GRE Exam Format

GRE is a computer based exam. GRE is a computer adaptive test.

Section Time Content
Issue Essay 30 minutes 500-600 words
Argument Essay 30 minutes 500-600 words
Quantitate Section 35 minutes 20 Questions
Verbal Section 30 minutes 20 Questions
Quantitative Section 35 minutes 20 Questions
Verbal Section 30 minutes 20 Questions
Experimental: Verbal or Quantitative 30 or 35 minutes 20 Questions

 

Issue Essay

The first section on the GRE is an Issue Essay. The candidates would be required to write down 500-600 words on an essay topic and the section has to be completed in 30 minutes.

 

Argument Essay

The second section on GRE is going to be the argument essay. Candidates would be required to read an argument and provide an analysis of 500-600 words in 30 minutes.

 

Quantitative Part

There are going to be 2 sections on the Math part and each section would be having 20 questions each. You would be given 35 minutes to complete one section and there would be calculator provided on the screen.

 

Types of Questions on the Quantitative Part

Data Comparison Questions

Problem Solving Questions

 

Verbal Part

There are going to be 2 sections on the Verbal part and each section would be having 20 questions each. There would be 30 minutes given to complete one section and it would be having a variety of questions in it.

 

Types of Questions on the Verbal Part

Text Completion Questions

Sentence Equivalence Questions

Short Passages Reading Comprehension Questions

Long Passages Reading Comprehension Questions

Critical Reasoning Questions

 

 

Experimental Section

Experimental section could either be verbal or quantitative and the candidate would never know which section on the GRE is the experimental section.

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