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How are Questions Generated ??

 
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HI Ranchers,
Just happen to get this doubt while taking few mock-ups for SCJP 5.0. Does the questions generated during the exam is in such a way that the level of toughness increases for each questions correctly answered(initally) and thereby increasing the weight age for the answers based on difficulty or the questions that are generated are from a standard set of 62 questions at a time.(thereby no matter whetehr u answer right at first attempt your weightage doesnt change..) ..
Its been a long time I have prepared something similar to GRE, SAT..

Bert and Mark your exquisite comments expected!!!
 
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This sounds like our adaptive training module ...
 
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The questions in the real exam are selected at random, there is no adaptive element to the test.
 
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I wonder whether the short "questionnaire" before the actual exam has any influence on the questions. I mean, for example, if you choose you are expert on API you get harder question on API, if you choose you are beginner with threads you get easier question on threads, etc. (or vice-versa :-))

What do you think?
 
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Originally posted by Jan Valenta:
I wonder whether the short "questionnaire" before the actual exam has any influence on the questions. I mean, for example, if you choose you are expert on API you get harder question on API, if you choose you are beginner with threads you get easier question on threads, etc. (or vice-versa :-))

What do you think?



They don't have any influence.
 
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Thomas is correct!

Before you even go into the testing room, the questions you are going to get have already been decided, and they won't change regardless of how you answer initial questions, or how you answer the survey questions.

Sun creates a large pool of questions, then through the beta process the relative difficulty of discussions is determined. Once that happens, randomized, but balanced sets of questions are generated for you lucky candidates
 
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Thomas and Bert, thank you! I thought so, it was just an idea.

Have a nice day!
 
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