Forum for the GRE subject test in mathematics.
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This is stated on UC Berkeley's admissions page: http://math.berkeley.edu/programs/graduate/phd-program
Experience has shown that the score on the Mathematics Subject GRE is a partial indicator of preparation for Berkeley's PhD program. A score below the 80th percentile suggests inadequate preparation and must be balanced by other evidence if a favorable admission decision is to be reached.
I pretty much read that as "you better be a mathematical prodigy in every single other way conceivable if you want to be admitted." Because my friend with pretty much EVERYTHING else going for him got rejected because his GRE score was only in the 61st percentile.