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16th June 2015, 10:41 AM
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Re: Graduate Record Examination General Test

The GRE (Graduate Record Examinations) General Test is currently a computer-based test offered in US and in most other countries.

The GRE General Test has three main divisions:

Verbal Reasoning; Analytical Writing; Quantitative Reasoning.

A typical computer-based test starts with the Analytical Writing section (1 hour).

There are 2 sections of Verbal Reasoning having 20 questions

There are 2 sections of Quantitative Reasoning each with approximately 20 questions

The computer-based GRE takes 3 hours 45 minutes.

Verbal Reasoning

The Verbal Reasoning section measures your ability to:

analyze and draw conclusions from discourse; reason from incomplete data; understand multiple levels of meaning, such as literal, identify author's assumptions and/or perspective; figurative and author's intent

select important points; summarize text; distinguish major from minor or relevant points; understand the structure of a text
understand the meanings of words, understand relationships among words and among concepts , sentences and entire texts

The Verbal Reasoning section measures your ability to understand what you read and how you apply your reasoning skills.

Quantitative Reasoning

The Quantitative Reasoning section measures your ability to:

understand quantitative information
apply basic mathematical skills and elementary mathematical concepts of arithmetic, algebra, geometry and data interpretation
interpret and analyze quantitative information
solve problems using mathematical models
includes real-life scenarios

Analytical Writing

The Analytical Writing section measures your ability to:

articulate complex ideas clearly and effectively
sustain a well-focused, coherent discussion
control the elements of standard written English
support ideas with relevant reasons and examples
examine claims and accompanying evidence

Important Dates :

The General Test can be taken once every 21 days and 5 times within any continuous rolling 12 month period.

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