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As it is required for most students who wish to do a Ph.D in maths in the US to sit the GRE subject specific mathematics exam, I hope this question will be of interest to the mathematical community and will not be closed.

Essentially, the exam was "rescaled" (made more difficult) in 2001 and I have only been able to find 2 past "rescaled" papers, one of which is available on the official website, the other available here. Are other past papers available elsewhere? Thanks.

P.S. The tag might be inappropriate.

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closed as off topic by Bill Johnson, Ryan Budney, Andy Putman, Felipe Voloch, Deane Yang Oct 2 '10 at 20:00

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Not a bad question, but this is not one for MO. – Bill Johnson Oct 2 '10 at 19:43
Your question would likely be appropriate for the Math StackExchange website. – Ryan Budney Oct 2 '10 at 19:44
I am going to guess that they are reluctant to release the exams. Let me say why: When I sat for mine (after the rescaling), the main impression I got was that two skills are highly valued. One is the ability to recall information quickly, the other is Olympiad-type skill to spot the correct way to solve a question quickly (sometimes the fastest way to solve a problem is to plug each of the 5 multiple choice answers in...). The keyword is "quick". This says two things: (a) there were a lot of questions on the GRE subject exam (b) this is something that can be trained by doing lots of practice – Willie Wong Oct 2 '10 at 20:07
... problems. So I'd imagine that if they were to release too many of the past exams, they'd need to significantly re-write the question bank and "rescale" yet again after a few years, which there's probably negative economic incentive to do. But this is just my idle speculation. – Willie Wong Oct 2 '10 at 20:09
The question was reposted on – Fiktor Oct 2 '10 at 20:16