GRE Exam Syllabus – GRE General Test

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The GRE Exam is offered by the Educational Testing Service (ETS) through accredited regional testing centers throughout the world. The following is the syllabus for a GRE exam.

Syllabus of GRE Exam

A GRE exam is offered in both computer based and paper based format. Only a few test centers offer paper based GRE tests. The following is the syllabus for computer based GRE test format.

  • Analytical Writing: You will have to complete 2 essays. Total Score for 2 essay is 6.0.
    • 1 Issue Essay: 45 Minutes
    • 1 Argument Essay: 30 Minutes
  • Verbal Reasoning: 30 questions, 30 minutes and max. score 800. GRE Verbal includes the following question types [How to improve your GRE Vocabulary?]
    • Analogies
    • Antonyms
    • Sentence Completion
    • Reading Comprehension
  • Quantitative Reasoning – 28 questions, 45 minutes. Includes following question types:
    • Quantitative Comparison
    • Problem Solving
    • Data Interpretation
  • Unscored Section: Test will include one unscored verbal or quantitative section. So, you will take 2 verbal or 2 GRE quantitative sections, but only one will be scored.
  • Research Section: There will be new question types that ETS plans to use in future testing. It will vary among test takers.

GRE Exam New Syllabus Fall 2011. If you are going to take a GRE exam after summer of 2011, you have to take GRE exam under the new syllabus.


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