petrokov wrote:I felt it was a bit harder overall. I managed to blaze through most of the questions in about half the time, but there were about ten that I skipped initially so I could focus more time on them at the end. I figured out about five of them, and five of them I more or less guessed. Two of the combinatorics ones gave me problems, which surprised me, since that's my area. (I realized what my mistake was for on one of them while I was typing this.) There was one from analysis that I had absolutely no idea about. I'm sure there was some trick that I needed to apply, but I couldn't figure out what that was for the life of me. Other than that, most of the questions used the same tricks that came up in the practice tests. In this week leading up to the test, I took a practice test every day, and I think I must have done all of my practice tests a total of at least three times each. It may sound excessive, but it's very helpful for having the tricks come to you naturally and for answering questions quickly.
wujinya1 wrote:There are some tricky question involving counting the number of zeros/local extremes for some specific functions in the test I took (I assume they are all different). Had to guess on these. Only one complex analysis question I encountered (and no stoke's theorem, green's theorem or divergence theorem for some reason unknown )
In general it's easier than I expected (I used to thought that there are going to be more tricky complex analysis/algebra/graph theory). But that doesn't mean I did well. There are around 10 questions that I don't know how to do (but able to eliminate some obviously false answers), had to make guesses. I probably also messed up some other questions.... Hope I was lucky, but most likely I am going to take the test again.
Would hate myself if this test is easier than average and I blew it up....
DDswife wrote:A useful trick is to remember that a tough integral, from -a to a, is 0 if the function is odd
J123 wrote:DDswife wrote:A useful trick is to remember that a tough integral, from -a to a, is 0 if the function is odd
Anything else? It'd be great if we could get a list going. There's very little info about such tips/tricks.
Integreat wrote:Ended up getting a 780 (76th percentile). Which isn’t bad for my first time around!! But I’ll need to retake it in September to be competitive for the programs I’m looking into.
cheese wrote:Does anyone know how much of a percentile would be enough for the top programs? Got 80-90 percentile in April; not sure if I should do it again and aim for a 90+
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