==> Sticky: Physics GRE 4 Practice Tests and Solutions

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==> Sticky: Physics GRE 4 Practice Tests and Solutions

Postby nathan12343 » Sat Jul 11, 2009 5:03 pm

I keep on seeing people either unaware that there are practice tests or that are unable to find them. In an effort to help people who may not have the google-foo, I'm linking them here.
Main Page
The 1986 Exam
The 1992 Exam
The 1996 Exam
The 2001 Exam

Can a mod please sticky this?


Also here: http://www.stanford.edu/group/sps/PhysGRE.htm



SOLUTIONS TO ALL 400 PRACTICE EXAM PROBLEMS:

http://grephysics.net

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Re: Physics GRE practice tests (sticky please?)

Postby betelgeuse1 » Sun Jul 12, 2009 2:16 pm

Thank you for the web-page, for the great links, for the books quoted here and all that! I had also no idea about these things for my first PGRE preparation. The only test given by ETS is not enough! so again:
Thank you, Thank you, Thank you
Great page

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Re: Physics GRE practice tests (sticky please?)

Postby grae313 » Mon Jul 13, 2009 12:58 pm

Great idea. Thanks! (and stickied)

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Re: Physics GRE practice tests

Postby sravanskarri » Mon Jul 20, 2009 10:27 pm

Wondering what would be the rating for the difficulty level of each exam on a scale of four, 4 being the toughest.We can always get an idea by the no of Qs answered right -percentile scores.Curious to know how the experts feel, so that I can arrange accordingly for my practice.

I want to take the toughest one in the middle of my preparation and leave the next toughest towards the end.

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Re: Physics GRE practice tests

Postby nathan12343 » Mon Jul 20, 2009 10:39 pm

'toughest' is a judgement call, since the tests are all scaled differently. I think the '96 test is the hardest conceptually, while the '86 exam has more trick questions and tough clalculations.

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Re: Physics GRE practice tests

Postby hailangldw » Wed Aug 19, 2009 11:09 pm

I can't open them, can someone tell me how to open them?or use which software?

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Re: Physics GRE practice tests

Postby grae313 » Wed Aug 19, 2009 11:20 pm

add ".pdf" to the ends of the filenames and open it with adobe acrobat

also a quick google search they are also here: http://www.stanford.edu/group/sps/PhysGRE.htm

I added this to the sticky up top.

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Re: ==> Sticky: Physics GRE 4 Practice Tests and Solutions

Postby Quantum Triviality » Wed May 19, 2010 8:49 pm

Hi Everyone,

I took the practice tests which were originally around 30MB and compressed them down so they are all at 1MB. I also put together a file with what ETS has to say about topics on the test.

All Physics GRE Tests, easy download here: http://tiny.cc/PhyGRE
Last edited by Quantum Triviality on Fri May 21, 2010 9:22 am, edited 5 times in total.

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Re: ==> Sticky: Physics GRE 4 Practice Tests and Solutions

Postby HappyQuark » Wed May 19, 2010 9:57 pm

Quantum Triviality wrote:Hi Everyone,

I took the practice tests which were originally around 30MB and compressed them down so they are all at 1MB. I also put together a file with what ETS has to say about topics on the test.

All Physics GRE Tests, easy download here: http://tiny.cc/PhyGRE

Also, one cannot overemphasize the usefulness of the complete solutions worked out at [url]grephysics.net[/url]

I'm starting grad school in the fall and will be blogging about my experiences applying to grad school. I will try to keep ahead of the application process, so I will talk about studying for the physics gre soon. Check out the blog at http://tiny.cc/QuantTriv

Alex
http://tiny.cc/AHL

PS Can a moderator make this a sticky up towards the top of this topic?


I'm going to say this in the nicest possible way I can.

It's generally a bad idea to spam a forum with links to your own blog in every post you make. I realize that you are trying to make it seem like your link dropping is relevant to the content but I can assure you that it is quite obvious that you are shoehorning it in.

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Re: ==> Sticky: Physics GRE 4 Practice Tests and Solutions

Postby Quantum Triviality » Wed May 19, 2010 10:11 pm

It's generally a bad idea to spam a forum with links to your own blog in every post you make. I realize that you are trying to make it seem like your link dropping is relevant to the content but I can assure you that it is quite obvious that you are shoehorning it in.


Thanks for being nice about it. I have edited my post so only relevant info is there.

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Re: ==> Sticky: Physics GRE 4 Practice Tests and Solutions

Postby bjorken » Sat Nov 05, 2011 6:01 pm

http://physgre.s3-website-us-east-1.amazonaws.com/ is another website that has solutions.

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Re: ==> Sticky: Physics GRE 4 Practice Tests and Solutions

Postby delsub » Sat Oct 12, 2013 11:31 pm

WTF - They are saying that there is a 2008 exam available - does anyone have the 2008 question paper????

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Re: ==> Sticky: Physics GRE 4 Practice Tests and Solutions

Postby MomSaysImSpecial » Sun Oct 13, 2013 6:24 am

delsub wrote:WTF - They are saying that there is a 2008 exam available - does anyone have the 2008 question paper????


http://www.ets.org/gre/subject/about/content/physics

Download the practice book.
And they also send the paper version of this book by mail, at least I received one.

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Re: ==> Sticky: Physics GRE 4 Practice Tests and Solutions

Postby delsub » Sun Oct 13, 2013 5:43 pm

So this is the 2008 test?? the one that's in the practice book??

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Re: ==> Sticky: Physics GRE 4 Practice Tests and Solutions

Postby MomSaysImSpecial » Mon Oct 14, 2013 12:47 am

delsub wrote:So this is the 2008 test?? the one that's in the practice book??


Exactly.

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Re: ==> Sticky: Physics GRE 4 Practice Tests and Solutions

Postby delsub » Mon Oct 14, 2013 2:15 am

would you know if its format a, b or c?

cos it ws too easy - i did the first 25 only and i am thinking it has to be the easiest of the 3 versions

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Re: ==> Sticky: Physics GRE 4 Practice Tests and Solutions

Postby MomSaysImSpecial » Mon Oct 14, 2013 4:08 pm

Sorry, I have no idea, it will be my first PGRE.

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Re: ==> Sticky: Physics GRE 4 Practice Tests and Solutions

Postby aedealism » Mon Oct 14, 2013 5:09 pm

The September PGRE was of similar difficulty to the latest practice test - but don't forget that if everyone does well, the raw score needed also goes up.




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