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Everything You Should Know About the GRE Exam

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November 2016

GRE or Graduate Record Examination is a world renowned admission test required to be given by the candidates who are keen on admissions to graduate programs primarily in the areas of Engineering and Sciences at education institutions in USA. The GRE is designed to help graduate schools assess the qualifications of applicants for advanced study in technical fields. Some of these skills include the ability to read complex informational texts and understand high level vocabulary in the Verbal Section, the ability to respond to an issue in written form in the Analytical Writing Section, and be able to apply general mathematical concepts to a variety of problem types in the Quantitative Section. GRE scores are used by more than 3,000 graduate programs throughout the world and are valid for a period of 5 years. Test takers can register for the exam via telephone or online.

The GRE test is a section adaptive test within the same section, the test progresses. Depending on the candidate’s responses to a particular section, the test gets harder or easier. For instance, if a candidate finds the first section on Verbal reasoning hard, the next section will be easier.


TEST STRUCTURE


Analytical Writing

  • Analyse an issue consists of 1 essay and time allotted for this task is 30 minutes
  • Analyse an argument consists of 1 essay with 30 minutes for this task

Verbal Reasoning (Two sections)

  • Consists of 20 questions per section with 30 minutes each section

Quantitative Reasoning (Two sections)

  • Consists of 20 questions per section with 35 minutes each section

Unscored (Experimental)

  • Number of questions and time allotted varies for this section

Research

  • Number of questions and time allotted varies for this section


A BRIEF ON EACH SECTION


Analytical Writing

The Analytical Writing Assessment section of the test measures your ability to think critically and communicate complex ideas through writing. It will measure you on your ability to be clear in your writing and also evaluate a complex argument. The writing section is graded on a scale of 0–6, in 0.5 increments. The essays are written on a computer using a word processing program specifically designed by ETS. The program allows only basic computer functions and does not contain a spell checker or other advanced features.

Verbal Sections

The computer-based verbal sections assess Reading Comprehension, and Vocabulary usage. The verbal test is scored on a scale of 130-170, in 1-point increments. The Verbal Reasoning section of the test draws heavily upon vocabulary and your facility to derive a word's meaning based upon its context. It also measures your ability to understand and evaluate what you read and recognize basic conventions of standard written English.

The section contains the following types of questions:

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Text Completion
  • Sentence Equivalence

Quantitative Sections

The Quantitative sections assess basic high school level mathematical knowledge and reasoning skills. The quantitative test is also scored on a scale of 130–170, in 1-point increments. The Quantitative section of the GRE exam measures your ability to reason Mathematically, solve quantitative problems, and interpret graphic data.

This section contains the following types of questions:

  • Problem Solving
  • Quantitative Comparison
  • Numeric Entry

Experimental Section

The experimental section, on the GRE can either be a Verbal or Quantitative section. The experimental section does not count towards the test-taker's score; it is unidentified and appears identical to the scored sections. Test takers have no sure way of knowing which section is experimental; it is typically advised to do your best on every section

Salient Features of GRE training at Edwise

  • 100 hours of intensive and comprehensive training
  • Mathematics for MBA by RS Agarwal, GRE Official Guide and GRE Barron's issued as courseware
  • Qualified, experienced and trained faculties
  • Maximum 10-15 students per batch, making sessions personalized
  • Barron's online account issued
  • Teaching pedagogy involves a strong focus on building fundamentals in Math, guiding students with approach towards different question types, helping students build reasoning skills and giving sufficient practice
  • 20 full-length mock tests
  • Well stocked library
  • Facility of home issuance of book
  • Availability of weekdays (Tuesday- Friday, 2 hours per day) and Weekend Batches (Saturday- Sunday, 4 hours per day) under regular mode
  • Availability of Fast Track Mode (Tuesday- Sunday, 4 hours per day) for people who want to complete the course at the earliest
  • Facility of shifting to any branch throughout India

Student Testimonials

I had attended the GRE and IELTS classes at Edwise. The classes were helpful in focusing my concentration on the exam. The teachers of both quants and verbal gave minute points on how to go about solving different types of questions. Studying new words in verbal helped in increasing my vocabulary and the different shortcuts in Maths reduced the working time on the problem. Another important thing that I learnt is the management of time and completing the exam within the given time. The Barron's online test and the mock tests helped in this. Overall, I felt the classes were very active and helpful
K Rajiv- GRE Coaching

Teachers are very helpful, always there to guide you. There are plenty of practice books that can be very useful for the students. Tests happen every week, which aids the student to know if he/his is making enough progress.
Aditi – GRE Coaching

I was planning on preparing for GRE myself but then I found about Edwise and it was undoubtedly a very great decision. The study material is great and the course offers a lot of books to study from. Edwise was also very flexible with timing which really helps a student prepare. Moreover the study environment is great and everyone is very friendly. Edwise has a huge role to play in me getting a good score.
SheetanshuTyagi - GRE coaching

Educational Consultant

We at Edwise streamline and personalize the process for each student irrespective of the destination, institution, course or any level of study. Our team of experienced professionals will provide you individual attention and exceptional guidance throughout your process of application. We provide assistance related to course selections, admission, visa, bank-loan and scholarships. We also host University delegates for direct student interaction and all these services are provided free of cost. We have established since 1991 and have been maintaining strong networks with over 575 universities in 16 countries, hence giving us a unique insight into the finest educational establishments worldwide.

Start your education overseas with valuable information on everything you need to know about studying abroad from study permits, temporary resident visas and how much it costs, to finding a program.

Do visit your nearest Edwise branch & choose your university carefully under our expert guidance and ensure that you have all your paperwork in order. Once you apply, and the wait is over, you can really begin to look forward to not only studying in a beautiful and vibrant country, but also to a life experience quite like no other.

For complete information on GRE Exam, Contact Edwise on 1-800-200-3678 (Toll Free) / 08600911333.

November 2016

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