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GRE Closer Look - The GRE Physics Test We invite you to...

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We invite you to Take a Closer Look... Does your graduate department require or recommend that graduate applicants take the Physics Test offered by the Graduate Record Examinations ® Program? This Subject Test can be very useful in distinguishing among candidates whose credentials are otherwise similar. The test measures undergraduate achieve- ment and provides a common yardstick for comparing the qualifications of students from a variety of colleges and universities with different standards. Consider these factors: Predictive validity Research has shown that the Physics Test is a better predictor than the GRE General Test of a candidate’s first-year success in a physics graduate program. A combination of a Physics Test score, General Test scores, and undergraduate grade point average increases your ability to predict first-year success in graduate school. Content that reflects today’s curricula The test consists of approximately 100 multiple-choice questions, some of which are grouped in sets and based on such materials as diagrams, graphs, experimental data, and descriptions of physical situations. The test content reflects the relative emphases placed on these topics in most undergraduate curricula, as determined by a content representativeness survey. There is
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