Postby mindreader » Mon Nov 12, 2012 1:15 am
The scores are now released online! I got 820, 85th percentile. I'm surprised to be honest and I'm so contented with it given that my major is in Applied Math and my background in abstract algebra and topology is weak.
I answered 49 questions of which I am sure I made at least 1 mistake. Well, I was just hoping for a score in the 70th percentile so this was really beyond my expectations. Hope everyone got the scores they aimed for!
If there's a lesson I can take away from this experience, it would be to focus on the foundations, especially calculus. Calculus is a strong suit of mine so I made sure to answer every calculus question in the exam. Well, I tried to but of course there were some difficult calculus questions too.
Also, for those using the princeton review 3ed (which is the one I used since it was the only one available online for free), I suggest that you skip the calculus section and use stewart's instead. There were some multivariable calc questions in the exam and this is not addressed in the princeton review book.
Aside from calculus, you can save some points on easy questions that are taught in high school such as euclidean geometry. I was so lucky that I recalled a theorem on circles which came out in the exam. I have difficulty thinking fast in abstract linear algebra questions (as opposed to those matrix questions), discrete math questions, and topology questions, so I strived to search for problems that I felt really comfortable in.
I'm pleased that I got the score that I want because I really don't have money to spend on these exams and application fees. Boy they're so expensive!!