An Overview of GRE Exam
GRE or Graduate Record Examination is a renowned test taken by candidates planning to take admission into a graduate school. It is a test of one’s verbal reasoning, analytical writing, critical thinking, and quantitative reasoning skills. Master’s Degree, MS, MEM, MBA, doctoral degree, and other such courses demand a GRE score. GRE is conducted in two formats. One is the GRE General Test and GRE Subject Test. Both the GRE pattern have different syllabus. The GRE General Test measures a candidate’s critical thinking, analytical writing skills, quantitative and verbal reasoning. On the other hand, as evident from the name, GRE analyzes the candidate’s knowledge in their specific fields.
Candidates can appear for GRE once every 21 days and in a year, once can sit five times for the test. GRE is mostly conducted in the computer-based format for a duration of 3 hours 40 minutes and comprises of six sections with a 10-minute break given after the third section. It is recommended that the candidates register for their desired date as soon as possible because a number of students appear for the test and the seats are filled very fast. Going individually, the writing assessment test is of 1 hour with 30 minutes allocated for each task. Quantitative reasoning lasts for 35 minutes with 20 questions asked in every section. The last section, i.e. Verbal Reasoning is of 30 minutes with 20 questions asked in every section.
What is asked in the Exam?
The test revolves around three sections namely, Analytical Writing Assessment, Quantitative Reasoning & Verbal Reasoning. Questions are asked based on these sections only. The variety of questions includes text completion questions, questions based upon critical reasoning and sentence equivalence questions. Moving on to the mathematics section, questions are on the topic of high-school-level mathematics. However, they have a certain high level which maintains the standard of the paper. From algebra and geometry, questions move on to statistics. Under third section i.e. Analytical Writing Assessment, the candidate is required to write on two essays. The two types of essays are “argument” essay and “issue” essay. In the argument essay, candidate is given an argument made by someone else and he or she is supposed to pen down what else is required to be known about that argument.
In the second type of essay, the candidate has to take a stand regarding one issue. They have to present their own argument in an essay which is good in terms of coherence, facts and vocabulary.
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