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iMocha’s Shell online test is the preferred pre-employment test for recruiters and hiring managers to hire job-fit candidates for roles such as Unix Shell Script Developer and Software Engineer in Shell Scripting. The Shell Online test reduces hiring costs by 40% and increases interview to selection ratio by 62%.

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Shell Programming Assessment

A shell script program is designed to run on Unix Shell, a command line interpreter. Shell script allows for program commands in chains and is very useful in allowing command substitution functions. It also allows you to use programming functions such as if/then/else statements, for loops, etc. This test is designed to check a Shell Script developer's application and practical skills as per industry standards. Our Shell Programming skill test is created and validated by Subject Matter Experts.

Shell test enables employers and recruiters to identify potential hires by evaluating working skills and job readiness. For this reason, the emphasis is laid upon evaluating the knowledge of applied skills gained through real work experience rather than theoretical knowledge. Using powerful reporting, you will have a detailed test results analysis to help you make better decisions and predict candidate and employee success.

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Test Summary

The Shell programming test may contain MCQs (Multiple Choice Questions), MAQs (Multiple Answer Questions), Fill in the Blanks, Descriptive, Whiteboard Questions, Audio / Video Questions, LogicBox (AI-based Pseudo-Coding Platform), Coding Simulations, True or False Questions, etc.

The Shell programming test is designed considering EEOC guidelines. It will help you assess and hire diverse talent without any bias.

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Useful for hiring
  • Unix Shell Script Developer (0-3 years experience)
  • Software Engineer - Shell Scripting
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Bash Files

iMocha’s Shell online test helps recruiters and hiring managers to evaluate candidate’s understanding of bash files which is a plain text file that contains a series of commands

SDA and SDB drive

Our test help recruiters to evaluate candidate’s understanding about SDA and SDB drive


Our test assesses candidate’s understanding of commands that interact with the users in the terminal emulation window

Bash Scripting

This Shell test evaluates candidate’s knowledge of Bash scripting which is a plain text that contains series of commands


Sample Question
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Multiple Option
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What is the output of the following program?

b = 
[ -n $b ]
    echo $?
[ -z $b ]
    echo $?


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