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This thread gives an overview of all different updates/changes of the different OCAJP 7/8 certification exams (e.g. exam duration, passing score,...). This post will show the current OCAJP 7/8 exam details, so all exam aspirants will always have an up-to-date status of this certification by simply checking this post.


The current OCAJP7 exam details (last change on June 21, 2017):
  • Exam Number: 1Z0-803
  • Duration: 150 minutes
  • Number of Questions: 70
  • Passing Score: 63%



  • The current OCAJP8 exam details (last change on May 14, 2017):
  • Exam Number: 1Z0-808
  • Duration: 150 minutes
  • Number of Questions: 70
  • Passing Score: 65%




  • Disclaimer: This thread is only for exam updates/changes, all other posts will be removed. If you have a question/remark/doubt, just start a new topic (you can always refer to this topic if needed).

    [edit 2015-04-29] added current exam details of both OCAJP7 and OCAJP8
     
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    The OCAJP7 exam details have changed!

    The current OCAJP7 exam details (changes from previous situation are underlined):
  • Duration: 120 minutes
  • Number of Questions: 70
  • Passing Score: 63%


  • Good luck!

    [edit] These changes led to mixed feelings among our ranchers. Their thoughts nd the pros/contras of these changes can be found here.
     
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    Since January 10, 2015 the OCAJP8 exam is officially released. The official Oracle OCAJP8 certification page can be found here.

    The current OCAJP8 exam details:
  • Duration: 120
  • Number of Questions: 77
  • Passing Score: 65%
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    The OCAJP8 exam details have changed!

    The current OCAJP8 exam details (changes from previous situation are underlined):
  • Duration: 150 minutes
  • Number of Questions: 77
  • Passing Score: 65%


  • Good luck!
     
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    The current OCAJP7 exam details :
    Duration: 120 minutes
    Number of Questions: 70
    Passing Score: 63%

    Is this the format as on Aug 2016?
    Thank you
     
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    Hi pritam mu,

    First of all, a warm welcome to CodeRanch!

    pritam mu wrote:Is this the format as on Aug 2016?

    You'll find the current exam details for both OCAJP7 and OCAJP8 in the first post of this topic.

    Hope it helps!
    Kind regards,
    Roel
     
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    Thanks Roel! it was very quick response.
    Yes, I saw that, which says posted 2years ago. So I safely assume now the format as per your 1st post in this thread.
    Thanks again!
     
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    pritam mugal wrote:Yes, I saw that, which says posted 2years ago. So I safely assume now the format as per your 1st post in this thread.

    If the exam details of one of the OCAJP certification exams would change, the first post of this topic will be updated to reflect those changes.
     
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    Thanks Roel! That really helped, I achieved my OCA status few days before. Do we have a similar thread for OCP?
     
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    The OCAJP7 exam details have changed!

    The current OCAJP7 exam details (changes from previous situation are underlined):
  • Duration: 150 minutes
  • Number of Questions: 80
  • Passing Score: 63%


  • Good luck!
     
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    The current OCAJP7 exam details (changes from previous situation are underlined):
    Duration: 150 minutes
    Number of Questions: 80
    Passing Score: 65%


    The latest  OCAJP7 exam Passing Score is 63 % . It is not 65%.  Here is the link to Oracle website OCAJP7
     
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    Narayana Bojja wrote:The latest  OCAJP7 exam Passing Score is 63 % . It is not 65%.

    That was a copy/paste mistake of mine. It's listed correctly in the first post of this topic (and that's what really matters).
     
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    The OCA 8 is now 80 questions instead of 77. I've updated the first post in this thread to indicate the change.
     
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    Great news!

    OCA 7 exam now consists of 70 questions instead of 80. I've updated the first post in this thread to indicate the change.
     
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    Liutauras Vilda wrote:Greate news!

    OCA 7 exam now consists of 70 questions instead of 80. I've updated the first post in this thread to indicate the change.


    When did this change occur? I sat the OCA 7 exam (1Z0-803) two weeks ago and it had 80 questions on it
     
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    Ben Alderson wrote:When did this change occur?
    Yesterday.
     
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    I took the exam today (February, 14, 2017) and there were 80 questions,not 70.
     
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    Kyle Walker wrote:I took the exam today (February, 14, 2017) and there were 80 questions,not 70.
    We are explicitly talking here about OCAJP 7 exam, which one did you take? I guess OCAJP 8, which is different from 7 in terms of requirements.

    Oracle states that OCAJP 7 has 70 questions. Their provided information can be found here.
     
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    Maybe I got confused with the abbreviation. I took the Oracle Certified Associate for Java 7 exam (not programmer), and there were 80 questions.

    If you were referring to another exam, then I apologize in advance for the misunderstanding. 
     
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    Kyle Walker wrote:Maybe I got confused with the abbreviation. I took the Oracle Certified Associate for Java 7 exam (not programmer), and there were 80 questions.

    If you were referring to another exam, then I apologize in advance for the misunderstanding. 
    Well, both are called programmer, one is programmer I, another programmer II. What is the code of the exam you took? 1Z0-803 ?
     
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    Just navigated once again to Oracle's website and this is what they publishing.

    Exams:

    1Z0-803 Java SE 7 Programmer I
    Number of Questions: 70
    Passing Score: 63%

    1Z0-808 Java SE 8 Programmer I
    Number of Questions: 80
    Passing Score: 65%
     
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    It was this one "1Z0-803: Java SE 7 Programmer I" and the price was USD 150.00.
     
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    Took OCAJP 7 (1Z0-803) exam today. It had 80 questions instead of 70 as shown on the Oracle website.
     
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    Where did it took the exam? at Pearson?

    That seems impossible on the oracle site the information is wrong.

    Tomorrow I will call to Oracle.

     
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    Paul, why the desktop version for OCA 7  is not updated with 80 questions?

     
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    Dana Ucaed wrote:
    Where did it took the exam? at Pearson?

    That seems impossible on the oracle site the information is wrong.

    Tomorrow I will call to Oracle.



    Yup, took the exam at Pearson authorized test center
     
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    Paul Anilprem  said:

    We can't update it with 80 questions because not everyone is getting 80 questions in the exam. Oracle officially says only 70 questions but in some regions they are adding 10 new unmarked questions to try them out. They do this from time to time to keep their questions fresh. There is no telling when they will stop adding extra questions. For this reason, we can't deviate from the official format of the exam.

    So, the mystery was solved.

     
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    I had 80 questions on exam OCA 7.
     
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    Dana Ucaed wrote:I had 80 questions on exam OCA 7.

    Interesting. Oracle announced this change today. (I've updated the first post)
     
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    Oracle changed the # questions on the OCA 8 form 80 to 70.
     
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    I wonder what the idea is behind this almost continuously changing the number of questions for the different OCAJP certification exams? Would this be related to Oracle evaluating the exam scores and noticing people ran out of time or too many aspirants pass the exam? With 80 questions you need to answer 52 questions correctly. So you can answer 28 questions incorrectly, while with only 70 questions you can only answer 24 questions incorrectly.
     
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    Informing, that Oracle reduced OCAJP 7 number of exam questions to 70.

    Note: it used to be 80 few minutes ago.
     
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