Test Your Software Testing Knowledge: Take this Mock Test

If you are preparing for the CSTE testing certification exam or thinking of giving the exam in the coming days then this question series will help you for preparation. Here I have included some questions from CSTE objective type question papers.

Software Testing/Quality Assurance professionals can also take this exam to test their testing knowledge.

You can either take the printout and mark the answers or note your answers somewhere on the paper serially for all 25 questions. Verify your answers at the answer page provided at the bottom of this test page.

Here are the questions:

Q #1) Verification is:
a. Checking that we are building the right system
b. Checking that we are building the system right
c. Performed by an independent test team
d. Making sure that it is what the user really wants

Test Your Software Testing Knowledge

Q #2) A regression test:
a. Will always be automated
b. Will help ensure unchanged areas of the software have not been affected
c. Will help ensure changed areas of the software have not been affected
d. Can only be run during user acceptance testing

Q #3) If an expected result is not specified then:
a. We cannot run the test
b. It may be difficult to repeat the test
c. It may be difficult to determine if the test has passed or failed
d. We cannot automate the user inputs

Q #4) Which of the following could be a reason for failure:
1) Testing fault
2) Software fault
3) Design fault
4) Environment Fault
5) Documentation Fault
a. 2 is a valid reason; 1,3,4 & 5 are not
b. 1,2,3,4 are valid reasons; 5 is not
c. 1,2,3 are valid reasons; 4 & 5 are not
d. All of them are valid reasons for failure

Q #5) Test are prioritized so that:
a. You shorten the time required for testing
b. You do the best testing in the time available
c. You do more effective testing
d. You find more faults

Q #6) Which of the following is not a static testing technique:
a. Error guessing
b. Walkthrough
c. Data flow analysis
d. Inspections

Q #7) Which of the following statements about component testing is not true?
a. Component testing should be performed by development
b. Component testing is also known as isolation or module testing
c. Component testing should have completion criteria planned
d. Component testing does not involve regression testing

Q #8) During which test activity could fault be found most cost-effectively?
a. Execution
b. Design
c. Planning
d. Check Exit criteria completion

Q #9) Which, in general, is the least required skill of a good tester?
a. Being diplomatic
b. Able to write software
c. Having good attention to detail
d. Able to be relied on

Q #10)The purpose of the requirement phase is :
a. To freeze requirements
b. To understand user needs
c. To define the scope of testing
d. All of the above

Q #11) The process starting with the terminal modules is called –
a. Top-down integration
b. Bottom-up integration
c. None of the above
d. Module integration

Q #12) The inputs for developing a test plan are taken from :
a. Project plan
b. Business plan
c. Support plan
d. None of the above

Q #13) Function/Test matrix is a type of :
a. Interim Test report
b. Final test report
c. Project status report
d. Management report

Q #14) Defect Management process does not include:
a. Defect prevention
b. Deliverable base-lining
c. Management reporting
d. None of the above

Q #15) What is the difference between testing software developed by contractor outside your country, versus testing software developed by a contractor within your country?
a. Does not meet people needs
b. Cultural difference
c. Loss of control over reallocation of resources
d. Relinquishments of control

Q #16) Software Testing accounts for what percent of software development costs?
a. 10-20
b. 40-50
c. 70-80
d. 5-10

Q #17) A reliable system will be one that:
a. Is unlikely to be completed on schedule
b. Is unlikely to cause a failure
c. Is likely to be fault-free
d. Is likely to be liked by the users

Q #18) How much testing is enough: 
a. This question is impossible to answer
b. The answer depends on the risks for your industry, contract and special requirements
c. The answer depends on the maturity of your developers
d. The answer should be standardized for the software development industry

Q #19) Which of the following is not a characteristic for Testability?
a. Operability
b. Observability
c. Simplicity
d. Robustness

Q #20) Cyclomatic Complexity method comes under which Testing method:
a. White box
b. Black box
c. Green box
d. Yellow box

Q #21) Which of these can be successfully tested using Loop Testing methodology?
a. Simple Loops
b. Nested Loops
c. Concatenated Loops
d. All of the above

Q #22) To test a function, the programmer has to write a ______, which calls the function and passes it test data.
a. Stub
b. Driver
c. Proxy
d. None of the above

Q #23) Equivalence partitioning is:
a. A black box testing technique used only by developers
b. A black box testing technique than can only be used during system testing
c. A black box testing technique appropriate to all levels of testing
d. A white box testing technique appropriate for component testing

Q #24) When a new testing tool is purchased, it should be used first by:
a. A small team to establish the best way to use the tool
b. Everyone who may eventually have some use for the tool
c. The independent testing team
d. The vendor contractor to write the initial scripts

Q #25) Inspections can find all the following except:
a. Variables not defined in the code
b. Spelling and grammar faults in the documents
c. Requirements that have been omitted from the design documents
d. How much of the code has been covered


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454 thoughts on “Test Your Software Testing Knowledge: Take this Mock Test”

  1. Can anyone please provide me the answer for the question:
    Define test standards for Test effectiveness and Test efficiency?

  2. Hai all,

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  3. Hi,

    Thanks for all the efforts you have done.

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  4. Hi, I googled a lot for recent CSTE question papers. But found only 2004 to 2006 question papers. Can anybody post the recent questions (2008 to 2010) appeared in CSTE exam? Thanks in advance.

  5. hi,
    is it possible to get into testing by preparing in home itself or we have to go for some certification course.I Dont know which testing i have to choose to prepare. It is confusing me. I need a clear idea in preparing.
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  6. Very useful…..I am preparing for CSTE…Can anybody pls send me question papers and books to read online for reference…


  7. Hi,

    Thanks for all the efforts you have done.

    I am taking the exam soon,hopefully.

    If you have objective questions and CSTE 2010
    CBOK,please send to my emal. I will be very appreciated.If anybody having please send to my email that is akashdeep1987@gmail.com

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  9. If i already have a experience of 4 years in Development (only exp of unit testing of projects)and would like to switch to testing as i want to discover more about software cycles, which testing course should i go for- Manual or Automation?

  10. Hi my name is aryan and i have 4.7 years of experience in software testing and i want to do testing certification so i thought of doing ISTQB and it got postponed due to work pressure in office and now i decided to take CSTE exam and i want to is it mandatory that i have to do ISTQB before doing CSTE.
    Kindly help me in doing certification am confused which is the best ISTQB or CSTE

  11. hi..i am doing my testing course.i completed manual and one tool in automation. can any one tel hw to attend online test in istqb. to knw theperformance of my preparation.


  12. Hi,

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  13. Hi i am just starting to learn about software testing and i was thinking of taking an exam for Certified Software Tester which is CST not to be confused with CSTA or CSTE. The CST is the very begening or the very first exam that i need to take if i am not wrong so i was wondering if some one can help me out on this please please i just want to make sure i am doing the rite Cert.

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    I am Fresher in testing feild and searching job anywhere in India. I have done BCCA and having 1.8yrs experience on H/w and networking. but i have decieded to change the proffession to testing and have undergone training of software testing from Hyderabad.

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  15. 11. The process starting with the terminal modules is called –
    a. Top-down integration
    b. Bottom-up integration
    c. None of the above
    d. Module integration

    the answer for this in the answer page is 11)-b,
    not a,


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