Would a good score on the GRE Math Subject Test provide a boost to an MFE applicant with an undergraduate degree in accounting? If so, what type of score would admissions folks consider "good"? Thanks.
75% percentile or above is considered good.Would a good score on the GRE Math Subject Test provide a boost to an MFE applicant with an undergraduate degree in accounting? If so, what type of score would admissions folks consider "good"? Thanks.
No. General GRE is required by all programs while Math GRE is required by one or two programs under specific situation.I would like to add a follow up question, can a Math GRE replace a general GRE test?
I don't know your background, but the GRE Math Subject Test is hard if you are a math major. I think if you took it, it would just be a waste of your money.
Do you know Abstract Alg, Linear Alg, Real Analysis, Complex Analysis, Discrete, Calc based Stats, Topology, Calc 1-3,DE, Number Theory, and Set Theory? You need to know all major theorems like the back of your hand and have computational ability in all fields.
the GRE math subject test is a glorified IQ test for math majors -- which means either you have the raw speed and ingenuity wired into you, or you don't.
The test is probably irrelevant for a prospective quant student.
That said, having a high (math) IQ may be a sufficient condition for scoring well; I know one such fellow who scored in the 90s (%) without putting in any effort.
We're on the same page, then. I just wanted to clarify this point for prospective test-takers who might be reading this.
Well then, for those who are reading this, what -- *delicate cough* -- were the secrets of your training program? Did you overlearn the top ten or fifteen theorems in each area and aim for computational speed in mock exams? For example, in complex analysis, did you overlearn things like Cauchy's theorem, Residue theorem, Rouche's theorem, integration over paths, Morera's theorem, Cauchy-Riemann equations, etc.?
The practices exams don't do the test any justice now. I took the test in Nov. 2010, and the taking the practice test didn't help. Even the practice test supplied by the GRE isn't anyway comparable to the test they will give you on test. However, there are 3 versions. Version C is the hardest and you need to get less right to get a higher score. For example, a tester taking A may need 44 right for a 700 whereas someone taking C will need 37.