October 2015 exam scores

adamyos
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October 2015 exam scores

Postby adamyos » Sat Nov 14, 2015 12:23 am

Hey everyone!

I created this topic so that once the scores for the 24th October, 2015 exams are out, we could discuss how we all fared.

Btw, does anyone know WHEN the results are gonna be out? Its been 20 days already since the exam.

Thank you! And all the best! <Thumbs up>

TakeruK
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Re: October 2015 exam scores

Postby TakeruK » Sat Nov 14, 2015 1:36 am

Looks like in about 10 days (Nov 23): https://www.ets.org/gre/subject/scores/get/

adamyos
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Re: October 2015 exam scores

Postby adamyos » Sun Nov 15, 2015 6:49 am

Woah! Thanks! :)

spectral_flow
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Re: October 2015 exam scores

Postby spectral_flow » Sun Nov 22, 2015 8:19 am

Does anyone know when the results would be out? Is there a standard time? :| :| :|

mikeh
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Re: October 2015 exam scores

Postby mikeh » Sun Nov 22, 2015 12:08 pm

spectral_flow wrote:Does anyone know when the results would be out? Is there a standard time? :| :| :|

In another thread someone mentioned that they'll be out @12:01am on the 23rd

spectral_flow
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Re: October 2015 exam scores

Postby spectral_flow » Sun Nov 22, 2015 12:36 pm

Is it 12 AM EST or IST?

thehairupthere
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Re: October 2015 exam scores

Postby thehairupthere » Sun Nov 22, 2015 1:19 pm

spectral_flow wrote:Is it 12 AM EST or IST?

ETS usually reports time in New York time so I'm guessing EST

Which is in 12 hours!! I can hardly wait.

mikeh
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Re: October 2015 exam scores

Postby mikeh » Sun Nov 22, 2015 1:29 pm

thehairupthere wrote:
spectral_flow wrote:Is it 12 AM EST or IST?

ETS usually reports time in New York time so I'm guessing EST

Which is in 12 hours!! I can hardly wait.

This. I'm definitely preoccupied today

thehairupthere
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Re: October 2015 exam scores

Postby thehairupthere » Sun Nov 22, 2015 10:00 pm

aaaaaa three hours left. Too bad it's 2 am here and time for bed.

mikeh
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Re: October 2015 exam scores

Postby mikeh » Sun Nov 22, 2015 10:26 pm

right there with you! anyone else waiting for the countdown? :|

adamyos
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Re: October 2015 exam scores

Postby adamyos » Sun Nov 22, 2015 11:38 pm

Waiting...It's 22:37 EST right now. 83 minutes more..

MattM
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Re: October 2015 exam scores

Postby MattM » Mon Nov 23, 2015 12:24 am

Yeah I'm sitting with the reporting window open hitting F5. I feel like I need a good score to improve my otherwise weak application.

Explorer33
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Re: October 2015 exam scores

Postby Explorer33 » Mon Nov 23, 2015 1:02 am

Any minute now :shock:

cwr
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Re: October 2015 exam scores

Postby cwr » Mon Nov 23, 2015 1:04 am

Explorer33 wrote:Any minute now :shock:


Are they still not up? My apologies (as I was one of the ones saying "they'll be up at 12:01am")! It was pretty prompt last month when they went up.

metapuff
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Re: October 2015 exam scores

Postby metapuff » Mon Nov 23, 2015 1:05 am

990! (94%) Beyond stoked. I left ~7 questions blank, so I must have been in the lower 990 range.
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nousernameavailable
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Re: October 2015 exam scores

Postby nousernameavailable » Mon Nov 23, 2015 1:05 am

mashing F5
Edit: 960/91%. High fives for everyone!!!
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MattM
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Re: October 2015 exam scores

Postby MattM » Mon Nov 23, 2015 1:07 am

950/91%. Good but not great.
I had to log out and log back in to get my score to refresh.
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spectral_flow
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Re: October 2015 exam scores

Postby spectral_flow » Mon Nov 23, 2015 1:07 am

How did you do in the exam @metapuff? Congrats :D

Explorer33
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Re: October 2015 exam scores

Postby Explorer33 » Mon Nov 23, 2015 1:08 am

800...Satisfied :)

Martianman
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Re: October 2015 exam scores

Postby Martianman » Mon Nov 23, 2015 1:11 am

it's 970! I am still in my junior year, can't believe it!!!!

metapuff
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Re: October 2015 exam scores

Postby metapuff » Mon Nov 23, 2015 1:12 am

Yeah, logging out / in repeatedly did it.

slowdweller
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Re: October 2015 exam scores

Postby slowdweller » Mon Nov 23, 2015 1:15 am

940 (90th percentile) on my 3rd try. Honestly don't know how you 990ers do it.

Explorer33
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Re: October 2015 exam scores

Postby Explorer33 » Mon Nov 23, 2015 1:16 am

Congrats to everyone who did well and for those who did fret not there's always next time !

spongebob
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Re: October 2015 exam scores

Postby spongebob » Mon Nov 23, 2015 1:18 am

I got a 990, 94%. I left 3 questions blank, and I realized I solved 4-5 questions wrong. Considering I may have 4-5 careless mistakes, I have around 7-10 wrong answers in addition to 3 blanks.

Congratulations to all test takers :)

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Re: October 2015 exam scores

Postby starformationrate » Mon Nov 23, 2015 1:24 am

I got a 960 (91%), which is significantly better than I expected--I was averaging 800ish or lower on the practice tests! I answered 92 questions, no idea how many were incorrect though.

MattM
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Re: October 2015 exam scores

Postby MattM » Mon Nov 23, 2015 1:27 am

slowdweller wrote:940 (90th percentile) on my 3rd try. Honestly don't know how you 990ers do it.

Yeah that last 50 points is all about getting speed up so you can attempt all the problems and going broad on the trivia studying. Getting from ~700 to ~920 is just studying the available tests and learning the basics. I feel like I could do better if I gave it another shot, but I'm not planning on delaying another year.

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Re: October 2015 exam scores

Postby cwr » Mon Nov 23, 2015 1:29 am

starformationrate wrote:I got a 960 (91%), which is significantly better than I expected--I was averaging 800ish or lower on the practice tests! I answered 92 questions, no idea how many were incorrect though.


I wanted to say congrats on the score! I remembered seeing your profile and thinking "okay, I want to see her pGRE score" because you did really well on the General GRE and have a really strong profile, and damn, well done!

I'm glad you're in astro, since I'm in HEP-ex ;)

adamyos
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Re: October 2015 exam scores

Postby adamyos » Mon Nov 23, 2015 1:30 am

Got 990/94%.
Up from my previous year's 780/67%.

Please don't let a less than expected PGRE score dampen your confidence. If you feel that your application is weak and want to get into a US grad school, apply this year. If you don't get into any place, work for an year from now and reapply next year. This is what I did. I didn't get in anywhere last year (applied to 15 places). Worked for an year on various projects, practiced PGRE sample papers with critical analysis and it fortunately paid off. I am reapplying this year.
So, keep moving ahead. You can do it! :)

To everyone else, who got their coveted PGRE score, congratulations! :)

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Re: October 2015 exam scores

Postby slowdweller » Mon Nov 23, 2015 1:41 am

MattM wrote:
slowdweller wrote:940 (90th percentile) on my 3rd try. Honestly don't know how you 990ers do it.

Yeah that last 50 points is all about getting speed up so you can attempt all the problems and going broad on the trivia studying. Getting from ~700 to ~920 is just studying the available tests and learning the basics. I feel like I could do better if I gave it another shot, but I'm not planning on delaying another year.


I attempted 99 problems this time around, but unfortunately made a lot of stupid f*cking errors :evil:. Oh well, at least I'm in the 90s now.

Explorer33
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Re: October 2015 exam scores

Postby Explorer33 » Mon Nov 23, 2015 4:24 am

slowdweller wrote:
MattM wrote:
slowdweller wrote:940 (90th percentile) on my 3rd try. Honestly don't know how you 990ers do it.

Yeah that last 50 points is all about getting speed up so you can attempt all the problems and going broad on the trivia studying. Getting from ~700 to ~920 is just studying the available tests and learning the basics. I feel like I could do better if I gave it another shot, but I'm not planning on delaying another year.


I attempted 99 problems this time around, but unfortunately made a lot of stupid f*cking errors :evil:. Oh well, at least I'm in the 90s now.


@slowdweller I could be wrong but maybe you are reading to much into your Physics GRE Score. 940 is a fabulous score on its own. Schools take into account a lot of other criteria than just PGRE scores like LORS , SOP and prior research experience. As far as the PGRE goes I would put a tick mark to my requirements if I were you and focus on other areas. That's what I feel at least :)

slowdweller
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Re: October 2015 exam scores

Postby slowdweller » Mon Nov 23, 2015 5:15 am

Explorer33 wrote:
@slowdweller I could be wrong but maybe you are reading to much into your Physics GRE Score. 940 is a fabulous score on its own. Schools take into account a lot of other criteria than just PGRE scores like LORS , SOP and prior research experience. As far as the PGRE goes I would put a tick mark to my requirements if I were you and focus on other areas. That's what I feel at least :)


You're partially correct. I'm sure no school will reject me on the basis of a 940. However I'm a bit disappointed since I was aiming to get close to 990. I wanted to leave no room as hep-th is really competitive at the top schools and that's what I was aiming for. Still it's a 40 point improvement from what I had last year, so I'll take it!

Another thing that possibly skews my perception is that I've been spending a lot of speaking to (current and previous) internationals applicants with 990s. I guess it's more important for them, but as a domestic applicant I hope 940 is enough!

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Re: October 2015 exam scores

Postby thehairupthere » Mon Nov 23, 2015 8:00 am

Congrats everyone! I got 770 (65th Percentile). I have mixed feelings about it as I got 580 on the last practice test I did 2 days before the exam (I think adrenaline takes part of the credit for the 200 point push), but I still wished it would have been better. I hope it's still good enough to do astrophysics with an otherwise strong application, apparently it's higher than the Caltech Astronomy average.

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Re: October 2015 exam scores

Postby starformationrate » Mon Nov 23, 2015 11:27 am

cwr wrote:
starformationrate wrote:I got a 960 (91%), which is significantly better than I expected--I was averaging 800ish or lower on the practice tests! I answered 92 questions, no idea how many were incorrect though.


I wanted to say congrats on the score! I remembered seeing your profile and thinking "okay, I want to see her pGRE score" because you did really well on the General GRE and have a really strong profile, and damn, well done!

I'm glad you're in astro, since I'm in HEP-ex ;)


Oh my gosh, thanks! I was so incredibly surprised, as I fully expected to get somewhere in the 700s, maybe 800s if I got lucky. If anyone in the future reads this, definitely consider using "Conquering the Physics GRE"! 10/10 would recommend.

Also, I remember looking at your profile like "holy ***, this guy is really good"! I did actually think about HEP-ex but decided against it after working at CERN, haha. Best of luck to you!

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Re: October 2015 exam scores

Postby coltrane » Mon Nov 23, 2015 11:56 am

Just got an 890 after scoring a 670 on the September test! Beyond stoked.

Can anyone tell me what tier of schools this puts me in? (Roughly, of course. I know other factors contribute heavily.)




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