GRE Test Format (FAQ)

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  • Analytical Writing: The writing measures tests your critical thinking and analytical writing skills. It analyzes your overall capacity to well-spoken and bolsters complex thoughts, constructs and evaluates arguments; sustain a focused and coherent discussion. The writing section is grade upon a scale of 0-6, increments

The analytical writing measure comprises two independently planned analytical writing assignments.

-A 30 minute “analyze an issue” task.

-A 30 minute “analyze an argument” task.

The two tasks are corresponding in that one expects you to develop your contention by taking a position and giving proof supporting your perspectives on an issue, and others require you to evaluate some other argument by accessing its claims and evaluating the evidence it provides.

  • Quantitative Section: The Quantitative reasoning measures the basic mathematical skills such as elementary mathematical concepts and verifies the ability to reason the Quantitative and to model and solve problems. The quantitative test is scored on a scale of 130 to 170, 1 increment. 

The Quantitative section has 40 questions and is divided into 2 sections each containing 20 questions and the time for each section will be 35 minutes.

This section includes four main topics.

  • Arithmetic
  • Algebra
  • Geometry
  • Data Analysis

-Properties and types of numbers

-Ratios and proportions


-Arithmetic operations


-Exponents and roots


Solving Linear Equations

-Quadratic Equations

-Operation with Algebraic Expressions


-Coordinate Geometry

-Solving Expressions


-Graphs and Functions




-Three-dimensional figures

-Area, Perimeter, and Volume


Data Analysis:


-Data interpretation with table and graphs

-Random Variables and Distribution


-Mean, Mode, Median, Range

-Standard Deviation

According to the Texas Review, the student needs to pay more attention to data analysis as it may have more data to consider while solving the problems. 

  • Verbal Section: The verbal test is scored on a scale of 130-170, with 1 increment. A typical verbal section consists of 20 questions to complete in 30 minutes. The verbal reasoning measure contains three types of brief questioning,  specifically: 
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Text Completion
  • Sentence Equivalence

Reading and understanding a bit of content requires far more than a passive understanding of the word and sentences it contains; It needs dynamic commitment with the content, formulating and evaluating hypotheses and reflecting on the relationship of the particular text to the other text and information.

Comprehension question depends on an entry that may run long.

-Establish the writer’s perspective.

– A munificent approach to the meaning of individual words and sentences.

-Recognition of paragraphs and larger bodies of it.

-Comprehend between minor and major sentences.

-Illustrating paragraph.

-Making a respective comparison from the information provided.

-Verifying the missing information from data.

Each Reading comprehension question depends on an entry that may move long from one passage to a few sections. The test contains ten entries, eventual of which are one passage long and just a couple of which are a few sections in extend length-wise. Entries are probably driven from the physical science, social discussions, business, expressions, and humanities and regular points are dependent on material found in books and periodicals, both scholarly and non-academic.

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