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can i clear the exam with the following scores in mock exams  RSS feed

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I'm Gaurav Kalra from Delhi. I have some confusions.
If anyone could answer my queries
1. I have taken various mock tests and scored as follows:
Marcus Green's test #1 83%
Marcus Green's test #2 79%
Marcus Green's test #3 77%
Majji papers 87%
John Hunt 88%
JavaPrepare 73%
MindQ 87%

Can u pls tell me how much i'll be able to score(approx.)
based on the above percentages.
Also i think these papers are old so r there any more new
papers which i should take.
R there any more mock tests available which i must take.
( I'd like to take more of tests. Links pls)

2. Do u have any information regarding the latest type of
questions asked in the exam.
3. How much should i concentrate on I/O, Threads, GridBagLayout
and object casting and overriding/ overloading.
IS there any good material on the above topics. (links)
4. There is a lot of confusion regarding the fill in the blanks
questions. Everyone has his/her own opinion. Pls tell me what
i should do with these.
Should strings be enclosed in double quotes?
For functions, should a semicolon must be there. e.g. myThread.start();
5. People talk about percentages. R these reflected on the certificate or anywhere else

I know these r a lot of questions, but i'm in urgent need of these
Thanx in advance for taking the time to answer my queries.
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Talking abt mock tests. well one thing is, whatever practice u might do... The main thing is what u do out there when u r actually facing the exam.
It is always better to take more and more exams so that u get a fair idea abt the tricks behind the questins.
For more mock tests.. there are some on this site itself..
You can also try out the ibm developer site - > search for java tests

I suggest u search for mock java tests on
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1. Marcus Green�s exam are considered as a best predictor. It worked for me even for a new exam: deviation was only 2-3%.
List of available mocks is here:
As far as I know, JQPlus is the only software updated for a new exam version, although it is commercial ($20)
2. I did not notice any significant difference. Only one thing: in Thread section pay more attention to synchronization concept.
3. Overriding/ overloading is the most important: you will have a lot of questions.
For object casting, you should know the most typical cases, like casting up the tree, and down the tree. I did not have any exotic case on the exam, although there is no guarantee, you will not. You wll get 5-7 questions on Threads, so it is important. The same about I/O. As to GridBagLayout, maybe 1-2 questions.
Synchronizing threads in Java:
Sun's tutorial:
GridBagLayout Tutorial:
GridBag simulator:
4. I did not get any fill-in question, so can�t say anything for sure.
5. The SCJP certificate does not show the score. It simple says you are a SCJP. People are reported that during the interview they are seldom asked about percent. But to get an interview, high score may be a big help.

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