18th Oct testing

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vaibhavtewari
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18th Oct testing

Postby vaibhavtewari » Fri Nov 28, 2008 1:51 am

How much did you score, and where are you planning to apply?
Please put your profiles so that other applicants get an idea too.

ether
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Re: 18th Oct testing

Postby ether » Fri Nov 28, 2008 2:23 am

I also took the test on 18th but I still don't know my score....How do i find out??...they are supposed to send me a letter or something....by the way I am an international student ....also, do you know if it is possible to check online???

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Helio
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Re: 18th Oct testing

Postby Helio » Fri Nov 28, 2008 4:16 am

According to my letter it was send out on the 22nd, so with international mail and USPS being so incredible slow in that (Letter from Germany takes 4 to 7 days, a letter to Germany takes 2 to 3 weeks) you will get your letter sometime next week or the following week....

You can always call ETS and ask for your score...

They have finally introduced a system that lets you do the scores reports online, so I dunno when they will get around to be in the year 2000 and let us get the scores online

nonick
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Re: 18th Oct testing

Postby nonick » Fri Nov 28, 2008 4:30 pm

How much did you score, and where are you planning to apply?
Please put your profiles so that other applicants get an idea too.


Here's my profile:

International student (European) in a small US liberal arts school with a relatively strong Physics Department (we consistently have students accepted into some of the top 10 schools)
GPA 3.99 - General, 4.00 - Physics
PGRE - 930
General GRE - I am taking the test on Monday, but from the practice tests I expect ~600 Verbal, 800 Math
Any additional information:
- bronze medal from the International Physics Olympiad after my Senior year in high school
- hopefully pretty strong recommendations
- one minor publication + being involved in research since my freshman year
- Vice-president of the SPS chapter in my school
- got among the top 200 in the Putnam Math exam

Interested in experimental condensed matter Physics

Schools I am applying to:
MIT
Harvard
UIUC
U Chicago
Columbia
Yale
Cornell
Brown
U Florida

I really hope I am not aiming to high, and I am in the process of deciding whether I should add one safety school to that list.

rohit
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Re: 18th Oct testing

Postby rohit » Fri Nov 28, 2008 5:04 pm

nonick wrote:
How much did you score, and where are you planning to apply?
Please put your profiles so that other applicants get an idea too.


Here's my profile:

International student (European) in a small US liberal arts school with a relatively strong Physics Department (we consistently have students accepted into some of the top 10 schools)
GPA 3.99 - General, 4.00 - Physics
PGRE - 930
General GRE - I am taking the test on Monday, but from the practice tests I expect ~600 Verbal, 800 Math
Any additional information:
- bronze medal from the International Physics Olympiad after my Senior year in high school
- hopefully pretty strong recommendations
- one minor publication + being involved in research since my freshman year
- Vice-president of the SPS chapter in my school
- got among the top 200 in the Putnam Math exam

Interested in experimental condensed matter Physics

Schools I am applying to:
MIT
Harvard
UIUC
U Chicago
Columbia
Yale
Cornell
Brown
U Florida

I really hope I am not aiming to high, and I am in the process of deciding whether I should add one safety school to that list.


i think Florida is a safety for you

nonick
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Re: 18th Oct testing

Postby nonick » Fri Nov 28, 2008 6:06 pm

rohit wrote:
i think Florida is a safety for you


Thanks. That's my hope too. We'll see in April.

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Re: 18th Oct testing

Postby pqortic » Fri Nov 28, 2008 6:59 pm

Helio wrote:They have finally introduced a system that lets you do the scores reports online, so I dunno when they will get around to be in the year 2000 and let us get the scores online


it's a source of income for ETS. many people call and pay 12$ to hear a voice saying their scores. getting scores online can be used as a document for self-report and they do not like it too much.

vaibhavtewari
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Re: 18th Oct testing

Postby vaibhavtewari » Fri Nov 28, 2008 7:48 pm

call 1-609-771-7290
or
1-888-GRE-SCORE (1-888-473-7267)
U.S., U.S. Territories*, and Canada
They need credit card info($12) and registration no.(SSN will work if you have one for US resident)

My profile:
Undergrad:IIT Kharagpur(Aerospace Eng.) (2.7/4)
MS: University of South Carolina(3.5/4)
Few Learning Projects(not much of research exp. though)
2 very strong reco, 1 good
PGRE:990

Applying for theoretical HEP to:
Harvard U
Columbia U
U. of Wisconsin-madisson
Carnegie-Mellon(No app. fee)
Penn-State(No app. fee)
U. of NC, Chapel Hill
UFl(share same thoughts as you guys)
Duke
2 more places-have to decide..

nonick
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Re: 18th Oct testing

Postby nonick » Fri Nov 28, 2008 8:37 pm

vaibhavtewari wrote:call 1-609-771-7290
or
1-888-GRE-SCORE (1-888-473-7267)
U.S., U.S. Territories*, and Canada
They need credit card info($12) and registration no.(SSN will work if you have one for US resident)

My profile:
Undergrad:IIT Kharagpur(Aerospace Eng.) (2.7/4)
MS: University of South Carolina(3.5/4)
Few Learning Projects(not much of research exp. though)
2 very strong reco, 1 good
PGRE:990

Applying for theoretical HEP to:
Harvard U
Columbia U
U. of Wisconsin-madisson
Carnegie-Mellon(No app. fee)
Penn-State(No app. fee)
U. of NC, Chapel Hill
UFl(share same thoughts as you guys)
Duke
2 more places-have to decide..


I don't think you need to apply anywhere else with 990 on the PGRE.

vaibhavtewari
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Re: 18th Oct testing

Postby vaibhavtewari » Fri Nov 28, 2008 8:49 pm

was thinking of applying to Yale and one more university, got a D in AQM course :D
so need to cover the whole spectrum...

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Helio
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Re: 18th Oct testing

Postby Helio » Fri Nov 28, 2008 9:38 pm

could be do the whole profile thing in a more orderly fashion? Last year it worked, so if somebody where willing to open a thread please do so and not spam this place with 20 threads on the same topic

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Re: 18th Oct testing

Postby gliese876d » Sat Nov 29, 2008 2:48 pm

I just got mine today and I'm not even going to say what I got because it's absolutely a disaster. However, did anyone else notice that they scaled this test MUCH harder than *any* of the others, the 9277, 9677 and 0177?!! I'm really upset by this. My raw score was about what I expected but the scaled score is a good 30-100 points lower in the scaled score than it would have been in any of the ones online...

tmc
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Re: 18th Oct testing

Postby tmc » Sat Nov 29, 2008 3:17 pm

They scaled it harder because people got higher raw marks

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Ren
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Re: 18th Oct testing

Postby Ren » Mon Dec 01, 2008 7:00 pm

do they tell you the raw score??
if they do, anyone took oct test can tell me what's the scaling is like? I'm trying to compare to my Nov test. I think Nov is easier than Oct one so i would score a bit lower using the same (estimated) raw score.
I'm so worry my score's gonna turn out worse than i expected then i would have to reconsider my whole application list. :(

valkyrie
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Re: 18th Oct testing

Postby valkyrie » Mon Dec 01, 2008 8:25 pm

Ren wrote:do they tell you the raw score??


They do in the score report they send you, but not when you call to get your scores early. I have no idea how this test compared to November, but my raw score was 85, which converted to 970 / 94%.




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