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Python Test for screening and shortlisting best candidates for recruitment

The Python Test is a technical assessment used by recruiters and hiring managers to conduct an objective, validated evaluation of an individual's ability for a role where basic and advanced level knowledge of Python, familiarity with different data types, and programming prowess are requisite skills. The Python Online Test includes various technical questions in the multiple choice (MCQ) format to determine how applicants accomplish on-the-job tasks. Moreover, it also requires solving a live coding challenge through a Python Coding Test. 

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Inside this Python Test

The Python Online Test is a pre-employment test used by recruiters to screen candidates objectively based on their knowledge and understanding of Python concepts on advanced and basic levels, knowledge of data types, and programming skills in Python. This technical test, created by subject matter experts, includes thoughtfully crafted questions that test for practical knowledge and on-the-job skills.  

Tech hiring teams widely use the Python Test to screen candidates for the specific skills they look for in a competent Python developer with an experience of 0.5-2 years. This 60-minute assessment comprises 18 multiple-choice questions (MCQs) and one hands-on coding challenge to be conducted on a robust online coding simulator. These questions are an excellent way to measure key performance metrics and can also be tailored to the specific requirements of an open position.

Developed around Python best practices and standards, this Python Assessment enables hiring managers to get a well-rounded review of the candidate's skills, knowledge, and competencies. Most importantly, the test result reports offer granular insights into the applicant's strengths and vital areas of improvement, thus enabling employers to make well-informed hiring decisions. 

The following roles can be primarily evaluated using this Python Online Test:

  • Junior Python developer 
  • Python developer 
  • Software developer (Python) 


Python has been one of the most extensively used programming languages to date. Knowing Python opens floodgates of opportunities for anyone who excels in using this high-level, general-purpose programming language to solve real-life problems today. Python offers many functionalities, which is why it is used to develop web applications and desktop solutions, perform task automation, data visualization, data analysis, etc. Python's versatility makes it ideal for various programming use cases, from games to AI/machine learning. Some of the leading  

organizations worldwide, including Netflix, Intel, IBM, NASA, etc., use Python to push the innovation envelope and make their mark on the world.

It stands to reason that the demand for Python developers and programmers is growing at an unprecedented pace. However, the search for new talent can be bewildering. As Python skills are highly sought-after in software development projects, a hiring process must have a pre-employment screening assessment to understand each candidate's competency.

While applicants might include Python-related programming experience or qualifications in their job applications, gleaning insights into how adequate their knowledge is from a resume is unfeasible. However, with the Python Test as an integral part of the pre-employment evaluation battery, the test result reports can uncover data-driven insights about the candidates' competency, including domain expertise, enabling employers to shortlist the best talent to take forward to the next level in the employment process. 

Online Python Test competency framework

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Python Skills Assessment Competencies Under Scanner

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The following skills are assessed in this section: Sets, collections, lists, and tuples.

Basic concepts

The following skills are covered in this section: Regular expressions, decorators, closures, and modules and attributes – application.

Advanced concepts

The following skills are covered in this section: errors and exceptions, generators, data classes and OOPS - application, file handling, and lambda expression.

Coding skills

This Python Coding Test evaluates a candidate's programming capability using the Mercer | Mettl Coding Simulator.

Customize This Python Test

Flexible customization options to suit your needs

Set difficulty level of test

Choose easy, medium or hard questions from our skill libraries to assess candidates of different experience levels.

Combine multiple skills into one test

Add multiple skills in a single test to create an effective assessment. Assess multiple skills together.

Add your own questions to the test

Add, edit or bulk upload your own coding questions, MCQ, whiteboarding questions & more.

Request a tailor-made test

Get a tailored assessment created with the help of our subject matter experts to ensure effective screening.

The Mercer | Mettl Python Skills Assessment Advantage

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  • Simulators designed by developers
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Python Test Can Be Setup in 4 Steps

Step 1: Add test

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Step 2: Share link

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Step 3: Test View

Candidate take the test

Step 4: Insightful Report

You get their tests report

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

The Mercer | Mettl Python Online Test is tailored for recruitment. However, we can do benchmarking for custom sample sets as well. Please write to us about your request; we will gladly assist you.   

We have previously customized Python Pre-employment Test reports based on the client’s requirements. So please write to us with your request, and we will be glad to provide you with a solution.

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