NEET 07/22/2021 (Thu) 02:45:33 No.382361 del
That could be part of it too.

I had an interviewer get me a coffee and then produce an exam paper and tell me "20 questions, 20 minutes. Go." and start the timer on their phone. They later commented to the recruiter that they were impressed with my poker face.

Trying to hire coders with practical exercises is a shit practice anyway. The problems tend to be shit that has been done to death and the smart applicants have already memorised, or shit that is ill thought out and ambiguous.