What Is GRE?
The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is an evaluation test conducted by the Education Testing Service Group (ETS) and taken by individuals applying to graduate schools in the U.S. The test is designed to provide graduate schools with common measures for comparing the qualifications of applicants.
The GRE General Test is accepted at thousands of graduate and business schools as well as departments and divisions within these schools.
Introduction to GRE Revised Test
Introduced on August 1, 2011, the GRE revised General Test features new types of questions that more closely reflect the kind of thinking you’ll do — and the skills you need to succeed — in today’s demanding graduate and business school programs. It is designed to provide a friendlier, more flexible test-taking experience. Get a look at the structure of the computer-based or paper-based GRE revised General Test.
Here’s a look at content covered in the three test sections — Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning and Analytical Writing.
The Verbal Reasoning section measures your ability to:
- Analyze and draw conclusions from discourse; reason from incomplete data; identify author’s assumptions and/or perspective; understand multiple levels of meaning, such as literal, figurative and author’s intent.
- Select important points; distinguish major from minor or relevant points; summarize text; understand the structure of a text.
- Understand the meanings of words, sentences and entire texts; understand relationships among words and among concepts.
- Featuring new types of questions, the Verbal Reasoning section measures your ability to understand what you read and how you apply your reasoning skills.
- Get a quick view of the Verbal Reasoning Question Types.
- Take a closer look at the Verbal Reasoning section.