Introduction about the GRE:
The GRE® revised General Test: The GRE general test is meant to measure your overall academic ability and is the standard exam for admission to non-business schools. However, an increasing number of business schools are accepting scores from the GRE exam.
GRE revised General Test Format: In all cases the Analytical Writing section is the first section of the exam, followed by a 10-minute break. After the break, there are 6 sections: two verbal, two math, an unscored section, and a research section. The research section is always the last section, while the other sections can appear in any order. Therefore, you won’t be able to tell which section is unscored, so you must be sure to do your best on all sections:
|Measure||Number of Questions||Allotted Time|
|Analytical Writing (One section with two separately timed tasks)||One "Analyse an Issue" task and one "Analyse an Argument" task||30 Min per task|
|Verbal Reasoning (Two sections)||20 questions per section||30 Min per section|
|Quantitative Reasoning (Two sections)||20 questions per section||35 Min per section|
Analytic Writing Section: The writing portion of the GRE test requires you to write two essays, an issue essay and an argument essay. These two essays are quite different. In one of the essays you need to analyze an issue, while in the other, the argument essay, you critique and comment on a statement that you are given.
Scores :0.0 to 6.0, in half-point increments. [ Good Score 4.5 and Above]
The essay section of the GRE is composed on the computer, but both writing tasks are graded by trained readers.
Quantitative Section: The Math Section consists of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, and data analysis. To attain a good score on the GRE math section, you need to be familiar with the types of questions and math concepts that appear on the exam. There are four types of math question: quantitative comparison, single-answer multiple choice, multiple choice with one or more answers, and numeric entry.
Scores: 130 to 170, in one-point increments. [ Good Score 160 and Above]
Verbal reasoning: There are two verbal and two math sections on the GRE revised General test. The first of both sections is not computer adaptive, But the difficulty of questions that you'll be given for the second section is dependent on how well you did on the first section.
Scores: 130 to 170, in one-point increments. [ Good Score 155 and Above]