Placement exam?

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thehairupthere
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Placement exam?

Postby thehairupthere » Tue Jul 12, 2016 8:52 pm

Hello, so I'm starting grad school next month(!!) and have to sit a placement exam. I'm hoping to get exemption from most physics classes because I wanna CS classes instead, so I'm trying to do as well as I can on the placement exam.

Folks who have already sat this: what should I expect? I know this differs by institution etc, but in general (or from your experience, or if you, by any chance, went to carnegie mellon), could you tell us a bit about what type of questions there was, on what level, etc?

Much appreciated :-)

Qwaps
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Re: Placement exam?

Postby Qwaps » Wed Jul 13, 2016 11:15 pm

This might be of help. Previous quals from CM

http://www-meg.phys.cmu.edu/quals/

-Q

thehairupthere
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Re: Placement exam?

Postby thehairupthere » Thu Jul 28, 2016 4:03 pm

Qwaps wrote:This might be of help. Previous quals from CM

http://www-meg.phys.cmu.edu/quals/

-Q


Thanks, this will surely be helpful. Are theses usually of the same level as placement exams?




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