Git Test

The Git test is designed to assess a candidate's ability to use Git as part of their tech stack and tools during development. It helps assess knowledge and proficiency using the open source software.


What is a Git test?

In today's software development world, version control software is an essential tool for developers. Git is a widely used version control software that helps developers collaborate on code, track changes, and maintain a history of revisions.

A Git test is a standardized assessment of a user's proficiency in using Git software. The test typically consists of multiple-choice questions that assess the user's knowledge of Git commands, tools, and functions, as well as their ability to manage and track changes to a codebase.

A Git test might ask questions related to Git workflows, branching and merging, conflict resolution, and remote repositories. Users might also be tested on their knowledge of Git commands such as commit, push, pull, and branch.

About the Git Test

Git is a popular version control software used by software developers to manage and track changes to their codebase. It allows developers to collaborate on code, track changes, and maintain a history of revisions.

Proficiency in Git software is becoming increasingly important in software development, and a Git test can help employers assess a candidate's skills in this area. The test can also help individuals identify areas where they may need to improve their Git skills.

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Why should you use a Git test for recruiting?

Using a Git test for recruiting can provide a number of key benefits. For example, it can help ensure that candidates have the necessary skills to perform version control tasks in the workplace. It can also help employers identify candidates who have a high level of proficiency in Git, which can be a valuable asset to the organization.

Hiring candidates who do not have the required Git knowledge can lead to issues such as inefficient version control, merge conflicts, and other problems that can impact software development timelines and quality. By administering a Git test during the recruitment process, employers can ensure that they are selecting candidates who have the right level of Git proficiency.

A Git test can also streamline the recruitment process by quickly identifying candidates with the necessary Git skills. This can save time and resources, as recruiters can quickly assess candidates' Git proficiency and identify those who are most qualified for the job. This can also help to improve the overall quality of the recruitment process, as it ensures that candidates are being evaluated on key technical skills required for the job.

A Git test can be suitable for a wide range of roles in software development, such as software developers, software engineers, and quality assurance engineers.

Sample Git Test question

What is the primary purpose of the “git rebase” command in Git?

  • To merge two or more branches together

  • To discard changes made in a branch and reset it to a previous commit

  • To apply changes made in one branch onto another branch

  • To compare the changes made in two branches

View a sample report

Results for the Git Test along with other assessments the candidate takes will be compiled to produce a candidate report.

The report is automatically generated and available both online and as a downloadable pdf so they can be shared with other team members and employees alike.

Neuroworx Sample Report

How our test assesses Git skills

In Neuroworx's Git test, candidates will need to answer a range of questions targeting an intermediate level of knowledge using the platform. This includes using features such as version control (creating and managing changes to your code overtime), collaboration (using push and pull changes), creating and managing branches, tagging, terminology and best practices.

The test is designed to indicate how well a candidate understands Git based on a final test score, which can then be compared to the scores of other applicants.

The multiple-choice questions consist of one correct answer and two to four distractors. The distractors are generic mistakes or misconceptions, which makes the test challenging and helps measure a candidate's proficiency more accurately.

During the development process, the test was rigorously analysed to maximise reliability and validity in line with industry best practices. It was created and tested by Git specialists and psychometric experts, and field-tested with a representative sample of job applicants who have varying Git experience, just like you might find in a talent pool.

Each test is reviewed by a panel of individuals representing diverse backgrounds to check for any sensitivity, fairness, face validity and accessibility issues. This ensures each candidate has a fair chance of demonstrating their true level of Git proficiency and feels the test is high quality.

Our software tests are monitored to ensure they are up-to-date and optimised for performance.


Predictor of job success

Neuroworx provides evidence-based recommendations for tests to use for over 750 jobs. Our recommendation engine leverages data from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) developed by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).


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Instant access to our full testing suite.

  • Fully accredited

    All our Git tests are written by accredited psychologists and fully validated.

  • For all levels

    We offer Git tests for all levels so you can assess all roles within your organisation.


Energize selection process

Streamline hiring with our out-of-the-box tools.

  • Smart automations

    Automated actions such as alerts and reminders ensure a smooth candidate experience.

  • Instant results

    Receive candidate results in real-time so you can make decisions in hours, not days.


Make better hires

Improve hiring with bias-free, data-driven decisions.

  • Analytics dashboard

    Our full array of candidate performance metrics will provide actionable data on each of your candidates.

  • Candidate comparison

    Simple, easy-to-use candidate comparison reports mean you don’t need to be a psychologist to interpret them.


You’re in good company

Provides all the data and high-level metrics we need to make fast hiring decisions. Neuroworx has been particularly helpful in scaling our operations since we moved to remote working.

Greg, CEO, Reverse Media Group, Australia
Greg, CEO, Reverse Media Group, Australia

Focusing on data reduced the subjective decision making from our hiring process and allowed us to reduce bias and make better hiring decisions.

Izzie, Head of HR, iZettle, Sweden
Izzie, Head of HR, iZettle, Sweden

We used Neuroworx as part of our Finance Graduate Scheme recruitment and it was just what we needed – really simple to send candidates the link to complete and clear to see how they all compared. And great value for money!

Christina, HR Director, Cancer Research, UK
Christina, HR Director, Cancer Research, UK


Curated by our team of experts

Scientifically validated by psychometric specialists

  • Our team of assessment experts is made up of I/O psychologists, psychometricians, and subject matter experts who work closely together to ensure each test is accurate and reliable.
  • Our subject matter experts are rigorously vetted and typically have several years of experience working in their industries and hold advanced credentials.

Git Test FAQs

Can a Git test be used to assess candidates for remote positions?

Yes, a Git test can be administered online, making it suitable for assessing candidates for remote positions. Online Git tests can be timed and proctored to ensure the integrity of the test results.

Can the Git test be used with other assessments?

Git tests can be used in addition to other assessments that are specific to a particular job role or industry. Building a custom test battery can help ensure that candidates have multiple skills needed to be great at using Git such as problem-solving.

What is the cost for Neuroworx's Git test?

We believe in simple, transparent pricing. We operate monthly and annual subscriptions so you can pick the perfect plan for you. Don't worry if you're not sure: you can always upgrade or downgrade later, or speak to us to discuss the option of a custom made plan to fit your needs. This is all you ever pay: no set-up or hidden fees.

Can I get a free trial?

Yes, sign up (no credit card required) and we'll give you a 7 day trial completely free. You'll get unlimited access to create as many jobs and test as many candidates as you like. You can cancel any time and you won't be charged anything.

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