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GRE -Graduate Record Examination is a commercially-run standardized test that is an admissions requirement for many graduate schools principally in the United States, but also in other English speaking countries. GRE can also be used for admission to PhD program. Graduate record examination GRE is a computer based examination and is administered and conducted worldwide by educational testing service (ETS). It is conducted by the Education Testing Services group (ETS). GRE is divided into three sections that are Verbal carrying 800 marks, Quantitative carrying 800 marks and Analytical Reasoning carrying 6 marks. This test is computer adaptive test. This paper needs to be completed in the time duration of two hours. Those who want to take this test need to register themselves online.
GRE 2013 Pattern / Structure:-
Test format for computer-based test:-
Section - No. of Question - Time Allotted
Analytical Writing - One "Analyze an Issue" task and one "Analyze an Argument" task - 30 minutes
Analytical Writing - 1 Argument Task - 30 minutes
Verbal - Approximately 20 questions per section - 30 minutes
Quantitative - Approximately 20 questions per section - 35 minutes
Unidentified - Variable - Variable
Research - Variable - Variable
Test format for paper-based test:
Section - No. of Question - Time Allotted
Analytical Writing - One "Analyze an Issue" task - 30 minutes
Analytical Writing - One "Analyze an Argument" task - 30 minutes
Verbal (2 sections) - 25 questions per section - 35 minutes per section
Quantitative (2 sections) - 25 questions per section - 40 minutes per section
GRE Exam Fairness:-
Fairness concerns are an integral part of the development and scoring of all tests. The many activities that ensure fairness include:
- involvement of minority educators and representative committees in every phase of the development and scoring processes
- multiple fairness evaluations by trained reviewers
- routine analyses of test questions to establish that questions do not unfairly contribute to group differences
- rigorous training for all persons involved in the development or scoring of test questions to ensure that all examinees have an equal opportunity to demonstrate their skills and abilities
- appropriate accommodations (e.g., ZoomText®, extra time) for examinees who may need them
GRE Test Validity:-
The GRE test scores are valid for five years. Validity research and analyses establish that the test measures what it is supposed to measure. The GRE Program has documented evidence of the following types of validity in GRE tests:
- construct validity (the test measures the skills/abilities that should be measured)
- content validity (the test measures appropriate content)
- predictive validity (the test predicts success)
- consequential validity (the test demonstrates that adverse consequences are minimal)
- external validity (the test has the expected relationship with other measures of the same construct)
GRE Preparation Tips / Techniques / Tricks:-
You'll probably submit your application form between January and March of the year you want to begin your graduate degree. Ideally, you'll take the GRE around September of the previous year so that you can retake it if you feel that you haven't performed as well as you could have. If you plan for three months of preparation, you should get down to work in June of the year preceding your potential admission date.
For analytical sections , practice as much as possible. Take as many tests / sections for this. It would help to take both the paper based and CBT for practice. Though the scoring would be certainly different on the paper based tests , the practice is invaluable . Also many CBT tests would not be easily available so the CBT alone would not be sufficient practice.
Nowadays , the Quantitative section is becoming tough . Questions on probability , statistics are appearing on every test . It would be advisable to ask friends who have appeared for the CBT before on the type of questions that appeared on the test.
a) Start by completing a mock GRE to get yourself into exam mode (get up early, no long breaks between sections, silence, etc.).
b) Go over the word list for the vocabulary questions. Get into the habit of reading as much as possible. This also has the benefit of improving your awareness of current affairs.
c) At the same time, keep testing yourself with questions from past exams.
d) Half-way through, do another practice GRE test under exam conditions so you can check on your progress. Depending on the results, you might now be able to turn your undivided attention to the question types that still cause problems for you. Learn to recognize such questions, so that you do not waste an inordinate amount of time on these weakness during the real test.
During the test:-
Avoid guesswork in your answers. GRE-CAT is designed in such a way that a candidate cannot 'revert' or 'return back' to a question like paper-version exams. So when the candidate clicks on the 'click-box' that will be his or her final answer. So, avoiding guesswork will always put you on safer side.
Avoid wasting time on answering single question or getting stuck-up with specific question for more time. If you don't know the answer of a particular question, move on to the next question.