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Manoj Gupta
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Joined: Oct 31, 2001
Posts: 29
Why do Indians have to answer the same number of questions in lesser amount of time and still have to get more number of answers correct than americans ?
Sun Education Services sites contain the following details for the same exam in different regions:
On http://suned.sun.com/US/certification/java/certification_details.html#programmer
SUN CERTIFIED PROGRAMMER FOR JAVA 2 PLATFORM
Exam number: 310-025
Prerequisites: None
Number of questions: 59
Type of questions: Multiple choice/short answer
Score needed to pass: 61%
Duration: 120 minutes

and on http://www.sun.co.in/education/certification/suncertprogjava.htm
Sun Certified Programmer for the Java[tm] 2 Platform
Details of the program
Objectives of the program
Sample tests for the examination
Details of the program
Examination Name: Sun Certified Programmer for the Java 2 Platform
Examination Number: 310-025 (all candidates)
Pre-requisites: None
Recommended Courses:
SL-275: Java Programming Language Foundations <../catalog/sunsl275.htm>
No. of Questions: approximately 59
Type: multiple choice/short answer
Pass Score: 71%
Test Time: 90 minutes

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Fei Ng
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Joined: Aug 26, 2000
Posts: 1242
That looks like the old exam.
Pass Score: 71%
Test Time: 90 minutes
Isn't that the old exam?? for Java 1.1?
R K Singh
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Joined: Oct 15, 2001
Posts: 5371
Originally posted by FEI NG:
That looks like the old exam.
Pass Score: 71%
Test Time: 90 minutes
Isn't that the old exam?? for Java 1.1?

Check the link. It says Java 2 Platform.
One of my friend told me that it is 70%. but when i came to javaranch I find it is 61%. I thought rule must have been changed. But this is really surprising??
Anyone why is it so ??
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Dave Vick
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Joined: May 10, 2001
Posts: 3244
I agree it ismost likely the old exam. You can always send an email to Sun and ask them and point out that there site is incorrect. Or you might want to post this to the results forum, I'm sure someone there has recently taken it in India and can give you a definitive answer.

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Marilyn de Queiroz
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Joined: Jul 22, 2000
Posts: 9047
    
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A year ago, when the SCJP2 exam was new, the standards were 90 minutes and 71%. This was changed before too much time elapsed to 120 minutes (2 hours) and 61%.

You found an old web site that Sun neglected to update.


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