GRE - Graduate Record Exam
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The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is a standardised test that is accepted for graduate admissions at thousands of graduate and business schools across the world. After a major overhaul of the test itself in August 2011, the new pattern GRE lets you skip questions, change your answers and control which questions you want to tackle first. It is section-adaptive, so the performance on the first verbal and math sections determine the difficulty of the second sections presented to a test taker.
The GRE measures your verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning, critical thinking, and analytical writing skills skills that have been developed over a long period of time and are not related to a specific field of study.
The GRE features question types that closely reflect the kind of thinking you will require in graduate or business school. The three broad sections you will encounter are
The Verbal section on the GRE consists of 2 separate 30-minute sections with 20 questions each consisting of:
The Verbal Reasoning section measures your ability to:
Analyze and draw conclusions from discourse; reason from incomplete data; identify author's assumptions and/or perspective; understand multiple levels of meaning, such as literal, figurative, and author's intent.
Select important points; distinguish relevant and major points from minor points; summarize text; understand the structure of a text.
Understand the meanings of words, sentences, and entire texts; understand relationships among words and among concepts.
This Quant section on the GRE consists of 2 separate 35-minute sections with 20 questions each consisting of:
The Quantitative Reasoning section measures your ability to:
Understand quantitative information
Interpret and analyze quantitative information
Solve problems using mathematical models
Apply the basic mathematical concepts of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, probability, and statistics
This is the first section on the GRE and consists of 2 separate 30 minute essay writing tasks:
Analyze an Issue
Analyze an Argument
Articulate complex ideas clearly and effectively
Support ideas with relevant reasons and examples
Sustain a well-focused, coherent discussion
Control the elements of standard written English
The Analytical Writing section requires you to provide focused responses based on the tasks presented, so you can accurately demonstrate your skill in directly responding to a task.
GRE scores are accepted by thousands of graduate programs worldwide, including those in countries such as