The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is the most popularly accepted graduate admission test globally. This test measures three major areas of skills in undergraduates:
i. Analytical Writing
ii. Verbal Reasoning
iii. Quantitative Reasoning
A student needs to prove his ability in the above three areas during the test for success in Graduate and Business Schools abroad. The GRE score is one of the criteria among undergraduate records and other recommendation letters during admissions.
This is the first section of the GRE General Test and includes two tasks:
Skills measured- Your critical thinking and analytical power.
The ISSUE task is all about your opinion on a global topic and details how you are expected to respond to the task. Basically, you need to give your viewpoint on the topic, suggest the complexities and support your view with relevant evidence.
The ARGUMENT task on the other hand asks you to evaluate a viewpoint given and discuss the weaknesses that reduce the soundness of the argument, and also demands that you do the needful discussion to make the argument more logical.
So you take on two roles during these tasks-
You will be scored on 2 sections of the Verbal reasoning. Each section includes 20 questions
The question types under each section comprise-
Content – This question type tests the test taker’s ability to read and understand the kind of prose or text commonly faced in Graduate schools. The passages are usually from physical sciences, biological sciences, social sciences, arts and humanities, and other quotidian topics. These passages are excerpts from journals or books, both academic and non-academic. The questions under a passage test a variety of aspects of our abilities and skills of reading-understanding main ideas, finding inferences,purposes,conclusions,functions of sentences, strengthening or weakening claims in the passage, forming analogous relationships to information in the passage etc.
Content – Sentences with single or multiple blanks to test vocabulary and understanding of words, sentences, and even paragraphs sometimes form the basis of this question type. A test taker has to be able to read through the sentence or paragraph actively to focus on information that supports the words for the blank/blanks.
Content – This question features only one sentence with just one blank but requires two responses for the same blank. So this question type not only tests vocabulary and comprehension of sentences, but also a test taker’s ability to retain the meaning of a sentence despite using two different words for the blank.
From the above, it is very clear that the Verbal reasoning questions in a section distribute equally between passages and vocabulary, and hence, in no way can test takers compromise for one over the other. One good news though about the comprehension passages is that an answer to any question will be supported by what is mentioned in the passage. There is no need for any general knowledge on the topics provided.
You will be scored on 2 sections of Quantitative reasoning. Each section includes 20 questions
The Quantitative Reasoning section gauges a test takers
Fundamental mathematical skills
Elementary mathematical concepts
Ability to use quantitative methods to reason quantitatively and solve problems.
There are 3 types of questions you may be asked in a quant section-
The major topics on which a test taker’s ability is assessed include:
iV. Data Analytics-
A test taker has to just recap on his high school Math concepts to be able to crack the GRE. Other high level Math such as trigonometry, calculus, inferential statistics, or Geometrical proofs are NOT part of the GRE Quant syllabus.
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These tests measure a test taker’s knowledge and skill on a particular field of study. A student who has these subject tests procurements stands out against those who just have the GRE general test scores. They surely get a lot more attention than the other applicants.
The list of Subject tests provided by ETS includes-
Prospective graduate school applicants take this test and these scores are a supplement for the admission processes to many graduate schools.
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