher-performer model where the dispatcher queues tasks and the performer executes them as they are queued.
E: Schedule individual bots for each task to run at the same time and use a file-based system to compile results post execution.


Dynamic Selector Integration
Workflow Design
Error Handling
Selector Dynamics
An RPA developer is tasked with automating a web-based application process that involves dynamically generated IDs for interface elements. The developer decides to use a combination of anchor-based and attribute-based selectors to identify UI elements reliably. Given that the application generates new session IDs for each element upon each login, which of the following methods should the developer use to construct a robust selector strategy? Consider the need for error handling in scenarios where elements are not found.
A: Use wildcard characters in the selector for static attributes and avoid using session IDs.
B: Hardcode the session IDs into the selectors for each element for consistency.
C: Create separate workflows for each session ID and invoke them based on the session.
D: Use regular expression matching in selectors to handle dynamic session IDs.
E: Avoid using selectors and rely solely on image-based recognition for element identification.


Integrating RPA with Database
Database Connectivity
Transaction Management
Error Handling
An RPA process involves retrieving data from a SQL database, processing the data, and then updating the database with new values. It's critical if an error occurs at any point, the database changes must be rolled back to maintain data integrity. What is the most effective approach for implementing this operation within an RPA workflow?
A: Establish a continuous loop that retries the database update until it succeeds, with a delay between each attempt.
B: Implement separate database connection activities for each data retrieval and update, with custom error handling logic.
C: Employ a state machine design, with states for data retrieval, processing, and updating, and transitions based on success or failure.
D: Use an external script (e.g., Python or PowerShell) to manage the database transaction, and invoke it from the RPA process.
E: Utilize a database transaction block with commit and rollback activities integrated into the RPA workflow.
🧐 QuestionπŸ”§ Skill


Asynchronous Processing
Asynchronous Execution
Performance Optimization
Workflow Design

2 mins



Dynamic Selector Integration
Workflow Design
Error Handling
Selector Dynamics

2 mins



Integrating RPA with Database
Database Connectivity
Transaction Management
Error Handling

2 mins

🧐 QuestionπŸ”§ SkillπŸ’ͺ DifficultyβŒ› Time
Asynchronous Processing
Asynchronous Execution
Performance Optimization
Workflow Design
Medium2 mins
Dynamic Selector Integration
Workflow Design
Error Handling
Selector Dynamics
Easy2 mins
Integrating RPA with Database
Database Connectivity
Transaction Management
Error Handling
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 Robotic Process Automation (RPA) 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 Robotic Process Automation (RPA) 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.

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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 RPA Assessment Test

Why you should use Pre-employment RPA Online Test?

The Robotic Process Automation (RPA) 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:

  • Analyzing and understanding business processes
  • Creating and maintaining Robotic Process Automation (RPA) solutions
  • Performing data manipulation and transformations
  • Using automation tools to automate tasks and processes
  • Writing scripts to automate repetitive tasks
  • Handling exceptions and errors in the automation process
  • Testing and debugging RPA solutions
  • Designing efficient and scalable workflows
  • Integrating RPA with other systems and applications
  • Implementing security measures for RPA solutions

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 RPA Online Test?

  • Robotic Process Automation

    Robotic Process Automation (RPA) is a technology that allows the automation of repetitive tasks in software applications. Through RPA, software robots can be trained to mimic human actions, such as clicking, typing, and copying data, to perform tasks efficiently and accurately. This skill should be measured in the test to assess the candidate's ability to utilize RPA tools and understand the concepts of task automation.

  • Data Manipulation

    Data Manipulation involves handling and transforming data to derive meaningful insights and drive decision-making. This skill is essential in an assessment platform as it enables candidates to manipulate and analyze data effectively, which is a crucial aspect of many job roles. Measuring this skill helps identify candidates' proficiency in data manipulation techniques, such as filtering, sorting, aggregating, and transforming data.

  • Automation Tools

    Automation Tools refer to the software and frameworks that facilitate the automation of various tasks and processes. Assessing this skill in the test allows recruiters to evaluate candidates' familiarity with different automation tools and their ability to select and utilize the most appropriate tool for specific automation requirements. Proficiency in automation tools indicates a candidate's capability to streamline processes and improve efficiency.

  • Scripting

    Scripting involves writing and executing scripts to automate actions within a software application. This skill is valuable in the assessment platform as it demonstrates candidates' ability to write scripts to automate repetitive tasks. Measuring scripting skills helps identify candidates who can effectively utilize programming languages and scripting frameworks to enhance automation capabilities.

  • Error Handling

    Error Handling refers to the process of anticipating and managing errors that may occur during the execution of a program or process. This skill is important to measure in the test as it demonstrates candidates' ability to identify, debug, and handle errors effectively. Candidates proficient in error handling techniques can ensure smooth execution of automated tasks and troubleshoot issues efficiently.

  • Testing

    Testing involves verifying and validating software applications to ensure their functionality, reliability, and performance. Measuring this skill in the test allows recruiters to assess candidates' understanding of testing methodologies, tools, and techniques. Proficiency in testing indicates a candidate's ability to identify defects, conduct thorough testing activities, and deliver high-quality automated solutions.

  • Workflow Design

    Workflow Design refers to the process of creating the structure and sequence of tasks in an automated workflow. This skill is crucial in the assessment platform as it demonstrates candidates' ability to design efficient and optimized workflows. Measuring workflow design skills helps identify candidates who can create logical and scalable automation solutions by defining the sequence, dependencies, and decision points within a workflow.

  • Integration

    Integration involves connecting different software systems and applications to enable seamless data exchange and functionality. This skill should be measured in the test to assess candidates' proficiency in integrating automation solutions with existing systems. Candidates with strong integration skills can streamline processes by enabling data flow between different applications and ensuring interoperability.

  • Security

    Security refers to protecting data, systems, and processes from unauthorized access, breaches, and vulnerabilities. Measuring this skill in the test allows recruiters to evaluate candidates' understanding of security principles and practices in an automation context. Proficiency in security ensures candidates can develop secure automation solutions and adhere to data protection regulations.

  • Process Optimization

    Process Optimization involves analyzing and improving existing workflows and processes to enhance efficiency, reduce costs, and increase productivity. Measuring this skill in the test enables recruiters to assess candidates' ability to identify and implement optimization opportunities in automated processes. Candidates proficient in process optimization can contribute to continuous improvement by identifying bottlenecks, eliminating redundancies, and implementing best practices.

  • 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 Robotic Process Automation (RPA) Test to be based on.

    Robotic Process Automation
    Data Manipulation
    Automation Tools
    Error Handling
    Workflow Design
    Process Optimization
    Robotic Process Automation Implementation
    Excel Automation
    Database Automation
    Web Automation
    Citrix Automation
    Email Automation
    Screen Scraping
    OCR (Optical Character Recognition)
    Data Extraction
    Data Validation
    Data Transformation
    Data Aggregation
    Exception Handling
    Unit Testing
    Regression Testing
    User Interface Design for RPA
    Advanced Workflow Design Techniques
    Web Service Integration
    API Integration
    Database Integration
    Security Implementation in RPA
    Process Analysis
    Process Optimization Techniques
    Project Management for RPA
    Version Control for RPA
    Environment Setup and Configuration for RPA
    Bot Deployment and Scaling
    Cloud Integration
    Artificial Intelligence Integration with RPA
    Natural Language Processing
    Machine Learning
    Cognitive Automation
    Advanced Scripting Languages for RPA
    User Input Handling
    Data Types and Variables
    Flow Control Statements
    File Handling
    Error and Exception Handling
    API Automation
    Database Querying
    Regular Expressions in RPA
    Code Optimization
    Error Logging and Reporting
    Error Recovery
    Load Testing
    Performance Testing
    Code Review and Analysis

What roles can I use the RPA Online Test for?

  • RPA Developer
  • RPA Analyst
  • Automation Engineer
  • Process Analyst
  • Business Analyst
  • RPA Consultant

How is the RPA 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

  • Optimizing processes for maximum efficiency
  • Analyzing data and generating insights
  • Using advanced automation tools and techniques
  • Developing custom scripts for complex automation
  • Implementing advanced error handling strategies
  • Performing extensive testing and validation
  • Designing complex and multi-level workflows
  • Integrating RPA solutions with complex architectures
  • Implementing advanced security measures
  • Optimizing processes for high performance and scalability
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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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RPA 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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