Revised format of GRE test

New format of GRE Test  from August 2011


The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is a test that is required to get the admission in Graduate Schools in USA and many countries. It is widely accepted by thousands of graduate and business schools. It’s being conducted by Educational Testing Services (ETS) since 1949.Its computer based exam conducted at the Prometric Centres. GRE score is used as important tool along with other requirements for admission to Graduate Schools. It’s format went for a change in August 2011.The GRE test fees varies between $130 to $220 depending upon the country. ETS test fees can be less for economic weak aspirants. The GRE test conducted in more than 700centres in almost all the countries.

The GRE test consists of six section and 1 minute break is given after every section and 10 minute break is given after 3rd section. The total time for test is around 3 hours and 45 minutes. The new GRE Test is the only admissions test for graduate or business school that lets you skip questions within a section, go back and change answers, and have control to tackle the questions within a section you want to answer first.

There are three mainly following type of questions are being asked.

Verbal Reasoning — Measures your ability to analyse and evaluate written material and synthesize information obtained from it, analyse relationships among component parts of sentences and recognize relationships among words and concepts.

Quantitative Reasoning — Measures problem-solving ability, focusing on basic concepts of arithmetic, algebra, geometry and data analysis.

Analytical Writing — Measures critical thinking and analytical writing skills, specifically your ability to articulate and support complex ideas clearly and effectively


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