Oct. 10, 2010 Physics GRE scores

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Oct. 10, 2010 Physics GRE scores

Postby electricdipole » Tue Nov 03, 2009 6:31 pm

Has anyone tried to get their score by phone yet? I thought I might be able to find out my score before the November test.

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Re: Oct. 10, 2010 Physics GRE scores

Postby betelgeuse1 » Wed Nov 04, 2009 8:04 am

Do you want me to make a heart attack?! It's 2009!
As far as I know the scores are going to be available by phone only beginning with nov 9...

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Re: Oct. 10, 2010 Physics GRE scores

Postby notnaps » Wed Nov 04, 2009 1:12 pm

I'm slightly embarrassed to admit that I've tried calling already! They aren't up yet.

For the April exam they scores were available by phone a couple of days before the date they gave, I'm hoping it will be the same for this one!

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Re: Oct. 10, 2010 Physics GRE scores

Postby electricdipole » Wed Nov 04, 2009 8:30 pm

notnaps,
Did you have to pay $12 when you called, or do they only charge for phone scores if you can actually get them?

Also, sorry about the date of the thread title; I am obviously confused about numbers.

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Re: Oct. 10, 2010 Physics GRE scores

Postby quizivex » Thu Nov 05, 2009 1:13 am

You only have to pay when you get them. When they're available, you'll hear "The fee for this service is $12" and be asked to type your credit card number... instead of "We located your record for this test... the scores are not available."

They're usually available before the date listed on the ETS website. For us, it was exactly 4 weeks after, which was the same day as the November test. So unfortunately, it's unlikely anyone can use their October scores to decide whether to take the November test.

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Re: Oct. 10, 2010 Physics GRE scores

Postby ethyrial » Sat Nov 07, 2009 8:04 am

Scores are now up --!

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Re: Oct. 10, 2010 Physics GRE scores

Postby mike164 » Sat Nov 07, 2009 10:18 am

980 - 94 percentile

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Re: Oct. 10, 2010 Physics GRE scores

Postby bfollinprm » Sat Nov 07, 2009 11:45 am

700 -- 54%. Worse than last time :(

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Re: Oct. 10, 2010 Physics GRE scores

Postby twinb87 » Sat Nov 07, 2009 12:39 pm

My score is 830---77%

While this score is certainly not "out of the park" I am very satisfied with this score. I am just happy to be 800+.

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Re: Oct. 10, 2010 Physics GRE scores

Postby kroner » Sat Nov 07, 2009 2:07 pm

I don't want to pay them again. gaaaahhhh :(

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Re: Oct. 10, 2010 Physics GRE scores

Postby highbounce » Sat Nov 07, 2009 3:32 pm

810 -- 74%

Someone told me that the actual score on the mailed report could be different. Has anyone had this happen to him? I am not talking about the percentile, but actual increase or decrease of the scaled score?

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Re: Oct. 10, 2010 Physics GRE scores

Postby WhoaNonstop » Sat Nov 07, 2009 4:47 pm

I went out and bought two CDs today instead of calling in for my score. Those communists will not have any more of my money!

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Re: Oct. 10, 2010 Physics GRE scores

Postby campsoup » Sat Nov 07, 2009 11:13 pm

i couldn't resist... and i called.... did anyone else get a "we cannot find your record" message? d'oh

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Re: Oct. 10, 2010 Physics GRE scores

Postby betelgeuse1 » Sun Nov 08, 2009 4:19 am

I don't have the courage! Help! I cannot pick the phone!

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Re: Oct. 10, 2010 Physics GRE scores

Postby blackcat007 » Sun Nov 08, 2009 9:26 am

betelgeuse1 wrote:I don't have the courage! Help! I cannot pick the phone!

I can pretty well imagine what will be my condition in early december, when it will be my turn to call them up..

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Re: Oct. 10, 2010 Physics GRE scores

Postby notnaps » Sun Nov 08, 2009 6:30 pm

betelgeuse1 wrote:I don't have the courage! Help! I cannot pick the phone!


Its just like ripping off a bandaid, just do it! Or rather, paying someone else $12 dollars to rip off a bandaid that they put there in the first place!

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Re: Oct. 10, 2010 Physics GRE scores

Postby twinb87 » Mon Nov 09, 2009 2:19 am

I know what you all mean. My heart was pounding when I called to get my score.

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Re: Oct. 10, 2010 Physics GRE scores

Postby shimpeit » Mon Nov 09, 2009 8:28 am

860 81% ...... I left so many questions unanswered and thought it might be in the 700s, so better than expected I guess.

Still, it could be a death sentence for an international applicant...... :(
(I'm Japanese)

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Re: Oct. 10, 2010 Physics GRE scores

Postby terrence » Mon Nov 09, 2009 9:34 am

@shimpeit: I hope it is not, as I got the same score, and I am
international too. I don't know, maybe different (top) schools
weigh the PGRE in different ways.
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Re: Oct. 10, 2010 Physics GRE scores

Postby hk » Mon Nov 09, 2009 9:36 am

I just called and felt really sick afterwards.

This one is for the ETS! :evil:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MotNtq41NDw

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Re: Oct. 10, 2010 Physics GRE scores

Postby kroner » Tue Nov 17, 2009 12:24 am

I got some mail today.
990 - 95 percentile

but my math subject GRE percentile from 2 years ago dropped a point... D:<

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Re: Oct. 10, 2010 Physics GRE scores

Postby blackcat007 » Tue Nov 17, 2009 2:14 am

kroner wrote:I got some mail today.
990 - 95 percentile

but my math subject GRE percentile from 2 years ago dropped a point... D:<


WOW!! congratulations!!! for your PGRE score..

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Re: Oct. 10, 2010 Physics GRE scores

Postby chairific » Sun Nov 07, 2010 8:24 pm

shimpeit wrote:860 81% ...... I left so many questions unanswered and thought it might be in the 700s, so better than expected I guess.

Still, it could be a death sentence for an international applicant...... :(
(I'm Japanese)



How many questions did you leave unanswered?

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Re: Oct. 10, 2010 Physics GRE scores

Postby delsub » Tue Nov 09, 2010 12:22 am

i'll find out mine tomorow. feel very nervous. anyone got their scores oct 2010 score yet?

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Re: Oct. 10, 2010 Physics GRE scores

Postby astrophysicist2b » Tue Nov 09, 2010 12:40 am

I just heard a rumor from a reliable source (professor who hears all of these things) that the Oct GRE was "compromised". Anyone have more info on this?

Not that it matters to me-- I got this over with 2 years ago :p

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Re: Oct. 10, 2010 Physics GRE scores

Postby HappyQuark » Tue Nov 09, 2010 1:07 am

astrophysicist2b wrote:I just heard a rumor from a reliable source (professor who hears all of these things) that the Oct GRE was "compromised". Anyone have more info on this?

Not that it matters to me-- I got this over with 2 years ago :p


I haven't heard that and I'm actually kind of curious what "compromised" would mean and what they would do about something like that.

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Re: Oct. 10, 2010 Physics GRE scores

Postby schwiss » Tue Nov 09, 2010 3:05 am

Maybe he/she meant this: http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2010/10/29/china ? Or was it specifically Physics GRE?

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Re: Oct. 10, 2010 Physics GRE scores

Postby magimbu » Tue Nov 09, 2010 1:39 pm

so, oes anybody know when the results are supposed to come out?????
i am having nightmares with this stupid exaaaaam!!!

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Re: Oct. 10, 2010 Physics GRE scores

Postby CarlBrannen » Tue Nov 09, 2010 5:04 pm

I didn't find any information on the web about the GRE being compromised. (I suppose that if the physics GRE were so we wouldn't have gotten scores.)

Did find that Pakistan is talking about requiring PhD students to pass GRE to get degree:
http://www.nextstepforward.net/general- ... heir-phds/

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Re: Oct. 10, 2010 Physics GRE scores

Postby astrophysicist2b » Tue Nov 09, 2010 6:13 pm

I did mean this exam specifically, and I assume it's hush-hush at this time- I'll of course update if I find out more

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Re: Oct. 10, 2010 Physics GRE scores

Postby delsub » Tue Nov 09, 2010 8:10 pm

i screwed up. :(
wish me luck for saturday.

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Re: Oct. 10, 2010 Physics GRE scores

Postby delsub » Tue Nov 09, 2010 8:14 pm

i have a hope in hell to improve upon my score on the 14th - havent been studying properly. Could have studied seriously if i had my scores instantly or at least in 14 days.

BTW, is the april test way way too late for the august intake??

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Re: Oct. 10, 2010 Physics GRE scores

Postby liutian_min » Tue Nov 09, 2010 8:32 pm

astrophysicist2b wrote:I did mean this exam specifically, and I assume it's hush-hush at this time- I'll of course update if I find out more

Umh, I am really wondering what is going on.
Hopefully it won't affect my application too much...

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Re: Oct. 10, 2010 Physics GRE scores

Postby liutian_min » Tue Nov 09, 2010 8:34 pm

delsub wrote:i have a hope in hell to improve upon my score on the 14th - havent been studying properly. Could have studied seriously if i had my scores instantly or at least in 14 days.

BTW, is the april test way way too late for the august intake??

I think April test is impossible if you want to go to grad school next Sep.

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Re: Oct. 10, 2010 Physics GRE scores

Postby delsub » Tue Nov 09, 2010 10:29 pm

i will try to hold fort with these scores. they have withdrawls in low ranked cols.

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Re: Oct. 10, 2010 Physics GRE scores

Postby astrophysicist2b » Thu Nov 11, 2010 5:41 pm

Here's the official word on the GREs being compromised:
http://www.ets.org/s/china/index.html

Apparently they administered an old test in China... I don't know how that affects everyone else (presumably percentiles would be skewed low if they included them initially in the scoring, or high if they were excluded).

Edit-- this was apparently for the General test administered in October in China, not the Physics one

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Re: Oct. 10, 2010 Physics GRE scores

Postby WhoaNonstop » Thu Nov 11, 2010 5:47 pm

astrophysicist2b wrote:Here's the official word on the GREs being compromised:
http://www.ets.org/s/china/index.html

Apparently they administered an old test in China... I don't know how that affects everyone else (presumably percentiles would be skewed low if they included them initially in the scoring, or high if they were excluded).


Like it matters when they have all the verbal memorized anyways.

-Riley

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Re: Oct. 10, 2010 Physics GRE scores

Postby schwiss » Thu Nov 11, 2010 6:02 pm

What's your opinion on whether this will effect the other applicants (e.g. us) positively by removing a part of the competition? Or will most of the unfortunate people take the make-up test approximately as well, and the schools be flexible enough to allow those late scores to count? Or have all the serious applicants taken the test earlier (due to 3rd of December being already late to many programs)? And does the theory of short circuit microscopic have anything to say to the matter?

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Re: Oct. 10, 2010 Physics GRE scores

Postby WhoaNonstop » Thu Nov 11, 2010 6:38 pm

schwiss wrote:What's your opinion on whether this will effect the other applicants (e.g. us) positively by removing a part of the competition? Or will most of the unfortunate people take the make-up test approximately as well, and the schools be flexible enough to allow those late scores to count? Or have all the serious applicants taken the test earlier (due to 3rd of December being already late to many programs)? And does the theory of short circuit microscopic have anything to say to the matter?


If anything, it would only affect scores after the date, although, I highly doubt this one set of tests is enough to make a change in the whole systems averaging. Now if it was the Physics test... that might screw some things up.

-Riley

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Re: Oct. 10, 2010 Physics GRE scores

Postby liutian_min » Fri Nov 12, 2010 12:03 am

schwiss wrote:What's your opinion on whether this will effect the other applicants (e.g. us) positively by removing a part of the competition? Or will most of the unfortunate people take the make-up test approximately as well, and the schools be flexible enough to allow those late scores to count? Or have all the serious applicants taken the test earlier (due to 3rd of December being already late to many programs)? And does the theory of short circuit microscopic have anything to say to the matter?

I don't think it matters a lot.
Percentile takes into account a much larger sample space(5years maybe?)
Most Chinese students who are going to US have done GRE general last Oct. or this Jun.
ETS already promised they would speed up the marking process for those who are retaking.

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Re: Oct. 10, 2010 Physics GRE scores

Postby liutian_min » Fri Nov 12, 2010 12:41 am

astrophysicist2b wrote:Here's the official word on the GREs being compromised:
http://www.ets.org/s/china/index.html

Apparently they administered an old test in China... I don't know how that affects everyone else (presumably percentiles would be skewed low if they included them initially in the scoring, or high if they were excluded).

Edit-- this was apparently for the General test administered in October in China, not the Physics one


You scared me. I thought you were saying PGRE.

I have known this for a long time since I am a Chinese.

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Re: Oct. 10, 2010 Physics GRE scores

Postby mfedderke » Mon Dec 06, 2010 6:10 am

Another data point:

SCORE: 980
% BELOW: 94
CORRECT: 87
INCORRECT: 4
OMITS: 9
FORMULA SCORE: 86

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Re: Oct. 10, 2010 Physics GRE scores

Postby mfedderke » Mon Dec 06, 2010 6:55 am

Did some trawling of the past scores to plot formula/scaled scores. Results below. Interesting that the trendline for the Apr10 and Nov09 tests are very similar, whilst the Oct10 test is quite
different.

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October '10 trendline is (SCALED SCORE) = 8.5831 * (FORMULA SCORE) + 227.75




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