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About the test:

The XML Online Test uses scenario-based MCQs to evaluate candidates on their proficiency in working with XML, a markup language widely used for data exchange in web applications. The test assesses candidates' ability to create and parse XML documents, as well as their understanding of XML syntax, validation, and transformation using XSLT. Other key skills that the test may evaluate include XML schema design, document modeling, data binding, XPath expressions, and web service integration.

Covered skills:

  • XML Compatibility
  • Comments
  • Validation
  • Linking
  • Utilities
  • Images
  • DTD

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9 reasons why
9 reasons why

Adaface XML Web Services & XML Test is the most accurate way to shortlist Web Service Integration Developers



Reason #1

Tests for on-the-job skills

The XML Web Services & XML 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:

  • Efficiently creating and manipulating XML documents
  • Understanding and utilizing XML compatibility standards
  • Effectively utilizing XML utilities for data processing
  • Demonstrating knowledge of XML comments and their purpose
  • Proficiently working with XML images and multimedia
  • Knowledge of XML validation techniques and tools
  • Creating and working with XML Document Type Definitions (DTD)
  • Understanding and implementing XML linking capabilities
Reason #2

No trick questions

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.

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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.

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Reason #4

1200+ customers in 75 countries

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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

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Reason #5

Designed for elimination, not selection

The most important thing while implementing the pre-employment XML & XML Web Services 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.

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Reason #6

1 click candidate invites

Email invites: You can send candidates an email invite to the XML & XML Web Services 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.

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Reason #7

Detailed scorecards & benchmarks

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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.

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Reason #9

Advanced Proctoring


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About the XML Web Services & XML Assessment Test

Why you should use Pre-employment XML Web Services & XML Online Test?

The XML & XML Web Services Test makes use of scenario-based questions to test for on-the-job skills as opposed to theoretical knowledge, ensuring that candidates who do well on this screening test have the relavant skills. The questions are designed to covered following on-the-job aspects:

  • XML parsing and manipulation
  • XML Schema and DTD design
  • XML data validation and error handling
  • XML transformation using XSLT
  • XML namespaces and namespacespaces
  • XML encoding and decoding
  • XML web services and SOAP protocol
  • XML serialization and deserialization
  • XML parsing performance optimization
  • XML data modeling and design patterns

Once the test is sent to a candidate, the candidate receives a link in email to take the test. For each candidate, you will receive a detailed report with skills breakdown and benchmarks to shortlist the top candidates from your pool.

What topics are covered in the XML Web Services & XML Online Test?

  • XML Compatibility

    XML compatibility refers to the ability of XML documents, schemas, and applications to work together seamlessly without any conflicts or issues. It encompasses aspects like data interchange, document structure, and adherence to XML standards. Measuring XML compatibility in this test allows recruiters to evaluate candidates' understanding of XML's interoperability and their ability to create and manage XML documents that align with established standards.

  • Utilities

    XML utilities are software tools or libraries that provide functionality for working with XML data. These utilities can assist in tasks like parsing, manipulating, transforming, and validating XML files. By measuring knowledge of XML utilities in this test, recruiters can assess candidates' proficiency in using commonly used tools and libraries to efficiently work with XML data.

  • Comments

    XML comments are annotations added within XML code that provide supplementary information or explanations. They are useful for documenting XML structure, explaining complex elements, or leaving notes for other developers. Including questions on XML comments in this test allows recruiters to evaluate candidates' ability to add, interpret, and utilize XML comments effectively.

  • Images

    XML can be used to represent and embed image data within XML documents using formats like Base64 encoding. Understanding how to include images in XML and process them programmatically is a valuable skill for working with data-rich applications. Assessing knowledge of image handling in XML helps recruiters gauge candidates' abilities to work with multimedia content and integrate it seamlessly into XML-based systems.

  • Validation

    XML validation refers to the process of checking an XML document against a set of pre-defined rules or schemas to ensure its correctness and conformance. It helps identify errors, inconsistencies, or missing elements within XML documents. Evaluating candidates' understanding of XML validation in this test allows recruiters to measure their ability to create XML documents that adhere to established rules and prevent data quality issues.

  • DTD

    DTD (Document Type Definition) is a markup declaration language used to define the structure and permissible elements of an XML document. It provides a set of rules that validate XML content, specify entity references, and define data types. Including questions on DTD in this test enables recruiters to assess candidates' familiarity with this traditional approach to defining and validating XML structure before the introduction of XML Schema.

  • Linking

    XML linking allows the establishment of connections between different XML documents or parts within a document. It enables the creation of hyperlinks, cross-references, and navigation paths for locating related content. Evaluating candidates' knowledge of XML linking in this test helps recruiters gauge their understanding of how to create and manage interconnected XML documents that facilitate seamless navigation and content discovery.

  • Full list of covered topics

    The actual topics of the questions in the final test will depend on your job description and requirements. However, here's a list of topics you can expect the questions for XML & XML Web Services Test to be based on.

    XML Syntax
    XML Elements
    XML Attributes
    XML Namespaces
    XML Encoding
    XML Parsing
    XML Serialization
    XML Transformation
    XML Schemas
    XML Processing Instruction
    XML Conditional Processing
    XML CDATA Section
    XML Entities
    XML Character References
    XML Formatting and Indentation
    XML Comments
    XML Images
    XML Multimedia
    XML Validity
    XML Parser Validation
    XML Schema Validation
    XML DTD Validation
    XML Validation Errors
    XML Linking
    XML Linking Attributes
    XML Linking Elements
    XML Linking Behavior
    XML Utilities
    XML Parsing Utilities
    XML Transformation Utilities
    XML Validation Utilities
    XML Document Type Definitions (DTD)
    DTD Elements
    DTD Attributes
    DTD Entity Declarations
    DTD Element Declarations
    DTD Attribute Declarations
    DTD Notations
    DTD Validation Rules
    DTD External Entities
    DTD Internal Entities
    DTD Elements with Children
    DTD Element Content Model
    DTD Attribute Types
    DTD Attribute Default Values
    DTD Attribute Implied Values
    DTD Attribute Value List
    DTD Attribute Value Enumeration
    DTD Attribute Value Notation
    DTD Attribute Value NMTOKEN
    DTD Attribute Value ID
    DTD Attribute Value IDREF
    DTD Attribute Value ENTITY
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What roles can I use the XML Web Services & XML Online Test for?

  • Web Service Integration Developer
  • XML Developer
  • XML Designer
  • Web Developer

How is the XML Web Services & XML Online Test customized for senior candidates?

For intermediate/ experienced candidates, we customize the assessment questions to include advanced topics and increase the difficulty level of the questions. This might include adding questions on topics like

  • XML backward compatibility testing
  • XML data transformation using XQuery
  • XML data extraction and querying
  • XML data storage and retrieval
  • XML data synchronization and replication
  • XML data security and access control
  • XML data archiving and versioning
  • XML data compression and decompression
  • XML data migration and data conversion
  • XML data integration and interoperability
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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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XML Web Services & XML Hiring Test 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. Here's a quick guide on how you can request a custom test.

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
  • Screen proctoring
  • Web proctoring
  • Webcam proctoring
  • Plagiarism detection
  • Secure browser
  • Copy paste protection

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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.

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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