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Check List to ace questions in the exam

NS Reddy

Joined: May 11, 2006
Posts: 9
Howdy Ranchers!!!

I wonder if anyone prepared a check list that makes it easy to quickly spot the problem in the exam. The most important thing in answering a question is to figure out what feature is being tested.

If the code snippet has plenty of logic and a compile time error, it doesn't make any sense to spend time looking at the logic only to realize that it finally results in a compile time error, for example.

I know it is very hard to prepare such an exhaustive list since there are so many things to look for. However, it still helps if someone came up with atleast a subset of some of the most obvious errors. I hope this kind of list infuses some kind of discipline into the way the exam questions are aced.

What I am looking for is something like...
1. What is the first thing we need to look for to ace an exam question
2. What is the second thing we need to look for to ace an exam question

Please share if you have any info regarding the list discussed above.
Thanks in advance. Looking forward to your replies.
vatsalya rao
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Joined: Feb 14, 2007
Posts: 63
Iam planning to give my exam in January.

Iam yet to prepare for the topics "Files","Wrapper classes".

Meanwhile Iam taking some mock tests or answering java questions which I come across in the net.

What Iam doing is First iam looking at code fully once and then seeing the answers If I feel code is a bit confusing for me,(ieunable to figure out the o/p or errors.)

If the code is having child,parent relation ships Iam looking for override rules follwed or not,if overloaded ,is that correct or not.

If the question is about threads,as Iam a bit weak in that topic,Iam looking at the answers first and then trying to figure out the correct one.

Sometimes indentation of the code is a bit confusing for me.Then Iam writing it out on the paper,where Iam confused and trying to look out in that.

This is how Iam preparing.

As I have not given my exam yet,I feel the tips from those who already gave exam might have been more helpful.
Tony Smith
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Joined: Jul 07, 2007
Posts: 229
I am not sure if such it's possible to come up with such a list. Because such list will only apply to questions that are between easy and medium difficulties. For harder questions, there is probably not a very easy way to solve it, except... solve it. Besides, the amount of variations the authors can put down will be thousands.... so if there were such a list, it will be at least be thousand items long. In the end, going through such a list, will be like going through a book. So might as well just do tons of mock exam questions and read good books instead.

I think the closest thing to what you are looking for is the quick notes, K&B book comes with it after each chapter, that might be more helpful.
[ October 25, 2007: Message edited by: Tony Smith ]
I agree. Here's the link:
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