GRE exam structure
GRE exam has its defined structure to evaluate the applicants in context of intellectual and language capabilities required for graduate studies. GRE test involves the following major sections.
1. Analytical writing
2. Verbal reasoning
3. Quantitative reasoning
Quantitative reasoning part involves two questions. The first question has choice (You can select one from two) & it is on analysis of an issue or problem. You need to think for certain time to get the apt & strong view points to represent and justify your arguments with a good language and in good structure conveying all essentials of the topic. You’re allotted with a 45 minutes time to perform the task. The second question is to substantiate your view points critically evaluating the author’s arguments in a passage. For this the time allotted is 30 min.
Verbal part involves questions to check your vocabulary and listening skills. Synonyms antonyms, questions based on a passage given etc… are there. All questions are multiple choice types with 30 questions for 30 minutes. The level of difficulty is set automatically by the computer while you reach the first 10 questions. You can select from the options, but you need to select one answer to proceed to the next question. Questions once answered can’t be changed or reverted.
Analytical writing evaluates your skills in the area of mathematics involving questions touching the area of arithmetic, algebra & geometry involving some logical questions also. Some questions on logical session not directly reflect on your GRE score. Mathematical questions are comparatively difficult in view point of majority. 45 minutes are allowed for this session with 28 questions. You can save time by doing calculations in ETS calculator provided on the computer to save time in doing the same in mind.