Understanding the GRE

U Understanding the GRE

The GRE revised General Test is a standardised admission test that is required by most top colleges for those who want to pursue Maters in science and business along with Ph.D. candidates. It essentially tests your critical thinking and accumulated knowledge based your Math, Verbal and writing skills. Hence things like vocabulary, basic math problems and essay writing etc forms the crux of the paper. It should be noted that GRE is not an IQ test or a test of your ability to cram bookish knowledge. It’s a measure of your general academic abilities that you have honed over the years. Those who want to prepare for a GRE can do so by following a few simple rules and a little bit of hard work.

To understand what exactly is the GRE, you to understand the breakdown of the exam. The GRE is divided in the following sections:

A Analytical writing (AWA)

Analytical writing (AWA ): 2 essays, 30 minutes each As evident by the name, this section of the GRE is meant to measure your analytical reasoning, organization, and analysis skills. The two essays include an issue essay and an argument essay. There are no right or wrong answers to the essay questions, and the essays will be read and scored by 2 (and possibly 3) readers.

V Verbal Reasoning

Two sections each with 20 questions, 30 minutes for each section Each section includes a mix of reading comprehension question, text completion, and sentence equivalence questions. Reading comprehension questions are either single answer, multiple answers, or select in passage, while text completion questions will have either one, two, or three Fill in the blanks.

T Two sections each

Two sections each with 20 questions, 35 minutes for each section Each quantitative reasoning section or the Math section contains a mix of multiple choice, quantitative analysis, and user input questions.

T The experimental section

The experimental section: An experimental section that will either be a math or a verbal section may also be included on the exam. You will know if you were given a math or verbal experimental section because you will have two of those sections during the test, but you won’t know which of two identical sections will be experimental. The experimental section doesn’t count toward your score and is used by ETS to try out new questions for possible use in future exams.

It is really important to know that the revised GRE is an online exam that is section adaptive. This means that the difficulty of the second sections change based on how you performed the first sections.

Finally, what makes the GRE a popular choice among students is not only is it comparatively cheaper than other similar exams, but it also gives you the ability to skip a question and come back to it later. It is also worth noting that all the questions are of equal points.

G GRE test Subjects

The GRE test subjects provide you a chance to test your knowledge of specific subjects and can help you stand out from other applicants. If you have majored a in a specific area or course, a GRE test subject provides an ideal platform to distinguish yourself in that field. This leads to countless amazing opportunities in the future.

Unlike the general GRE test GRE Subject Tests are specific and limited to one subject. These often have drawn out syllabus that tests the students on various aspects of the subject. These tests are an excellent means to portray your skill level in a particular subject and impress your future employees or admission officers. In total, 7 GRE Subject Tests are available. These are: