You can extend the test duration for a particular candidate if required. This is useful if the candidate loses time due to internet connectivity or other technical issues.
Caution: Once the candidate begins the test, the timer ticks and counts to zero. The timer does not stop if the candidate loses internet connectivity or closes their browser window.
For such unforeseen events, HackerRank for Work allows you to give extra time to a candidate to complete the test. You can either extend the duration of an ongoing or completed test.
You must be logged in to your HackerRank for Work account.
- Click the Tests tab on the home page and click the required test.
- Click on the Candidates option on the pane below the test name, and then click the In Progress or Completed button, as required, from the left-hand pane that shows various candidate status options.
- The details of candidates currently attempting or have completed the test are displayed based on your choice.
- For the required candidate(s), from the three-dot menu to the far right, click Add time, enter the additional time in minutes, and click Confirm.
Note: A candidate in the test session must refresh the page to see any changes on the timer. A candidate who has completed the test must log on to the test once again to see the added time.
You can also change the test duration for all candidates' overall time duration by changing the test time under General test settings as described in this article.
Note: It is not recommended to add time to a test containing DevOps questions if the test has ended or the candidate has submitted it. This is because the machine for DevOps question purges after the test has been submitted. The candidate can be re-invited to take the test and must work on all questions as a new attempt. If time is added to such a test, the candidates will not be able to log in and start the test.