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    (Original post by nuodai)
    Well I did prepare for STEP III, did STEP III past papers, learnt STEP III techniques... I even did the 2009 paper when it was uploaded to the internet :p: I don't suppose it did me any harm to do so, but I'm glad my offer was based on I/II rather than II/III.
    Haha, perfect answer
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    (Original post by nuodai)
    Ouch... hard to tell, but I'd imagine that that means that you need STEP.

    On a side note, I'd love to hear someone with a lisp try to pronounce your college-to-be's name
    Haha, I would also. It does indeed make it look that way.. I wish I'd phoned them and asked them to clarify the offer, but I was worried it'd seem like I was making excuses/would be showing my doubts at meeting it! Ah well. The guy did say at interview that he should still be able to give me a place without STEP, it's just whether the offer letter contradicts that and deciding how much of this uncertainty is my mind making me worry unnecessarily! I suppose if I do get a place, it'll feel much more of an accomplishment.

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    Nuodai you might as well have taken STEP II / III. What do you reckon they would have said if you'd phoned up and said "I really wanna do STEP III, wanna revise your offer "

    In a way I would have been slightly upset if I hadn't sat STEP III.
    Crazy, crazy man.
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    (Original post by mikru)
    Crazy, crazy man.
    Yo mikru! Long time no see!

    Nice to see you're still fretting over STEP III :p:
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    (Original post by My Alt)
    Yo mikru! Long time no see!

    Nice to see you're still fretting over STEP III :p:
    Hallo! I knoow, I did avoid TSR like the plague since finishing my exams though and it helped as STEP was pushed to the very back of my mind... but I reasoned the week before results was as good a time as any to rekindle the nerves/anticipation.
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    2 days ! <=[
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    (Original post by FZka)
    2 days ! <=[
    It'd be alright if you did that when it was midnight, or after, but it's not even 11pm yet!
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    (Original post by FZka)
    2 days ! <=[
    Is that a house with a chimney?
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    (Original post by nuodai)
    It'd be alright if you did that when it was midnight, or after, but it's not even 11pm yet!
    I was expecting an \mathbb{R} to \mathbb{C} joke... :p:
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    (Original post by around)
    Is that a house with a chimney?
    haha, lmao
    no, obviously it's not :p:
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    (Original post by nuodai)
    It'd be alright if you did that when it was midnight, or after, but it's not even 11pm yet!
    It is .. over here ... GMT+3
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    (Original post by sonofdot)
    I was expecting an \mathbb{R} to \mathbb{C} joke... :p:
    I did think of that, but I couldn't get my head around it. If r is the time when we get our results and n is now, then we're relying on the fact that r &gt; n to count down. If r, n \in \mathbb{C}, then &gt; has no meaning, so we're screwed!

    (Original post by FZka)
    It is .. over here ... GMT+3
    But the results are released at 00:00 GMT
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    Sure it's GMT and not BST? Cos then I'd have to stay up until 1 in the morning and that would be x_x
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    (Original post by around)
    Sure it's GMT and not BST? Cos then I'd have to stay up until 1 in the morning and that would be x_x
    Pardon me, it is indeed BST.
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    (Original post by nuodai)
    Pardon me, it is indeed BST.
    Source? The stuff I read seemed fairly ambiguous...
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    (Original post by sonofdot)
    Source? The stuff I read seemed fairly ambiguous...
    Well it says "00:00hrs on Thursday 20 August 2009" and I would imagine that this time would follow whatever time zone Cambridge happens to be in at the time (i.e. BST). Perhaps I'm jumping to false conclusions, but if I can wait this long that extra hour isn't going to make much of a difference!
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    (Original post by nuodai)
    Well it says "00:00hrs on Thursday 20 August 2009" and I would imagine that this time would follow whatever time zone Cambridge happens to be in at the time (i.e. BST). Perhaps I'm jumping to false conclusions, but if I can wait this long that extra hour isn't going to make much of a difference!
    I can't bear to imagine how slowly that hour will pass...
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    (Original post by sonofdot)
    I can't bear to imagine how slowly that hour will pass...
    Not as slowly as the next 48½, that's for sure. Be sure to send me a text with your STEP II result, just so that I can see if I beat you in it or not (I think I already know the answer to this question).
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    Thanks for the advice. I can't tell if you're being serious but I sincerely hope you speak like that in real life. :V

    Good Lord, less than 48 hours until my personal apocalypse.

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    Two questions
    1.What is the realistic chance to be fished from the pool with 1,3 at least and S,2 at most in STEP II&III?
    2.What is the realistic chance to be accepted (and not pooled) by the preference college anyway despite not having meet the offer? (Of course, I mean if the offer conditions are just narrowly missed.)
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    Hmmm, there was a statistic I read...

    40% of those taking STEP III get a one or above. 60% of people who get their mathematics offer from Cambridge get in so... the discrepancy comes from somewhere.

    I would have thought S/2 gives you hella decent chance.
 
 
 
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