Gre has two test formats- General test and subject test.
General test is the standard examination for testing the applicant's verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning and analytical writing skills.
1.Analytical writing aims to measure the candidate's ablity to articulate complex ideas in an effective manner and can also support those ideas with reasons and examples.
2. Verbal reasoning aims to measure the candidate's ability to analyze and draw conclusions from the discourse, reason from the given data, select important topics, summarize text, understand the material and relationship in concepts. Topics covered under the verbal section are: basic sentence structure: nouns, pronouns,adjectives ; verb tense, idioms and idiomatic expressions, pronoun agreement,subject-verb agreement, modifiers, parallelism.
3.Quantitative reasoning aims to measure the candidate's understanding of quantitative information, interpretation and analysis of it, solving mathematical models and application of basic skills and elementary mathematical concepts. Topics covered under quantitative reasoning are: Ratio and proportion, profit and loss, speed'distance and tine' simple and compound interest,linear equations, permutation and combination, sets theory,quadratic equations, statistics, power and roots, probability, pipes,cisterns,work,time, lines and angles, triangles, polygon, quadrilateral, circles, coordinate geometry, order of operations, volume and surface area, percentage, number properties.
Subject test on the other hand is for specific courses which might be required by the college as it focuses on judging the applicant's skills in a particular field. It consists of the following subjects:
1. Biology: cellular and molecular biology, organismal biology, ecology and evolution.
2. Chemistry: Analytical chemistry, inorganic chemistry, organic chemistry, physical chemistry
3.Literature in English: Literary analysis, identification, culture and historical context, history and theory of literary criticism.
4. Mathematics: Algebra,calculus, additional topics
4. physics: Classical mechanism, electromagnetism, optics and wave phenomena, thermodynamics and statistical mechanics, quantum mechanics, atomic physics, special relativity, laboratory methods, specialized topics.
5.Psychology: biological,cognitive, developmental, social, clinical,measurement/methodology/other
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There is not fixed date for gre exams. you can choose the date according to your availability but make sure that the date that you have chose in two months apart from the date of application deadline.
GRE General test is conducted by the Educational Testing Service (ETS). The test comprises of five sections
Analytical writing - The Analytical writing section has two separately timed tasks:
1. a 30 minute " Analyze an issue" task
2. a 30 minute " Analyze an Argument" task
Verbal Reasoning ( 2 sections) - The section will comprise three types of questons
- Reading comprehension
- Text completion
- Sentence Equivalence
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GRE exam has two test formats - GRE General Test and GRE Subject Test. The GRE question paper is divided into three main sections, namely, Analytical Writing, Verbal Reasoning, and Quantitative Reasoning. The total time given to complete the exam is three hours and thirty minutes and for computer-based, it is three hours and forty minutes.
- GRE General Test: General Test tests students’ verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning, and analytical writing
- GRE Subject Test: Subject Test focuses on judging the candidate’s expertise in specific fields. This varies with the different subjects which include Mathematics, Literature (English), Physics and Psychology, Biology, Chemistry, and Biochemistry (Cell and Molecular Biology).
there is no fixed official GRE dates and you can choose any date according to your convenience and availability. The exam date that you choose should be at least two months before your first application deadline.
Here are a few preparation suggestions:
- Find your baseline. Determine your target GRE score. Make a plan to close the gap.
- Practice for technique with practice in real GRE conditions.
- Review your results.
- Build up your GRE vocabulary.
- Practice model papers thoroughly.
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