What are candidate time period points?

How candidate final scores are determined.

Candidates solving challenges on Coderbyte are rated on the following scales:

  • Easy/medium algorithm challenges: 1-10
  • Hard algorithm challenges: 1-15
  • Front-end challenges (React, Angular, etc.): 1-10
  • Back-end challenges (Node.js, C#, etc.): 1-10
  • SQL challenges: 1-10

All of the challenge types above have test cases that run to make sure the candidates code produces the output it should. Each of those test cases is worth some number of points ranging from 1/2 a point to 1.5 points each.

Timing points

For Easy/medium algorithm challenges, candidates are also scored on how fast they solve the challenge. So to get a perfect score (10/10), all the test cases need to pass and the candidate needs to solve the challenge in a specific amount of time.

With this, you can rank candidates based on if their code passes test cases and also on how quickly they solve the challenge. 

If for your assessment you don't want to take into account how fast candidates solve those challenges, then you can disable this in your assessment settings.

Important Note

You cannot modify this value once candidates join the assessment.