GRE Math Subject Test on April

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ghjk
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GRE Math Subject Test on April

Postby ghjk » Sat Apr 21, 2012 8:47 pm

I just took the official test today, and felt it was harder than the practice test (Princeton Review book). Right now, I estimate my score is around 56-59, which is pretty low:P. Anw, how did everyone feel about this test? And do you know how to convert the raw score(e.g: 56-59) to the actual scaled score? Will the scaled score vary based on on how other people did, assume we all took the same test booklet?

3ig3nv3ct0r
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Re: GRE Math Subject Test on April

Postby 3ig3nv3ct0r » Sun Apr 22, 2012 3:56 am

I took the test today as well and definitely thought it was harder than the practice exams I took (including the one in the Princeton Review). I felt like I skipped a lot more questions than I normally did on my practice tests. I'm kinda scared to see how I did :oops: aahhh I'm so bad at taking tests it's not even funny...

aaroncraig
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Re: GRE Math Subject Test on April

Postby aaroncraig » Sun Apr 22, 2012 2:17 pm

It was definitely harder than any released exam or the princeton review one. Several of the calculation-heavy questions were particularly irritating. I feel good about my performance, but I am VERY curious as to how the raw-to-scaled score interplay will turn out...

Of course, any standardized test seems harder than its associated practice tests on the day of doom, but I actually do feel that this one was a step up from all the released materials I had seen.

ghjk
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Re: GRE Math Subject Test on April

Postby ghjk » Sun Apr 22, 2012 4:13 pm

@aaroncraig+3ig3nv3ct0r: I'm glad to know I'm not the only one who felt that way:) Can you guys be more specific as how you guys did(e.g: estimated raw score?)? Btw, how do we find out about the raw score-scaled score conversion table of the Math Subject test?

mstrfrdmx
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Re: GRE Math Subject Test on April

Postby mstrfrdmx » Sun Apr 22, 2012 5:33 pm

I left 16 blank, feeling quite comfortable with the ones I did answer. Without getting into particulars, I felt blindsided by a few of the questions at the end. I think a retake is definitely on my radar screen; luckily I'm a sophomore and this is a viable option. I'm even considering cancelling my score, though my curiosity will probably get the better of me. I hope that the perceived difficulty of this test will be reflected in the corresponding score percentiles.

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Re: GRE Math Subject Test on April

Postby ANDS » Sun Apr 22, 2012 6:09 pm

o_0

Do you not have to cancel your score at the time of the testing, before the result is released to you?

aaroncraig
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Re: GRE Math Subject Test on April

Postby aaroncraig » Sun Apr 22, 2012 6:28 pm

I answered ~58/66 and feel confident I answered at least 45 correctly. I think I got lucky on several educated guesses, so I guess I'm hoping for 75th-Percentile or better... but who knows

mstrfrdmx
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Re: GRE Math Subject Test on April

Postby mstrfrdmx » Sun Apr 22, 2012 8:18 pm

ANDS wrote:o_0

Do you not have to cancel your score at the time of the testing, before the result is released to you?


After reading the ETS page, I guess not. Oh well.

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Re: GRE Math Subject Test on April

Postby ermiaazarkhalili » Fri May 10, 2013 12:31 am

Hi Guys,
I hopefully answered 54/66 correct and left the rest. It was too hard as I tried some other ETS samples and my performance was around 850!!! I do not whether they use any scale or curve for the scores or not? I really worry! :cry:

math_stu
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Re: GRE Math Subject Test on April

Postby math_stu » Fri May 10, 2013 7:41 am

ermiaazarkhalili wrote:Hi Guys,
I hopefully answered 54/66 correct and left the rest. It was too hard as I tried some other ETS samples and my performance was around 850!!! I do not whether they use any scale or curve for the scores or not? I really worry! :cry:


In my test, I answered only on 51 question (with at least one mistake that I know of) and got 860 - 91%. So 54/66 sounds good.

ermiaazarkhalili
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Re: GRE Math Subject Test on April

Postby ermiaazarkhalili » Fri May 10, 2013 9:04 am

math_stu wrote:
ermiaazarkhalili wrote:Hi Guys,
I hopefully answered 54/66 correct and left the rest. It was too hard as I tried some other ETS samples and my performance was around 850!!! I do not whether they use any scale or curve for the scores or not? I really worry! :cry:


In my test, I answered only on 51 question (with at least one mistake that I know of) and got 860 - 91%. So 54/66 sounds good.
math_stu wrote:
ermiaazarkhalili wrote:Hi Guys,
I hopefully answered 54/66 correct and left the rest. It was too hard as I tried some other ETS samples and my performance was around 850!!! I do not whether they use any scale or curve for the scores or not? I really worry! :cry:


In my test, I answered only on 51 question (with at least one mistake that I know of) and got 860 - 91%. So 54/66 sounds good.


Hello,
Are you sure? My plan was being admitted in ICES UT-Austin or ICME Stanford, and I incredibly worry to miss it! Have you taken last this GRE exam held in April?

math_stu
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Re: GRE Math Subject Test on April

Postby math_stu » Fri May 10, 2013 10:15 am

ermiaazarkhalili

I took the test in October (half a year ago)

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Re: GRE Math Subject Test on April

Postby daack93 » Sat Oct 25, 2014 7:50 pm

Regardless of moral implication and/or trolling, here's another way to see why doing this makes you a stupid person.

Between 11 people and 3 weeks, you took the math gre. Estimating 10 hours a week gives a total of 330 man-hours to take the test. Other test takers were given 2.5. So, you performed the test in at least 100 times as many man-hours as other test takers.

Then, if you scored in the 99th percentile, each of you, on average, has a math ability greater than 1/100th of 98% of the population and less than 1/100th of 2% of the population.

If math ability were directly related to IQ, you would have an average IQ of < 2. So you should be very very proud, because the fact that you can use a computer is quite impressive. You are very *special*.

Even if you only spent about 30min each on the six problems. You would have used 11*.5 + 2.5 = 8 man-hours = ~3 times the allowed time. Giving you an IQ of < 50. Still too dumb!

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Re: GRE Math Subject Test on April

Postby xor » Sun Oct 26, 2014 3:11 am

:mrgreen:




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