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Bash Shell test
Test duration:
25 minutes
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Level of experience:
Entry / Mid

Bash Shell test

Bash Shell test helps tech recruiters evaluate Bash Shell programming skills of candidates before the interview. This assessment has helped our customers reduce hiring costs by up to 40%.

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Bash Shell test

Bash Shell test evaluates a candidate's proficiency in writing Bash scripts for a Linux system. This test involves a series of live coding tasks that are done on the Ubuntu server. Work-sample tasks like searching for files and their contents are included in the evaluation process. It aids in understanding a candidate’s ability to use Unix pipelines to communicate between processes and using environmental variables to influence how active processes behave. A solid grasp of the Bash scripting language, as well as expertise with its language constructs and regularly used Linux system functions, are prerequisites for any skilled Bash developer or Linux administrator.

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Test Summary

Bash Shell test helps to screen candidates possessing the following skills:

  • Excellent skills in Loop control & shell function
  • Familiarity with using special variables
  • Good hand-on experience in algorithms and spring

This Bash Shell test contains coding questions to evaluate candidates programming skills. Our platform will automatically evaluate and provide a score for the candidate’s written codes by compiling multiple test cases that generate discrete output. You will also get a detailed report for each test case execution along with execution-time and execution memory usage for the program written by the candidate.  

The Code-Replay feature records the coding screen of the candidate so that the reviewer can understand the coding and thinking patterns of the candidate.

Test Duration
25 minutes
No. of Questions
Level of Expertise
Entry / Mid
Useful for hiring

● Bash Developer

● Linux Administrator

● Support Engineer

● Application Developer

● Network Engineer

Topics Covered

Loop control

Bash Shell test helps recruiters to evaluate a candidate’s skill of loop control which is a bash programming language statement that allows code to be repeatedly executed.

Shell functions

This section aids hiring managers in determining a candidate's proficiency in understanding functions, which are blocks of code that carry out specific duties and enable modularity in programs to shorten their code.

Special variables

This section helps employers assess a candidate's proficiency with Bash Shell, which has a few unique built-in variables. These variables are in handy when a Bash script's flow needs to be controlled.


This section aids recruiters to evaluate a candidate’s understanding of implementing algorithms in bash to automate bash scripting.


This section assists hiring managers in assessing a candidate's understanding of Bash String, a data type that represents text rather than integers, such as an integer or floating-point unit.

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Special Variables




Q 1. You are writing a shell script that reads all of the command-line arguments. Which of the following variables would you use to read the arguments that are passed to your script?

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