GRE 2016

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About GRE 2016

Exam Details

The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is a standardised test that is accepted for admission to various disciplines at many graduate and business schools across the globe. Scores are also valid for five years. The GRE General Test is available at more than 1,000 test centers in more than 160 countries. In most regions of the world, the computer-delivered test is available on a continuous basis throughout the year. Exam Pattern :  Only the computer-based test is available in India. The total duration of the test is 3 hours 40 minutes.There are six sections and a 10-minute break is given after the third section during the GRE test 2016. ABCMeasure Number of Questions Allotted Time Analytical Writing(Single section with two separately timed tasks) One "Analyse an Issue" task and one "Analyse an Argument" task 30 minutes per task Verbal Reasoning (Two sections) 20 questions per section 30 minutes per section Quantitative Reasoning(Two sections) 20 questions per section 35 minutes per section Unscored Varies Varies Research Varies Varies ​

Eligibility

No official prerequisite. Intended for bachelors degree graduates and undergraduate students who are about to graduate. Fluency in English assumed.

Important Dates

The computer-based GRE Test 2016 is offered year-round at Prometric test centers. Candidates can take the GRE Test once every 21 days, up to five times within a 12-month period. This applies even if you canceled your scores on a test taken previously. However, candidate has  to first create a ‘My GRE Account’ in order to register for a specific date.

Syllabus

The GRE General Test measures candidate's verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning, critical thinking and analytical writing skills — skills that have been developed over a long period of time and are not related to a specific field of study but are important for all. Verbal Reasoning :  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 Quantitative Reasoning :  The Quantitative Reasoning section measures your ability to: understand, interpret and analyze quantitative information solve problems using mathematical models apply basic skills and elementary concepts of arithmetic, algebra, geometry and data analysis The Quantitative Reasoning section includes an on-screen calculator. If you are taking the paper-delivered test, a calculator will be provided at the test center. Analytical Writing :  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 The Analytical Writing section requires you to provide focused responses based on the tasks presented, so you can accurately demonstrate your skill in directly responding to a task.

Exam Details

The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is a standardised test that is accepted for admission to various disciplines at many graduate and business schools across the globe. Scores are also valid for five years. The GRE General Test is available at more than 1,000 test centers in more than 160 countries. In most regions of the world, the computer-delivered test is available on a continuous basis throughout the year.

Exam Pattern : 

Only the computer-based test is available in India. The total duration of the test is 3 hours 40 minutes.There are six sections and a 10-minute break is given after the third section during the GRE test 2016.

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B
C
Measure
Number of Questions
Allotted Time
Analytical Writing(Single section with two separately timed tasks)
One "Analyse an Issue" task and one "Analyse an Argument" task
30 minutes per task
Verbal Reasoning (Two sections)
20 questions per section
30 minutes per section
Quantitative Reasoning(Two sections)
20 questions per section
35 minutes per section
Unscored
Varies
Varies
Research
Varies
Varies

Eligibility

No official prerequisite. Intended for bachelors degree graduates and undergraduate students who are about to graduate.

Fluency in English assumed.

Important Dates

The computer-based GRE Test 2016 is offered year-round at Prometric test centers. Candidates can take the GRE Test once every 21 days, up to five times within a 12-month period. This applies even if you canceled your scores on a test taken previously. However, candidate has  to first create a ‘My GRE Account’ in order to register for a specific date.

Syllabus

The GRE General Test measures candidate's verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning, critical thinking and analytical writing skills — skills that have been developed over a long period of time and are not related to a specific field of study but are important for all.

Verbal Reasoning : 

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

Quantitative Reasoning : 

The Quantitative Reasoning section measures your ability to:

  • understand, interpret and analyze quantitative information
  • solve problems using mathematical models
  • apply basic skills and elementary concepts of arithmetic, algebra, geometry and data analysis
  • The Quantitative Reasoning section includes an on-screen calculator. If you are taking the paper-delivered test, a calculator will be provided at the test center.

Analytical Writing : 

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

The Analytical Writing section requires you to provide focused responses based on the tasks presented, so you can accurately demonstrate your skill in directly responding to a task.

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