So finally I took the exam today and though I did not get a great score (70%), I passed. Yay!! I think I had prepared for a 70-75% score and that's what I got, so it's cool
The exam was much harder than anticipated and it didn't help that the very first question (and second one too, for that matter) had wait/notify etc. as answer options. The first 20 odd questions were really nasty, it did get better thereafter. I wish the easier questions were posted before the really tough ones. I guess that would have given me some time to warm up and put me in a better frame of mind for the toughies.
All's well that ends well, but it did take a whole lot of positive self-talk (haha!) to get through the first hour.
For my prep, I had used K&B + Enthuware. Both excellent sources and highly recommended. The difficulty level of the questions was somewhere in between K&B end of chapter self tests and Enthuware. I say that even though my real exam score was very similar to Enthuware scores. With Enthuware mock questions, more often than not, I could figure out whether I had answered a question correctly or not; but with the real exam questions - I had no idea! There were very few questions that I was sure about, and that was very frustrating. The last day (unique) Enthuware mock is a MUST DO.
Also, I felt that the real exam code was smudgy, and really hard to read.
I couldn't do the K&B master exams or ExamLab as I do not work on Windows.
Lastly, to everyone who helped me out here - thank you!!