i am pleased to inform you that i passed the SCJP 5.0 (310 - 055) last week with 93%. i prepared for a little over 3 weeks for the exam and honestly would have been happy with anything more than 70%. although i am not an active member of this forum, i went through many a question asked in this forum for the last two weeks of my preparation time. so, thanks to all of you out here who helped me a lot really.
i wanted to share my exam experience with all those who are thinking of taking this exam in the future.
firstly, to my displeasure, the centre did not provide me any pen and paper and i had to use those markers and pad which i am not comfortable with at all. i am not sure if this has to do with any sun directive.
secondly, i was not able to review any of the drag and drop questions and there were at least a dozen of them. A warning was prompted that if i reopen the pop-ups the previously selected answers will be gone and i could not risk that. so, please keep this in mind when you take the exam.
lastly, i was alloted 210 mins to answer 72 questions which baffled me since i was under the impression that the max time is 175 mins.
have a happy and prosperous new year ahead, regards, deep.