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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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Medium

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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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

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
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

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

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
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
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
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
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 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 #6

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 #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


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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