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

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

Post by 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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Post by 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?)

Post by grae313 » Mon Jul 13, 2009 12:58 pm

Great idea. Thanks! (and stickied)

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Post by 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

Post by 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

Post by 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

Post by 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

Post by 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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Post by 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 grephysics.net

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

Post by 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

Post by 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

Post by 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

Post by 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

Post by 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

Post by 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

Post by 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

Post by 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

Post by 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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