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Go (coding): Entry-Level Algorithms test
Type: Programming skills
Time: 15 min
Languages: English
Level: Entry level

Summary of the Go (coding): Entry-Level Algorithms test

This Go coding test assesses candidates’ ability to program a small algorithm in Golang, testing their basic programming skills. Using a short and straightforward coding task, this test helps you identify developers with the most essential Go skills.

Covered skills

  • Entry-level algorithms

Use the Go (coding): Entry-Level Algorithms test to hire

Junior Go engineers and any other role that requires a strong grasp of the fundamentals of the Go language. This Go (coding) test forms part of our Coding: Entry-Level Algorithms test

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About the Go (coding): Entry-Level Algorithms test

Google, Apple, Facebook, the New York Times, the BBC, what do they all have in common? They all shifted to Go (also known as Golang) for their software apps. Go is an open-source programming language created by Google along with various contributors and first published in 2009 with the aim of simplifying the software development process, particularly for apps requiring complex architecture.

Strong foundational knowledge of Go is essential for junior programmers who will be working on projects using Golang. Understanding the basics of programming in Go will allow these candidates to hit the ground running and set themselves up for further professional growth.

This Go coding test gives candidates 10 minutes to complete a straightforward coding task involving entry-level algorithms. The code is evaluated against a set of test cases, some of which are available to the candidate to determine if they are on the right track.

This is a great initial screening test that allows you to effectively screen candidates based on actual Go programming skills. For more difficult coding challenges, you can consider a Go debugging test or other Go coding tests at an intermediate or advanced level.

We recommend combining coding tests with at least one of our cognitive ability tests evaluating numerical or analytical skills.

The test is made by a subject-matter expert

Rohan V.

Given that Rohan started to code from his school days, it’s no wonder that he went on to complete his Bachelor of Technology in Computer Science and Engineering. In his professional career, Rohan has been mostly coding on Go and Python and has been an active contributor to various open-source projects that allow him to push his programming skills and solutions even further. In his spare time, Rohan loves to write code to automate the little things in life.

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