Modern system design interviews usually start with the interviewer drawing a basic architecture on the virtual whiteboard and asking the candidate to improve it. It is a mundane effort for the interviewer to set up the basic design every time. We now have an option to create and save Whiteboard Questions to your question library. You can use these questions both in tests and interviews, thus saving a lot of time and standardizing your system design interview experience. In this article, we will dive into how you can create your own Whiteboard Question.
Steps to create a Whiteboard question
Follow the below steps to create Whiteboard Questions in your HackerRank account.
- Click on the Create Question button on the Library tab on the Home page.
- Select Whiteboard from the question types.
- Under the Problem Statement, enter question name, score, duration, and problem description. Next, click on the Save & Proceed button.
- Now in the Whiteboard Settings, you can draw the basic system design required for the interview. After completing the drawing, you can click on the Save Question button to save it in the library.
Using a Whiteboard Question in Interview
- Click on the “+” icon in the interview and select the Import Question from the drop-down menu to add the whiteboard questions from your library.
- Click on the Import button to import the desired whiteboard question in the interview.
- Whiteboard question is imported into the interview.
Using a Whiteboard Question in Test
- Select the question from the library and click on the Add To Test option.
- You can add that question to either a new test by selecting the Create a New Test option or any other existing test created by you.
Note: All the designs you create on the Whiteboard are in blue by default to differentiate the problem and the solution.