The GRE, a Computer Based Test (CBT), is a standardized admissions requirement test for graduate and professional schools; it is considered a crucial prerequisite/component for admission into any postgraduate program. The test accesses your analytical and critical reasoning skills. GRE examination does not test prior knowledge of data or facts specific to any field of study.
The computer-based GRE contains three sections with various types of questions:
Analytical Writing Assessment: 1st 30-minute “Analyze an Issues” task, and 2nd 30-minute “Analyze an Argument” task.
Quantitative Reasoning: Two 20-question sections containing arithmetic, algebra, geometry, quantitative comparisons, and data interpretation questions. Average time for each section is 35minutes.
Verbal Reasoning: Two 20-question sections containing analogies/synonyms, sentence completions, and comprehension reading questions.
GRE scores are used by admissions or fellowship panels to supplement your undergraduate records, recommendation letters and other qualifications for graduate-level study.
Lets look at the three session of the GRE test — Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning and Analytical Writing.
The Verbal Reasoning section accesses your ability to:
- Reason from incomplete data, Analyze and draw inferences from discourses; 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.
The Quantitative Reasoning section accesses your ability to:
- understand quantitative information
• interpret and analyze quantitative information
• solve problems using mathematical models
- apply basic mathematical skills and elementary mathematical concepts of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, probability and statistics
The Analytical Writing section measures your ability to:
- articulate complex ideas clearly and effectively
- support ideas with relevant reasons and examples
- examine claims and accompanying evidence
- sustain a well-focused, coherent discussion
- control the elements of standard written English
Acceptable Document for Identification
GRE test takers will need an international passport as any of identifying document on the examination day.
We strongly advise that before going for the exam, student are require to prepare for at least eight (8) weeks before sitting for the test. This will make them understand the exam question and also help them manage their time during the exam.