Nov 3rd Test

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Boson
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Nov 3rd Test

Postby Boson » Sun Nov 04, 2007 2:02 pm

I just got done taking the Nov 3rd Test. I'm not sure if everyone takes the same test, but everyone I talked to at my testing location had taken the same test as me. The test seemed extremely easy. On the practice tests I normally answer about 80 questions, this time I answered 90. I'm curious to see if others who took the test feel the same way.

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Postby selfadjoint » Sun Nov 04, 2007 3:44 pm

I also take the test. I just answered 80 questions and waiting something aroun 65 as raw score. I thought that it is a little bit difficult then the 0177. Yes the questions at the beggining are easy but the questions at the end parts are a little bit difficult. We will learn it in 6 weeks

I wonder ıf anyone remember the termodynamic question about [[Deleted by Moderator 11/8/07]]

Boson
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Postby Boson » Sun Nov 04, 2007 4:54 pm

We must have had different tests because I don't remember that problem. Does anyone know how many tests they give out on test dates?

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Postby grae313 » Sun Nov 04, 2007 8:43 pm

I know there are at least four different version (the last number of the serial number, separated from the rest, all the way too the right), but I don't know in what respects they differ. I too thought the exam was a bit easier than 0177, but comparable.

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Postby marten » Mon Nov 05, 2007 1:32 pm

I thought that the Nov 3 test was pretty comparable to the 0177. I finished that practice test with 20 minutes to go back over problems I skipped, but on the test day I was down to the last 7 questions with 10 minutes to go.

It didn't help that we didn't have desks at our test center, we only had these tiny writing surfaces attached to the arm rest. I actually measured it with my envelope, just for a record of how tiny it was! Something like 8.5 x 7.5! I had to balance the test booklet on my knee, scratch paper on the writing part, and hold the answer sheet on with my elbow! Certainly wasn't ideal... but whew, it's good to have it done...

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Postby nvanmeter » Mon Nov 05, 2007 6:26 pm

i also found it comparable to the 0177 test, if not slightly easier. when do they first allow you to call to find your scores?

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Postby Boson » Tue Nov 06, 2007 1:21 am

ETS says around the 5th of Dec.

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Postby Bosh » Tue Nov 06, 2007 2:50 am

edit: I'd love to talk to anyone about the exam over private messages, but I'm taking the discussion off the forums.
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Postby quizivex » Tue Nov 06, 2007 3:57 am

@marten

oh geez yes those pathetic little lecture hall surfaces they made us take the test on... Mine too was totally eclipsed by my GRE admission ticket, which means it was smaller than an 8.5x11 paper. I held the left page of booklet with my left hand, rested the seam on my knee and had the right side on the "table." I marked my answers in the test book first and then put them in the answer sheet later since there was no room for the answer sheet. I don't know whose inconsideration is the blame for us having to put up with that... whether it's ETS or the test center. I was also distracted by a hissing noise coming from the ceiling... I ripped off some pieces of the cover page and stuffed it in my ears to block it out. Ugh.

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Postby selfadjoint » Tue Nov 06, 2007 9:38 am

here it goes

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Postby grae313 » Tue Nov 06, 2007 11:58 am

more on 14, the radius does not determine the mass if you are imagining the sun being shrunk down to 3000 m, the radius just determines the DENSITY. They say nothing about changing the mass, just compressing it.

We clearly had very different tests because none of these questions were on my test.

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Postby selfadjoint » Tue Nov 06, 2007 6:07 pm

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Postby grae313 » Tue Nov 06, 2007 6:40 pm

You really shouldn't be disclosing the content of the exam you took. You signed a statement to that effect.

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Postby selfadjoint » Tue Nov 06, 2007 6:42 pm

ok ı close it sorry for that

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Postby theodiggers » Wed Nov 07, 2007 12:40 am

Whew!! My test looked nothing like these questions and was SIGNIFICANTLY harder! More like the 96 test. Thank god, thank god, thank god. Some people were saying 'oh it was so easy, etc etc' WHEW!

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Postby Bosh » Wed Nov 07, 2007 5:22 am

edit: I'd love to talk to anyone about the exam over private messages, but I'm taking the discussion off the forums.
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Postby Bosh » Wed Nov 07, 2007 5:27 am

edit: I'd love to talk to anyone about the exam over private messages, but I'm taking the discussion off the forums.
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Boson
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Postby Boson » Wed Nov 07, 2007 2:00 pm

Yeah my test had easy questions such as how many quarks/antiquarks make up a proton. Anyone else have this one?

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Postby marten » Wed Nov 07, 2007 5:39 pm

quizivex,

haha, improvised ear plugs!

It was homecoming weekend at the college I tested at. Fortunately all of us test takes arrived early enough so it didn't really affect us. But after we got out, it was a zoo out there.

One guy had a 'writing surface' (can't quite call it a desk) that fell off twice, so finally the administrator's moved his seat. I checked my bolt and it was hanging by a few threads, so I managed to tighten it up.

Seeesh!

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Postby selfadjoint » Wed Nov 07, 2007 5:43 pm

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now the most popular question "what do you think about the difficulty of the exam" equal to 0177 a little bit easier or harder. Bosh I asked to you because ı thing we took the similar versions of the exam

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Postby Bosh » Thu Nov 08, 2007 12:58 am

Thanks self-adjoint...I thought this test was easier than the 0177...on this one i finished 98 questions while on 0177 i finished more like 90...but i'm not really sure. If I had to guess I would guess a perfect score would be around 87 or 88 for mine...but hopefully i'm wrong! ;) I guess we'll just have to see.

Grae, you're right...I apologize. I will edit out all my posts. We can discuss the test in private

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Postby Bosh » Thu Nov 08, 2007 1:00 am

Hm...can't see how to edit posts...can anyone help me out?

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Postby grae313 » Thu Nov 08, 2007 1:58 am

if you are logged in, there should be an edit button under your name to the left of your posts.

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Postby Jia » Fri Nov 09, 2007 4:22 am

Seems I took the easier one. I feel it easier than 0177 on the test book. Waiting for the results from ETS.

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Postby quizivex » Sat Nov 10, 2007 12:07 am

Does anyone else here think the 0177 test was the hardest of the four? I HATED that test and would have done terribly if I was given that on test day.

How would you compare your October/November 2007 tests in difficulty to the 8677 test? That test had the same scaling as the 0177 but I thought the problems were much more reasonable and fair.

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Postby twistor » Sat Nov 10, 2007 12:41 pm

I thought they were all hard in their own way, but I think that the 0177 was the easiest of them all. Except for the 3 Nov test, which I thought was easier still, unless I totally bombed it. I hate waiting....

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Postby Jia » Sun Nov 11, 2007 9:48 pm

I think 9677 might be the most difficult. Yeah, everybody hates waiting.

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gre dec thread

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