Screen Software Developers using Online Tests. Interview only candidates with proven hands-on technical expertise

Sample Test
Arithmetic Aptitude

Interested in hiring Software Developers?

  • Suppose you are interested in hiring a good Software Developer with expertise in Java/C/C++/Ruby or Python. You post Job Descriptions on various online job portals and also partner with Candidate Sourcing Vendors. As a result, you end up with a pool of candidates interested in your job opening
  • What you have: 250 CVs from interested candidates.
  • What you don’t have: The time or the resources to conduct 250 interviews.
  • CV based filtering is extremely ad-hoc and often results in errors.
    • Candidates with in-depth knowledge on Programming can be ignored because their academics are not good or their CV is not well formatted
    • Candidates with good grades and neat CVs are often selected for interviews, even though they don’t have the relevant Software Technical Skills you are looking for.
  • Pouring over CVs from hundreds of candidates is also a painful, time-consuming activity

Our Recruitment Testing Philosophy

Our Recruitment Testing Philosophy is simple: “Align the recruitment tests for a role with the actual duties that a candidate must fulfill on a daily basis, if hired for that role.”

We believe that this alignment will help Recruiters maximize their Interview Hit Rate and reduce Cost per Hire

Logical Reasoning
Data Interpretation And Analytical Skills

Our Recommendation:

Ask all interested candidates to take the Software Developer Screening Test hosted by CodeGround Recruitment Testing Platform. [Link to Sample test for Java/C/C++/Ruby/Python]

  • You can ask MCQs on the specific language
  • You can give programming questions along with test cases and ask candidates to write code to satisfy the test cases. This is a good way to test candidates on Data Structures & Algorithms (see illustration)
  • You can share code with some bugs and ask candidates to debug it to address all corner cases
  • You can ask design questions where candidates need to answer verbally. This is a test for Software Design Skills as well as the candidate’s ability to communicate effectively.
  • You can give a mini-project , asking the candidates to complete the project in a 2 day duration.

Illustration – Data Structures

A cache of capacity N, N > 0, supports the following operations:

  • PUT (K, V), where K and V are integers - The value V is added corresponding to the key K. If Key K is already present in the cache, the old value is replaced by the new value. If the capacity of the cache, N, is exceeded, the Least Recently Used element (from a time perspective, its usage was earliest) is discarded from the cache.
  • GET(K) - Returns V if key K is present in the cache. Else, it returns null.

Both, PUT and GET operations count as usage. Therefore, whenever an element is added using PUT or fetched using GET, that element immediately becomes the most recently used element (used latest from a time perspective).

Assume that a Cache implementation for unlimited size is provided out of the box.

Implement a data structure to be used for tracking LRU order such that if the cache size exceeds N, we are able to quickly identify the element to be purged.

Arithmetic Aptitude
CodeGround Online Tests are auto-evaluated resulting in significant cost savings

Greater Test participation

Candidates can take tests from the comfort of their homes, resulting in greater test participation

CodeGround has tie-ups with hundreds of Engineering Campuses across India.We will forward test links for job openings to Campus Placement Authorities who will circulate it among student body, ensuring high test participation

Question Pooling

Improve your Interview Hit Rate

Interview only the candidates who have:

  • Demonstrated Interest in your Job Opening by taking the online test
  • Demonstrated Competence by doing well in that test


The platform provides capabilities to conduct all online assessments in a fair manner.

Webcam Monitoring prevents cheating and impersonation

WebCam Monitoring

The candidate is monitored via webcam to ensure that there is no impersonation and that the candidate does not communicate with others in person or using mobile during the test.

Window Proctoring

The test window is proctored. If the candidate navigates away from the test window (for instance, to use google search), multiple warnings are given. If the warnings are ignored, the test is ended immediately and a red flag is raised in the report.

Window Proctoring locks the test window and prevents candidates from switching to other browsers (chat, search etc) during tests
Copy Detection is applicable for coding submissions. We ensure that code submissions from two different candidates are not very similar

Copy Detection

When code submissions by any two candidates are too similar (>85% similarity), a red flag is raised indicating possible code plagiarism.

Random Pooling

Each candidate taking the test can be given a smaller set of questions that are randomly selected from a large pool of questions.

Questions for each candidate are randomly selected from a large pool of questions