Python Online Test
19 questions total, 40 minutes maximum, for mid-level programmers
Our Python test will allow you to automatically assess the aptitude of prospective candidates.
Compiled by a team of veteran programmers with years of experience, our 20-question online test covers a wide range of Python development topics. Using our test, you'll be able to determine which candidates have the best skills for the job well before you invite them to interview – it's as easy as checking your email!
We hope you'll make use of our Python quiz to streamline your interview process!
Programming test includes:
Python - 19 Questions
- Python Object-Oriented Programming (OOP)
- Namespaces, Scope and Name Binding
- Python Constructs (Generators, Iterators, Decorators, Lambda)
- Syntax and Stdlib
1. Does every applicant answer the same set of questions?
Yes, the same set of questions is answered by every applicant.
The purpose of the test is compare the applicants' abilities. In order to do that, each applicant must answer questions that have the same degree of difficulty.
If we change the questions, the difficulty level also changes.
We do shuffle the questions and answers each time the test is generated, though.
2. How do I read the test results?
First of all, you need to keep in mind one very important thing:
The most important thing to realize about the Python test is that it's not about finding the ideal applicant.
Its purpose is to help you remove the bad ones.
Here's an example: You have a set of five applicants who take the Python online test, and they receive scores of 35, 45, 60, 65, and 80/100.
Everyone knows that the applicant with the score of 35 should not even be considered for the job, and some may assume that the applicant with the score of 80 should automatically get the job.
This is partially correct.
The 35 should be eliminated; but rather than automatically hiring the 80, what should happen is the 60, 65 and 80 should all be invited to interview.
Doing the job is more than just being able to do Python programming. Teamwork, communication, and work experience must also be considered along with how each individual will fit into your business culture.
3. Python Quiz vs. Coding Test
A Python test is a multiple-choice quiz rather than a long-hand coding test.
Users pick their answers from a list of options. This saves time in grading and keeps the playing field even.
With a coding test, the possibilities for answers are so varied that each answer would have to be graded by hand, making the test take far longer to grade and negating the uniformity of the results.
4. What's the difficulty level of the test?
Created primarily to test for skills of mid-level Python developers, the Python programming test can be used to test junior programmers or senior programmers as well.
If you choose to use it with junior programmers, the acceptance score will be greatly reduced.
In like manner, if you use it with senior programmers, the acceptance score will be greatly increased.
Please note that many programmers tend to overestimate their skills and claim to be senior programmers when they are not, so keeping your questions consistent regardless of the level of programmers gives you an accurate read on the actual abilities of your applicants.