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What score should I expect in the real exam?

Hrishikesh Yeshwant Alshi
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Joined: Dec 06, 2010
Posts: 62

Hi Friends,

I am planning to appear for the OCPJP/SCJP exam on 8th of this month. I am not really happy with my preparation though for some reasons I have to give the exam on 8th Jan.

So far I have given 9 standard exams form Enthuware 6 and below are my scores:

1. 80%
2. 83%
3. 92%
4. 77%
5. 90%
6. 78%
7. 75%
8. 83%
9. 80%

I fail to understand why there is so much variation in my scores. Probably it has to do with the level of concentration. Whenever I give exams with the fresh mind (in morning) I tend to score better and whenever I appear for exam after the office work I tend to score poorer.

I have got 62% in the Exam lab 5.0 diagnostic test (months back)

Anyway, I have 5 and half days left with me and I am planning to focus on my "Missed" questions so far and will try to memorise as much API signatures as I can. No more mock exams. (I can manage only 3-4 hours a day at max after office hours.)

I am little worried though because I have given all the mock exams ONLY from Enthuware and not from Master Exam, Cert pal etc.

Anyone who had used Enthuware, please share your experience. As in what you used to score in Enthuware mock exams and how much have you managed in the real exam?

I have seen this comparasion on enthuware site and it shows maximum average score in Enthuware mock exam is 73.36 and average real exam score is 83.52. (by 77 users)

How much should I expect in the real exam, realistically? I would have liked to score 90+ but looking at my mock exam score it doesn't seem to be on the cards.

Many thanks in advance.

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Seetharaman Venkatasamy
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Joined: Jan 28, 2008
Posts: 5575

it can be either +(5-10) or -(5 to 10) . but dont worry It looks you put lot of effort . you will get 90+
Sunny Bhandari
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Joined: Dec 06, 2010
Posts: 448

You can expect +10% than the mock exams.

Your preparation looks goof. Keep trying till you appear for the exam.

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Javin Paul
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Joined: Oct 15, 2010
Posts: 295

After seeing your exam and familiar with earthenware's questions quality , I would see you scoring 91%. All the best.

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