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Software Engineering Online Test

The Software Developer 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.

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Sample Software Developer Test Questions

These are just a small sample from our library of 10,000+ questions. The actual questions on this Software Developer Test will be non-googleable.

🧐 Question🔧 Skill💪 Difficulty⌛ Time
What does the following pseudo code print?


  • cfw k
  • abcde
  • abc e
  • aaaaaa
  • aaa a
  • cfwk
  • cfxl
  • c f x . l
Technical AptitudeMedium2 min
Fibonacci codes
Here are three pseudocodes for calculating the Nth Fibonacci number. Which of the following statements about these codes are true?
A: Time complexity/efficiency of CODE 1, CODE 2, CODE 3 is the same.
B: CODE 2 is more space-efficient than CODE 3.
C: CODE 3 is more space-efficient than CODE 2.
D: CODE 2 is more time-efficient than CODE 1.
E: CODE 3 is more time-efficient than CODE 1.


  • B D
  • B E
  • C D
  • C E
  • A B D
  • A B E
  • A C D
  • A C E
  • B D E
  • C D E
  • A B D E
  • A C D E
  • A B C D E
Time Complexity Pseudo Code
Technical AptitudeMedium2 min
Netflix Fav Movie
We are building a Netflix clone where users can stream movies. Our service tracks and logs usage for each user. Each log contains the name of the movie, length of the movie (in minutes) and number of minutes of the movie watched by the user. Can you help with some data analysis?
Our code needs to return the Favorite movie: the name of the movie with the highest percentage of movie watched by the user. If a user watched 30mins out of 60mins for movie1 (50%) and 75min out of 100min of movie2 (75%), the movie with the highest percentage of movie watched by the user is movie2 (Assume that the values are such that there can never be a tie for this spot).
    CodingMedium40 min
    Palindrome Test cases
    Go through the following faulty palindrome detection pseudocode and test cases. For which of the test cases would the code return true?
    A: a
    B: aba
    C: aaa
    D: aac


    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
    • A B
    • A C
    • A D
    • B C
    • B D
    • C D
    • A B C
    • B C D
    • A C D
    • A B D
    • A B C D
    Technical AptitudeMedium2 min
    Rewards Activities Order
    A new popular app tracks the activities performed by its users and grants them rewards based on each individual's total activities performed in a year. This data is maintained in a database table (activitesinfo), with the following columns: userid, totalactivities, reward. This year, due to fundraising activity, the company has decided to further reward its users by enhancing the reward as per the following formula: If reward < = 4000, increase it by 2%, If 4000 < reward <= 8000, increase it by 4%, If reward > 8000, increase it by 6%.
    The tech team has written three different scripts to calculate increment for each slab, each script is to run as a separate transaction. Here are the three scripts:
    Script 1:
    For users with reward <= 4000, set reward = reward * 1.02

    Script 2:
    For users with reward > 4000 and reward <= 8000, set reward = reward * 1.04

    Script 3:
    For users with reward > 8000, set reward = reward * 1.06
    Each script is to be executed separately. Which of the following options will update the rewards as expected:
    A: Execute Script 1 followed by Script 2 followed by Script 3
    B: Execute Script 2 followed by Script 3; Script 1 running concurrently throughout
    C: Execute Script 3 followed by Script 2; Script 1 running concurrently throughout
    D: Execute Script 3 followed by Script 2 followed by Script 1
    E: Execute Script 2 followed by Script 3 followed by Script 1


    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
    • E
    Database Connection
    Technical AptitudeMedium3 min

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    System Software
    Application Software
    Embedded Software
    Web Applications
    Artificial Intelligence Software
    Scientific Software
    Software Development Process
    SDLC Models

    Refers to the set of activities which ensure that software implements a specific function


    Refers to the set of activities which ensure that software that has been built according to the need of clients

    Programming Algorithms
    SDLC Model
    Software Scope
    Function Points
    Estimation Techniques
    Software Configuration Management
    Feasibility Study
    Functional Requirements
    Non-Functional Requirements
    Software Metric
    Level-0 Data Flow Diagram
    Pseudo Code
    Structured Design
    Functional Programming
    Quality Control
    Quality Assurance
    CASE Tools

    Executable Program


    Dynamic-Link Library

    Interface-Oriented Programming
    Object-Oriented Programming
    Aspect- Oriented Programming
    HTTP Headers
    Protected Class-Level Variable

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    Why You Should Use This Software Engineering Online Test

    The Software Engineering 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.

    The Adaface Software Engineer Online Test screens candidates for the typical skills recruiters look for Software Engineer roles:

    • Hands-on programming experience using relevant languages
    • Experience using relevant tool suites
    • Experience managing the software development lifecycle
    • A comprehensive understanding of computer science concepts
    • Excellent coding skills
    • Knowledge of agile methodologies

    The insights generated from this assessment can be used by recruiters and hiring managers to identify the best candidates for Software Engineer roles. Anti-cheating features enable you to be comfortable with conducting assessments online. The Software Engineer Online Test is ideal for helping recruiters identify which candidates have the skills to do well on the job.

    About Software Engineer Roles

    Software engineering is an engineering approach to the methodical creation of software applications. A software engineer is someone who uses software engineering concepts to design, build, maintain, test, and review computer software.

    A Software Engineer applis engineering concepts to software development. Their responsibilities include assessing and altering existing software, as well as developing, building, and testing end-user applications that match user requirements – all using software programming languages.

    Typical Software Engineer responsibilities include:

    • Developing and directing software system validation and testing methods
    • Overseeing the development of documentation
    • Analyzing data to effectively coordinate the installation of new systems or the modification of existing systems
    • Monitoring system performance
    • Communicating key project data to team members and building cohesion among teams
    • Developing and executing project plans
    • Applying best practices and standard operating procedures
    • Creating innovative solutions to meet our company’s technical needs
    • Testing new software and fixing bugs

    How is this Software Engineering Online Test customized?



    What is a custom assessment?

    Every role is different and requires a custom assessment to identify top candidates efficiently. Adaface subject matter experts understand your job description/ role requirements and pick the most relevant questions from our library of 10000+ questions to create a technical assessment that helps you find the qualified candidates in your candidate pipeline quickly. All custom assessments are set up based on the job description, role requirements, must-have skills, experience level and salary range within a maximum of 48 hours and you will get an email notification once it goes live.

    Check out a sample assessment here (no credit card required).

    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.

    How is Adaface different from other assessment tools?

    We believe that status quo tech assessment platforms are not a fair way for companies to evaluate engineers because they focus on trick questions/ puzzles/ niche algorithms. We started Adaface to help companies find great engineers by assessing on-the-job skills required for a role. Read more about why we started Adaface.

    Here's what's different with Adaface:

    • High quality non-googleable questions that test for on-the-job skills as opposed to theoretical knowledge.
    • A friendly conversational assessment with a chatbot, instead of sending a "test" to a candidate. This translates to a higher completion rate. Adaface assessments (86% candidate completion rate), as opposed to traditional tests (40-50% candidate completion rate)
    • Customized assessments for 700+ skills at different experience levels.

    Do you have any anti-cheating or proctoring features in place?

    We have the following anti-cheating features in place:

    • Web proctoring
    • Webcam proctoring
    • Plagairism detection
    • Non-googleable questions
    • 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?

    The platform is completely self-serve, so here's one way to proceed:

    • You can sign up for free to get a feel for how it works.
    • The free trial includes one sample assessment (Java/ JavaScript) that you will find in your dashboard when you sign up. You can use it to review the quality of questions, and the candidate experience of a conversational test on Adaface.
    • To review the quality of questions, you can also review our public questions for 50+ skills here.
    • Once you're convinced that you want to try it out with real assessments and candidates, you can pick a plan according to your requirements.

    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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    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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    How Adaface Is Different

    Adaface conversational assessments are reflective of on-the-job skills and see an 86% completion rate as compared to ~50% for traditional assessment platforms.



    Theoretical questions/ puzzles

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    Questions for on-the-job skills




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