GRE Quantitative Reasoning: Current vs Revised GRE

Raghuram Sukumar GRE 10 Comments

You must have read New GRE 2011 Format Sample Questions and in the process of deciding which GRE exam take in 2011.

To help you make better decision, today I will compare Quantitative Reasoning section between old and new GRE format.

GRE Quantitative Reasoning


Current GRE FormatRevised GRE Format
Test Structure*Quantitative Comparison
* Problem Solving
* Data Interpretation
* Multiple-choice Questions — Select One Answer Choice
* Multiple-choice Questions — Select One or More Answer Choices
* Numeric Entry Questions
* Quantitative Comparison Questions
Score Range200 to 800130 to 170
Test Time
  • 28 Questions
  • 1 Section (45 minutes)
  • 20 Questions
  • 2 Sections (35 minutes each)

An unidentified unscored section that does not count toward a score may be included and may appear in any order after the Analytical Writing section.

**An identified research section may be included in place of the unscored section. The research section will always appear at the end of the test. Questions in this section are included for the purpose of ETS research and will not count toward the test taker’s score.


  1. I want to do ms . Now i am studying electrical&electronics engineering , it is suitable to it. What the featurs after completion of ms. And i don’t know how to prepare, format, what’s the books are read tell me plzz………..

  2. hello sir.
    i have already given gre in old format n scored only 900. i want to give gre again now and it will be in new format. i wanted to ask that still average of previous score and current score will be taken??

  3. I have already given the gre in old format in this month but did not get good score. So I wantto give the gre again. Now when I can give it?

  4. Hello sir,
    I’m currently pursuing my B.Tech in Bioinformatics and have just completed my third year. For my masters am planning to apply for US universities. Since my field is comparatively new, it is very difficult to find which place offers a good curriculum. I’m planning for fall 2012. Could you please suggest a few places which can help me in my search. Also if i give my GRE in August,will the time period be sufficient enough for the fall intake(2012).

    Hope to hear soon

  5. I want to do my MS in Electronics And Communication,Can you
    list out the best schools in US.

  6. hello…i am planing to give gre in feb 2011..will the pattern change till feb ??pls reply

  7. hi i am sanath , i want 2 do ms in bussiness in usa ,is only toefl score is enough 4 that ? and can u name some best colleges 4 that course.

    plz suggest

  8. Man both are a pain in the ass but in my opinion sit for GRE which is more flexible…Even if it gives me the creeps!

  9. Hi I am a Business background student…Can I sit for GRE or GMAT? Which one will be better for me.. What scores do I need in GRE or GMAT to apply in USA’s Universities…
    Thank You
    M Khurshed Alam

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