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The GRE ® (Graduate Record Examination ®) General Test measures verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning, critical thinking, and analytical writing skills that are not related to any specific field of study

Section Number of Questions Time
Analytical Writing 1 Issue Task 45 minutes
Analytical Writing 1 Argument Task 30 minutes
Verbal 30 30 minutes
Quantitative 28 45 minutes

Verbal Reasoning -- The skills measured include the test taker's ability to

  • Analyze and evaluate written material and synthesize information obtained from it
  • Analyze relationships among component parts of sentences
  • Recognize relationships between words and concepts

Quantitative Reasoning --- The skills measured include the test taker's ability to

  • Understand basic concepts of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, and data analysis
  • Reason quantitatively
  • WSolve problems in a quantitative setting

Analytical Writing --- The skills measured include the test taker's ability tos

  • Articulate complex ideas clearly and effectively
  • Examine claims and accompanying evidence
  • Support ideas with relevant reasons and examples
  • Sustain a well-focused, coherent discussion
  • Control the elements of standard written English

GRE® Subject ---> The GRE® Subject Tests gauge undergraduate achievement in the eight disciplines and each Subject Test is intended for students who have majored in or have extensive background in the following subject areas : Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Literature in English, Mathematics, Physics and Psychology