Looking for a better HackerRank alternative?

See how Adaface is an alternative to HackerRank.

Looking for a better HackerRank alternative?

See how Adaface is an alternative to HackerRank.

Both Adaface and HackerRank are pre-employment screening software that allow companies to automate first round interviews. While some features are similar (like proctoring, social listening for questions leaking) they have major differences that one might consider while deciding which solution to choose. This page is here to help answer that.

What's Adaface?

Adaface helps you identify the top candidates for all your tech roles and save crucial engineering time by screening candidates with 750+ custom assessments for on-the-job skills (all programming languages, frameworks, aptitude). Top candidates prefer Adaface because our bot, Ada has a friendly chat involving relevant code challenges with them as opposed to asking trick questions on a test.

What's HackerRank?

HackerRank is a huge community of developers. It also has a technical screening platform that companies can use to conduct online coding tests for first round screening. Candidates go through a timeboxed coding test as part of the screening process and aim to solve competitive programming challenges to prove their algorithm designing skills. HackerRank also provides a functionality to codepair with candidates for live or remote interviewing.

Why choose Adaface


Shorter assessments

Candidates have reserved lesser time for giving assessments. For this particular reason, we design short assessments so that candidate invests as less time as possible, but still enough to showcase their expertise. Want to checkout a quick demo for JavaScript assessment?

Extremely granular scoring

We spoke with 100s of recruiters and common problem that they face is that screening software lets in unfit candidates to in-person interviews wasting precious engineering time or removes really good candidates. These false positives and negatives hurt your time-per-hire. Our bot, Ada, mimicks in-person interview to give hints when candidates are stuck and tracks at which point the candidate was able to come up with the solution. It uses this data to get a granular scorecard as compared to alternatives where only a handful candidates pass and everyone else fails completely.

NO trick questions

Questions we use in our assessments stay true to the skill you're looking to assess candidates in. We do not include trick questions just to filter out candidates. Every candidate gets a fair chance to showcase their skills.

Friendly candidate experience

We understand how much candidate experience matters to you. Our bot, Ada, provides a friendly experience to candidates throughout the assessment journey (from giving details about the role & company, giving hints they are stuck etc.) making sure that candidates have a smile on their face at the end of the chat, irrespective of the result. Our average candidate NPS is 4.4/5 ❤️. Want to read candidate reviews?

Startup and Enterprise friendly

Along with our loving enterprise customers, we do provide support for startups in their early days who're looking to build their engineering teams. This is our way of giving back to the community we are part of. :)
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Why choose HackerRank


Developer community

HackerRank has a big community of entry-level developers that hone their programming skills on the platform.

Sourcing channel

Apart from being a technical screening solution, HackerRank's gives you indirect access to a pool of early graduates to hire from. You can run competitive challenges within the community to find good coders that excel in competitive programming.

Competitive programming

HackerRank has a vast library of questions aimed at core internal concepts of data structures and algorithms. These questions are proven to test candidates ability to optimize hard algorithms within the time constraints. This works best for roles that require niche algorithm design skills, similar to that of a competitive programmer.

Create your own test

HackerRank opens a portion of their library (depending on your plan) using which you can create your own test. It also provides toolset to create questions by yourselves from scratch if you have the dedicated team to do so.

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  1. We used Adaface to screen 134 engineers for our Software Engineer role, interviewed 7 of them and made 2 offers within 17 days! To be completely honest, we were skeptical in the beginning, but the feedback we got from the candidates about their interview with Ada was something I would never have expected.

    one of our hires starts tomorrow and the other one in 2 weeks; and you can count on us to be customers for life!

  2. Very friendly, I liked my interaction with Ada. To the point about what I'm working on, what I'm looking for and what you're is looking for.

  3. quite good automation which didn't go in any random and unexpected direction and I liked that it gave the full time to think about the problems and solve them

  4. It was very realistic and it felt as if I had an actual guide with me.

  5. It's quite close to real interview, best automation i've seen to date

  6. smooth, context specific answer, great interface

  7. Yes the first round was one of a kind. I was amazed by the adaface chat bot and sentiment analysis and code editor that pops up within the chat interface. Great experience. Looking forward for the opportunity in CompanyX

  8. The problem statements were well framed. The sequential nature of the problems, helped defining a good thought process.

    and i'd say apart from just questioning and answering it felt like ada had a lot of courtesy, that was the best part. 😬

  9. suprised about the depth of thinking that must have gone into this

  10. The hints were very useful, it felt like the interviewer was really trying to help me solve the question

  11. i'm a fresher, and even though i wasn't able to fully solve the questions Ada asked, it was a very different and refreshing experience from the other tests i have been giving so far

  12. for the first time i felt like a coding test had interesting challenges that weren't puzzles and might be relevant. and it did not feel like a test coz Ada was trying to help me with hints, more like an interview but without having someone stare at you

    It was better than having a conversation over call :)

  13. I just gave my test and I found the test platform very interesting, interactive and new of a kind. The test was also very challenging!

  14. The ability of the interview to understand that coming to solution takes a few minutes and encouraging candidates

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