The GRE (Graduate Record Examination) is a very popular analytical and reasoning test that is accepted for college admissions, scholarships, Ph.D. programs, and numerous other purposes all around the world. Given the range of skills this exam tests, verbal reasoning is a key area of the exam. This article aims to help you in understanding the GRE verbal exam as best as anybody can.
Firstly, GRE verbal is not a single section. It can be either two or three (if the experimental section decides to be a verbal section) sections that are placed in combination with the quant sections. Along with these verbal reasoning sections, you will have AWA (Analytical writing assessment) at the beginning of the exam. AWA is also considered to be Verbal because the skill set you use in verbal reasoning is identical to what you will need in the AWA. Hence, being able to crack verbal reasoning will help you to get points in the AWA too. That’s a bonus right there!
Secondly, there are 20 questions in each of the verbal sections, and these sections have to be solved in a time frame of 30 minutes each. Well, 20 questions in 30 minutes might sound easy, given the raw calculations that students make, calculating how many minutes one can get for any given question. But, it gets a bit trickier than that. There are different question types which require different levels of attention and time frame.
Overall, the verbal section is a crucial section that can give you good output if given enough amount of time and practice.
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One cannot be very sure of the number. But, one has to be good with the list of frequently repeated words and also the material provided by the coaching institute.
The Official guide to the GRE is the one source of previous questions. This is the good way to start on questions. This should be supplemented with any standard coaching institute material.
There is no specific cut off for the verbal or the quant section. The minimum anybody can get is 130 and the maximum is 170.
With good vocabulary, one should be able to solve Sentence Equivalence and Text Completion questions very soon, and this should leave enough time for long and short Reading comprehension.
It completely depends on the Universities that the student is targetting. But, as a rule anything above 160+ should be a good target.
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