The GRE is a computer based test that is designed to test your verbal, quantitative and analytical writing skills.
The test is broken up into three sections:
- Verbal Reasoning
- there are two sections of this, each have 20 questions and you have 30 minutes per section.
- Text completion questions: fill in the blank (1-3 blanks) questions where you have to choose the best vocabulary word that fits in.
- Sentence equivalence question: there will be only sentence with one blank, but you have to choose the two best words that fit in.
- Reading comprehension: questions that apply to a specific reading question
- Quantitative reasoning
- there are two sections of this, each have 20 questions and you have 35 minutes per section.
- Tests basic math concepts up through algebra 1 and geometry
- The most commonly tested math topics are: basic algebra, geometry, averages, ratios, number properties, exponents, square roots and numeric problem solving.
- Analytical writing
- Two separate writing pieces are required. One is an “analyze and issue” task and the other is an “analyze an argument” task. For each task, you get 30 minutes.
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