The Sections of GRE: Verbal and Quantitative, Details on Question Types and Some Timing Strategies

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Verbal Reasoning-

  • This section contains 3 types of questions:
  • Reading Comprehension,
  • Text Completion and,
  • Sentence Equivalence questions.
  • These kinds of questions are more consenters on reading and interpretation rather than only vocabulary.
  • 3 kinds of questions will be contains in this section
  • Reading Comprehension,
  • Text Completion and
  • Sentence Equivalence questions.
  • These types question are more focused on methods of reading and interpretation, instead of just vocabulary.
  • Still vocabulary is important part of the GRE revised General test, usually vocabulary questions are included within subjection frameworks like reading passages.

Quantitative Reasoning-

  • In this section mathematics, algebra, and fundamental geometry skills of students are measured.
  • In this section data-analysis questions are also asked they are depends on subjection and real-life situations, which require analysis and interpretation strategies, graphs, and date reports.
  • And on-screen digital calculator is allowed to use in the Quantitative Reasoning Sections, Numerical entry questions types, the general single-answer multiple choice questions and quantitative comparison are provided.
  • And multiple answers are also allowed.

Structure of the GRE Revised General Test-

  • The test is depends on 3 measure parts as we have mentioned before and they all are divided in 8 different sections.
  • The test time is of 4 hours.
  • The first section of test is always Analytical Writing where order of verbal and quantitative section is not fixed.
  • And an unscored section can be in a verbal or quantitative reasoning section.
  • Research section is always final section in the test and it՚s not compulsory section, and its score will be not added in to your final score.
  • The GRE Revised General Test structure is as follow:
Various Sections of GRE
SectionFormat/QuestionsAllotted Time
Analytical WritingIssue Essay30 minutes
Analytical WritingArgument Essay30 minutes
Verbal ReasoningAround 20 questions30 minutes
Verbal ReasoningAround 20 questions30 minutes
Quantitative ReasoningAround 20 questions35 minutes
Quantitative ReasoningAround 20 questions35 minutes
Unscored SectionAround 20 questions30 or 35 minutes
Research SectionDifferent every timeDifferent every time

Some Timing Tactics for GRE

  • GRE is the different from other competitive exams because it provides to skip questions in section and you can change your answer until time is completed and that is advantage for you and you can score maximum with proper planning.
  • While these facilities of skipping questions and change answers might be negative for you if you not use it properly like you only spend time to change your answer and west time to decide which question you want to skip.
  • So don՚t west too much time in all this and finish all the questions in time.
  • And here are some points which you should consider while you attend skip/edit/change feature of the exam:
  • Answer questions but it is necessary to at least read them, because it might possible that you will have difficulty in many answer and you skipped them so when you revise entire section you are familiar with the question and you can judge which question is more harder for you so it will save your time.
  • Do not west too much time in question selection and doesn՚t west time in changing answer, try to attend all the section even if its marks will be not added in your final score.
  • Make habit to mark every question in which you have site dough and you want to revisit it, because we have facility to change over answer and you can revisit it after you completed your section and even if you don՚t have enough time to revisit is it might be possible that the answer should be correct so you can get marks for it. It is better choice than keep the answer blank. And note that there is no negative marking for wrong answer.
  • Use “scrap paper” , if you have dough in any questions than use scrap paper rather than marking the question numerically it will save time and also easier for you.
  • When you are changing any answers and you have confidant about the answer the change it and if you have some dough about it then let it be and after completion of section revisit the question.
  • Reexamination of question will be beneficial in:
    • First advantage is you don՚t waste much time on any particular question,
    • And second is you will give yourself some space and distance from the question. for example: if you are examine any question and you stuck on its answer then it is possible that you cannot examine every site of question and make wrong decision so if you move from that question and after some time revisit it then you may be go through a whole new lens