Thank you--I was going to ask the EXACT SAME QUESTION! I am taking the exam a week from Wednesday. (Mar 26.)
There are a lot of posts about how the Enthuware exams were harder than the real exam, but not much about the one in Mala Gupta's book.
The Mala Gupta book deliberately doesn't mention the number of correct answers to select (just like the K&B book does too). That's just to toughen you up for the actual exam. On the actual exam each question mentions the number of correct answers you have to select. There are even mechanisms to prevent you from selecting too much/little answers. So from that point of view the real one is definitely easier.
This post (by Tina Smith) gives also some valuable info about what to expect on the real one
Roel, that is not correct! I have the Mala Gupta book right in my hand, and in the intro to the Full Mock Exam (Chapter 8) it says "The questions in this mock exam also specify the correct number of answer options to align it more closely to the real exam." And sure enough, at the end of every question, she has "Select 2 options", "Select 1 option", etc. Maybe you were thinking of the end of chapter questions?
I have taken the exam and scored 88%.
This was mainly due to the type of monitor used to deliver the exam which was a CRT monitor.
It was difficult for me to focus on the screen to analyse 90 code snippets using that monitor having been used to using only LCD screens.
Having said that, the exam is fairly straightforward and manageable once you know the basics of the language's rules and syntax.
subject: Which is harder: Mala Gupta's final mock exam or the real one?