Welcome. If you have registered for the GS Engineering Campus Hiring program 2023, we recommend you go through the information below.
On this page, we have compiled a list of preparation checklists, a short walkthrough video, and some commonly asked questions with their answers to give you a smooth test-taking experience.
Test Preparation Checklist
Before beginning your test, we advise you to go through the preparation checklist below for a hassle-free test experience.
- Install and use the latest versions of Google Chrome, Safari, or Firefox browsers to take your HackerRank tests for the best experience. Refer to Browser recommendations for more information.
- Since this will be a proctored test, take the test from a webcam-enabled computer. Check your webcam status before beginning your test. Please refer to the Webcam Troubleshooting Guide if you face any issues with the webcam access during the test.
- Perform a system check here before you start your test.
- Ensure that you are in a location with good internet and power supply to avoid problems during the test.
- Carve out a quiet and well-lit test-taking spot with minimal distractions, as the webcam will be enabled for the test.
- We advise you to take the sample test before the main test to familiarize yourself with the HackerRank environment. The Sample test will be blocked on the day of the test. Please make sure to try the sample test before.
Answering Questions on HackerRank
In the GS Engineering Campus Hiring Program 2023 Assessment, you are expected to receive multiple-choice type questions.
Here is a short video to walk you through the process of answering MCQ questions on the HackerRank platform.
You can also refer to the below article to understand how to solve the MCQ questions on the HackerRank platform.
Frequently Asked Questions
Here are answers to some of the most commonly asked questions. We recommend you go through these questions first to resolve your queries. If your question is not addressed here, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org. We will help you with your concern.
Before the test
Your Recruiter may enforce proctoring for your HackerRank Test. Proctoring allows your Recruiter to monitor your focus on the test screen and detect any malpractices during the test.
There are two types of proctoring enabled for the GS Engineering campus hiring program in 2023.
Tab proctoring will be enabled for your test; hence we advise you not to switch tabs in between while taking the test, as the same will get captured in your report, resulting in disqualification for the next round.
Proctoring or Webcam Proctoring
The GS Engineering campus hiring program 2023 is a proctored test, and you must enable your webcam to take the test. Please note that you cannot start the test if the webcam is not enabled for your system or if you have a faulty webcam installed. Adding to that, below are a few things that you need to understand before taking a proctored test.
a. Always ensure that you sit in a well-lit area and that your face is visible during the test. Before starting the test, we ensure you sit in a well-lit environment. Below are some examples of the ideal and non-ideal scenarios which explain how you should sit for a proctored test.
Not Ideal: Blocked webcam
Not ideal: Sitting in a dark room or opposite to the light source
Ideal: Well-lit room with the face clearly visible in the camera
b. Make sure that your face is perfectly positioned in front of the camera.
c. Ensure that you have a clean background (no photos or people in the background) during the test. Only your face should be visible to the camera. Only your face should be visible to the camera.
Not Ideal: Pictures in the background and multiple faces visible to the camera
Ideal: A clear background with only your face visible in the camera
d. This test is being proctored. Hence your photos will be taken during the test at a periodic time interval. Only the person who is taking the test should be visible in those photos.
You must follow these rules while taking the proctored test. It may cause disqualification for the next round if not followed properly.
You will have already received the link if you have completed your registration successfully on the Goldman Sachs portal with all accurate details and are eligible for the program. Recommend checking other folders (including spam) in your email service. If you still cannot find the invite, it could mean that you are not eligible for the test at the moment.
During the test
All the work you submitted before losing the internet connection will be saved on our servers. After the internet connectivity is resumed, you can log on to the test again (if it is not past the test completion time) and resume answering the questions. The test timer does not stop ticking when you are offline, and the test ends at the scheduled time. We advise you to use a backup internet connection in the worst-case scenario, as you can not retake or extend the duration once the given time is over.
Whenever you type the answer for a multiple-choice question, the HackerRank interface saves your answer immediately. Learn more about the auto-saving functionality from here.
After the test
Note: We advise you to write to us only at the mentioned email addresses. Writing to the general support of HackerRank or Goldman Sachs will not warrant a reply. We wish you all the best for the test.