GRE

Graduate Record Examination Test

The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is a standardized test that is conducted by Education Testing Service (ETS). If you are planning to study for post-graduation in USA, then you will need to take the test as a part of your admission process.

Features of the GRE

1. The GRE test is classified into two types; GRE General Test and GRE Subject Test.

2. It is the benchmark for post graduate programs in USA and many countries abroad.

3. The GRE general test evaluates the candidate in the following areas:

a. Verbal Reasoning

b. Quantitative Reasoning

c. Analytical Reasoning

d. Writing 

4. The GRE Subject test evaluates candidates for their expertise in all of the above and a particular subject in which they intend to do take up a post-graduation course.

5. The GRE subject test is accepted by many universities, but it is recommended that you take the GRE subject test as it can give you an advantage over other applicants.

Sections of GRE Test

1. Analytical Writing: Analytical writing section aims to measure the applicant’s ability in thinking critically and responding to an argument. You will be expected to critique a paragraph, analyze an argument and analyze an issue as a part of the section. The scores are reported in a 0-6 score level.

2. Verbal Section: Verbal Section measures a candidate’s ability to read and comprehend passages and logically answer questions given below. The Reading Comprehension requires candidates to read general academic or critical reasoning passages and then analyze and answer the questions that follow. Text completion tests your prowess in reading, and completing the sentence to make it coherent. Sentence Equivalence provides the candidate with synonymous words to test your skill in using the right word in the right context.

3. Quantitative Section: The Quantitative Section tests the candidate’s ability to compare quantity. It is also used to examine the ability of candidate to verify the sufficiency of data to solve a problem. The section has questions based on comparison of quantities. Candidates will be asked to select one answer out of multiple answers and also fill in the numerical entries that are missing in an equation.

Scoring Pattern for GRE

The scoring patterns for each section of the GRE are as follows:

1. Verbal Reasoning: 130 - 170

2. Quantitative Reasoning: 130 - 170

3. Analytical Writing: 0-6

GRE Exam Structure/Pattern

GRE Sections

Paper-based

Computer-based

No. of Sections

Duration

No. of Sections

Duration

Analytical Writing

2 sections

2 tasks

60 minutes

1 section- two tasks

60 minutes

Verbal Reasoning

2 sections

50 questions

70 minutes

2 section- 40 questions

60 minutes

Quantitative Reasoning

2 sections

50 questions

80 minutes

2 section- 40 questions

70 minutes

Un-scored

NA

NA

Varies

Varies

Research

NA

NA

Varies

Varies

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