Before I dive in to my question, a bit of background on myself. I'm an automotive engineer with 5 years of software development experience. I'm looking for a job as I'm going to complete my master's degree in september. I mostly program in C and I rate myself as an easy 8/10.
Recently, I gave an interview and one of the part was an easy (**TIMED**) competency test. I was confident enough but also overly cautious as I really need a job, so I permitted no mistakes to myself.
So fast forwarding to the technical assessment, I was given a link and I had to do it in one sitting. For every question asked, I was able to answer, IMO correctly but sometimes I had to check the solution on my system before submitting (just to be sure that my answer is correct... no mistakes permitted) and the question timed out and I wasn't able to answer. Finally, the last 2 questions of the assessment were small programming challenges. In one of the questions (find a number in a binary search tree), my solution crashed while running the given test case but when I tested it on my own system, it worked perfectly. I mean, it is a standard question and in fact, I already had my own code on my computer (I swear that I did not copy paste from the internet) that I copy pasted as a solution.
I have sent an email to the team manager, who sent me the technical assessment, explaining him my situation. So my question is, how is it going to affect the recruitement process? Will I be judged based on some silly questions that in no way reflect my competency?