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Difference – Real Exam & Mock Exam

sunil langeh
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Joined: Sep 04, 2007
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Hi all, My this question is mainly for those who have cleared SCJP – As I am preparing for SCJP and trying to solve mock exams , Yesterday I solved a mock (got it from here “http://www.javaranch.com/game/game2.jsp“) and scored 91% in it, Questions were much easy but tricky. My confusion is – Is such type of mock exams are similar to real exam or Real exam is much different and complicated ??


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Sunil (SCJP 5)
Prav sharma
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Joined: Feb 07, 2005
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sunil langeh wrote:Hi all, My this question is mainly for those who have cleared SCJP – As I am preparing for SCJP and trying to solve mock exams , Yesterday I solved a mock (got it from here “http://www.javaranch.com/game/game2.jsp“) and scored 91% in it, Questions were much easy but tricky. My confusion is – Is such type of mock exams are similar to real exam or Real exam is much different and complicated ??


Is your knowledge more than the guys who have cleared SCJP or Less than them?
If less, then you need to prepare. If more than you are ready for the exam.
Hope the answer is satisfactory.

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Punit Singh
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Joined: Oct 16, 2008
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sunil langeh wrote:Hi all, My this question is mainly for those who have cleared SCJP – As I am preparing for SCJP and trying to solve mock exams , Yesterday I solved a mock (got it from here “http://www.javaranch.com/game/game2.jsp“) and scored 91% in it, Questions were much easy but tricky. My confusion is – Is such type of mock exams are similar to real exam or Real exam is much different and complicated ??


The exam you have given is just 2-3 lines long questions, in real exam you will get lots of code, lots of drag and drops, multiple choice questions, and single choice questions, some would be more tricky than you given, some will be less tricky. And what exam you have given I think do not cover Serialization, synchronization, threads, Calendars, means most of the exam APIs, completely, so you need to do a lot of reading and practice.

Why do not you try Devaka's Diagnostic Exam, if you get around 70+% in them, than you are ready for final exam.


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Ankit Garg
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Joined: Aug 03, 2008
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Well I think that you should give some other exam than the "round up game" to rank yourself. I gave the test about 5 months ago when I joined javaranch and I scored about 89% on it. Then I gave Inquisition mock exam and scored 75% on it. The round up game has very small questions which are not very difficult. Mock exams like Inquisition and Master Exam are difficult than the real exam. So if you clear them with decent score, then you'll get above 90% on the real exam. Also you can try ExamLab and if you pass it, then you'll get a very very high score on the exam.

Lemme give you my stats

Rules Round Up game given 5 months ago - 89-92%
Inquisition avg. score - 80%
Master Exam avg. score - 75%
Exam Lab final exam score - 61% (fail)
SCJP exam score - 98%

HTH

Ankit


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Jesper de Jong
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It depends ofcourse on what mock exam you're looking at, but for example the questions in the K&B book are deliberately a little bit trickier and harder than the questions on the exam, so that if you get a good score with the practice questions, you can be confident that you'll also get a good score on the exam.


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sunil langeh
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