The actual exam and the practice test?

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liutilixue11
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The actual exam and the practice test?

Postby liutilixue11 » Tue Oct 04, 2011 11:01 am

Is it true that the actual exam is much harder than the practice booklet and the problems in "Crackin the GRE"? Could anyone give some suggestion?

nikhil_may92
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Re: The actual exam and the practice test?

Postby nikhil_may92 » Tue Oct 04, 2011 11:35 am

even i`m taking this test for the first tym this november,but its known actual exam is tougher than the practice tests...but toughness in the sense of more calculations and weird wording in the problems

owlpride
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Re: The actual exam and the practice test?

Postby owlpride » Tue Oct 04, 2011 1:37 pm

I found the individual questions on my real exam to be quite similar to the questions on past released exams by ETS. The exam as a whole might have been a bit harder but the curve was more lenient too. It all balanced out in the end.

liutilixue11
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Re: The actual exam and the practice test?

Postby liutilixue11 » Tue Oct 04, 2011 3:21 pm

owlpride wrote:I found the individual questions on my real exam to be quite similar to the questions on past released exams by ETS. The exam as a whole might have been a bit harder but the curve was more lenient too. It all balanced out in the end.

Could you please tell me when you took the exam?

owlpride
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Re: The actual exam and the practice test?

Postby owlpride » Tue Oct 04, 2011 11:43 pm

About a year ago.

lemonjuice
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Re: The actual exam and the practice test?

Postby lemonjuice » Sat Oct 15, 2011 11:34 pm

i just took the exam today, and i must say it was harder than the four previous practice exams that are in circulation.

owlpride
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Re: The actual exam and the practice test?

Postby owlpride » Sat Oct 15, 2011 11:43 pm

But I can almost guarantee you that it will be scaled differently too.

asny
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Re: The actual exam and the practice test?

Postby asny » Sun Oct 16, 2011 9:00 am

Even I found the exam on October 15th tougher. Did someone else feel that way ?

fh32nj
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Re: The actual exam and the practice test?

Postby fh32nj » Sun Oct 16, 2011 2:54 pm

Real tests are harder, pointlessly so. I'm pretty pissed at ETS. I started to get shell shocked at the 1:50 mark and my last hour was not productive. You start to do the problems and realize that many are harder than expected. You end up with half finished questions, you realize you should have skipped the question and you burn time. After the 3rd or 4th such question your head starts spinning. Perhaps I'm under-prepared and don't deserve and excellent score. Fine, so be it. But the bait and switch is unconscionable. I can only hope for a curve.




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