Sample ETS Mathematics GRE Subject Tests

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Sample ETS Mathematics GRE Subject Tests

Post by admin » Sun Oct 02, 2005 9:26 am

OK, So we know of one previously administered, previously published sample GRE subject test in mathematics, the GR9768.

Are there any others available for free download?

Which exams are contained in books with the following ISBNs?

isbn=0446385980, GRE: Practicing to Take the Mathematics Test - March, 1989
isbn=0446395404, GRE: Practicing to Take the Mathematics Test - October, 1993
isbn=0446777196, GRE: Practicing to Take the Mathematics Test - August, 1997
isbn=0886851963, GRE: Practicing to Take the Mathematics Test - November, 2000
isbn=0446396508, GRE: Practicing to Take the Mathematics Test - December, 2000

Many of the books with different ISBN numbers may be identical. Also, many of the different editions may contain the exact same exams. Also, some of these exams contained in the books above may be available for free as a download. This thread is designed to help us collectively uncover this mystery.

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Math Subject Tests in public domain

Post by benjiemoe » Tue Aug 15, 2006 3:05 pm

After extensive research, I have uncovered the following:

At least four (almost certainly not more) examinations have been released. The numbers are as follows:

GR9768 (the free and only easily accessible one).
GR8767 available in Practicing to take the GRE (1st Edition)
GR9367 ditto (2nd Edition)
GR9767 (3rd edition)

I currently own the first and second editions but am unable to find the third edition at a reasonable price. The seller informed me that it contained 9767 but i was unable to confirm. (NOTE: i was careful that it was indeed 9767 and not a typo meant to be 9768).

A few additional points: the second edition of "Practicing to Take the Mathematics Test", in addition to the practice test comes with 63 practice questions and answers. These were nearly all (if not all) taken from 8767. Therefore, if you have the second edition there is little point in buying the first since there is a huge overlap.

The third edition contains 9367 and 9767, so again, only one new test if you possess the second edition.

I also have the "Mathematics Test descriptive booklet" from 1993-1995, published by the ETS which contains 36 additional sample questions. As far as I know, these questions do not appear in any of the editions of "Practicing to Take the Mathematics Test".

Anyway, the difficulty in acquiring any of these is considerable. Surprisingly, the most difficult by far is the third edition of which I have only been able to find one copy for sale and at an exorbitant price. If anyone has a copy and would like to trade for another edition, please let me know. Unfortunately, I don't believe it is possible to legally scan and post these rare materials, or our lives would be much easier.

Feel free to contact me if any more questions. As hinted above, however, i will not engage in illegal behavior no matter how much I am begged. If anyone knows legal information, PLEASE LET ME KNOW!

One more comment: There is an old preparation book that i have not seen mentioned on this forum, or anywhere else on the internet. It is called "Mathematics: Advanced Test" by Morris Bramson. Actually, there are a number of editions all with slighly varying names. Another is "Mathematics: Subject Test/Advanced (Graduate Record Examination). All editions are out of print, and very diffucult to acquire, but i was able to order an old one that has not yet arrived. I'm not sure if it contains a review, but i know it has practice questions. The lone review on states:

"This is a comprehensive collection of samples of GRE MATH SUBJECT TESTS that I've found to be extremely useful, most approximate to the real tests! You will see! Just wonder why they are not publishing it anymore!"

Wow if it's anything like the reviewer said, it should be a fantastic resource ! I will write a review on this site as soon as the book arrives.


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Solutions for the various tests

Post by fullofquestions » Mon Oct 15, 2007 3:15 pm

I was able to procure a copy of GR8767 and GR9367. These do include the answer sheet although there are no explanations. Does anyone know if there are solutions to these posted anywhere? Slim chance, but worth asking.

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Post by ralphhumacho » Tue Mar 04, 2008 1:08 am

I know you're not allowed to post copyrighted material, but I have a general question:

I looked through the easy-to-find ETS exam and didn't find it too horrendous, and considering I have >5 months to prepare for the exam, I'm not too worried. However, after reading that there are at least three other exams out there somewhere, my question is, are they similar to the easy-to-find ETS exam? I do not want to spend hours tracking down out-of-date tests (in terms of content and format) when I could use the time to study!!

Anyone have any information?

UPDATE: I found a library ~20 miles away that has the 2nd edition "Practicing to take..." book, but it's not due in for a while :(

Any help?

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Post by ma » Sun Apr 06, 2008 5:28 am

I have the third edition. GR9767and GR9768 (the free) are exactly the same.

The difference is that the scaled score conversion table for GR9767 was set before 2001, after 2001 the test was rescaled so GR9768 has the rescaled table !

Otherwise, the questions are exactly the same !

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Post by lime » Mon Aug 18, 2008 12:43 am

New practice test GR0568 was disclosed by the ETS in summer 2008. See new practice book.

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Post by EmLasker » Sun Oct 05, 2008 11:52 am

Here are the three released prior to the summer... the 2005 is availabe at the ets website.

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