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How does oracle compute the score on the real exam?

 
Ed Cardenas
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Hi Rancheros!

I am just curious on how oracle computes the score on the real exam.
I noticed that enthuware and whizlabs compute scores differently.

e.g.

whizlabs- 19 mistakes would result to a score of 62%,
#correct: 71
Total questions:90
enthuware - 19 mistakes would result to a grade 78%,
#correct:71
#Total questions: 90

and, how did whizlabs compute the score?
 
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It's one point for a correct answer and 0 points for a wrong one. No points for a partially correct answer, so only if you have all corrected answers selected, you'll get the point. If you have 2 from 3 correct answers selected, you'll get 0 points. Then your score (the number of correct answers) is divided by the total number of questions.

It's also nice to know that your exam could contain unscored questions. More info on this topic you'll find here.

Hope it helps!
Good luck!
 
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Thanks for the clarification roel.

Maybe whizlabs is not following that kind of computation.
 
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Ed Cardenas wrote:Maybe whizlabs is not following that kind of computation.

If they are branding themselves as a OCAJP7 mock exam provider, they should! But each day I'm more convinced WhizLabs is clearly not the best mock exams/questions provider on the market. I would advice others not to use their mock exams/questions.
 
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Regarding the computation of whizlabs exam, I chatted with a representative of whizlabs yesterday and
he told me to report it to their technical team to check if it is a bug.

Again, I proceeded with their Practice test 1 and found out that their giving points for partially correct answers (e.g. choose 2, and only 1 answer is right)
My score for Practice Test 1 was 90% (81/90) but my real number of mistake was 11 which should be 87% without including partially correct answers.

Btw, this is just my feedback and I will report this to their support.
 
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Ed Cardenas wrote:Again, I proceeded with their Practice test 1 and found out that their giving points for partially correct answers (e.g. choose 2, and only 1 answer is right)
My score for Practice Test 1 was 90% (81/90) but my real number of mistake was 11 which should be 87% without including partially correct answers.

Btw, this is just my feedback and I will report this to their support.

That might explain the difference That should indeed be reported, because it's not wrong to use such scoring algorithm, but they should at least inform their users and provide the score you would get on the actual exam.
 
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