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The GRE is a standardiased Examination conducted by the Educational Testing Services (ETS), United States of America. It tests such abilities of the candidates as 

may be deemed as essential to have by almost any and every University abroad.

The GRE is a standardiased Examination conducted by the Educational Testing Services (ETS), United States of America. It tests such abilities of the candidates as 

may be deemed as essential to have by almost any and every University abroad. The exam tests the students on important areas such as :

 

Critical thinking

Analytical writing

Verbal reasoning and

Quantitative reasoning

 

 These areas are pre-requisites for every course offered in the Universities the world over. Further GRE guages the under-graduate students in eight major areas of study. 

These are:

 

Biochemistry

Cell and Molecular Biology

Biology

Chemistry

Computer Science

Literature in English

Mathematics

Physics

Psychology 

 

However, A high score in GRE (Graduate Record Examination) alone does not guarantee admission to any of the graduate Schools or Universities abroad, 

but the test can be looked upon as the first major hurdle to be cleared in the process of getting admission in the Graduate school of choice.

 

Institutions accepting the GRE scored are available at : http://www.ets.org/s/gre/pdf/gre_aidi_fellowships.pdf

 

TEST CONTENT AND STRUCTURE:

 

1. 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

Featuring new types of questions, the Verbal Reasoning section measures your ability to understand what you read and how you apply your reasoning skill

 

2. QUANTITATIVE REASONING:

The Quantitative Reasoning section measures your ability to:

 

understand quantitative information

interpret and analyze quantitative information

solve problems using mathematical models

apply basic mathematical skills and elementary mathematical concepts of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, probability and statistics

With increased emphasis on data interpretation and real-life scenarios, this section has new types of questions that require you to show your quantitative reasoning ability. To reduce the emphasis on computation, the computer-based test includes an on-screen calculator. And, if you are taking the paper-based test, a calculator will be provided at the test center.

 

3. ANALYTICAL REASONING:

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.

 

4. Modified Versions of Verbal Reasoning and Quantitative Reasoning Questions

The test you take may include questions that are modified versions of published questions or of questions you have already seen on the test. Some modifications are 

substantial; others are less apparent.

 

Even if a question appears to be similar to a question you have already seen, it may in fact be different and have a different answer. Pay careful attention to the 

wording of each question.