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GRE Key Facts:
  • GRE is a computer-based exam required by many graduate schools for admission to a wide variety of programs at the graduate level. It is designed to assess general skills necessary for graduate school.
  • The test delivers a friendlier, more flexible test-taking experience. You will be able to change your answers, and skip questions, all within a section.
  • Verbal Reasoning and Quantitative Reasoning measures are section-level adaptive. The computer selects the second section based on your performance on the first section.
  • Verbal Reasoning and Quantitative Reasoning measures allow you to preview other questions within the specific section on which you are working, review questions you have already answered, and change your answers.
GRE Components:
  • Analytical Writing
  • Verbal Reasoning
  • Quantitative Reasoning
GRE Scores:
  • Three scores will be reported on the GRE revised General Test:
  • Verbal Reasoning score on a 130-170 score scale, in 1-point increments
  • Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130-170 score scale, in 1-point increments
  • Analytical Writing score on a 0-6 score scale, in half-point increments
GRE Test Formats
Sections Number of Questions Time
Analytical Writing  (1 section)   2 separately timed writing tasks 30 minutes per task
Verbal Reasoning  (2 sections) Approx. 20 questions per section 30 minutes per section
Quantitative Reasoning  (2 sections) Approx. 20 questions per section 35 minutes per section
Unscored Approx. 20 questions 30-35 minutes per section
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The Test Components

CAT Vs. MST:

CAT Vs. MST:

Computer Adaptive Test Multi Stage Test
The test adapts one question at a time. The test adapts one section at a time
You can not change your answer or go back to previous question. You can return to previous questions within a section
You are not allowed a calculator. An-screen calculator is provided for the Quantitative Reasoning section
No mark or review buttons Mark or Review buttons are available
Scored on a scale from 200-800 Scored on a scale from 130-170
About 3 hours About 3 hours, 45 minutes

Analytical Writing

Analytical Writing

  •  Analytical Writing measure assesses your critical thinking and analytical writing skills. It assesses your ability to articulate and support complex ideas, construct and evaluate arguments, and sustain a focused and coherent discussion. It does not assess specific content knowledge.
  • Analytical Writing measure consists of two separately timed tasks: one 30-minute “Analyze an Issue” and one 30-minute “Analyze an Argument”.
  • Analyze an Issue task presents an opinion on an issue of broad interest followed by specific instructions on how to respond to that issue. You are required to evaluate the issue, considering its complexities, and develop an argument with reasons and examples to support your point of view.
  • Analyze an Argument task requires you to evaluate the given argument. You need to consider the logical soundness of the argument rather than to agree or disagree with the position it presents.
  • The two tasks are complementary because one requires you to construct your own argument by taking a position and providing evidence supporting your point of view on the issue, whereas the other requires you to evaluate someone else’s argument by assessing its claims and evaluating the evidence it provides

Quantitative Reasoning

Quantitative Reasoning

  • Quantitative Reasoning measure assesses your basic mathematical skills, understanding of elementary mathematical concepts, and ability to reason quantitatively.
  • The skills, concepts and abilities tested include four content areas: arithmetic, algebra, geometry, and data interpretation.
  • Quantitative Reasoning measure assigns four types of questions: Quantitative Comparison, Multiplechoice (Select One Correct Answer), Multiple-choice (Select One or More Correct Answers), and Numeric Entry questions. In general, Quantitative Reasoning measure consists of Quantitative Comparison, Problem Solving and Data Interpretation question types.
  • You are provided an on-screen calculator with only basic functions

Verbal Reasoning

Verbal Reasoning

  • Verbal Reasoning measure assesses your ability to analyze and evaluate written material and synthesize information obtained from it to analyze relationships among component parts of sentences, and to recognize relationships among words and concepts.
  • Verbal Reasoning measure consists of three types of questions: Reading Comprehension, Text Completion, and Sentence Equivalence.

Reading Comprehension

  • Reading Comprehension questions are designed to test a variety of abilities required to read and understand the types of texts often found in graduate schools.
  • Reading passages are extracted from the physical sciences, the biological sciences, the social sciences, the arts and humanities.
  • You are given several shorter passages containing one or two paragraphs and a few longer passages.
  • You are asked to answer questions based on what is stated directly or implied in the passages

Text Completion

  • Text Completion questions omit important words from short passages and ask you to use the remaining information in the passage as a basis for selecting words or short phrases to fill the blanks to create a coherent and meaningful whole.
  • The question contains one to five sentences, and one to three blanks. A question with two or three blanks will be followed by three answer choices, but a single blank question will contain five answer choices.
  • You do not receive credit for partially correct answers.

Sentence Equivalence

  • Sentence Equivalence questions test your ability to reach a conclusion about how a passage should be completed on the basis of partial information and focus on the meaning of the completed whole.
  • Sentence Equivalence question is made up of a single sentence with one blank, and six answer choices.
  • You are required to select two of the answer choices, and you do not receive score for partially correct answers.
  • Every question has choices marked with square boxes, not circles or ovals

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Why GRE Preparation Class @AIP?

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