The GRE is short for Graduate Record Examination. It is administered by ETS and GRE is a test for admissions. It’s a Standardised Requirement for Many graduate schools worldwide specially in the United States. This test helps universities or colleges to measure the ability of applicants for advanced education.
The exam is primarily focused on testing abstract thinking skills in the areas of math, vocabulary, and analytical writing.
The GRE is typically a computer-based exam. However, paper-based exams are offered in areas of the world that lack the technological requirements.
GRE is divided into three major sections.
Verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning and analytical writing skills that have been acquired over a period of time.
It is necessary for students who plan to pursue their Masters in the US, UK, Australia or Canada. It also provide a common measure for comparing the qualifications of applicants and also serve as a measure to evaluate grades and recommendations.
Verbal Reasoning section
This section comprised of 30 multiple-choice questions of the following types: antonyms, analogies, sentence completions, and reading comprehension questions to check your ability to:-
- Analyze and evaluate written material and synthesize information obtained from it
- Analyze relationships among component parts of sentences
- Recognize relationships between words and concepts.
Quantitative Reasoning section
This section comprised of 28 Multiple choice questions out of which half includes quantitative comparisons and half are data interpretation and problem-solving questions. This checks the capability to:-
- Understand basic concepts of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, and data analysis
- Reason quantitatively
- Solve problems in a quantitative setting.
Analytical Writing section
This section comprised of two essays, one of 45 mins and other one is of 35 mins. This is designed is a way to measure your ability to:-
- Articulate complex ideas clearly and effectively
- Examine claims and accompanying evidence
- Support ideas with relevant reasons and examples
- Sustain a well-focused, coherent discussion
- Control the elements of standard written English.
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