Conducting Online Test – Getting Started Guide

Codeground.in permits Recruiters and Educational/ coaching Facilities to conduct on-line test for analysis and enlisting functions.

Step 1: Sign up and create your account

Using your browser, navigate to codeground.in and click on the Sign Up button on the top right.

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Select the “Recruiter” Option as shown above, fill in the form and click on the Register button.

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Step 2: Adding Questions

After logging in, click on the “Questions Library” section of the logged in page as shown above.

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Select “Private Questions” on the top left in order to add your own questions as shown above. You can also use already provided questions in the Public Questions section.

NOTE: The questions in the Public Questions section are shared with all Recruiters on CodeGround. If you would like CodeGround to provide your account with a set of questions for your private use, please contact us

You will notice that there are three types of questions that can added to your Questions Library. They are:

  1. Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)
  2. Programming Questions
  3. Submission Questions

Adding Multiple Choice Questions

With the MCQs tab chosen, click on the “Add a Question” button on the right. A brand new window opens up where you can enter the question statement and the choices in the answer. Please choose the correct answer with a check. You will be able to offer  between two to five choices within the answers section.

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You can then add tags to your question and specify other optional values before clicking on the “Save” button on the top as shown above.

Adding Programming Questions

With the “Programming Questions” tab is selected, click on the “Add a Question” button on the right. A new window opens up where you can enter the programming question.

** QUESTION STATE**

Specify the Program Title and the Program Statement first. Samples contain input and expected output that are shown to candidates who are taking the test. Provide samples so that candidates clearly understand the programming requirements.

You must then provide Test cases against which the program submitted by the candidate will be evaluated. Each test case consists of a name, input and expected output that the candidate’s program must produce against that input.

It is recommended that you click on the, “I want to test” checkbox and provide your code (the right answer to the programming question) to confirm that the test cases are valid before proceeding. This code will not be shared with candidates taking the test.

You can also provide “Help Code” (usually to help in parsing the test inputs) to the candidates. This Help Code will be shared with candidates taking the test.

You can then add tags to your question and fill in other optional values before clicking on the “save” button.

Adding Submission Questions

With the “Submissions Questions” tab selected, click on the “Add a Question” button on the right. A new window opens up where you can enter your submission question.

Unlike MCQs and Programming questions, Submission questions are not automatically evaluated. They can be open ended questions, asking the candidate to submit an image (say an Architecture diagram), a URL (for a website), Files (PPTs or PDFs), Text (Essays) or Code (Debugging questions)

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A submission question can be used as a Debugging question where a Question Statement along with a code segment (language-independent pseudo-code) is provided to the candidates. You must select the “enable code modification and show difference” option to activate this. The candidates must then debug any errors in the code segment and submit their corrected code. A diff view between the original code segment and the corrected code segment will be shown to the recruiter to aid in evaluating the candidate’s answer.

You can then add tags to your question and fill in other optional values before clicking on the “save” button.

Step 3: Creating Tests

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Click on the “Manage Tests” link on the top tab as shown above.

Before you can host a Test, you need to create a Test Template.

Test templates can be re-used multiple times (with changes as necessary) to host multiple tests at different times for different targeted test takers. As an illustration, suppose you have a test template with a set of questions in Basic Aptitude and English that can be answered in 1 hour. The same test template can be used to host a test between 5PMand 6PM on Saturday and between 5PM and 6PM on Sunday, thereby creating two hosted tests from a single test template.

Note: CodeGround can also provide Recruiters will a readymade test template with a set of questions for a particular role. If you would like CodeGround to provide your account with a readymade test template, please contact us

Create a Test Template

Click on, “Create a Test Template” button which is on the top right. You will see a dialog box as shown above.

A “public test”, as its name suggests, does not restrict test participation. The test link will be propagated to all interested candidates who might be interested in taking the test.

An “Invite-Only” test is private and allows only those candidates who have been invited via email to take the test.

Fill in the Basic Details and add Questions of different categories to the test template from the Question Bank.

In the Settings section, you can specify the “webcam” option (this is a cheating detection technique) which control whether the candidate’s webcam will be used for monitoring during the test or not.

“Time Boxing” will allow you to group the questions in the test template into various time boxes. Each time box group will have its own maximum test duration and window proctoring details.

“Window Proctoring” is another cheating prevention option that will force test window to take the full screen and prevents candidate from switching windows during the test.

You can also attach a Questionnaire, either before or after the test, where you can add questions you would like to ask candidates. Questions asked here are typically of the form:

Would you be open to a three-month internship?

This role is available in Bangalore or Chennai. Which city would you prefer?

Step 4: Hosting Tests

Once you’ve created a test template, you can click on “Host test” using this template button. You can specify the hosted test title, “test opening time” and “test closing time” and “cut off marks” for the test before clicking the “Publish Test” button.

Hosting Tests

Your hosted test will then show up in the “Tests Hosted” tab as shown above. Public tests will have a “generate public link” button while private tests will have an “Invite Candidates” button. For public tests, you can click on the “Generate Public Link” button to generate links which can be shared publicly to encourage test participation. For private tests, you can invite candidates by clicking on the “Invite Candidates button” and specifying emails of candidates you want to take part in the test.

Hosting Tests

You can also click on the “More” dropdown to preview the test, view candidates who’ve subscribed for the test and preview the test subscription page (for a public test)

Step 5: Viewing Reports

You can click on “Report button” against that particular hosted test to view the Report of candidates’ performance in that test.

Viewing Reports

In the Reports view, you can view candidate’s profiles and their test scores. A candidate is considered to have passed the test if he/ she scored above the cutoff marks. You can call up candidates directly from your browser by clicking on the green “telephone” button.

You can send emails to any selected candidates by clicking on the “Send mail” button. You can also embed their test scores in the email by clicking on the “send result as mail” button.

Candidate specific Report

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You can also click on the “Reports button” on the right to view details about a specific candidate’s test score as shown above.

Plagiarism Report

This report is obtained by clicking on the “View Plagiarism Report” button on top. The Plagiarism Report highlights areas where the code submitted by two or more candidates is too similar and raises suspicions of cheating.

Webcam Check

In the Reports for each specific candidate, you can also analyze the web cam recordings from each candidate to check if the candidate used a mobile phone, books, contacted his friends etc. during the test.

Recruiters can sign up for a free trial. We are always available for a Demo session at your convenience. Contact: +91-80-65555513

This content was brought to you by CodeGround Online Testing PlatformCodeGround is an online assessment and test evaluation system focused on helping Recruiters in initial screening of potential candidates from an ocean of job seekers in an automated way.
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