The GRE (Graduate Record Exam) is a standardized test, administered for the Graduates who are seeking the admission at U.S. and Canadian graduate schools. Most students attend graduate school for a master or doctoral degree. The GRE exam does not test any specific knowledge in certain subject specifically but still it requires the candidates to manipulate the fundamental skills of English and mathematics. Rather, it tests the “mental intelligence” as well as the ability to make decision under time pressure.
In addition to the three scored sections namely: Verbal, Quantitative and AWA, there may be one ‘experimental’ section that looks like one of the scored sections; but does not count toward your score. ETS uses the experimental section to pre-test the questions that will show up on the scored sections of future GREs. It looks just like one of the scored sections, so you won’t be able to identify it. Never try to identify this section, it can be Extremely Costly.
A TEST-TAKER MAY GET ANY OF THE FOLLOWING GRE CAT COMBINATION:
- AWA (Issue-Argument) – Verbal (experimental) – Verbal (Real) – Quantitative
- AWA (Issue-Argument) – Verbal (Real) – Verbal (experimental) – Quantitative
- AWA (Issue-Argument) – Verbal (Real) – Quantitative (experimental) – Quantitative (Real)
- AWA (Issue-Argument) – Verbal (Real) – Quantitative (Real)- Quantitative (Experimental)
A test taker may also get a direct test pattern without an experimental section.
1 AWA – Verbal – Quantitative
2 AWA – Quantitative – Verbal.
Some other students have also received research sections instead. The research sections are clearly marked out, and usually involve a bit of money to be earned (if you perform creditably). It is research section for which you bid for US$ 200.00. This one too doesn’t count toward your score. If you solve the research section, then the performance in this section will not affect your official score and vice-versa is also true.
|SECTIONS||NO. OF QUESTIONS||SECTION TIME|
|Listening||4 Sections, 40 Items||30 minutes (20 minutes to listen to a tape and to answer questions on what you hear, and 10 minutes to transfer your answers to Answer Sheet.)|
|General Training Reading||3 sections, 40 items||60 minutes (your task is to read passages of text and answer questions according to what you have read. There are also other types of assignments )|
|General Training Writing||2 tasks (150 & 250 words)||60 minutes (20 minutes to write a letter and 40 minutes to write an essay.)|
|Speaking||–||11 to 14 minutes (consists of 3 parts: Personal Interview, Little Speech and a Discussion.)|
|Total :||2 hrs and 45 minutes|
|Note: All the parts continue one after another, and only before Speaking you get a little break.|
An unidentified unscored section may be included and may appear in any order after the Analytical Writing section. It is not counted as part of your score.²An identified research section that is not scored may be included, and it is always at the end of the test.
The Analytical Writing section will always be first, while the other five sections may appear in any order.
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