The exam on April 1

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pmd5309
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The exam on April 1

Postby pmd5309 » Sat Apr 01, 2006 2:28 pm

anyone took the exam to day , any comments?

pmd5309
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Postby pmd5309 » Sat Apr 01, 2006 2:52 pm

i think the test on April 1 was of the not so hard questions type, so getting a high scaled scored is going to be tough, I'd say a raw score of 70-80 would give you a 900.

Relativist
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Postby Relativist » Sun Apr 02, 2006 12:23 am

I took it also. In comparison to 1077 it seemed somewhat easier overall, but it was very similar. My plans dictate that I will be taking it again in November, since that is when I will be applying to Ph.D. programs.

Ingrid
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Agreed....

Postby Ingrid » Sun Apr 02, 2006 5:33 am

I took the exam yesterday as well and was surprised how easy it was compared to the four practice exams I'd tried (8677, 9277, 9677, 0177).

I was also surprised at how many questions seemed to be repeated from the published past exams--some of them were practically word-for-word!

It was nice during the three hours to feel confident about lots of the questions, but now I'm more than a bit worried about how well one would have to do to get a good scaled score on this one!

pmd5309
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Postby pmd5309 » Sun Apr 02, 2006 3:04 pm

It's going to be really hard to get a high scaled score i'm terribly concerned about that, personally I think i have an edge when it's about more difficult problems as opposed to doing more easy ones faster

Relativist
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Postby Relativist » Mon Apr 03, 2006 4:02 am

I just had a thought... the test was on April 1...

Ingrid
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Postby Ingrid » Tue Apr 04, 2006 7:30 am

...yes?

aquarius
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1 question

Postby aquarius » Wed Apr 05, 2006 12:25 pm

Well, it's very strange. I took the test on april 1st as well, and I found it quite difficult compared to the sample tests I had found on the internet. I've been taking it in France. Is the French test the same as the US test ? For example, on my test the 1st question was about 1d collision of bodies of the same mass... but did everybody have this test on april 1st ?

Ingrid
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Postby Ingrid » Wed Apr 05, 2006 8:08 pm

I took the exam in the UK so was also wondering if our papers were different given the 5+ hour time difference. (Our exam also started at 8 am.)

pmd5309
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scores

Postby pmd5309 » Tue Apr 11, 2006 5:11 pm

does anybody know starting when can you call ETS to get your score?

Relativist
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Postby Relativist » Tue Apr 25, 2006 5:02 am

Seems the date is April 29, I thought I just would wait till they mailed it. But curiosity might get to me. Anyway for me this was more of a practice run, and I'll be studying much more over the summer to get a good score in Nov/Dec.

Relativist
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Postby Relativist » Sun Apr 30, 2006 2:48 pm

Anyone get their scores through the phone? I'm thinking of doing so.

skozmedia
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Yes

Postby skozmedia » Sun Apr 30, 2006 3:23 pm

Yes, you absoutely can get your scores through the phone! Hope your experience will be as pleasant as mine. (Best $10 I've ever spent!)

pmd5309
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i got my scores

Postby pmd5309 » Thu May 11, 2006 11:48 am

got my scores back on the mail yesterday.




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