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4 Different Ways To Create Coding Tests On HackerEarth (+ Free Template)

This article has been updated on 8th December 2021.


Many things are easy in life; hiring and building a competent technical team is not on that list. However, including pre-employment or technical assessment tools in the recruitment process can greatly help recruiters identify talented developers. 

When leveraging pre-employment tools, the key aspect is to be able to create accurate tests for a given role. Choosing an appropriate assessment tool that allows flexibility as well as automation while generating online coding tests is much needed. 

To help you get an objective measure of ability in potential candidates by creating coding tests as per your specific requirements, HackerEarth Assessments allows the creation of coding tests in four different ways:

  1. Based on skills 
  2. Based on job descriptions
  3. Based on job roles
  4. Custom tests

Let’s break it down for you: 

Creating tests based on coding skills

We understand that many developer roles are similar across organizations, but specific skills can vary significantly. Hence, HackerEarth allows skill-based test creation for over 50 different skills ranging from basics such as C and C++ to more advanced topics such as Big Data. 

Let’s say you want to recruit a frontend developer with tech skills such as HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. All you need to do is:

Step 1:

Log in to your HackerEarth Assessment account by using your admin credentials.

Step 2:

Click on Create new test and select Skills.

Create tests based on skills

Step 3:

Select the desired experience level.

  • Junior hire (0 to 3 years)
  • Mid-level hire (4 to 6 years)
  • Senior hire (more than 6 years)
Step 4:

Choose the required skills from the drop-down menu or search for a skill by typing it in the search bar.

For more information on coding assessments, click here

Creating tests based on job descriptions

 

A job description enables you to put together a list of skills and criteria that a candidate is expected to meet and it can form a great base to evaluate and benchmark a candidate’s performance. 

Job descriptions include the following information: 

  • Job title
  • Summary of the role
  • Desired professional experience
  • Skills required for the job
  • Educational level and desired qualifications
  • Job ID 
  • Other details like a company overview, responsibilities, work environment, perks, and more 

HackerEarth Assessment lets you create carefully-curated tests based on job descriptions. Built on NLP,  the platform extracts the skills and experience from the description (mentioned above) and creates an assessment best suited to evaluate a candidate. 

This feature extracts five crucial or majorly-required skills to select questions. The numbers and difficulty level of questions are determined based on the years of experience mentioned in the job description.

To create a test based on your job description, follow these steps:

Step 1:

Log in to your HackerEarth Assessment account by using your admin credentials.

Step 2:

Click on Create new test. Select Job description (JD) to upload your requirements for the role.

Create tests based on JDs

Step 3:

Click Add your job description to write your requirements between 100 and 1000 characters. You can also upload or drag and drop a file from your system file that contains the required job description by clicking Upload your job description

JD

Step 4:

You can view and edit the following details in this step. 

JD


To know more about creating tests based on job descriptions, click here


Creating tests based on job roles

HackerEarth Assessments lets you create tests based on specific job roles or profiles that your organization requires. This method helps you create a standardized test for a given job role. The platform will suggest the skills relevant to the selected job role and add/modify the skills and experience to create the test.

For example, if you are required to assess software developers, the platform will suggest the required skills for a software developer and create a test based on those topics or skills.

To create a test based on the job titles, follow these steps:

Step 1:

Log in to your HackerEarth Assessment account by using your admin credentials.

Step 2:

Click on Create new test and select Job role.

Create tests based on job roles

 

Step 3:

Select the job title for which you want to create the test (For instance, Software Developer.)

job role

Step 3:

Once you select the job role, this is how it appears on your screen.

Job roles

Step 4:

You can view and edit the following details in this step. 

job role


To know more about creating tests based on job roles, click here


Creating custom coding tests

Custom tests on HackerEarth Assessment allow you to create a test customized to your needs. It allows you to build a test from scratch by selecting desired questions from the library or adding your own custom questions. 

To create a custom test on HackerEarth, follow these steps: 

Step 1:

Log in to your HackerEarth Assessment account by using your admin credentials.

Step 2:

Click on Create new test and select Custom.

Create custom coding tests

Step 3:

You will be redirected to a dashboard where you can create your own questions or select questions from the pre-built question library. Additionally, you can change and modify the settings as per your requirements. 

Custom tests


To learn more about custom tests, click here. 


Try using these features and let us know how they work for you.

If you need any help on how to use them, write to us at support@hackerearth.com and we will be happy to help.

If you’re new to HackerEarth and want to create accurate coding assessments, sign up for a 14-day free trial.

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