diogenes wrote:Located in Asia?
Anyway, don't worry about it now. It is out of your hands.
feroz_apple wrote:Damn i hate this exam. I am a math graduate.... and this exam is not for me
It was all calculation.No brain required....Oh yeah...and No time.
Even if you prepare for 10 months a year, you will probably mess it up.
Stupid exam. Cant they test us on Algebraic Topology!!!!
ana3a wrote:Thanks for pointing that out, Dio. Probably they will drop one test from their pool and add the scores for today's test.
Don't totally despair. In the April test it seems that a raw score of 44 was still 90%ile.
So leaving out 15 questions is not a death sentence unless you need >97% etc.
diogenes wrote:
Not bad idea to hedge against your current score.
ana3a wrote:Thanks for pointing that out, Dio. Probably they will drop one test from their pool and add the scores for today's test.
Don't totally despair. In the April test it seems that a raw score of 44 was still 90%ile.
So leaving out 15 questions is not a death sentence unless you need >97% etc.
ana3a wrote:i'm sorry for the inaccuracy, now i double checked the score card:
in april, raw score 45 = 88%.
there were hardly any differential equations either.
sandraizbasa wrote:I felt very difficult and most important is time was very limited. When the time was over I left at least 15 questions unanswered. Morever, I am not very sure what I have answered. Very very sad...
goodtrain wrote:sandraizbasa wrote:I felt very difficult and most important is time was very limited. When the time was over I left at least 15 questions unanswered. Morever, I am not very sure what I have answered. Very very sad...
that's not bad man
mtey wrote:damn i f**ked it up !!! i think the test was harder than the test prep materials... let's hope that ets thinks that the test is tough too. good luck
diogenes wrote:mtey wrote:damn i f**ked it up !!! i think the test was harder than the test prep materials... let's hope that ets thinks that the test is tough too. good luck
At my test center it seemed like everyone had their PR book (non-math, too) with them, but that is clearly no longer enough (torus anyone )
bobn wrote:I dont think the exam is difficult or needs much computations. The exam is tricky. Which shouldn't be the case. It only tested your problem solving or how quickly you adopt to smaller techniques. Which is not some CAT exam.
I don't know what they wanted to test, but its not Subject GRE in Maths.
As far the problems are concerned, they require lot computations if we go in standard manner, but actually after exam I am thinking about problems in peace, I am finding some tricks to solve problems with out doing much calculations. But doing this in time constraints is hard, even we take this exam for time pass, at home after doing PhD in maths, we can't solve all in 2.5hrs.
I am surprised Abstract algebra, Topo, real analysis are not tested at all, expect very few basics, which we can get as examples in every intros text books.
With out any basic knowledge of above 3, one can answer 35-40 questions.
The exam is all about " How to solve stupid calculus problems as fast as you can".
It is okay, if the exam is hard and really tested concepts, but the thing is what is tangent at a point in some weird terms, will it tests your knowledge??
The exam is just like, what is the solution to the quadratic equation x^2+ 2abcdefghtik x+ 34xe^243+1 + edfgh logw.
bobn wrote:I dont think the exam is difficult or needs much computations. The exam is tricky. Which shouldn't be the case. It only tested your problem solving or how quickly you adopt to smaller techniques. Which is not some CAT exam.
I don't know what they wanted to test, but its not Subject GRE in Maths.
As far the problems are concerned, they require lot computations if we go in standard manner, but actually after exam I am thinking about problems in peace, I am finding some tricks to solve problems with out doing much calculations. But doing this in time constraints is hard, even we take this exam for time pass, at home after doing PhD in maths, we can't solve all in 2.5hrs.
I am surprised Abstract algebra, Topo, real analysis are not tested at all, expect very few basics, which we can get as examples in every intros text books.
With out any basic knowledge of above 3, one can answer 35-40 questions.
The exam is all about " How to solve stupid calculus problems as fast as you can".
It is okay, if the exam is hard and really tested concepts, but the thing is what is tangent at a point in some weird terms, will it tests your knowledge??
The exam is just like, what is the solution to the quadratic equation x^2+ 2abcdefghtik x+ 34xe^243+1 + edfgh logw.
ana3a wrote: But if you don't work quickly, how will you finish the exam?
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