PHP Online Test

20 questions total, 35 minutes maximum, for mid-level programmers

You can streamline your interview process by using our PHP online test to assess candidates' aptitude.

Our 20-question quiz has been compiled by a team of expert PHP programmers and will test candidates' skills across a wide spectrum. This will allow you to automatically determine which candidates are best suited to the job and should be invited to a live interview.

Using our PHP test, you can easily weed out the least promising candidates and ensure that only the best are up for consideration!

Programming test includes:

PHP 5.6.9 - 20 Questions

Sample PHP Test Question

Which PHP code snippet shows an example of Dependency Injection?

Answer 1
Answer 2
Answer 3
4. None of the above

The correct answer is 1.


1. Does every candidate have to answer the same questions?

Yes, PHP test consists of the same questions for every candidate.

In order to properly compare candidates, they need to answer questions of the same difficulty, and different questions always mean different difficulty.

However, the order of questions and answers is randomized for each applicant.

2. How should I interpret the exam scores?

First of all, you need to keep in mind one very important thing:

The purpose of this PHP online test is not to help you find the best developers.

Its purpose is to help you avoid the worst ones.

For example, you have 5 candidates who get scores of 35, 45, 60, 65, and 80, based on a maximum possible score of 100.

We would recommend you invite the last three (the 60, 65, and 80) to a live interview, not just the one who got an 80/100.

3. Coding Test vs. Quiz

The test is presented in a multiple-choice, or quiz, format, rather than requiring test takers to write code.

If we used a PHP coding test instead, we would have to check all answers manually, which would obviously be impossible.

4. What skill level is the test for?

The test is primarily created for mid-level developers.

5. What's about junior and senior level developers?

It can also be used to test junior programmers, but you should reduce your acceptance score drastically to compensate.

Likewise, you can use it to test senior PHP developers as well, with an increased acceptance score.

Some will argue that it's pointless to judge senior developers based on a test meant for mid-level developers. This is generally true if you're looking for specific skills in a candidate rather than a broad base of expertise.

But at the same time, anyone can claim to be a senior developer on their resume. If you're concerned that candidates might be overstating their knowledge and accomplishments, this PHP skills test is a good way to determine which ones can actually deliver what they promise.

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