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Software Engineering Online Test

About the 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.

Covered skills:

  • REST APIs
  • Coding
  • Web Fundamentals
  • Databases
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9 reasons why
9 reasons why

Adaface Software Engineering Online Test is the most accurate way to shortlist Software Engineers



Reason #1

Tests for on-the-job skills

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.

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 Software Developer Test will be non-googleable.

🧐 Question

Medium

Decryptor
Strings
Solve
What does the following pseudo code print?
 image

Medium

Fibonacci codes
Time Complexity
Pseudo Code
Solve
Here are three pseudocodes for calculating the Nth Fibonacci number. Which of the following statements about these codes are true?
 image
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.

Medium

Palindrome Test cases
Strings
Solve
Go through the following faulty palindrome detection pseudocode and test cases. For which of the test cases would the code return true?
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Testcases
A: a
B: aba
C: aaa
D: aac

Medium

Rewards Activities Order
Database Connection
Solve
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

Easy

Registration Queue
Logic
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

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.

Medium

Visitors Count
Strings
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

Decryptor
Strings
2 mins
Technical Aptitude
Solve

Medium

Fibonacci codes
Time Complexity
Pseudo Code
2 mins
Technical Aptitude
Solve

Medium

Palindrome Test cases
Strings
2 mins
Technical Aptitude
Solve

Medium

Rewards Activities Order
Database Connection
3 mins
Technical Aptitude
Solve

Easy

Registration Queue
Logic
30 mins
Coding
Solve

Medium

Longest Road
logic
hashmaps
25 mins
Coding
Solve

Medium

Visitors Count
Strings
30 mins
Coding
Solve
🧐 Question🔧 Skill💪 Difficulty⌛ Time
Decryptor
Strings
Technical Aptitude
Medium2 mins
Solve
Fibonacci codes
Time Complexity
Pseudo Code
Technical Aptitude
Medium2 mins
Solve
Palindrome Test cases
Strings
Technical Aptitude
Medium2 mins
Solve
Rewards Activities Order
Database Connection
Technical Aptitude
Medium3 mins
Solve
Registration Queue
Logic
Coding
Easy30 minsSolve
Longest Road
logic
hashmaps
Coding
Medium25 minsSolve
Visitors Count
Strings
Coding
Medium30 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

Designed for elimination, not selection

The most important thing while implementing the pre-employment Software 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.

Reason #6

1 click candidate invites

Email invites: You can send candidates an email invite to the Software 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.

Reason #7

Detailed scorecards & comparative results

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


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

What roles can I use the Software Developer Test for?

  • Software Engineer
  • Software Developer
  • Full Stack Engineer
  • Web Developer

What topics are covered in the Software Engineering Online Test?

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

Verification

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

Validation
Debugging
Stubs
Mock
Programming Algorithms
Language
SDLC Model
Software Scope
Function Points
Estimation Techniques
Software Configuration Management
Feasibility Study
Functional Requirements
Non-Functional Requirements
Software Metric
Modularization
Cohesion
Level-0 Data Flow Diagram
Pseudo Code
Structured Design
Functional Programming
Quality Control
Quality Assurance
CASE Tools
Thread
Process

Executable Program

EXE

Dynamic-Link Library

DLL
Strong-Typing
Weak-Typing
Interface-Oriented Programming
Object-Oriented Programming
Aspect- Oriented Programming
HTTP Headers
Polymorphism
Protected Class-Level Variable
Tags
Branches
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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

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.

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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