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Math Subject GRE Practice Materials

  1. Nov 5, 2012 #1
    I am taking the Math Subject GRE on Saturday and finding study materials has been nothing short of a major pain. Maybe we should compile all of the study materials we have found into one central location here. I'll start:


    Feel free to contribute!
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  3. Nov 7, 2012 #2
    Hey I am taking it Saturday as well! I am freaking out! I have been studying out of a book called "cracking the math GRE subject exam". It's been a good review. But mostly I've just gone through all my old text books and reviewed all my old class material. It seemed like a pain at first but wow it's just been fantastic to be honest because everything has come full circle. Even if I completely bomb this exam I am going to be so happy that I spent the time reviewing and studying. It's been great!
  4. Nov 7, 2012 #3
    Ha, well I envy your happiness as preparing for this exam has been nothing but exhausting and stressful for me! I made the foolish mistake of waiting until a couple weeks before the exam to even start reviewing, so my hopes aren't too high for my score. I'll just be glad once it is finally over and I can get back to actually enjoying doing maths!
  5. Nov 7, 2012 #4
    don't worry piAreSquare, I'm sure you'll do fine :) I'll be rootin for you on Saturday!!! To be honest I don't think all of my preparation is going to make much of a difference. I am terrible at timed exams. I know if I sat there for many hours I could hope to solve problems, but I'm just not someone who has the skill of solving problems instantly. Maybe I'll be able to develop this skill as time goes on but in the mean time, I'm probably gonna bomb this thing.
  6. Nov 7, 2012 #5
    The exam goes by very quickly for sure! I usually do great at standardized tests but this is possibly one of the hardest things I have ever seen. dumbQuestion you're right though, I have so much fun studying for it! I wish I could have started studying earlier though :/
  7. Nov 7, 2012 #6
    Yeah same here dumbQuestion. The time restraint renders getting a good score almost impossible for me as I also suck at standardized tests. :(
  8. Nov 8, 2012 #7
    Hey don't worry, we're all in this together. Saturday afternoon we can come back to this thread and post and complain together about how difficult it was haha
  9. Nov 10, 2012 #8
    well crap... that was hard.
  10. Nov 10, 2012 #9
    Haha right? My brain is demanding a break over the next few days.
  11. Nov 10, 2012 #10
    I skipped 15 questions how many did you guys skip?
  12. Nov 10, 2012 #11
    I think I answered around 45-48 of them. So not too great :(
  13. Nov 10, 2012 #12
    I skipped way too many. I was kind of annoyed that I had no way to keep track of time. There was one clock in the room, completely in the back so you had to turn all the way around to see it. I had no way of knowing how much time had passed until they gave a 20 minute warning, then there were no other warnings, just, close your booklets.

    Well, I ****ed myself today for sure. I'm actually really sad. I bombed that exam.
  14. Nov 10, 2012 #13
    Yeah same here. I'm kinda worried about getting into a decent grad program now because of my scores.
  15. Nov 20, 2012 #14
    I am not taking the Math Subject GRE until April 2013, but I have found that Schaum's Outlines are good for just practice problems. Especially for Calculus, they have a '3000 Solved Problems in Calculus' book that goes from Pre-Calc all the way up to Diff Eqs. Any Schaum's Outline book is good for the most part because of the amount of practice problems you get to do. I read on an Amazon review that someone used only the Princeton Review 'Cracking the GRE Math Subject Test' as a guide for the test, but I have decided that that book doesn't have enough practice problems in it.
  16. Nov 24, 2012 #15


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    One thing you can do is to download the practice test that is available directly at ETS's website:


    Click "Download the Practice Book" to get the practice exam. There is a chart on p. 67 to convert your raw score to a scaled score and percentile rank as well.

    If you got over 90% correct on those you answered, that would be a 70th-80th percentile on the practice exam I linked to above.
  17. Dec 11, 2012 #16
    How did you guys do? I got 770 (76th percentile)
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