The Physics Department's Comprehensive Exam is administered every year in August and the specific date will be announced in April. The exam consists of three sections: Classical/Statistical Mechanics, Quantum Mechanics, and Electromagnetism/Special Relativity. Each part has 3 problems.
Sections from Past Comprehensive Exams (1993 - 2011) (.zip)
Comprehensive Exam 2012 Download
Comprehensive Exam 2011 Download