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Taking the state General Certification exam in NJ on 8/13 and have a few basic questions

mike10

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New Jersey
My assumptions are
-The exam is on a computer and not written (sorry i'm 50 and this likely seems ridiculous to many much younger)
-I assume there is no penalty for wrong answers (as opposed to leaving an answer blank). I should therefore answer all questions
-Someone told me they provide a dry erase board and marker rather then paper
-How many breaks and what length



Thanks in advance for any input
 

SpartanAG

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Arkansas
-The exam is on a computer and not written (sorry I'm 50 and this likely seems ridiculous to many much younger)
Yes the exam is on a computer.

-I assume there is no penalty for wrong answers (as opposed to leaving an answer blank). I should, therefore, answer all questions
Yes answer all the questions. If you have one that you don't know the answer to in a short amount of time, flag it, move on and come back to it later. The computer program lets you flag questions and when you reach the end of a section, you can return to flagged questions during your review.

-Someone told me they provide a dry erase board and marker rather than paper.
They should give you a couple of dry erase boards and a marker. If you fill them up, just raise your hand and they will bring you more.

-How many breaks and what length
If I remember correctly, I got one scheduled 30-minute break between the morning and afternoon sections. You can take a break while in the middle of a test section, but the clock will not stop. I would try to plan your bathroom breaks accordingly.

Good luck on the exam!
 

mike10

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Yes the exam is on a computer.

Yes answer all the questions. If you have one that you don't know the answer to in a short amount of time, flag it, move on and come back to it later. The computer program lets you flag questions and when you reach the end of a section, you can return to flagged questions during your review.

They should give you a couple of dry erase boards and a marker. If you fill them up, just raise your hand and they will bring you more.

If I remember correctly, I got one scheduled 30-minute break between the morning and afternoon sections. You can take a break while in the middle of a test section, but the clock will not stop. I would try to plan your bathroom breaks accordingly.

Good luck on the exam!

Thanks very much for the feedback.
 

Terrel L. Shields

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wow... I think our tests were only 4 hours 8 am to noon
 

Meandering

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Some of the questions have no correct answers, those questions they are "testing". They don't "count" against you wnen scored. Don't let those questions frustrate you.
As mentioned, flag them and come back to them when you have time.
 
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