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The Spring test will assess candidates' ability to develop RESTful web services with Spring Boot and Sprint MVC, aspect-oriented programming with Spring AOP, data access with Spring JPA data modelling and authentication with Spring Security. The test will also have MCQ questions to evaluate Java fundamentals and coding questions to evaluate hands-on Java programming knowledge.

Covered skills:

  • Basics of Spring framework
  • Spring annotations
  • Spring bean lifecycle
  • Building a Spring Boot web app CRUD operations
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9 reasons why
9 reasons why

Adaface Spring Online Test is the most accurate way to shortlist Junior Spring developers



Reason #1

Tests for on-the-job skills

Spring online assessment test is designed and validated by industry experts to help tech recruiters and hiring managers to assess the Spring/ Java programming skills of the candidate. Top tech companies are using our Spring programming test to reduce candidate screening time by 85%.

The test ensures candidates have the following traits that hiring managers look for:

  • Basics of Spring Framework - Dependency Injection, IOC Container, Application Context and Bean Factory
  • Wire beans together in the Spring container using Inversion of Control
  • Building web applications using Spring MVC - DispatcherServlet, Model, Controllers and ViewResolver
  • Spring Annotations - @Autowired, @Component, @Service, @Repository, @Configuration etc
  • Applying Aspect-Oriented-Programming AOP for cross-cutting concerns
  • Reactive Programming with Spring Framework 5
  • Use Spring Boot and Spring Data JPA to perform CRUD operations
  • Securing web applications with Spring Security
  • Testing and troubleshooting Spring applications

Additionally, the test will evaluate candidates on Java programming skills. You can check our Java online test for more details on what questions will be included to evaluate Java skills.

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 Spring Online Test will be non-googleable.

🧐 Question

Easy

Custom Exception
Exceptions
Solve
                        What does the following code output?
                        
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Options:

  • Catch22
  • 42
  • 0
  • RunTime error

Medium

Holding References
Solve
                        What does the following Java code output?
                        
 image

Options:

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 12
  • 13
  • Error

Medium

Abstract Interface
OOPs
Interfaces
Solve
                        Given following interface:
                        
 image
                        Which of these are correct classes?
                        
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Options:

  • A C
  • A D
  • A E
  • B C
  • B D
  • B E
  • C D
  • C E
  • A B
  • D E

Medium

Garbage Collection
Garbage Collection
Solve
                        After which line is "bs" object, created on Line 4, eligible for garbage collection?
                        
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Options:

  • After Line 4
  • After Line 5
  • After Line 8
  • After Line 9
  • After Line 11
  • After Line 12
  • When main() completes

Medium

Static Init Blocks
OOPs
Solve
                        What does the following code output?
                        
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                        1) G A B E D H
2) G B A D E H
3) G B A D E H C F
4) C F G A B E D H
5) C F G B A D E H
6) G C F A B E D H
7) G C F B A D E H

Options:

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7

Medium

JMX bean
Solve
                        Review the following configuration. While using JMX, which of the following are true?
                        
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                        A: The bean "exporter" can be lazily initialized.
B: The bean "exporter" will export a bean to the JMX MBeanServer.
C: "testBean" bean is exposed as an MBean under the ObjectName bean:name=testBean1.
D: By default, all public properties of the bean are exposed as attributes and all public methods are exposed as operations.

Options:

  • A
  • B
  • C
  • D
  • A B
  • B C
  • A D
  • A C
  • B D
  • A C D
  • A B D
  • B C D
  • A B C
  • A B C D

Medium

Transactional annotation
Solve
                        Brad wrote this code for an fintech startup. What do you expect Brad's code to do when the payAmt method is called via a Spring AOP proxy (you can assume that Brad has already enabled @Transactional annotation support).
                        
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                        A: Calling the add() method throws an exception.
B: add() method executes code in a new transaction.
C: add() method uses the transaction of the payAmt() method.
D: None of these

Options:

  • A
  • B
  • C
  • D

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.
    🧐 Question🔧 Skill

    Easy

    Custom Exception
    Exceptions
    2 mins
    Java
    Solve

    Medium

    Holding References
    2 mins
    Java
    Solve

    Medium

    Abstract Interface
    OOPs
    Interfaces
    2 mins
    Java
    Solve

    Medium

    Garbage Collection
    Garbage Collection
    2 mins
    Java
    Solve

    Medium

    Static Init Blocks
    OOPs
    2 mins
    Java
    Solve

    Medium

    JMX bean
    2 mins
    Spring
    Solve

    Medium

    Transactional annotation
    2 mins
    Spring
    Solve

    Medium

    Longest Road
    logic
    hashmaps
    25 mins
    Coding
    Solve
    🧐 Question🔧 Skill💪 Difficulty⌛ Time
    Custom Exception
    Exceptions
    Java
    Easy2 mins
    Solve
    Holding References
    Java
    Medium2 mins
    Solve
    Abstract Interface
    OOPs
    Interfaces
    Java
    Medium2 mins
    Solve
    Garbage Collection
    Garbage Collection
    Java
    Medium2 mins
    Solve
    Static Init Blocks
    OOPs
    Java
    Medium2 mins
    Solve
    JMX bean
    Spring
    Medium2 mins
    Solve
    Transactional annotation
    Spring
    Medium2 mins
    Solve
    Longest Road
    logic
    hashmaps
    Coding
    Medium25 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

    1 click candidate invites

    Email invites: You can send candidates an email invite to the Spring Online 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 #6

    Detailed scorecards & comparative results

    Reason #7

    Designed for elimination, not selection

    The most important thing while implementing the pre-employment Spring Online 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 #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


    How do you customize the test for Senior Spring developers?

    The Spring MCQ questions for Senior developers will involve advanced topics and will be of higher difficulty level. Here are few topics the questions will be based on for intermediate and experienced Spring candidates:

    • External Properties with Spring Framework
    • Spring MVC Content Negotiation
    • Using Swagger with Spring Boot
    • Complex scenarios with Scope of a Spring Bean - Mix of Prototype and Singleton
    • Defining Spring Application Context using XML
    • Mixing XML Context with Component Scan for Beans defined with Annotations
    • IOC Container vs Application Context vs Bean Factory
    • Using Spring Profiles
    • Perform auto-scanning of Spring beans to minimize configuration
    • Leverage AOP annotations: @Before, @After, @AfterReturning, @AfterThrowing, @Around
    • Add logout support using default features of Spring Security
    • Leverage Spring Security support for Cross Site Request Forgery (CSRF)
    • Leverage ResponseEntity for fine-grained control of Spring REST HTTP response
    • Add DevOps functionality with Spring Boot Actuator Endpoints

    What roles can I use the Spring Online Test for?

    • Junior Spring developer
    • Junior spring boot developer
    • Senior Spring developer
    • Senior spring boot developer
    • Java Spring Hibernate Developer
    • Java Spring Hibernate Application Developer
    • Junior Java Spring Hibernate Developer
    • Software Developer 1 (Java/ Spring/ Hibernate)

    What topics are covered in the Spring Online Test?

    Spring Boot
    Spring Core - IoC
    Spring MVC
    Spring AOP
    Spring Data JPA
    Spring REST
    Spring Security
    Dependency Injection
    Autowiring
    Scope of a Bean
    Prototype
    Singleton
    Lifecycle of a Bean
    Annotations
    @PostConstruct
    @PreDestroy
    @Component
    @Service
    @Repository
    @Controller
    Spring Boot Auto Configuration
    Spring Boot Developer Tools
    Spring Environment Properties
    Spring Boot Application Properties
    Perform database operations using Spring JDBC
    Spring Boot
    Spring Core - IoC
    Spring MVC
    Spring AOP
    Spring Data JPA
    Spring REST
    Spring Security
    Dependency Injection
    Autowiring
    Scope of a Bean
    Prototype
    Singleton
    Lifecycle of a Bean
    Annotations
    @PostConstruct
    @PreDestroy
    @Component
    @Service
    @Repository
    @Controller
    Spring Boot Auto Configuration
    Spring Boot Developer Tools
    Spring Environment Properties
    Spring Boot Application Properties
    Perform database operations using Spring JDBC
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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

    Spring Online Test FAQs

    Can I evaluate only Spring boot and not Spring MVC?

    Yes. We support all the following Spring modules:

    • Spring Boot
    • Spring Core - IoC
    • Spring MVC
    • Spring AOP
    • Spring Data JPA
    • Spring REST
    • Spring Security

    We design customized assessments that suit your job description and evaluate the must-have skills for your role. If your Spring developer role requires candidates to know only Spring boot, we will create an assessment with those questions.

    Can I evaluate related skills like Java & Hibernate?

    Yes. You can evaluate multiple skills in a single assessment. You can check our standard Java and Hibernate assessment to get a sense of how we evaluate these skills.

    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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