The problem of leaking questions by taking pictures of the test screen is prevalent. It is more aggravated in the case of large campus events. This leads to many of HackerRank library/custom questions getting leaked.
To prevent that, HackerRank is launching the capability to add Watermarks on the questions inside a test. Enabling this feature would add the logged-in user's email ID as a watermark on the question section of the assessment page. This would act as a nudge to deter candidates from taking pictures of HackerRank’s question content and sharing it on social channels like Telegram, which would lead to their identity being leaked.
Note: Please note that access to this feature in limited availability is on a first-come-first-serve basis, as only a few slots are available. Please reach out to your CSM at the earliest in case you are interested in being part of the initial launch.
Enabling Watermarking in Tests
- You can open the test for which you want to enable the watermark feature, click on Settings, and select Test Integrity from the side menu.
- In test Integrity settings, scroll down to find the Watermarking option. Enable it by switching on the toggle.
Note: For now, the watermark feature is only available for Coding, Database, Approximate Solution, and MCQ question types.
Watermark Inside a Test
The arrow markings in the below image highlight the Watermarks placed over the question pane inside a test.
Watermark in Light Mode
Watermark in Dark Mode
Note: This feature intends to ensure that we deter candidates from cheating. This is not a detection mechanism yet.