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GRE Test Structure

GRE is a graduate record examination that assesses three skills of the applicants who've planned graduate or business programs in abroad. The three main skills are Analytical writing, verbal reasoning, and quantitative reasoning(nothing but writing, reading, and maths ). There is nothing to stupefy as the main focal points of the GRE test is to assess the skills of applicants in maths, writing, and reading. Hence, we should understand that GRE evaluated on these three skills as they are pretty crucial for any graduate or business programs in academics. GRE test takes 3Hr 45Min to get finished and, it has three sections. The test always gets initiated by Analytical writing followed by verbal reasoning and quantitative reasoning(the order of the last two sections might change). The analytical writing has two tasks, whereas verbal reasoning and quantitative reasoning segments have got two subsections each. Once you finish these tasks, you'll move to one unscored or research segment. The test taker friendly test design will help you to choose among the sections and enables you to answer the question in any section of your choice. There are two types in GRE test, paper delivered GRE test and computer-delivered GRE test.

Let's understand what happens in all the three sections of GRE,

Verbal reasoning:

This Section in the GRE test is entirely destined to assess how well the candidate can understand and analyze passages and how accurately he can understand the vocabulary used in the passage. The verbal reasoning section has two subsections having 20 questions each. Every section takes 30 minutes and, that makes it whole of 60 min.

Analytical Writing:

The analytical writing in GRE test will assess the skills of the test taker like critical thinking and analytical writing skills. This section also includes your ability to support an argument and ability to construct writing in your opinion. In Analytical writing there are two tasks, analyze an issue and analyze an argument. In the first task, you have to develop an argument with references to support the opinion on the issue of general interest which you'll get at the start. Then in the second task, the test takers will get an argument accompanied by a set of instructions, so the test takers have to evaluate whether the argument sense logical or not, rather than accepting the existing state of the argument. In these two tasks, the test takers get assessed on various skills such as the use of vocabulary. So, aspirants with minimum knowledge on writing have to practice more to get a better score in GRE.

Quantitative Reasoning:

This section in GRE is quite familiar to most of us. In this section, test takers will have tasks based on maths. By this, we should understand that Quantitative reasoning will assess the mathematical skills of the test takers. You can observe the math topics in quantitative reasoning similar to high school mathematics. The questions in Q.R will be given in either real-life context or purely in the mathematical context. The prominent topics covered in maths are Arithmetic, algebra, Geometry and data analysis.