The Hire Success®
Custom Test Builder

Create custom assessments with our online exam builder.

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Recreate or build your own custom employment test in Hire Success

Re-create an existing test or make a brand new assessment

The Custom Test Builder has several features that will help you create your own test — whether you’re starting from scratch or adding an existing exam into the Hire Success® system. No other online test maker is as versatile and intuitive.

Select questions from our question database and/or add your own

Hire Success® has an extensive library of prebuilt questions in a variety of subjects that you can choose from. And you can make your own test questions with our user-friendly drag-and-drop navigation.

Math - 30 questions

Spelling - 30 questions

Vocabulary - 30 questions

Logic - 14 questions

Accounting - 12 questions

Reading comprehension - 10 questions

Grammar - 41 questions

Clerical - 10 questions

Create your own test questions with
the Hire Success® Question Builder

The Hire Success® system makes it easy to build a test question. You just pick what type of question you want, add the text and media you want, and weight it according to its importance to the position you’re trying to fill.

Use different question types when you build your custom test

Question Types

When adding your own question, you have two types of questions to choose from:

Multiple Choice

Ability to have one or more correct answers.

Typed Response

Great for questions like simple math problems.

Use the WYSIWYG editor for building your custom test


Once you've selected a question type, you can:

Upload image, audio, and video files.

Easily move and style text.

You can weight your interview questions differently when you build your custom test

Weight Your Questions

You may decide that some questions are more important in determining a successful job candidate. With Hire Success®, you can add or subtract weight to any question to be reflected in the report scoring you receive for each test taken.

Group questions in your custom test

Group Questions That Reference the Same Figure/Table

In some situations, questions will reference the same material (e.g., a graph, table, or image). For these situations, you can easily group questions together so that reference material is only entered once and the context is maintained for the test taker. This is especially helpful when remote proctoring features are enabled so that questions are kept together even though they’re being randomized and only one question is shown at a time.

Easily reorder questions when you build your custom test

Click and Drag Questions into Your Desired Order

Combined with a time limit, using our online test maker to order questions from easiest to hardest allows you to assess a job applicant’s knowledge of a specific topic. For example, a math test could start with middle school problems, progress through high school and college material, and finally end with graduate-level math.

Having a better idea of a new employee’s knowledge level can be useful for placement, and inform any training that may be needed. NOTE: Make sure that your upper-level questions are assessing only what’s necessary for the position, since questions must be applicable and appropriate to the position.

Use the Hire Success® system to get the most out of your custom assessment

Hire Success® is more than an online exam builder; we offer an entire hiring system. We can help you identify the right job candidates quickly and efficiently, offering features from remote proctoring to advanced reporting to managing your candidate pipeline.

Turn on remote proctoring for your customized test

Remote Proctoring

We’ve engineered many features into the Hire Success® system to help mitigate cheating. You can select which you want to include after you make your own test.

Monitor candidate through every step of the candidate pipeline

Candidate Pipeline Speed & Organization

By offering your custom pre-employment exam through Hire Success®, you gain access to a whole hiring system, allowing you to:

Quickly add job applicants

You can add applicants manually or through a branded job site.

Automate test administration

Job applicants receive test instructions via email and are automatically guided through the process, cutting down time and administrative burden.

Track job candidates

The Hire Success® system automatically identifies the best candidates, as defined by you, and allows you to quickly compare top performers. Our hiring campaigns feature allows you to quickly shortlist candidates, send interview packets to members of your team, and more.

Custom test administration on any device

Custom Test Administration from Any Device

Your custom assessment is fully accessible from any device, whether test takers want to use their smartphone, tablet, or desktop computer.

Advanced Reporting

Hire Success® includes 3 reports with every custom assessment.

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Summary Report

Includes overall and weighted scores as well as a breakdown by category.

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Detail Report

Breaks down answered questions into two sections: incorrect and correct.

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Audit Report

Tracks selection, timing of choices, and if the taker left the test page.

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Easily combine your custom exam with other assessments

Coupling your custom assessment with another pre-employment test is no problem in the Hire Success® system. For instance, you could pair your exam with our Personality Profile to gather insight into the traits and characteristics that lead to success in the position you’re trying to fill.

Ready to take your hiring to the next level?

Get a demo to see exactly how the Hire Success® Custom Test Builder can help you start hiring the right people for the job.

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