The GRE. general test

The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) General Test is designed to provide graduate schools with a common measure for comparing the qualifications of applicants. A large number of Engineering as well as Management schools, use GRE scores to determine eligibility of a student for their programs and for merit-based grants and fellowships. Preparing for the GRE can help you get into the grad or post grad school of your choice and can greatly increase your chances of getting financial aid. An increasingly number of B schools have started accepting GRE score for their management programs but please check with the university of your choice about the acceptance of GRE scores before starting your preparation. Based on geographical conditions, the GRE General Test is offered in two formats a) Computer-based test b) Paper-based test In most of the countries such as United states, Canada, India, Nepal etc, the GRE general test is computer based. Paper-based GRE General Test administrations are offered in other areas of the world where computer-based testing is not available.

Test Structure

The GRE test has three parts - Quantitative, Verbal and Analytical Writing Assessment. The test is scored on a maximum of 340. The following is the GRE test structure

Verbal section

The verbal section mainly has 3 Types of questions such as text completion, reading comprehension passages and sentence equivalence. Multiple-choice response sections are graded on a scale of 130-170, in 1-point increment. This section primarily tests vocabulary, and average scores in this section are substantially lower than those in the quantitative section. In a typical examination, there are 2 sections, 20 Questions in each and 30 minutes are allotted for each section.

Quantitative section

The quantitative section, the other multiple-choice section, consists of problem solving and quantitative comparison questions that test high-school level mathematics. Multiple-choice response sections are graded on a scale of 130-170, in 1-point increment. In a typical examination, there are 2 sections consisting of 20 Questions per section and 35 minutes are allotted for each of them.

Analytical writing section

The Analytical Writing measure tests your critical thinking and analytical writing skills It consists of two different essays, an "issue task" and an "argument task". The writing section is graded on a scale of 0-6, in half-point increments. The essays are written on a computer using a word processing program specifically designed by ETS. The program allows only basic

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