Google Online Coding Challenge 2020

Google has started to accept applications for the ‘Google Online Coding Challenge’, one of the most precious coding challenge for coders & developers around the globe.

➥About the Challenge

Google’s Online Challenge is a platform that presents a fair, unbiased opportunity for you to engage in Google’s hiring or developmental process.

By participating in a timed online challenge, Google gains a better understanding of your skills while also providing you with insight into our hiring process. 

This online challenge will include questions that test the following:

  • General Cognitive Ability: Series of logical reasoning and problem-solving questions that will help us gain a better understanding of your cognitive skills.

  • Role Related Knowledge: Series of role-related questions that will help us gain a better understanding of your technical skills.

  • Coding: Series of coding questions or puzzles that will help us understand your level of coding capability.

Eligibility and Registration

As per the T&C’s of Google’s Online Challenge, you may not participate if you are: 

  1. Under 16 years of age at the time of registration.

  2. A citizen, national, or permanent resident of an embargoed territory; ordinarily resident in an embargoed territory; or otherwise prohibited by applicable export controls and sanctions programs; or

  3. A current employee, intern, contractor, officer, or director of Google or any of its affiliates.

All others can participate in Google Online Coding Challenge 2020.

Coding Challenge

There will be two questions to be answered in a total of 45 to 60 minutes. 

The code will be evaluated on Code Correctness (problem-solving ability and code completeness)  and Code Quality (efficiency of code and ability to write clean code).

Supported Languages: C, C++, C#, Python, and Java.

Other Details

You will need the following to participate in the challenge:

  • A computer or laptop.

  • An uninterrupted, good internet connection. We recommend opening up a new browser using Google Chrome or Firefox. 

  • Pen and paper plus a mathematical calculator may be required for some of the questions.

The challenge duration varies from 30 to 60 minutes and the final duration will be specified in the invitation mail sent to you prior to the challenge window.

A countdown timer can be found on the top right of the challenge page.


Scores will not be shared with participants. Google’s Online Challenge is intended to provide insight into our hiring process and developmental programs and is only one part of Google’s hiring criteria, and/or evaluation of skills.

Google’s team will contact you if your skills and experience are a strong match for the role.

For more FAQs, you can visit the FAQ section here


The date of this challenge is 21 August – 22 August 2020Register Now

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