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got 45/69 in final HF Mock Test ..pretty low

Gaurav Bhatnagar
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Joined: May 20, 2003
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Hey friends

TOday i got 45/69 in hte HF S final mock test..anbd am about to take real exam on opretty pretty pretty scared to death..willl i actually pas the real many marks

although i have zeroed in on the topics whihc am lacking but the final mock saw me lacking in almost every dept..have to analyze it although..
i know its pretty difficult relative to the real test but still its a bad bad score..
polease advice what to do..any words of encouragement

waiting from the experts ive just got 24 hours left


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pallavi utukuri
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Joined: Feb 10, 2004
Posts: 182
gaurav, am not an expert for sure.....soo i hope u dont mind few words from me....
i too got a low score like you....soo postponed like u having second thoughts may b i should have gone for it....if u have no other deadlines and if you r sure u can concentrate on this alone postpone for a week and go throuh hfs again that will give you good boostup....and may b help you in getting good score...but if u have other dead lines dont postpone....cause keeping in touch with the subject becomes too going through it soo.....neways all the best

Thanks,<br />Pallavi
Bert Bates

Joined: Oct 14, 2002
Posts: 8898

Here are a couple of data points:

- Sun's SCWCD passing rate is 43/69.
- Our mock is a bit harder for most people, partly because we don't tell you how many answers are correct - the real exam ALWAYS tells you how many answers are correct. (We're still getting a feel for how much harder the final mock is, but my initial gut reaction is it's 5 to 10 points harder than the real exam.)

So, are you going for a "great score", or are you just trying to pass?

If you just want to pass, I'd say you *probably* would right now, if you want to know how to do your last minute studies, I'd say:

- stop studying 12-18 hours before the exam - relax, rest, and hydrate.

- I personally would pick only one or two areas to focus my last minutes studies on. For instance, if you didn't do well on EL - really focus on EL, as opposed to trying to skim across ALL the topics one more time...

-- The one exception to the *not skimming* idea might be the design patterns. Because they are tested at a high, conceptual level, a quick review might really pay off.



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Pabak Nanda

Joined: Nov 04, 2004
Posts: 24
The real exam is little more easier. So you should go for this. If you are not really striving for a great score, you may go ahead.

Post us the score.

All the Best!!!
Gaurav Bhatnagar
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Joined: May 20, 2003
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Hello Friends

Thanks for the words of encouragement.I've bought Bert's advice of skimming through few topics in which i my case EL Filters and Custom Tags,
I analyzed the mistakes i did in hte mock test and found out that i didnt read the questions well or didnt have the information about it else i could have got some 52-3 score.

Whole last night i read again through the topics which i seriously lacked and i guess am not that bad.

Anyways..Thanks Pallavi,i know u have the best intentions,but i have been preparing for 1 month now and dont want to linger on with it..

This happened also in my SCBCD exam and althoght i gave the exam 1 week later still i think 1 week was more for it.

Thanks everyone ...Its now less than 18 hours to go for the exam..and am feeling Fine

Hoping to post a good score on the Result Section here..

cheers and tahnsk again!!

Gaurav B
pallavi utukuri
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all the best gaurav........good for me i have to wait another 60 days to give the exam.....or will not get through semister exams.....soo long way
Gaurav Bhatnagar
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Joined: May 20, 2003
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Hey Friends

Passed the exam...score not good enuf to tell but thanks a TON for your help and advices..
still SCWCD 1.4

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