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Low scores in mock exams.....v.v.v. tensed!!!

Vishwas Hegde
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Joined: Oct 02, 2003
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My exam is on 6th April(SCJP 1.4). I am VERY much tensed.... Dont know what to do!!!
I am using Only Kathy & Bates book and have done all the self test given in that book. Please suggest me
what to do, as i am getting very low scores in mock exams.
These are my scores....!!!
Rules round up game (beta). 95-100 % (individual topics) 65-75 %
Javacertificate (final certification) just took 30 questions and switched it off!!!
As my score was just 35%.!!!
Jdiscuss exam. Just took around 35 questions and again switched it off!!!
Again my score was in b/w 30-40%...!!!
In Dan's exam (individual topics) i get around 80%
And in Master exam ( Which i got with the K & B book) took 20 questions and again got 38%!!!
Self test given in the K & B book 70-80%
Thinking of taking Marcus Green Exam within a day or two.....
Pleaseeeeeee tell me what to do..

waiting for your reply
[ March 29, 2004: Message edited by: Vishwas Hegde ]
Gian Franco
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Joined: Dec 16, 2003
Posts: 977
Hi Vishwas,
I wouldn't like to sound patronising,
but here's what I'd probably do.
1st don't panic.
2nd don't switch off your exams, do one
and go over the wrong answers. Then
do another one and again go over the
wrong answers, etc...
You have to make the best out of your
time, so why waste it!
3rd You've got a book that has some good
notes at the end of each chapter, go
over them when you can.
4th forget the outside world for the coming
days, it will still be there after you
Anyway, cheer up and good luck,
Gian Franco
[ April 13, 2004: Message edited by: Gian Franco Casula ]

"Eppur si muove!"
Joyce Lee
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Joined: Jul 11, 2003
Posts: 1392
Good suggestions from Gian Franco!!!
But if you think you may need more time to prepare, you can always reschedule the exam date at the
Vishwas Hegde
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Joined: Oct 02, 2003
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Will take more mock exams...and WONT switch off.
fethi makhlouf
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Joined: Feb 16, 2004
Posts: 50
Hi Vishas
don't worry about that results
i am getting nearly the same, and i'll porbably set in April 7th, but i am sure i'll improve that results, just be confident and everything is going right!
Good luck!

SCJP 1.4
Thomas De Vos
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Joined: Apr 12, 2003
Posts: 425
There is absolutely no reason to panic.
If you are scoring between 65% and 75% on the individual topics then that is the first step in the good direction. Try to concentrate on the areas that indicates that you are not yet strong enough in.
Once you get more as 80% on each individual objective try to do the final certification.
Bear in mind that the questions in the mock exam can cover many objectives. Do not panic when you see a question with a long exhibit. Instead try to eliminate the incorrect answers.
Take your time. Do not focus (yet) on the scores and the time, but try to understand the question and the intention of the author, he probably wants to trick you by adding a small (almost not noticeable) glitch.
I really meant it: take your time, do not rush.
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