Education Testing Services (ETS) announced major changes to GRE Exam from 2011.

The New GRE in 2011 will be offered from August 1, 2011.

Here is a quick summary of New GRE pattern changes that will be made to GRE Exam in 2011.

There are several changes in GRE format in Verbal and Quantitative sections.

Verbal section got major changes compared to math section.

Changes to New GRE in 2011

  • 2 sections in GRE will be revised (verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning)
  • Grading scale from 130 to 170
  • No More  Antonyms and Analogies in GRE Verbal  section (Good News)
  • Antonyms and Analogies will be replaced with additional reading-comprehension questions
  • Skip back and forth between GRE exam questions. ( No more computer adaptability for every question)
  • On-Screen calculator will be allowed in New GRE 2011
  • New GRE pattern will be multi-stage test

Stay tuned for more details on changes to GRE in 2011.

So, what do you think of the new changes to GRE Exam? This gives options to students who are planning to take GRE in year 2011 to think, if they want to take the old format or new GRE Exam format.  There will be lot of rush to book GRE exam dates in 2011, just before the new GRE changes will be offered, so plan accordingly.

If you have any questions about New GRE Exam pattern, leave  comment below.

Most of your questions about Changes in GRE 2011 is answered in above links.

You may want to consider taking GRE in Current Pattern, before changes in New GRE come into effect (August 1, 2011)

Here is a detailed comparison of  Revised GRE in 2011 and current GRE General Test.

 

Comments

  1. Hi sir in GRE old pattern the level of difficulty increases [ so as the mark too ] when we answer a rite question rite?. What abt the new GRE will the level of Difficulty be the same through out the test or its like old GRE please do reply ASAP am going to give it by 25th of june

  2. helo sir gudeveng
    i need inforamation regarding gre new pattern english syllabus and total score

  3. hi sir gud eveng
    i want to know about the new pattern of english syllabus ..and about the score results is it for 1600 or 340 i want to know exact details of it sir pls send me that information so that i wil go with my exam which is on april 3rd..plss sir send me that details

  4. Hello sir/mam,
    i am 3rd year btech student in electronics and telecommunication. I want to clear Gre exam but unfortunatly i am not getting all the information regarding the exam like when and where to register? how to register ? what is the proper syllabus ? what is the patter for taking admission in abroad colleges ? i really need your help. please do response my query.

  5. hiiii……..
    i’m a 3rd yr engineering student so can u tell me how to start the prepration or how to study in a correct manner……..

  6. Hi,
    I am planning for spring intake so, iwant to write new pattern of GRE.plz send me hw will be the new pattern & wat is difference between old one & new one.

  7. i want to know the marking system of gre test,and at which month the test of gre was takeN?

  8. please post in my in box practice questions to help me prepare for the new gre exams come November 2011. thank you

  9. I wana write the new gre pattern in aug i want to know the information whether the score will be displayed immediately or it will displayed in november because i want to apply for spring..

  10. I am takinn GRE new pattern in August this year..I am planning to go to US in
    JAN-2012,is there any possibility to get admissions in JAN …
    please reply me…..

  11. hello freinds, i am having my gre in september 2011 .which book should i prefer??
    barrons or kaplan or princeton?????
    do reply

  12. Sir I am not getting clearly the selection procedure…… I will be thankful if U help me…

  13. I wanted to know whether with the new revised GRE the scores for Verbal and Quant will be shown on screen at the end of the test as with old pattern?

  14. hello there,
    I want to go for MS this coming summer semester 2012. When should I appear in GRE?? Is October ok?
    thanks………..

    • well u will get scores in nov end, some college applications are closed by then. but some extend upto Jan. so decide ur universities

      • Thank you jayantika. But wont it be ok to send my score with my application and let them know that i’ll send my scorecard as soon as i get it…..??? Obviously I’ll be getting my score at the end of the exam…right??
        Also please suggest me good GRE coaching classes….
        Thanks… :)

        • hi,
          Well most of the universities, close their application process by dec end only. so I think u wd be able to apply. Also, if u are appearing in October u won’t get to know the score till november end, not even the tentative one as in old gre. for more go thru ets site http://www.ets.org/gre/revised_general/scores/get/

          I am currently using an online coaching called GreEdge.com, it is pretty decent. they have a 10 days trial version as well, u can try it and judge yourself. Nevertheless, u would still be needing books like Kaplan and may be Barrons. I ordered Gary Gruber till now, as far as verbal is concerned not a lot of practice questions but enough strategies. You can read reviews on flipkart as well. Order a book that has ample of practice questions.

  15. hsb,if i correct 20 questions in maths new pattern gre then how many marksi got???????????plz tel me……….

    • if out of 50 u have 20 correct, then according to a GRE-score conversion table in Gary Gruber u have 440 marks.

  16. i got very less marks in old gre which i had given on 11th of this july.i got 610 and i am planning togive new gre in november.plz any one tell how can i score 1200+ in new gre. what amount of hard work and effort is required to score high.i also want to know about i can i prepare to get high score

    • RCs are pretty important, and as u have already learned up the GRE wordlist just keep on revising them. Order the books like Kaplan ( u can order sectional books as well). Practice Practice, thats all. Emphasize on RCs as they will constitute 50% of verbal.
      As far as Quant is concerned, it is more or less the same. So whatever book you are ordering, practice from it :)
      and all d best

  17. hello friends, i want to write new gre syllubused exam.so any one if u know about it tell me the procedure and tell me the procedure about how much score i needed for getting a good university

  18. wat is d min score in new gre?…lyk in old gre 1250 n abve ws cnsidrd good..!
    n is der ny major changes in mathew sylabus?

  19. Hello sir my question is how much score is required in the new gre pattern in order to get into good universities???

  20. hi i compleated btech 3rd year i wrote gre without preperation i got very less score and i booked slot for new pattern of gre but this time i want to prepare seriously please give me the new pattern of gre and which text books i have to prepare.

  21. i cmpltd my btech 4th yr …i want to prpr for gre …..
    so plz give a infrmtn about marks
    what the total marks for the xam nd how much v shld get min to do ms
    nd what must the btech %
    plz reply me………….

  22. can u plz help me with some mock test papers , i can’t understand the new patterns ……becoz i hve short time to write the new pattern …………..

  23. i cmpltd my btech 3rd yr …i want to prpr for gre …..
    so plz give a infrmtn about marks
    what the total marks for the xam nd how much v shld get min to do ms
    nd what must the btech %
    plz reply me………….

  24. please give the detailed information about new pattern of GRE here it is not clearly sent so sent it thoroughly to my mail i need to write exam of new pattern.

  25. please give the detailed information about new pattern of GRE here it is not clearly sent so sent it thoroughly to my mail i need to write exam of new pattern.

  26. Please mail me how to score 1400 in new GRE pattern.please mail me tips

  27. please give the detailed information about new pattern of GRE here it is not clearly sent so sent it thoroughly to my mail i need to write exam of new pattern.

  28. am not getting the perfect pattern of gre 2011
    can anyone send me the pattern to my mail

  29. if any one tell the new pattern of Gre fully ,would be better for all who willing to write new pattern

  30. hello to all members of happy blog
    Can anyone suggest the name of site which help me preparing for the reading comprehensions for gre

  31. What would be the percentage of question in this new pattern of GRE? I mean to say how many Sentence completion questions, how many Reading Comprehensions and how many Critical Reasoning Questions would be there?

  32. Hi all would be GREers and F1 aspirants,

    This is just my personal opinion, but i think that GRE just got tougher, and here is why:
    1. Now there are more distractions during the exam:
    a) Use of Calculator: and this won’t be your Casio Scientific calculator that you used during your undergrad either – this’ll be some lame calculator app that will be provided to you on the computer screen during your quantitative exam. This will certainly lead to unnecessarily wasted time. I believe if much of the quantitative section’s style of questions is retained, one should stick to not using the calculator.
    b) Allowing going back and forth between your questions: this is another avenue for potentially wasting time. I do not expect GRE/ETS to provide the test takers with a simple OCR type screen during a section to refer to which questions one has already answered, and which one hasn’t. If that is what happens, one might end us spending significant amount of time just messing around trying to find the questions that were left unanswered during the first pass.
    2. Verbal section just got tougher:
    a) Fewer antonym/synonym questions: I think learning a word list, even if by rote, inspite of its difficulties, is achievable. One can strive to learn a few thousand words and be confident in the knowledge that if one gets any questions related/using a word out of those, it’ll be doable. No more of those questions and potential for some sure points is lost.
    b) More comprehension type questions: Comprehension is one of the most difficult sections on a GRE Verbal exam as it is – you have to read a lot of stuff very fast, and then you have to answer some quite difficult questions (the multiple choices only make life harder if one isn’t well versed with comprehension and very analytical). More comprehension means more time spent reading the subject matter on the screen, and more attention and more focus will be required. And one will still need to have a good vocabulary in order to understand the text! Don’t put down your word lists right yet folks!

    I admit that I’ve made the above passing remarks almost entirely based upon what has been mentioned in the above post. But, if I am not mistaken, the focus on reading (more comprehension) and writing (I think analytical writing just got all the more crucial in the revised GRE pattern) makes the new GRE tougher. I will try to present a more comprehensive assessment of how the new GRE can be tackled in a later post. Till then, all the best, and don’t put down your word list right yet, alright.

    • Gud suggestions and thanx for your post.I am sure your post will help lots n lots of gre students.
      I am one of the gre student who is gonna attempt gre exam in the upcoming year.i need some more tips from you and make sure that the tips which you give must extremely be helpful to get through the exam.
      I am sure that only by taking guidance from lecturers., we cannot get through the exam, all that we need is to put effort n hardwork.Inaddition to that i am seeking for your suggestions…

  33. i want complete revised GRE syllabus on my i.d.
    IS ANY book available according to new syllabus?

  34. i have taken the current gre test without preparation & scored 88O.i am still in my 3rd yr so i am planning to take the test in revised pattern.out of my two score current and revised version which will be preferred?

  35. Hi,
    I wanted to know how to prepare for the new GRE. I intend for an admission next fall semester, so sould taking the test in September end would be fine? And what kind of responses are they looking for in the analytical writing section, has its weighting increased? Also, how would new scoring pattern will affect the admissions.

  36. Cme to kw lot of info thru ths,plz post revised gre pattern and papers as soon as possible,thank u. . . . .

  37. what is the syllabus of revised GE?
    should i wrie general GRE test or revised GRE test?What do you suggest?

  38. Is calculus i.e differentiation and integral calculus going to be part of new GRE ?

  39. i want complete new syllabus on my E-mail id .Is there any change in mathematics part of the revised GRE version??

  40. hi,

    i want complete new syllabus on my E-mail id .

    is any GRE books available for new system ?

    if I get preparation previous book it will be helpful ?

  41. when will the new gre pattern exam will be commenced?

    please mention the date from which it will start?

  42. I know something about new GRE syllabus. But I have no much sample question or preparation software for practice. I want to get the sample question & software information via my E-mail.

  43. Hello. I plan for my Masters in Fall 2012. I was wondering whether to take the old GRE test format or the new one.

    Assume I appear for the new GRE format in Aug-Sept '11….I'll receive my scores by mid Nov 2011. Don't you think that would be a 'lil late for 1st round of applications for Fall '12?

    What do you suggest? Is the new format really better and worth waiting for or should I take the old format sometime in June-July 2011?

  44. does the number of times ..we appear for gre effects our admission process?……plzz let me know as soon as possible……

  45. sir,i want to appear for gre exam according to the new syllabus.but i want to ask u something about the GRE scholarships offered by US universities. I have heard that if we score better in gre [bet 1300-1400],we are likely to get the full scholarships from US universities even if we do not have sufficient money.so is it really possible for any economically backward student to think of education in US if he scores well in GRE?……please answer my quries

  46. helo sir im studying pharmacy 3rd yr does new gre pattern will be tough sir can i score better if i take long term i.e after my ful completion of bpharmacy plzzzzzzz help me sir im in ful confusion and im nonmaths student.Since im in semester process im feeling so much stress in preparing both gre and subjects at a time sir plz help me to take better decision thank u

    plzzzzzzzzzz sugest me as soon as posible sir

  47. hi…….

    is any GRE books available for new system ?

    if I get preparation previous book it will be helpful ?

  48. sir,i want to appear for gre exam according to the new syllabus.but i want to ask u something about the GRE scholarships offered by US universities. I have heard that if we score better in gre [bet 1300-1400],we are likely to get the full scholarships from US universities even if we do not have sufficient money.so is it really possible for any economically backward student to think of education in US if he scores well in GRE?……please answer my quries

  49. Sir I am not getting clearly the selection procedure…… I will be thankful if U help me…

  50. what is d best tim 2 appear for gre if one is not too good at using calculator??

    i'm more comfortable with oral calculations.wat 2 do??

    and one more thingl,is the calculus part goin to be included in it??

  51. respected sir

    i want to syllabus of gre and prepation of the gre.

    please suggest me how to prepair the examination of gre.

  52. hi…………..

    1.i need the perfect GRE book for GRE 2011-1012.

    what book i want to use?

    2.now i m doing 3rd year. when i want to register for GRE exam?

    3.what is the perfect elegibility to write this GRE exam?

    4.what proof and all u need it?

    please send me the reply as soon as possible for u……….. thanks a lot………..

  53. I would like to pursue MS in US in 2013.I have 2 chances now either to take current gre pattern or to take new gre after 2years.But i think that taking current gre now may reduce the chances of getting into good university in 2013 and new pattern might be very difficult to attempt.So i am bit confused when to take GRE??so plz anyone could give a solution to my problem.thaking you

    • chances wnt reduce if u take gre xam nw and apply for 2013,,,, score will be valid for 5 years. But the score will be considered less important after 3 years of your gre xam,, so better u take gre now itself,,,,

  54. I wanted to know that if I plan to give my GRE now that is in 2011 but before August 2011 (that is before the new version of GRE will be put into action) will I have to prepare from Barron's GRE prep book of 2010 or 2011?

  55. with this new pattern of GRE is it possible to take admission to B-schools? is it possible to take admission to IIM-s with this exam?

  56. sir is the new pattern of gre xamination consists of anything related to core branch i.e there may be any questions from the core branch

  57. sir.

    i am new in Gre,

    plz send me – college list which affliated to Gre – and can i get alos applocable for London school of economics through this exams and if yes – what scores and qualifiaction for getting this college.

  58. sir is the new patern is gng 2 be easy compared 2 the old patern

    is it better 2 atempt the exam before da patern changes??

  59. sir i am studying btech in cse branch . first iwas a bit careless and had 20 backlogs . now i want to do ms can i get a visa hope for ur reply

  60. Hi I am totally new to gre.can u just give me where both the patterns are going to differ the most.I am talking about the question pattern and not about the software.please reply soon

  61. SO does this mean the old scores are not valid for FALL 2012 admissions??

    if thats the case,will the history of attempts be made zero??

  62. how many months of prepration r required fr gre ? whats right time to it ?what is mininmum cut off for taking admission in any US UNIVERSITY

    • For different courses cut of is different what you can do
      is figure out the university and course of your choice and search
      their website for the requirements. Rule of thumb is you can get
      top universities if your score is above 1400.

  63. 1)can i give a gre exam in july2011 in the old course and if not then what is the last date for that….

    2)if i score more in attempt 1 rather than 2 ,,,which score will be valid…

  64. can the gre exam be given in old pattern in july 2011…and if not then what is the last date of exams for the old syllabus…for how long is the old score valid and for how long will the new score be valid….if i secure more marks in first attempt rather then second ,,then can i choose a score ???……how can i register….please help…

  65. It seems the new vertion GRE is good. I am planning to take GRE at the end of november, 2010 (old vertion), how long it will be valuable… or is there any preference to new or old GREs???

  66. Hiiiiiiiii………i m surabhi saraf.

    i ask that, GRE new pattern exam are tough or not as compare to old patttern ???

    i mean how come the maths portion..tough or simple.

    • You'll still need to know basic math for the GRE revised General Test. The difference,is the increased emphasis on data interpretation and real-life scenarios. There are new types of questions that require you to show your quantitative reasoning ability. Plus, to reduce the emphasis on computation, they provide an on-screen calculator.

      • The revised test still requires basic math skills like arithmetic, algebra, geometry and data analysis

      • New Multiple-choice questions which include some that have more than one correct answer, requiring you to select all of the correct answers from the choices provided

      • New Numeric Entry questions require you to enter your answer in a box instead of selecting an answer from a list.

  67. Sorry, I meant I have heard that dates for old pattern will be available only till June 2011. typing mistake. Apology. Guys please let me know soon.

  68. I have heard a new rumour now. You must be knowing that the new GRE pattern is coming into effect from August 2011.

    Now I have heard that the dates for the old GRE pattern will be available only till June 2010. And that whole of July 2011 will not take any GRE examie., there will be a lag period of a month between the 2 patterns. Please let me know if this is true.?

    I was planning on giving my GRE in JULY 2011, but this new rumour has got me in a mess, please let me know.

  69. Can we manage the time ? i'm pursuing my 3rd yr n thnking to write gre in my 4th yr bt evry1 r scaring me sayng dat d pattern n syllabus r gonna become too tough n its difficults whn compared with old one ……… so any suggestion for when should i take up the test ? Whether this feb or aug 2011 ?

  70. sir,

    i am in II b.tech now,i want to go on for further studies,i want to know if this GRE can help me with my aspect….can i have good hopes with it….i have o% idea on it,please help me with it and give me details and advantages along with pattern and revised syllabus…..PLEASE…!!!!!!

    THANKING YOU!!!!

  71. helo sir ,

    well m planning to give gre-2011 in aug/sept -2011 .. as m currently persuing my final yr , so if i give my gre exam in august 2011 nd apply for ms program in 2013, so wud the score be valid and fees reduction of 50% be same at that time also ??…

    which edition of baron wud be best to follow for the current pattern of gre ??..

    Please assist !! ..

  72. hi
    from which month in 2011 will the changed pattern of GRE be applicable
    .is it august 2011 or JAN-FEB 2011?
    please respond asap!
    thanks

    Avinash

  73. Hello Sir,

    I am planning to give the GRE exam by FEB 2011 as I am currently studying for the final year. After my final year i am planning to wait for a year i.e. will be applying for fall 2012.

    Will my old syllabus score be valid for fall 2012 as the syllabus will be changed after fall 2011? or will I have to give the revised GRE only for 2012?

  74. hello
    please tell me foem which month in 2011 will the changed pattern of GRE be applicable.is it august 2011?
    please respond asap!
    thanks

  75. I am planning to give my gre Aug-sept 2011 since i am in 3rd year , i wish to take join ms in fall 2012

    so is it better to take gre before aug or i should opt for new one

    how the score system change in new compare to old

    • Hi Prashant,

      Giving Your GRE in between Aug 1st – September 30th might effect your application processing for MS in Fall 2012 as you will be getting your scores by November second week. For GRE New pattern ETS is offering 50% Fee Discount for those two months, but score will take 2 months of time to update.

      Information about the new score scale:

      * Verbal Reasoning scores will be reported on a new 130 – 170 score scale, in 1-point increments (versus 200 – 800 in 10-point increments).

      * Quantitative Reasoning scores will be reported on a new 130 – 170 score scale, in 1-point increments (versus 200 – 800 in 10-point increments).

      * Analytical Writing scores will continue to be reported on the same 0 – 6 score level, in half-point increments.

      • Hi ma’am
        Have a doubt about the total score of gre i mean for the old pattern the total score is 1600 i.e,, out of 1600 the exam had been conducted

        Now wanna know about the new pattern out of how many marks is the gre exam is conducted in new pattern and how much score is necessary for the new pattern

        please kindly let me know this information ma’am so that i can start may GRE preparation and

        • ma’am also want to know about the critical reasoning what is criticl reasonoing and as u said 50% of verbal will be of reading comprehensions so what does the remaining 50% comprises of pls let me know this

  76. sir

    I am plain for gre in april-may 2011. If any ideal matterial avalable for gre exam in market for future purpose pleae inform me.weather new syllabus affect the score ?and how?please give some hints to score high.

    • hi mahadev,

      U can use GRE Bigbook or Kaplan material for GRE Preparation. New Syllabus will be coming on August 1st. it wont effect ur scores at all.

      when preparing for GRE remember few things, USA universities not only prefer your overall Scores but individual scores also. You need to have good individual scores in Quantitative, Verbal and Analytical also.

  77. I got Three Ques

    1. Is it easy or hard compared to the old one?

    2. Any negitive marks?

    3. Schlorship details

  78. When are the last dates of takong the gre exam if i want to take the current gre format test?Can i take the test on july 2011,if so when do i have to register for the test?Will there be any lag period or gap between the current and the revised gre exam?Please reply me at your earliest.

    • GRE Revised Test coming on August 1 2011, so you can take the GRE test in July 2011 with current pattern, u can book the test date 3 month prior and there will be rush to book the dates for old pattern so try do finish it as early as possible.

      Regards,

      • Please tell me when the registration starts for GRE test in July 2011 with current pattern..Is the exact date already announced??

  79. sir i heard that the core subjects like electronics is also included in gre new pattern is that true?

  80. Sir,

    I want to take admission in sep 2011, but i am not feeling myself prepared before jan 2011. Can I get the admission with scholarship as I came to know that deadlines are earlier for scholarships ?

    Or I have to delay my plans for admission till dec 2011 ?

    Do replay, I'm in such a DILEMMA…

  81. I'm planning to take the gre exam in the month of february,2011.Is the ets going to block the old gre pattern in 2011(jan-july)?can I take the old gre exam in the month of february,2011?please help.

  82. i am a pharmacy graduate , i am afraid that the 2011 gre may be harder to me on the verbal sectio n , which do u think is ?

  83. hello sir,

    I m pursuing my 3rd year BE , i am starting preparations for GRE now…..but i am unable to decide which pattern of GRE is better.. could u please educate me regarding this??……and could u please tell me the exact month in which the pattern will be implemented?

  84. sir,
    by what time the pattern of GRE changes in the year 2011 is it by end of this year or by july 2011,and is the subject trignometry goin to be added in the new pattern.and is the new test benfits us or the old one pls guide me

  85. now i am third year engineering student,what is the best institute at hyd for taking gre coaching of new pattern

  86. Everyone asking for the new structure, go to the ETS website. If you can’t do this research than how can you do grad school.

  87. i am now in final semester of under graduate and i am preparing to take a GRE exams but now i am confused am i to take the general GRE or to take the new GRE.

  88. I have heard that GRE syllabus will change .From which month it is going to change.If we write in december it is old syllabus or new syllabus. Please reply..

  89. hello sir, iam uzair can u plzz tell me whether the new pattern of gre in 2011 is easy to take are the old pattern plzz provide me the information

  90. i m in 4th year….planning to give GRE exam in 2011.can u please send me the new pattern?

  91. I'm studying 3rd year B.Tech..I am planning to write GRE exam.can you please send me the new syllabus and new exam pattern?

    • hi,

      there will be 3 sections in the upcomming GRE xam

      they are Quantitative Reasoning , Verbal Reasoning and Analytical writing sample…

  92. Hi HSB

    i would like to if the exam is going to be conducted from Jan – July 2011.

    as of now the slots are not open.

    thank you

  93. Hi HSB

    Will the GRE that i'm going to write (old pattern) be valid during admissions for the fall 2012 or later? or i should go for the revised pattern? please let me know, there are many people with this query

    Thank you

  94. hi..

    i am Ramesh, finished my 2nd year btech. i am planning to write GRE. pls. tell me the good and bad effects of the new GRE pattern in detail. It is tough for me to take the test as per the old pattern coz theres less time to prepare..pls. furnish me with enough details of the same.

    Thanks

  95. hi,
    i have completed my 2nd b-tech and i am planning to write GRE xam,i have a great confusion that whether to take this year itself or for the comming year…please provide me the basic pattern of the new test…can u suggest me where can i get this…
    thank u

    • its better to join in 3rd yr 2nd semister….. its better to write in 2011, d pattern is easy and can score wel in 2011 test….

  96. hello sir,
    this is sriram i completed my BTech 2nd year i want to write the Gre test in this year itself as in the next year the pattern is going to be changed and is becomming much difficult is this the good option to write the exam before the pattren gets changed..
    pls sugest me whether to write the test this year or the next year for the good score.

  97. hello sir,

    i am siddharth…i have finished my 2nd year..i have serious plans of writing GRE. i feel i am better in maths as compared to verbal skills.is it better if i write GRE before the pattern changes or should i wait for the pattern to change.when does the pattern change sir.

    thanks for the support!!

    • hello sir,
      i am naveen.i have finished my B.tech 3rd year and i am planning to write GRE exam. i am unable to decide on writing the exam before or after the change of
      pattern.please,suggest me which would be the better option along with the date of change of pattern.

  98. From which month of the year 2011 the change in the GRE exam pattern is going take place?

  99. hello sir,
    this is kavya i completed my BTech 2nd year i want to write the Gre test in this year itself as in the next year the pattern is going to be changed and is becomming much difficult is this the good option to write the exam before the pattren gets changed..
    pls sugest me whether to write the test this year or the next year for the good score.

  100. hello sir,

    i am doing my 3rd year bachelor in pharmacy…………i think to write GRE exam in this year can u please give me a suggestion whether it is better to take GRE exam in this year or it is better to take in new pattern in 2011…….which willl be easier? to score………more!
    can u pls suggest me because slots are not available……..to take GRE in this year.

  101. hello sir…………

    i a doing3 rd year of my bachelors degree can u suggest me which is the best institute for preparing for GRE…. or should i go with my self preparation

  102. hello…..
    I m presently doing 3rd year of my bachelors degree i would like to persue my M.S through my GRE score in a good university,i came to know about new GRE pattern which is going to change,so please suggest me if it is good to clear the exam in 2010 itself or 2011 ,also suggest me about what are changes in marks allotment in verbal and aptitude sections.

  103. i completed my btech 2nd year..nw ill b goin to 3rd year..can i write the exam as da pattern is changing frm da year 2010..am i eligible to write da exam..as i was told by ma frns dat u need to complete ur btech 4year 4 da exam..plz help me outa dis…

    • Gre exams are held 5 days a week .. there is no problem regarding to the availability of dates…the thing u need to know is about the batches… 1st batch starts in September and then 2nd in January choose test date wisely (4 months before the admission is preferred)

  104. hi
    am plannig to take gre in old format only. so ,can u please tell me until which month this old gre format would exist

  105. My graduation will be completed within January'10 & I would like to appear at the old GRE.I wish to know the month of 2011 when the new test will be feasible.

  106. hi there, i'll complete my bachelors (mech. engg) in May, 2011. should I prepare for the old pattern of GRE or the new one, coz ill be admitted to the december session most probably in 2011 and i have to take the test accordingly.
    thnx

  107. hi!
    im planning to take the gre in the old format itself..what's da maximum time till when this old format would exist?

  108. sir, am planning to start of with my GRE preparations…nd m plannin to give my exam in 2011. So can u plz guide me dat with wat sort of preparations shall i start with. Bcos before we had to more emphasis on word lists, but according to d new format d focus has shifted to sumthing else…so wat wuld dis ‘else’ be for wich i can start my preparation with.

  109. hi
    I got first class in 10th and i got second class in Inter and Degree.In M.Sc(Computers) i got 67% is iam eligible to write gre or not plz reply

    • To write gre you do not need to have any specific percentage…so go ahead and just register your self for the exam..:)

    • even i got second class in my b-tech there is no need of percentage for application. u please carry on all the best

    • Hey Suma,
      Anybody can write GRE. There is no academic requirement. Go on. . I think you must know a lot more on GRE.. This site is a very good resource. So kindly open the GRE tab and check it out. Good luck.
      Thanks
      Rajkamal

  110. Sir,am planning to take my gre exam this may 2010 but am having a equivocal thought of taking current 2010 pattern or follow new pattern 2011 and i will finish my undergraduation course by 2011 so please suggest me?

  111. hii hey i want to write gre..
    i came to know that gre pattern will be changing in 2011. calcs are allowed in 2011…
    in ur opinion what is the best..to write gre in 2010 or to write in 2011…
    pls reply me…

    and if we write gre in 2010 it vil be vallid for 5 yrs dis old gre score sirr can u reply me…

  112. hi guys,

    i am planning to go for fall 2011.Which pattern do u think is the best to take? Should i write gre in 2010 or in 2011 jan.Is this news a confirmed release?

  113. hey i want to write gre..

    i came to know that gre pattern will be changing in 2011. calcs are allowed in 2011…

    in ur opinion what is the best..to write gre in 2010 or to write in 2011…

    pls reply me…

  114. hey i want to write gre..

    i came to know that gre pattern will be changing in 2011. calcs are allowed in 2011…

    in ur opinion what is the best..to write gre in 2010 or to write in 2011…

    pls reply me…

    • the gre pattern is going to change by july 2011. in the new pattern the analogies have been removed , which makes it tough. the analogies are the most scoring part in the gre. so its better to write as soon as possible or before the pattern changes.

  115. i have a confusion whether the current pattern of GRE is good for scoring or will the new pattern ie in 2011 will be easy to score plz give the diff in scoring areas between the 2 patterns

  116. I would like to apply for spring i.e. Jan2011 … I have a work experience of 3.5yrs right now in operations & manufacturing field as I have done my Bachelors in production with 10th – 80.02% 12th with 86% & Bachelors with 75% & iam planning to write my GRE in May . Can please suggest how i should plan my GRE , whether the test pattern will be changed by Jan 2011 , which universities are good for my profile, whether doing MS is a really a good option after 3.5yrs experience in industrial side & how are the job openings for industrial engg

    • to my knowledge and frequent review ,based on 2011 pattern the nature of math questions will change and focus more on higher-level skills. It’s going to make this test harder.”

      and then writing section will have more “focused” prompts to avoid memorized answers.

      and more over if the pattern is changed u wont find books wit previous yrs look-alike quests…so be alarmed to take it in this yr 2010 itself…

  117. sir, am planning to start of with my GRE preparations…nd m plannin to give my exam in 2011. So can u plz guide me dat with wat sort of preparations shall i start with. Bcos before we had to more emphasis on word lists, but according to d new format d focus has shifted to sumthing else…so wat wuld dis 'else' be for wich i can start my preparation with.

  118. Always change to be invited.But what is the benefit that going to get with new pattern .OK what is the minimum cut off scale for qualifying the exam who to arrive scale 130 to 170.

    if i take exam in 2010 is the score valid for 5 years,once new gre started will old gre pattern also inforce for some time or not.

  119. Will there be problems relating to permutations and combination in the year 2010?I am planning to give GRE in October 2010.

  120. Please send us the type of pattern that will be followed henceforth in the GRE exam, like the marks allotment, type of questions,etc.

  121. It may be good for all student because Antonyms and analogies create problem for every student. Anyway its quite ok but I want to know that what time I can write GRE if I'm planning to apply for fall 2011. Actually I want to pursue Phd so i have to take GRE subject test also. So please assist me.

    Thank you

  122. if calculators are allowed,that means there would be more difficult calculations right? and if its good, that also mean test taker would score higher and that would increase the score needed for scholarship?

    • @ Odunayo

      yes u r right .calculations r going to be too tough that’s why they are allowing calculators .I personally feel that reading comprehension is tough by means of time management.If u want to do a comprehension u need a good vocab and good vocab means u have to learn as much words as u can so it is of no use to eliminate antonyms.

  123. Sir, Could you post moe details about the new pattern of GRE ! and what about the Level of Comprehenion Passage, it would be same as the old pattern?….

  124. Accordind to you these changes will b good for students or not?

    and i want to ask one more thing that what is the validity of gre score. Suppose i am taking gre in 2010 then could i take admission in 2011 also?

    • @Ankit:

      GRE Score is valid for 5 yrs.. Good or bad depends upon our ability to handle.. Personally, i feel the new format will be good.. Good luck to you..

      • I would like to know the authenticity of this, “Breaking News – Major Changes to GRE in 2011” & what is its Source because I checked ETS Press release, I found no such news.

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