C++ Developer Test

Use a C++ test to hire developers by testing their knowledge and understanding of C++.

  • What is a C++ test?

    The C++ test is a coding test used to assess C++ programming skills. The test can help employers and recruiters to see how confident a candidate is with C++, as well as how able they are to use C++ to solve common software problems.

    The C++ test presents candidates with common software development challenges to see how strong their knowledge, logical thinking and problem-solving skills are. The test covers everything from the use of the library and code management to compiling algorithms and memory management.

    The C++ test will give employers and recruiters that extra bit of confidence that the person or people they hire have the proficiency and experience needed to do the job.

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  • Find those candidates who will excel in the role.

    Select the assessments that match the skills or behaviours for the position. You can test for software or coding competency, soft skills like teamwork, or personality traits, to be sure those who pass have high potential.

  • Reduce costs and time.

    No more laborious sifting of resumes or cover letters. Pick your ideal assessment mix, invite your applicants to take them, see the results in your dashboard. Get to the interview stage fast.

  • Eliminate bias.

    All your candidates take the assessments on a level playing field. Only their results determine whether they get shortlisted.

  • Why is a C++ test so important when hiring?

    The C++ test helps recruiters and employers rigorously scrutinise the skills and experience candidates list on their CVs. It can also be used to help you make crucial hiring decisions when you're looking at candidates who have very similar levels of experience on paper.

    Using the test as a pre-interview step allows you to streamline the number of applicants you see, to ensure you're only spending valuable time with people who have already proved their merits on the C++ test.

    The test can also help remove intentional and unintentional bias from the recruitment process, thus making it a fairer overall experience for candidates.

    C++ is an ever-evolving program, so using an up-to-date test will help you to see if the people you're assessing are comfortable with the latest developments, as well as the standard data types and different numbers and vectors.

    The C++ test could be used to help you employ people for the following jobs:

    • Developers
    • Software engineers
    • C++ specific developers
    • Web, desktop and mobile developers

    If you're looking to hire for any of these jobs, the C++ test will be an essential recruitment tool as it allows you to assess candidates on a range of different facets of C++, including designing and building algorithms and code, fixing bugs and using the standard library and all its features.

Sample C++ Developer Test question

Which of the following statements is correct?

  • Deconstructor is the member function that cleans up any memory created by its class.

  • Static variables declared within a class belong to the class itself.

  • Value type variables are also known as pointers.

  • A char type stores 16 bits.

How to assess C++ coding skills using our test

Our C++ test asks a variety of questions that vary in difficulty level. Candidates who are proficient in C++ should be able to answer most of the questions correctly.

The C++ test provides valuable data-driven insight into what a candidate knows and understands. The test is structured using multiple-choice questions: a familiar format for most test-takers, that allows for instant and objective scoring.

As well as the correct answer, there are typically 2–4 distractors, representing common misconceptions and mistakes. This helps make the test more challenging, so a candidate's ability can be measured more accurately.

Test scores are provided to the user and can be compared to other test-takers in your talent pool to see how they perform relative to each other.

Each test has been thoroughly reviewed to ensure accuracy and validity in line with industry standards. It has been written, examined and edited by C++ experts and psychometric professionals. It has also been reviewed by a diverse sample of job seekers to check for any issues including sensitivity, face validity, fairness and accessibility.

This test is continually monitored so our team can optimize performance and regularly assess fairness issues.


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  • Assessments

    A full suite of assessments

    Our platform comes with 12 tests across both foundation and advanced levels so they’re suitable for everyone. Including aptitude, behavioural and personality tests, you’ll have a full range of tests to help you find the candidates you’re seeking.

  • Analytics

    An array of candidate metrics

    For each of your candidates, you’ll be given a comprehensive report. Included will be all the metrics you need to build a detailed picture of each candidate and ensure you’re making the right hiring decisions.

“The platform is so simple to use. I had used competitor providers for over six years and will never go back. Fast, efficient and friendly!”
Greg Chambers, HR Business Partner, Littlefish Ltd
Greg Chambers, HR Business Partner, Littlefish Ltd
C++ Developer Test expert

Devised by an expert

Karsten Vermeulen has been teaching C++ to games programming students at two London universities for the past six years. Being a course leader at one of those universities, he has built the entire curriculum and created dozens of tests and exams for the course. While not teaching, Karsten spends the rest of his working week writing C++ code to build various applications for clients. Karsten has attained a BSc degree in both the Computer Science and Games Programming fields.

C++ Developer Test FAQs

What is a C++ developer?

A C++ developer is a developer who works with the C++ program. C++ is used worldwide, particularly for the creation of video games.

Is the C++ test difficult?

The C++ test is designed to be challenging as it needs to help employers find the best developers for the role they're hiring for.

Candidates should familiarise themselves with all of the features of C++ and any recent updates, while also ensuring they take as many practice tests as they can so they're comfortable with the style and format of the questions.

What other skills are required for C++?

As well as an intricate knowledge of C++ itself, it's essential that developers working with C++ are able to demonstrate a natural flair for problem-solving, strong logical thinking skills, and the ability to keep calm under pressure.

What certificates/qualifications are important for C++?

Candidates that can demonstrate they have certificates or qualifications in CPA, CPP, Star C++ Certification and PCE C++ Certification will go some way to showing employers they are familiar with the software development program.

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