ananthu wrote:I saw the thread. But it only mentions about universities that dont require PGRE for Astronomy Dept. and doesnt mention anything about the Physics Dept. Is the non requirement of PGRE exclusive to Astronomy or applicable to Physics Dept as well?
In that thread, I linked directly to the specific page that describes the GRE requirements for each department listed. All of the departments I list are Astronomy departments, so it is not automatically true that the Physics department at the same school have removed the PGRE requirement as well. I would recommend that you check with the physics department webpage for the schools you are interested in!
Although I may have an observational bias since I interact with Astronomy departments much more than Physics departments, I see that Astronomy departments tend to be more supportive of removing the Physics GRE than Physics departments. But with the recent quantitative studies showing its ineffectiveness as a metric for future academic success, maybe Physics will follow suit.