Diagram questions aim to assess the skills of a candidate in creating class diagrams, architecture diagrams, workflow diagrams, and circuit diagrams. The candidates can create simple or complex diagrams as required and the examiners can view them to evaluate.
Diagram questions in HackerRank Tests use the draw.io diagramming tool's integrated abilities to support designing of diagrams. Candidates can use the easy-to-use draw.io tool's capabilities to quickly create various diagrams such as UML and Entity Relationships.
Refer to the following topics to understand how the draw.io diagramming tool is used by your Candidates in HackerRank tests to design flowcharts and diagrams.
- You must be logged in to your HackerRank for Work account.
1. Click Library tab on the home page and then click Create Question.
2. In the Select Question Type dialog box, click Diagram.
3. In the Problem Statement page, specify:
A. Problem Name
The problem name should be short and topical. It should not give any hints to solve the problem.
While you can assign any score you want for the questions you create, we use certain standards for assigning scores to the questions we create that you might find useful.
For an easy question that can be solved in 15 minutes
For a medium question that can be solved in 30 minutes
For a difficult question that can be solved in 45 to 60 minutes
Tags are words or phrases that help with searchability and organization of your questions. You can add the existing tags or create new tags and set the difficulty level for your Question by associating the tags as Easy, Medium or Hard. Alternatively, associate custom Tags to identify your Question by its complexity or levels.
a. Click the Tags drop-down, and type a keyword. Example, Easy.
b. Click Add, the “Easy” tag is associated with the Question.
When you view your Questions in the Library, the associated tags will be indicated for every Question. You can use these Tags to generate candidate reports and performance graphs.
Refer Setting the Difficulty Level for Questions for more information.
D. Problem Description
While describing the problem statement, ensure that the question is clear and detailed. You can also use tables, graphs, or attachments to enhance the clarity.
E. Internal notes
Internal notes are for later reference. You can include a rubric about scoring the questions or write solutions to the problems in this section. These can be used by your team while evaluating the test. This step in optional.
Note: Internal notes are only visible to your team and you.
You can support your problem statement and internal notes by attaching a relevant reference file in these sections. Refer: How to Attach a File to a Problem Statement for more information.
4. Click Save & Proceed to save the changes and proceed. The Diagram Settings page is displayed.
5. In the left navigation pane of the displayed page, select the widget checkboxes. This page displays the draw.io tool's category of shapes which will be available to Candidates to design their diagrams.
By default, the Unified Modeling Language (UML) and Entity Relation categories are selected.
6. Click Save Question to save and exit. Alternatively, click Save & Add another to save this question and proceed to create another one.
The Questions you create are stored in the HackerRank Library under the “My company questions” section. The Question type and the associated tags are indicated below every Question title as shown below.
While in the Library, you can proceed to create more questions or add Questions to your Tests.