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Graham van Duke
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Just wondering if I can breathe easily before taking the exam... I did these in 1 1/2 - 2 hours each, so I might score better if taking more time.
Seems to be plenty of time though, you either know the correct answer or you don't...

My test scores;

K&B Master Exam 1: 78%
K&B Master Exam 2: 68%
ExamLab Diagnostic: 63%
Mohamed Sanaulla
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Graham van Duke wrote:Just wondering if I can breathe easily before taking the exam... I did these in 1 1/2 - 2 hours each, so I might score better if taking more time.
Seems to be plenty of time though, you either know the correct answer or you don't...

My test scores;

K&B Master Exam 1: 78%
K&B Master Exam 2: 68%
ExamLab Diagnostic: 63%


I would suggest you to identify the reason for the wrong answers and get to know the correct answer and the reasoning behind the same. This will help you a lot during the actual exam. ExamLab mock exams are usually a bit tougher than the actual exam.


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Graham van Duke
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Yes, thanks. I always check if the answers are correct and try to learn what I did wrong... But I'll never get 100% on a mock exams.. If 60% on examLab isn't good enough, what is? 70%? 80%? 90%?
Neha Daga
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you can never be ready more than this...this is perfect score. if you score 63% on examlab you are scoring 90+ or may be 100 in real exam.


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Ankit Garg
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Your scores are very good. But one question, did you give the same mock exams more than once?? If you give the same mock again and again you'll easily score very high on them. Also you can still give other diagnostic and final mocks of Examlab and the 3rd exam of Master Exam, that will give you more practice...


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Graham van Duke
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Thanks!
I did the first master exam before yes. ExamLab was for the 1st time.

I already did the 3rd master exam and scored about 60%, don't remember the exact score.

I think I still need some practice with drag&drop questions. Are there many of those on the real exam?
Mohamed Sanaulla
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Graham van Duke wrote:Thanks!
I did the first master exam before yes. ExamLab was for the 1st time.

I already did the 3rd master exam and scored about 60%, don't remember the exact score.

I think I still need some practice with drag&drop questions. Are there many of those on the real exam?

There arent many- might be 3-4. I got few easier questions. You can refer to Head First java for such similar questions.
Ankit Garg
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Inquisition also has good drag-n-drop questions...
Huachaitou Peek
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I don't see Inquisition from MockTest link , http://faq.javaranch.com/java/ScjpMockTests. Can you post the link here ? I did google and saw one but I am not sure if it's the same one. Why isn't Inquisition on the MockTest page ? Thanks.
Graham van Duke
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Oh, thanks. I read somewhere that 1/4 of the questions were drag&drop. Guess not
Ankit Garg
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Inquisition can be downloaded from here. I'll add it to the ScjpMockTests page, someone must have removed it from there...
Afzal Rehman
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You score well if you feel comfortable then go for a exam.


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swaraj gupta
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what is "ExamLab Diagnostic"....?
camilo lopes
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if you can do whizlabs mock and check your result, if it is up 70% you can take your exam. i think whizlabs the most hard mock to SCJP.


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Emmanuel Aron
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Another question:
is correction available in the real exam?
Paul Anilprem
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This score comparison may be helpful as well.


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Arjun Srivastava
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camilo lopes wrote:if you can do whizlabs mock and check your result, if it is up 70% you can take your exam. i think whizlabs the most hard mock to SCJP.

HARD
I think you are not aware of a bird called Examlab driven by Shri. devaka cooray


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Mohamed Sanaulla
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Arjun Srivastava wrote:
I think you are not aware of a bird called Examlab driven by Shri. devaka cooray


Nice one!
I used to get lost while trying the Examlab mock. Its the best
Graham van Duke
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swaraj gupta wrote:what is "ExamLab Diagnostic"....?


ExamLab diagnostic exam, one of the exams in examlab... http://examlab.tk/
Emmanuel Aron
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is correction available in the real exam?
Arjun Srivastava
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Emmanuel Aron wrote:is correction available in the real exam?

what do you mean by the term correction over here?
you can simply recheck the answers after being done or in between of exam.
Emmanuel Aron
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So, when you have finished to answer to the questions in the center , someone send you a letter with the answers or something?
Arjun Srivastava
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Emmanuel Aron wrote:So, when you have finished to answer to the questions in the center , someone send you a letter with the answers or something?

yeah you will get a print out report by exam centre describing the marks percentage you got in each section on the spot.
Graham van Duke
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Emmanuel Aron wrote:So, when you have finished to answer to the questions in the center , someone send you a letter with the answers or something?


You don't get the answers, only your score...
Graham van Duke
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I passed the exam today with a score of 76%. Not the greatest score, but at least I passed.

My neighbour decided to redecorate her living room at 4am and woke me up many times through the night so I was really sleepy when taking the test.


I scored 100% on concurrency and only 60% on declarations/initialization/scoping. On the mock exams I did concurrency was my weakest subject and d/i/s my strongest...

One of the questions asked for two answers with only one option selectable. Has anyone else seen this? It was a question on OO principles.
Arjun Srivastava
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congrats graham.
same thing has happened to me like this.
 
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