New GRE vs Old GRE

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New GRE Exam will be offered from August 1, 2011. Test takers can register for new GRE exam from March 15, 2011. Computer based Old GRE will be offered till July 31, 2011. In this post, we will compare new GRE vs old GRE.

New Paper based GRE will be offered on

  • October 22, 2011
  • November 19, 2011
  • February 11, 2012

Corresponding new question types will be changed in new paper based test.

New GRE vs Old GRE

Verbal  Reasoning – New GRE 2011 vs Old GRE
New GRE 2011 Old GRE
Question Types
  • No Analogies
  • No Antonyms
  • Text Completion questions
  • Sentence Equivalence Questions
  • More Reading Comprehensions
  • Highlight Sentences within RCs
  • Analogies
  • Antonyms
  • Sentence Completions
  • Reading Comprehensions
Scoring
  • 130 to 170
  • 1 point increments
  • 200 to 800
  • 10 point increments
Section Time
  • 2 Sections
  • About 20 Questions each section
  • 20 mins per section
  • 1 Section
  • 30 Questions
  • 30 Minutes
Quantitative Reasoning – New GRE 2011 vs Old GRE Pattern
New GRE  2011 Old/Current GRE Format
Question Types
  • emphasis on data interpretation and real-life scenarios
  • Multiple Choice Questions
  • Pick One answer
  • Pick multiple answers
  • Numeric Entry Questions
  • Enter answers
  • On-screen calculator
  • Quantitative Comparison
  • Problem Solving
  • Data Interpretation
GRE Scoring
  • 130 to 170
  • 1 Point Increments
  • 200 to 800
  • 10 Point Increments
Section time
  • About 20 Questions
  • 2 Sections
  • 35 mins per section
  • 28 Questions
  • 1 Section
  • 45 minutes
Analytical Writing – New GRE vs Old GRE
New GRE Old GRE
Essay Types
  • 1 – Logical Argument
  • 1 – Critical Issue
  • More Specific Topics
  • No Choices
  • 2 Essays
Section Timing
  • 30 Minutes per Essay
  • Issue – 45 minutes
  • Argument – 30 minutes
Scoring Scale
  • 0 to 6
  • 0.5 increments
  • 0 to 6
  • 0.5 increments
New GRE Sample Questions
New GRE Software
Click here to Download New GRE Software PowerPrep 2
Notes – New GRE 2011
  • One unscored section, typically a Verbal Reasoning or Quantitative Reasoning section, that may appear at any point in the computer-based GRE revised General Test
  • An identified research section that is not scored may also be included in the computer-based GRE revised General Test
  • The Analytical Writing section will always be first, while the other five sections may appear in any order
  • You’ll get a 10-minute break following the third section, and a 1-minute break between the other test sections
  • More Information visit ETS Site.
  • Click here to learn more about 10 FAQ’s about Revised GRE
  • Now you have learned about new GRE exam 2011, now use 20 Step GRE Exam Study guide to start preparing.
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