IB Physics vs GRE Physics

Can you tell which problem is from a test designed to assess the skills of high school students, and which problem is from a notiously difficult test used to rank applicants for graduate school?



A student needs to get 70 to 80% of these questions correct to be eligible for the top graduate schools in the USA (MIT, CalTech, Harvard, Stanford, etc). The same percentage is required to achieve a “7” (the top grade) in IB Physics.



The GRE consists of 100 of these multiple-choice problems. For IB physics, it is 30 or 40 (depending on the level) and then two more papers with longer-form questions. Students generally find the multiple choice questions easiest.



So which are IB and which are GRE questions? (hint: the GRE questions have five possible answers)

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