# In the real exam do we get partial credit for partially correct answers?

suma sindu
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Hi All

I'm planning to take the exam on the 23rd. I completed my HFS mock exam and got 66%

Shall i go ahead and attempt the real exam or do i need some more preperation?

In the mock exam, some of the questions that I answered wrong would've been right if I knew the number of correct choices(about 8 would've been right).

Based on my experience with the mock exam, I have some questions about the real exam:

1) if there are n number of answers to a question and if we select less than or more than n number of answers, will it allow me or will it let me know to answer exactly n number of questions?

2) If it does allow to answer more or less answers, do we get partial credit for partially correct answers?
for example,

when there are 3 correct options and i choose only 2 right answers, do i get 2/3rd of the weight of that question?

or

when there are two answers and i checked two options, but only one of them is right, then do i give 50% to that particular question?

Thank you
Suma

Sanjay pts
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Suma
Go ahead man you will crack it. As i know mockexam result +20% marks so your result will be definately in 80% so no need to worry.

BEST OF LUCK.
Thanx
sanjay

Nicholas Cheung
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1) if there are n number of answers to a question and if we select less than or more than n number of answers, will it allow me or will it let me know to answer exactly n number of questions?

The questions state clearly how many answers you have to answer. But I havent tried to select answers that are more/less than the specified number of answers.

2) If it does allow to answer more or less answers, do we get partial credit for partially correct answers?

Only exact answers will be regarded as correct. It is of all-or-nothing properties, no partial credit will be given.

Nick

Vishwa Kumba
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Originally posted by suma sindu:
when there are two answers and i checked two options, but only one of them is right, then do i give 50% to that particular question?

The exam pattern is similar to SCJP (I presume you have SCJP, which is a prerequisite for this exam). The only difference I believe is that you have Drag & Drop questions.(which are similar to match the foll. type of questions).

Vishwa Kumba
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Originally posted by Sanjay pts:
Suma
Go ahead man you will crack it. BEST OF LUCK.
Thanx
sanjay

For all you know, Suma's name sounds a bit feminine to me.

http://www.matrimonialbank.com/babynames/girl-s.html

Just Kidding!

Suma: No pun intended. Just go thru the free mock exams as well.
Check the javaranch/jdiscuss links as well as the ejbcertificate.com site. Do as many free mock exams as possible and you will be fine. Good luck!

suma sindu
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Thank you for ur feedback about the exam.

Yes Vishwa, ur guess about me is right.

I took my SCJP in Jan 2000. I completely forgot the pattern and all.

I did some mock exams from j2eecertificate.com, but i feel some of the questions are for 080 exam(earlier version of scwcd).

In this forum I found that Anand Chawla's mock exam is almost close to the real exam.I got 72% in his mock exam. If so, can i go ahead and take the real exam( I'm think again as I don't have much margin(just 8% in his exam)).

Thanks Suma