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cleared SCJP (71%), be carefull-fill in the blanks

Dinesh Rajkumar
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Joined: Jan 05, 2001
Posts: 1
Hi all,
I cleared the programmers exam yesterday with 71%, the questions as most people confirm are a bit unlike any other mock exam you take, I felt there were three very distinct heirarchies, easy, not so easy (majority)--which definately require thought, and which have a few pitfalls (conciiously designed such) but which can be comfortabely overcome, and the last category is definately tough (say about 8-10 in number), questions which require a good knowledge of the not so core API's and which combine multiple topics for example three synchronized methods in a never ending for loop and such.
One very important point which I want to put across is the way one types in the answers in the fill in the blank type questions
I got 28%in java.lang and was very surprised, later I got to know the reason why, I had answered all the results in double quotes, suspecting the String type result but all of you please confirm if the answers are to be typed -as-such or not, I felt that I could have easily crossed the 80% mark otherwise, Does anyone have a confirmed answer to this???
Also the exam was of two hours and time was definately not a problem.
Thanks
Dinesh Rajkumar
Harpal Singh
Ranch Hand

Joined: Oct 10, 2000
Posts: 229
Dear Dinesh,
Congrats,I too commited the same mistake of putting the answer in ""....anyways congrats again...
Harpal
Mahesh Bansal
Ranch Hand

Joined: Nov 28, 2000
Posts: 82
Dear Dinesh
Congratulations on being an SCJP.
I was under the impression that there are no questions wherein you had to fill blanks. Could you please elaborate how many questions were there of such type and if possible give some hint of the type of blanks to be filled.
Congrats once again
Mahesh
Dear Harpal
In case you can also throw some light it would be really good for all of us.
Thanks
Mahesh
Val Gueorguiev
Greenhorn

Joined: Jan 04, 2001
Posts: 14
Hi DInesh,
Congratulation!!
I have a question.
A month ago the exam contained 59 questions and the time was 90 minutes. Now I understand that the time was increased to 120 minutes. What about the # of the questions. Are they still 59 or now they are 70 as in the old version of the exam.
I would appreciate if u respond.
Thanx in advance.
Harpal Singh
Ranch Hand

Joined: Oct 10, 2000
Posts: 229
Dear Mahesh,
I cleared the exam on Nov 23rd.....scored less in the areas where there were fill in the blanks...I got something like ....after manuplation of Strings like concat etc...I am very sure my answer was correct...but I think coz I put the answer in ""...I did not get marks in that...same thing happened with two more fill in the blanks....so i would suggest clear that doubt with one of the sheriffs here ....or mail Sun people...Coz it is not worth loosing marks in those easy fill in the blanks...
thanks,
Harpal
 
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