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About the test:

The Salesforce Developer Test uses scenario-based MCQs to evaluate candidates on their knowledge of Salesforce development, including their proficiency in Apex coding, Visualforce page development, and Salesforce customization. The test aims to evaluate a candidate's ability to work with the Salesforce platform effectively and develop applications that meet customer requirements.

Covered skills:

  • Apex Programming
  • Salesforce Lightning
  • Apex Collections
  • Visualforce Input Tags
  • Workflow Rules and Actions
  • Visualforce Pages
  • Salesforce Integration
  • Batch Apex
  • Visualforce Charts
  • Salesforce Functions

9 reasons why
9 reasons why

Adaface Salesforce Developer Assessment Test is the most accurate way to shortlist Salesforce Lightning Developers

Reason #1

Tests for on-the-job skills

The Salesforce Developer 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 efficient Apex code
  • Ability to design and develop Visualforce pages
  • Proficiency in Salesforce Lightning
  • Experience in integrating Salesforce with external systems
  • Knowledge of Apex collections and their usage
  • Understanding of Batch Apex and how to use it effectively
  • Familiarity with Visualforce input tags and their functionalities
  • Ability to create visually appealing charts using Visualforce
  • Understanding of workflow rules and actions
  • Proficiency in using Salesforce functions
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.

View sample questions

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 Salesforce Developer Test will be non-googleable.

🧐 Question


Components and Attributes
Review the following Salesforce Lightning web component- adafaceComponent:
Here are two possible JS files for this component: (notice the missing this.setAttribute line in option II)
Here are the possible generated html files: (Notice the missing inp attribute in option B)
Pick the correct statements:


Modifying lists
Review the following Salesforce Apex code:
What would the values of size1 and size2 be?


Review the following Apex code:
Pick the correct statements:

A: Reports.add(a) is legal because CustomReport is a subclass of Report class. CustomReport can be added to a list of Reports.

B: Reports.add(a) is an illegal usage.

C: CustomReport c = Reports.get(0) is legal because CustomReport is a subclass of Report class.

D: CustomReport c = Reports.get(0) is illegal since the compiler does not know that the returning item is a CustomReport. CustomReport c = (CustomReport) Reports.get(0) is legal because casting tells the compiler what is being returned.
🧐 QuestionπŸ”§ Skill


Components and Attributes

3 mins

Salesforce Developer


Modifying lists

2 mins

Salesforce Developer



2 mins

Salesforce Developer
🧐 QuestionπŸ”§ SkillπŸ’ͺ DifficultyβŒ› Time
Components and Attributes
Salesforce Developer
Medium3 mins
Modifying lists
Salesforce Developer
Medium2 mins
Salesforce Developer
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 Salesforce Developer 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 Salesforce Developer 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 Salesforce Developer Online Test

Why you should use Pre-employment Salesforce Developer Test?

The Salesforce Developer 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:

  • Apex Programming
  • Visualforce Pages
  • Salesforce Lightning
  • Salesforce Integration
  • Apex Collections
  • Batch Apex
  • Visualforce Input Tags
  • Visualforce Charts
  • Workflow Rules and Actions
  • Salesforce Functions

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 Salesforce Developer Test?

  • Apex Programming

    Apex Programming is a server-side programming language used to build robust and scalable applications on the Salesforce platform. It allows developers to extend the functionality, automate business processes, and create custom logic in the form of triggers, classes, and controllers.

  • Visualforce Pages

    Visualforce Pages are used to build custom user interfaces in Salesforce. They allow developers to create web pages with standard HTML tags and incorporate dynamic content using the Salesforce-specific markup language. Visualforce Pages enable the presentation of data, capture user input, and interact with the underlying data model.

  • Salesforce Lightning

    Salesforce Lightning is a modern and intuitive user interface framework that enhances the user experience on the Salesforce platform. It provides a component-based architecture for building responsive web applications. With Lightning, developers can create dynamic and interactive interfaces that streamline workflows and boost productivity.

  • Salesforce Integration

    Salesforce Integration involves connecting the Salesforce platform with external systems, applications, and services. It enables the seamless exchange of data and functionality, ensuring that information is synchronized across systems and processes. Integration allows organizations to leverage the power of Salesforce alongside their existing infrastructure, maximizing efficiency and enabling a unified view of data.

  • Apex Collections

    Apex Collections provide a powerful way to store and manipulate sets of data in Salesforce. They include List, Set, and Map objects that enable developers to work with multiple records, unique values, and key-value pairs respectively. Apex Collections allow for efficient data handling, iteration, and data manipulation operations, enhancing the performance and functionality of Apex code.

  • Batch Apex

    Batch Apex allows developers to process large volumes of data in a controlled and asynchronous manner in Salesforce. It enables the execution of operations, such as data manipulation, calculations, or updates, on multiple records in a batch fashion. Batch Apex is essential for efficiently handling bulk data processing and ensuring the system's scalability and performance.

  • Visualforce Input Tags

    Visualforce Input Tags provide a range of form input elements that can be utilized to create user-friendly interfaces in Salesforce. They allow developers to capture user input, validate data, and pass values to the underlying Apex code for processing. Visualforce Input Tags enable the creation of interactive and responsive forms, enhancing the overall user experience.

  • Visualforce Charts

    Visualforce Charts enable the graphical representation of data in Salesforce. They provide various chart types, including bar, line, pie, and scatter charts, to visualize data trends, relationships, and comparisons. Visualforce Charts facilitate data analysis, improve data-driven decision-making processes, and enhance the visual appeal of Salesforce applications.

  • Workflow Rules and Actions

    Workflow Rules and Actions automate standard Salesforce processes based on predefined criteria. They enable the automation of tasks, field updates, email notifications, and other actions based on specified rules. By leveraging Workflow Rules and Actions, organizations can streamline their business processes, increase efficiency, and ensure consistent data handling within Salesforce.

  • Salesforce Functions

    Salesforce Functions provide declarative formulas and expressions that can be used to perform calculations, transformations, and logic-based operations within Salesforce. They offer a wide range of capabilities, including data manipulation, validation, conditional statements, and mathematical calculations. Salesforce Functions empower developers to build powerful and dynamic formulas and expressions to automate complex business logic.

  • 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 Salesforce Developer Test to be based on.

    Apex syntax
    Apex classes and objects
    SOQL and SOSL queries
    Apex triggers
    Apex test classes
    Apex governor limits
    Visualforce tags and components
    Apex controllers
    Visualforce custom controllers
    Visualforce extensions
    Salesforce Lightning components
    Lightning events
    Lightning data service
    Lightning app builder
    Salesforce REST API integration
    Salesforce SOAP API integration
    Outbound messages
    Named credentials
    HTTP callouts
    Apex collections (List, Set, Map)
    Iteration over collections
    Sorting and filtering collections
    Batch Apex execution
    Scheduling Batch Apex
    Apex sharing
    Visualforce input fields
    Visualforce output fields
    Visualforce controllers and extensions
    Visualforce page layouts
    Visualforce rerendering
    Visualforce dynamic components
    Visualforce charts
    Workflow rule criteria
    Workflow actions (field update, email alert, outbound message)
    Workflow rule evaluation criteria
    Salesforce formula functions
    Date and time functions
    Math functions
    Text functions
    Logical functions
    Aggregate functions
    Email functions
    String manipulation functions
    Record creation and update functions
    Data validation functions
    Error handling and exceptions
    Debugging and logging
    Governor limit management
    Performance optimization
    Security features and best practices
    Best practices for Visualforce development
    Best practices for Apex development
    Deployment strategies and methods
    Change set deployments
    Metadata API deployments
    Sandbox management
    Version control (Git, SVN) integration
    Continuous integration and deployment (CI/CD)
    Salesforce DX
    Salesforce communities

What roles can I use the Salesforce Developer Test for?

  • Salesforce Lightning Developer
  • Salesforce Developer
  • Salesforce Implementation Specialist

How is the Salesforce Developer 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

  • Customizing and Extending Salesforce Objects
  • Salesforce Security Model
  • Web Services and APIs
  • SOQL and SOSL Queries
  • Data Modeling and Management
  • Debugging and Testing
  • Governor Limits and Performance Optimization
  • Salesforce Communities
  • Sandboxes and Deployment
  • Salesforce Mobile App Development

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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Salesforce Developer 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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