November 11, 2008

MCTS-MCPD-NO OF QUESTIONS, PASSING MARKS, DURATION

I got a lot of comments and mail for these kindda questions. So i planned to write this article about that.

Passing Marks
Microsoft has not clearly mentioned the passing marks and out of marks.
But you need to score 80% to clear the exams.
Experience tell that MCTS(both) and MCPD are out of 1000 marks. you need minimum 800 to clear the exam.

No of Questions

Minimum 40 (most of the cases)
Maximum 50

Duration
2.30 - 3 hours according to questions.

these are the no's according to the my experience at time of giving the exams. It could change later by Microsoft.

Don't hesitate to comment if any question/query is in your mind.

40 comments:

Sophi said...

Thanks Raj, you already have given very much details in all of your articles. NO point of question

thanks a lot....
you rocks

Anonymous said...

Thanks a ton for the information...
I just want to know is it compulsory to have some prior working experience to attempt these certifications?? Hope u'll clarify my doubt ...

Raj said...

Hi, it is not mandatory, means no one will ask you for that, but microsoft recommend experience.

Thx
Raj

sowmya said...

Thanks again ..

Anonymous said...

thank you your posts were really helpfull thanks again

shubhangi said...

Hi,
anyone has recently given 70-528? or do u know any one who has recently given 70-528 ? actually my concern was regarding dump questions. I hav very old dumps dated 2006 an d sept 2007. I serached a lot of sites but found same dumps again n again. Still same ques's r appearing or some different ques's are also seen??
Plz reply....
If anyone has latest dumps plz mail me at
shubhangimittal@yahoo.co.in

Raj said...

No DUMP questions PLEASE

Sushma said...

Thanks a lot its really very helpfull information u have provided....

sushma said...

Thanks a lot its really very helpfull information u have provided....

hitesh sharma said...

Hi Raj
thanx for all the info u provided....
am planin for mcts ...can u pls provide with some e-books or some links to them......Can`t affort ms packages for training......help

Vinet Manjrekar said...

Hi Raj,
I am interested to take up 70 -526 and 70-536 exams... is it compulsory to take 70-536 prior to 70-526??? Please help me..
Thanks a lot....

Raj said...

no it is not mandatory, you can give any of the exam first.

no dependency of two exam.

only condition is you have to have clear both exam to get the ms certificate.

Vivek Kumar said...

Hi,
This is vivek
Can you tell me Please,to clear .net Framework Certification Exam and for the Certification of Web Application,Which Book will be best..

Vivek said...

Hi,
Can you Please tell me,to Qualify .net Framework and web application Exams,Which book is Best

Vivek Kumar said...

My mail ID is
tovivekinbox@gmail.com

Please guid me

sandeep said...

hi

this is sandeep,

Nice to see u r article its sooo grt.. can i have sample questions on 526 & 538...

Thank You,
sandeep

sandeep said...

my email id sandeepkumar198@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

how can I get the pdf books of MCTS and how can I find the exam location in pakistan.

Raj said...

for location please read this
http://rajmittal.blogspot.com/2008/07/location-prometric-center-for-microsoft.html

uttam said...

Hi
This is uttam from India new delhi.I have 1.5 year experience of .net technology.nice to see ur great article.
Is Microsoft' book and Practice CD are enough for giving the exam or any study material,practice material,dumps are also needed. Plz help me.hope u clarify my doubt

tHANKS A LOT ..

Raj said...

Yes that's enough, you can search more material on net for further practice.

Jitendra Sali said...

Hi thanks for this valuable info....

Anonymous said...

its saurabh,

i wanna give some test for c/c++

are there any???if yes plz give me test code...

wher wil i get list of all test codes...???

for asp.net code???

plz mail me saurabh4dudes@yahoo.com
plz...

Anil said...

thanks a lot for the informtion.

Anonymous said...

Hi Raj

Passing percentage is 60%.

have to 600 out of 1000.

Raj said...

if you can provide a genuine page link where it is mentioned clearly that 60% is passing mark. i will change my post content.

Sweet said...

Hi,
Thanks for information.
I am planning for MCST exam.
so now is exam criteria is changed?
if you have any related idea PLZ let me know.

Thanks,
Shilpi

Raj said...

Is it MCTS or MCST.

MCST are old exams. if you want to appear for .net certification go for MCTS. in my post all details regarding to MCTS is explained.

Sweet said...

Hi Raj,

thanks for information.
sorry i spelled it incorrect.
it is MCTS.

i have already gone through with the link you mentioned in mail.

i just want to confrm,is that passing criteria changed?

and how can i get Microsoft packede for study the same.?

Thanks,
Shilpi

Raj said...

hi sweet,

Passing criteria is same, but you can cross check it, I had witten another post in which some ms help no & email ids are mentioned. Or you can call any Niit or aptech / prometric center(certified centers for exams). Pls update in the comment if you got any genuine info.

Rgds
Raj

Sweet said...

Hi Rij,
Thanks for information,


surely, i ll update in post as i will get any information related the same.


Thanks & Regards,
Shilpi

Nitika Arora said...

hi raj ,
thnks 4 all d informatio u have provided to us... i jst wanna knw.. is thr any set of ques tht r sufficient to readn one can go through exam easily.. imean after finishing the kit avilable 4 certification...! if available thn only gng through tht set will b sufficient to clear i ve heard sooo... let me knw if ny such set is available.. n hw to get it..
thnks

apurv said...

Hello Raj

Could you please tel me the link where i can find the study material for it

rose said...

i want to do .net certification course. please tell me the details about it

priya said...

plz send me niit CFSV2 mt1,mt2 exam sure dumps plz help me in that subject in mt1 is C# and IT fundamental and SQL ,GUI in mt2 plz help send me dumps on my email id is pdhaytadak@gmail.com

priyabrat said...

dear raj,
Im a ece 3-2 student.Planning to learn .net and go for certification .
can u pls guide me how to prepare and which exam will be useful to me.It will be of great help.

thank u.

Manjunath :) said...

Please email me the DUMPS of MCPD-EA .NET 3.5 to manjunath.hireholi@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

hai....
i want to know abt the materials... are they provide any materials for these certifications if i registered for that?and is there any duration for appearing these exams?

Anonymous said...

useful blog this is .

Anonymous said...

hi raj
dis is ruflasia i have 3+yr exp in dotnet and now doing mba want the dumps of dotnet certification which will be right for me can u guide me..
ruflasia@gmail.com