24th July 2012, 12:56 PM
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What is the new pattern of GRE?

What is the new pattern of the gre? Does we need to learn the gre word list for this new gre pattern also?
7th October 2012, 01:36 PM
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What is the new pattern of the gre? Does we need to learn the gre word list for this new gre pattern also?

Graduate Record Examination

Generally taken by those students who want to take admission in any foreign university for graduate

Syllabus for GRE:

Analytical Writing – You will have to complete 2 essays. Total Score for 2 essay is 6.0
  • Issue Essay – 45 Minutes
  • Argument Essay – 30 Minutes

Verbal Reasoning – 30 Questions, 30 minutes and Max Score 800. GRE Verbal includes following question types
  • Analogies
  • Antonyms
  • Sentence Completion
  • Reading Comprehension

Quantitative Reasoning – 28 questions, 45 minutes. Includes following question types
  • Quantitative Comparison
  • Problem Solving
  • Data Interpretation

Research Section – There will be new question types that ETS plans to use in future testing. It will vary between test takers.

Unscored Section
– Test will include one unscored Verbal or quantitative section. SO, you will take 2 Verbal or 2 GRE quantitative section, but one will be scored.

All the best

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7th October 2012, 06:25 PM
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Hello Friend ,

GRE is abbreviated as Graduate Record Exam it is just like the CET (Common Entrance Test) which we, here in India attend for getting admissions for various courses.
In the GRE you are tested on the basis of IQ .It was conducted by ETS (Educational Testing Service).
For students who are interested in pursuing their masters abroad, especially the United States, this exam is mandatory.
It is one of the basic criteria for admission.

The pattern from August 2011 GRE has changed with time,
it has evolved from a paper based test to the computer based to the internet based test.Before August GRE was a 1600 marks exam, now it is of 340 marks.

The major change is that, earlier it was an adaptive test but now it is not, that means everybody gets the questions of same difficulties irrespective of their intellectual level.

The other major change is in the scores and with its scoring pattern .
Earlier the test was out of 800 hence the test had an increment of 10 points, now the increment is of 1 point with no negative marking.
Also the previous GRE had a base score of 200 which now is 130. (This means that even if you don’t answer any question you get a min score of 130+130=260

GREhas 3 sections i.e, Math (Quantitative Section), English (Vocab Section) and the AWA (consists of an arguments and an issue/essay).
The Math section and English section is equally divided, each worth 170 marks, making a total of 340.

The syllabus for the Math section is basics that we have studied in Higher Secondary.

Syllabus Are As Follows :

Equations and Inequalities
Ratio and Proportions
Time Work and Distance
Application of the above (SI, CI, problems on age, boats trains, etc.)
Permutations and Combinations
Geometry (Simple)
Co-ordinate geometry.
Data interpretation.

The English section includes : Sentence Completion,Sentence Equivalence ,and the Reading Comprehension.

AWA (consists of an arguments and an issue/essay) includes : the reasoning skills and you have to give your perspective/critique on the abstract. Basically find out the flaws and put them forward ,

The changes in the New GRE:

The exam is now a 4 hour 30 mins exam instead of the 3 hour exam with breaks after each section.

You can skip the questions and come back to them anytime within the allotted time for the section.

You can mark the questions and review them at ease with a single click.

You have multiple answers for few questions (this will be mentioned in the question).

There are no analogies (no antonyms and synonyms section) as in the old GRE instead you have the Sentence Equivalence .

Best Wishes ....
Do you have any question? or have anything to say?

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