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Ivanjam
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Good Luck!

Postby Ivanjam » Sat Oct 24, 2015 5:25 am

Best wishes to everyone taking the exam October 2015 Exam today!

User0821
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Re: Good Luck!

Postby User0821 » Sat Oct 24, 2015 1:25 pm

Thanks! I could have used some luck today. I thought the exam was quite difficult. :(

gradnt2015
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Re: Good Luck!

Postby gradnt2015 » Sat Oct 24, 2015 2:47 pm

User0821 wrote:Thanks! I could have used some luck today. I thought the exam was quite difficult. :(


Exactly!

mathTaughtMeHumility
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Re: Good Luck!

Postby mathTaughtMeHumility » Sat Oct 24, 2015 3:32 pm

User0821 wrote:Thanks! I could have used some luck today. I thought the exam was quite difficult. :(


I ran short on time. With 30 minutes remaining I realized there were still about 15 questions remaining. The rushing that followed won't do me any good :(

haha_12
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Re: Good Luck!

Postby haha_12 » Sat Oct 24, 2015 3:37 pm

I felt quite pressured under timed test :(. I only did 2/3 of it but without much guessing. So i kinda feel confident with the answers i made. That was my first ever taken mGRE hence I can't know for sure the difficulty of the test. There were some interesting questions though. And I thnk princeton review can do a decent job preparing in my case. Good luck applying everyone.

LaTex
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Re: Good Luck!

Postby LaTex » Sat Oct 24, 2015 4:21 pm

I know it mostly depends on which subjects you're good at, but I thought today's test was harder than 1268 and similar to 0568 in difficulty. I felt like the first 10 were way easier than normal, so I was way ahead of schedule after the first 20 questions. There was one question straight from The Princeton Review that I didn't understand and never learned how to do, so I missed it again, and I'm annoyed at myself for that. Overall, it was about what I expected based on 1268 and 0568, though I think I scored on the lower end of my range.

Does anyone have experience as far as knowing how long it takes scores to come out? I thought it was around a month, but the test administrator read that it would be ~6 weeks. Is that just ETS giving themselves leeway or is it actually 6 weeks?

lz32017
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Re: Good Luck!

Postby lz32017 » Sat Oct 24, 2015 4:32 pm

According to the ETS website, scores are available online on 11/23 but not mailed until 12/04, so the six weeks probably refers to when they are mailed. The last time I took the test, scores were posted at 12am, eastern time.

math_stu
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Re: Good Luck!

Postby math_stu » Sat Oct 24, 2015 6:29 pm

mathTaughtMeHumility wrote:
User0821 wrote:Thanks! I could have used some luck today. I thought the exam was quite difficult. :(


I ran short on time. With 30 minutes remaining I realized there were still about 15 questions remaining. The rushing that followed won't do me any good :(


This is not necessarily bad performance. When I did the test 3 years ago I answered only on 51 questions (with at least 1 mistake that I know of) and got
860 (91%). Good luck!! :)

mathTaughtMeHumility
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Re: Good Luck!

Postby mathTaughtMeHumility » Sun Oct 25, 2015 2:27 am

math_stu wrote:This is not necessarily bad performance. When I did the test 3 years ago I answered only on 51 questions (with at least 1 mistake that I know of) and got
860 (91%). Good luck!! :)


Well, I'm an international student with what I would say a below average profile (I only started doing mathematics last year, after switching from physics, and didn't do well in my first semester as a math student). I was banking on the subject GRE to mitigate my profile, and in the two practice tests I could get my hands on I scored 850-860 (that's 89% according to 2011-14 data). And that was with me leaving out only 3-4 questions and getting 7-8 wrong (I didn't take any guesses, all these were silly mistakes). I was hoping that with some luck I might be able to push myself to 95%, to possibly get a favorable point rather than a passable score. But in the actual test I straight out left 4 questions without even reading them, I know I have got 3 wrong and have taken a couple of guesses. With the inevitable (additional) 7-8 wrongs I'll most probably get, GRE is not going to strengthen my profile, and in worst case scenario, it might even be an additional thorn in my side :(

mathTaughtMeHumility
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Re: Good Luck!

Postby mathTaughtMeHumility » Wed Nov 25, 2015 3:50 am

I checked my score and I've got 890 (94%) :D
Seems like the test was more difficult this time, and I made fewer mistakes than in practice tests.

math_stu
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Re: Good Luck!

Postby math_stu » Thu Nov 26, 2015 5:41 pm

mathTaughtMeHumility wrote:I checked my score and I've got 890 (94%) :D
Seems like the test was more difficult this time, and I made fewer mistakes than in practice tests.


Congrats!




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