What is the GRE?
It is a calculated multiple choice test, which is usually required as one of the conditions for applying for graduate studies and MBA programs around the world. This test was prepared and developed by the Educational Level Test Service (ETS) with the aim of providing a unified scale for evaluating students applying for various master’s programs in addition to the rest of the other documents required of them. But getting a high score on this test will give a huge positive impression on you and contribute significantly to your acceptance.
What is included in GRE test?
The Graduate Assessment Test measures various knowledge and skills, such as math, algebra, and data analysis, in addition to your vocabulary as a college student. Not only that, the test also measures your ability to analyze and evaluate written texts, and your skills in critical thinking and problem-solving.
What are the sections of the GRE test?
The GRE is divided into three main sections, as follows:
- Analytical Writing
This section of the exam measures the candidate’s ability to express his thoughts and answers on complex topics in a clear and logical manner, where the ability to formulate a text dealing with new, unfamiliar topics is a key to good analytical writing. This section includes two main questions. The first is “Analyze an Issue”, during which the applicant reads an opinion on a general topic and analyzes it based on a set of instructions that are clarified during the exam. As for the second question, it is: “Analyze an Argument”, during which the applicant analyzes a controversial topic according to the instructions shown in the description of the question.
2- Verbal Reasoning
This section of the test aims to assess applicants’ abilities in analyzing written material, as well as connections between component parts of sentences, including words and concepts. The questions of this section come in several formats, as follows:
Text Completion, It includes about 6 blank sentences, each of which takes about a minute to a minute and a half to solve.
Sentence Equivalence, which includes sentences containing two spaces that the applicant must fill in with the correct words in order to obtain two sentences of equivalent meaning.
Reading Comprehension, and it includes a group of paragraphs that deal with different topics, followed by a set of questions that test the applicant’s understanding and ability to reformulate information in a different way than the written one.
3- Quantitative Reasoning
This section of the GRE Graduate Assessment Exam aims to assess applicants’ basic quantitative skills and their ability to reason and solve problems using quantitative methods. Questions that cover arithmetic, algebra, geometry, data analysis, and other topics often taught at the secondary level are asked here. The questions of this section come from the test in several formats:
Quantitative Comparison, in which the applicant is asked to compare two specific quantities and determine the relationship between them.
Problem Solving and mathematical operations, as indicated by its name, is a set of multiple-choice questions or math questions related to basic math skills, in addition to a number of data analysis questions.
In addition to the previous sections, you may see one of the following two sections: Questions not included in the final score Unscarred, which may be part of the Verbal Reasoning section or the Quantitative Reasoning section. Research, a section containing questions that are asked for the purposes of research conducted by the ETS Center that created this test.
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