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Spring Online Test

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.

Customized Based On:

  • Experience/ difficulty level
  • Multiple skills in 1 assessment
  • Job description/ role requirements

Covered Topics:

Basics of Spring framework
Spring bean lifecycle
Spring annotations
Building a Spring Boot web app CRUD operations
Developing Spring REST API
Using MySQL with Spring Boot
JPA Data Modeling with Spring
Aspect-Oriented-Programming AOP
Troubleshooting Spring
Securing web applications with Spring Security
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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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Sample Spring Online Test Questions

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🔧 Skill💪 Difficulty⌛ Time
Custom Exception
What does the following code output?
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Options:

  • Catch22
  • 42
  • 0
  • RunTime error
Exceptions
JavaEasy2 min
Holding References
What does the following Java code output?
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Options:

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 12
  • 13
  • Error
JavaMedium2 min
Abstract Interface
Given following interface:
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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
OOPs Interfaces
JavaMedium2 min
Garbage Collection
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
Garbage Collection
JavaMedium2 min
JMX bean
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
SpringMedium2 min
Static Init Blocks
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
OOPs
JavaMedium2 min
Transactional annotation
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
SpringMedium2 min

How to use the Adaface Spring Online Test

Start screening candidates within minutes with the ready-to-go Spring Online Test

1. Choose the most appropriate test for your role

2. Start inviting candidates to complete the assessment

3. Receive real time notifications and shortlist the best candidates

Customize the Adaface Spring Online Test according to your job description

1. Get a custom assessment from our library of 500+ skills within 48 hours

2. Start inviting candidates to complete the assesment

3. Receive real time notifications and shortlist the best candidates

Adaface Spring Online Test is trusted by enterprises worldwide

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Adidas
SG Government
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United Nations
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About the Adaface Spring Assessment Test

Evaluate Spring skills with Adaface skills assessment platform powered by an intelligent chatbot

Topics:

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

Recommended Roles:

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)

Why you should use this Spring Online Assessment Test

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.

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

Distribution Of Test Scores

The actual score distribution will vary based on your candidate pipeline quality, but you should typically expect ~20% of the candidates to do well on Adaface assessments.

The score distribution for our assessments follow the normal curve. This is a good sign- standardized tests like SAT and GRE follow the normal distribution (bell curve).

Status quo assessments typically have the exact opposite of the bell curve (too many candidates getting close to 0, too many candidates getting close to 100 and too few candidates in the middle). This is typically because they focus on theoretical questions or trick questions, which are very binary in nature- either you know the trick/ theory or you don’t.

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.

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TRADITIONAL TESTS

Theoretical questions/ puzzles

Feels like a test

One-size-fits-all assessments

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ADAFACE ASSESSMENTS

Questions for on-the-job skills

Conversational

Customized
assessments

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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.

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.

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!


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