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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.

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Test duration:  ~ 45 mins
Difficulty level:  Moderate
Availability:  Available as custom test
Questions:
  • 5 Java MCQs
  • 5 Spring MCQs
  • 1 Java Coding Question
Covered skills:
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 Spring 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 at the first step of the hiring process.

The test screens for the following skills that hiring managers look for in candidates:

  • Understanding the basics of the Spring framework
  • Managing Spring bean lifecycle
  • Utilizing Spring annotations effectively
  • Building a Spring Boot web application
  • Performing CRUD operations with Spring
  • Developing Spring REST APIs
  • Using MySQL with Spring Boot
  • Modeling JPA Data with Spring
  • Implementing Aspect-Oriented Programming (AOP) with Spring
  • Troubleshooting Spring applications
  • Securing web applications with Spring Security
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These are just a small sample from our library of 15,000+ questions. The actual questions on this Spring Online Test will be non-googleable.

🧐 Question

Easy

Custom Exception
Exception Handling
Custom Exceptions
Solve
What does the following code output?
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Hard

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

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

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

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

Medium

Autowiring Service
Solve
Review the following two Spring components- SampleA and SampleB:
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Notice @Autowired line added to SampleService in SampleB (rest of the code is same for both components). What happens when the components are run as a @SpringBootApplication?
A: SampleA prints true null
B: SampleA prints true class package.SampleService
C: SampleA throws a null pointer exception
D: SampleA prints false null

E: SampleB prints true null
F: SampleB prints true class package.SampleService
G: SampleB throws a null pointer exception
H: SampleB prints false null

Medium

Bean init and afterPropertiesSet
Beans
Solve
Spring allows specific operations to be performed after the bean is initialized and before the bean is destroyed. Review the following sample Bean that implements init method and overrides afterPropertiesSet. 
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Here’s the bean definition added to the configuration file:
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What does the code print when the Spring container is started?

Medium

Boot Autowiring
Spring Boot
Solve
Review the following Spring Boot application code:
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Here are two possible SampleConfig class definitions:
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When the code is run as @SpringBootApplication, what would happen?

A: Using X as SampleConfig will print- true SimpleDateFormat
B: Using X as SampleConfig will print - true class java.text.SimpleDateFormat
C: Using X as SampleConfig will print a NullPointerException stacktrace
D: Using X as SampleConfig will print a BeanDefinitionParsingException stacktrace

E: Using Y as SampleConfig will print- true SimpleDateFormat
F: Using Y as SampleConfig will print - true class java.text.SimpleDateFormat
G: Using Y as SampleConfig will print a NullPointerException stacktrace
H: Using Y as SampleConfig will print a BeanDefinitionParsingException stacktrace

Easy

Registration Queue
Logic
Queues
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

Visitors Count
Strings
Logic
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

Easy

Custom Exception
Exception Handling
Custom Exceptions

2 mins

Java
Solve

Hard

Holding References

2 mins

Java
Solve

Medium

Abstract Interface
OOPs
Interfaces

2 mins

Java
Solve

Medium

Garbage Collection
Garbage Collection

2 mins

Java
Solve

Hard

Static Init Blocks
OOPs

2 mins

Java
Solve

Medium

Autowiring Service

3 mins

Spring
Solve

Medium

Bean init and afterPropertiesSet
Beans

2 mins

Spring
Solve

Medium

Boot Autowiring
Spring Boot

3 mins

Spring
Solve

Easy

Registration Queue
Logic
Queues

30 mins

Coding
Solve

Medium

Visitors Count
Strings
Logic

30 mins

Coding
Solve
🧐 Question🔧 Skill💪 Difficulty⌛ Time
Custom Exception
Exception Handling
Custom Exceptions
Java
Easy2 mins
Solve
Holding References
Java
Hard2 mins
Solve
Abstract Interface
OOPs
Interfaces
Java
Medium2 mins
Solve
Garbage Collection
Garbage Collection
Java
Medium2 mins
Solve
Static Init Blocks
OOPs
Java
Hard2 mins
Solve
Autowiring Service
Spring
Medium3 mins
Solve
Bean init and afterPropertiesSet
Beans
Spring
Medium2 mins
Solve
Boot Autowiring
Spring Boot
Spring
Medium3 mins
Solve
Registration Queue
Logic
Queues
Coding
Easy30 minsSolve
Visitors Count
Strings
Logic
Coding
Medium30 minsSolve

Test candidates on core Spring Hiring Test topics

Basics of Spring framework: The basics of Spring framework includes understanding the core concepts of Spring such as Inversion of Control, Dependency Injection, and Aspect-Oriented Programming. It also involves knowledge of Spring container, bean configuration, and the various modules available in Spring ecosystem. This skill is measured in the test to assess the candidate's foundational knowledge of Spring and their ability to work with its key components.

Spring bean lifecycle: Understanding the Spring bean lifecycle is essential for managing the creation and destruction of beans in a Spring application. This includes knowing the different lifecycle stages, the methods that can be implemented at each stage, and how to customize the lifecycle behavior through interfaces such as InitializingBean and DisposableBean. This skill is measured in the test to evaluate the candidate's proficiency in managing bean lifecycle and ensuring proper bean initialization and destruction.

Spring annotations: Spring annotations provide a concise and declarative way to configure Spring components and simplify the configuration process. They include annotations like @Component, @Autowired, @Controller, and @RequestMapping. Familiarity with these annotations is crucial for efficiently configuring Spring beans and enabling the various Spring features. This skill is measured in the test to assess the candidate's understanding of annotations and their ability to leverage them for effective Spring configuration.

Building a Spring Boot web app: Building a Spring Boot web application involves creating a web application using the Spring Boot framework. This includes configuring the application, defining controllers, implementing RESTful endpoints, and handling requests and responses. A solid understanding of building a Spring Boot web app is important in order to develop scalable and maintainable web applications using Spring. This skill is measured in the test to evaluate the candidate's ability to develop web applications using Spring Boot and understand its key components.

CRUD operations: CRUD operations refer to Create, Read, Update, and Delete operations performed on data. In the context of Spring, it involves implementing these operations using Spring Data JPA or Spring JDBC. Understanding CRUD operations is essential for building data-driven applications and manipulating data in a persistent storage. This skill is measured in the test to assess the candidate's proficiency in performing CRUD operations efficiently using Spring.

Developing Spring REST API: Developing Spring REST APIs involves designing and implementing RESTful endpoints using Spring MVC or Spring WebFlux. This includes handling HTTP methods, request and response bodies, and implementing features like content negotiation and error handling. Proven experience in developing Spring REST APIs is crucial for building scalable and interoperable web services. This skill is measured in the test to evaluate the candidate's ability to design and develop RESTful APIs using Spring.

Using MySQL with Spring Boot: Using MySQL with Spring Boot involves integrating a MySQL database with a Spring Boot application. This includes configuring data source, performing database operations using Spring Data JPA, and managing transactions. Familiarity with using MySQL with Spring Boot is important for developing data-centric applications that leverage the power of relational databases. This skill is measured in the test to assess the candidate's ability to effectively work with MySQL in a Spring Boot environment.

JPA Data Modeling with Spring: JPA data modeling with Spring involves designing and implementing a data model using JPA (Java Persistence API) and Spring. This includes entity mapping, defining relationships between entities, and utilizing features like lazy loading and eager fetching. Proficiency in JPA data modeling with Spring is essential for implementing scalable and efficient data access layers. This skill is measured in the test to evaluate the candidate's ability to design and implement sophisticated data models using JPA and Spring.

Aspect-Oriented-Programming AOP: Aspect-Oriented Programming (AOP) is a programming paradigm that aims to modularize cross-cutting concerns in an application. In the context of Spring, it involves using AOP to separate concerns such as logging, transaction management, and security from the core business logic. Understanding AOP and its integration with Spring is crucial for developing modular and maintainable applications. This skill is measured in the test to assess the candidate's understanding of AOP concepts and their ability to apply AOP principles in Spring applications.

Troubleshooting Spring: Troubleshooting Spring involves identifying and resolving issues in Spring applications. This requires knowledge of common errors, debugging techniques, and familiarity with tools like Spring Boot Actuator. Strong troubleshooting skills in Spring are essential for maintaining robust and reliable applications. This skill is measured in the test to evaluate the candidate's ability to diagnose and resolve issues in Spring-based systems.

Securing web applications with Spring Security: Securing web applications with Spring Security involves implementing authentication and authorization mechanisms to protect application resources. This includes configuring security rules, integrating with authentication providers, and implementing access control mechanisms. Sound knowledge of Spring Security is important for developing secure and protected web applications. This skill is measured in the test to assess the candidate's ability to implement security features using Spring Security and ensure the safety of web applications.

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Can I customize the test?

Yes, absolutely. Custom assessments are set up within 48 hours 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. You can also customize a test by uploading your own questions.

Can I combine multiple skills into one test?

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.

What roles can I use the Spring Test for?

Here are few roles for which we recommend this test:

  • 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)
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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.

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.

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