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Mehul Jasani
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Following is the excerpt from the page from IBM Website at URL http://www-1.ibm.com/certify/certs/adcdxmlrt.shtml
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Approximate # of questions: 57
Duration in minutes: 90
Format: multiple-choice
Required Passing Score: 50% for the actual test;
58% for the pre-assessment/sample test
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Is this true , or the page is old one and not updated since long.? As far as I know it was like minimum 37 out of 74 questions should be answered correctly to clear this exam, ie. minimum passing score is approximately 50%.
Can anyone please confirm/verify it?
 
jim yin
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As far as I know, the total number is 57. The passing score is 58%. I think your link is updated, does that mean IBM lowered the passing score?
 
Roseanne Zhang
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My guess is IBM needs the testers' money to pay their bills.
 
Valentin Crettaz
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Originally posted by Roseanne Zhang:
My guess is IBM needs the testers' money to pay their bills.

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You mean the recent acquisition of PriceWaterHouseCooper for 3.5 G$ by any chance?
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ZEESHAN AZIZ
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Hi, I am recently in email correspondence with one of the IBM official, dealing with this exam, and this is her response

"The passin score for test 141 is 50% (it was lowered)"
So cheer up fellows.
 
Mehul Jasani
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Thanks Folks,
That's indeed a pretty good news. I am sure for me "patience brings sweet fruites" is true.

Thanks once again,
Mehul.
 
Shoba Ramachandran
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Hi,
That's great to hear that the pass score is 50%.
Does anybody know whether the objectives for Test-141 are still the same or it got modified too?
Thanks
Shoba
 
Kevin Thompson
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According to my information, what is currently posted on IBM's site is erroneous. Somebody who has some time should e-mail IBM and have IBM either fix their site, or confirm the information.
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I TOOK THE IBM XML 141 EXAM ON SEPTEMBER 22, 2002:
There were 55 questions.
The passing percentage was 58%.
I did not pass the exam.
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As for the passing percentage for the sample exam - this has no meaning to me and I do not care. It makes no difference.
Kevin Thompson
 
ZEESHAN AZIZ
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Hi, This is the email address of relevant centre. certad@ca.ibm.com .
Well, in their last message, they clearly mentioned that passsing percentage is lowered. I think we can take up this case with IBM, if passing score is not the same as on their website.
Regards, Zeeshan
 
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