GRE Syllabus 2017

By | October 11, 2017

GRE Syllabus 2017: GRE (Graduate Record  Exam ) conduct by many foreign university countries for their filling up admissions criteria. So, every year they call up for admissions in their universities, mostly they are UK, US, CANADA and other countries.All the above countries use GRE examination for admissions process in their universities. The  ETS GRE  General Test analyze the knowledge of test takers is in three various tests like Analytical Writing, Verbal Reasoning, and Quantitative Reasoning.

GRE Syllabus 2017

GRE Test consists of two formats.  First one is computer-based and second one is paper-based. Computer-based test overall time takes 3 hours 45 minutes and it having six sections .one section on analytical writing, two sections on verbal and quantitative reasoning and another section may contain either verbal reasoning or quantitative reasoning. The GRE General test always starts with analytical writing and another section may follow in any order.  Coming to paper-based format it also same as computer-based test analytical writing, verbal reasoning and quantitative reasoning. Every segment two sections .the overall time takes for the exam 3 hours and 30 minutes.

The main segments of the GRE Syllabus

The main three segments of the GRE are

  • Analytical Writing
  • Verbal Reasoning
  • Quantitative Reasoning

Analytical Writing

An   Analytical writing consists two sections and it tests your efficiency over issues and arguments, all the things based on your logical thinking and ideas. The first section called as “analyze an issue”. it means candidate should analyze issues and express his or her opinions on issues. And the second section is “analyze an argument”. in this section argument has already given, so the candidate expresses his or her opinion and analyze the argument logically and point out the positive and negatives. it means not tests the candidate it checks the knowledge on an argument. Also, check the candidate’s ability. There is an advantage on computer-based test over paper-based test who are taking the computer-based test in general GRE test.

Verbal Reasoning

In the examination verbal reasoning has three type of questions. they are a) Reading Comprehension, b)Text Completion, c)Sentence Equivalence.

a)Reading  Comprehension

If  The student wants to comprehend texts in graduate school, he/she has to know about the relationships between parts of sentence and words and concepts.  Almost   50 percent of the questions ask from reading comprehension, and the candidate should read, understand and complete sentences of the passages. The best way to scoring high in reading comprehension, the student should understand the meanings of words and purport of the paragraphs and passages.  And should know parts the text how it’s relates to the one another and should grasp the author’s intention and state the position of an issue. And also passages comes from any of the sciences, humanities, business and they may be published in academic or non-academic journals.

b)Text  completion

In this task the ask questions from missing words or phrases in the text. So, the candidate should find out the missing words and fill in gaps with correct words or phrases and complete the text .after that check the correct words are given or not. finally, it should comprehend to read and it states that the candidate’s ability.

c)Sentence Equivalence

In the third section sentence equivalence the questions like fill in the blanks in each sentence with appropriate words and also select the alternative word from six choices.But it is enough picking out word to equivalence  the sentence .the candidate should take two best chances from possible answers which is appears suitable

The topics of GRE Verbal Reasoning

  • Basic sentence structure: Nouns, Pronouns, Adjectives
  • Verb Tense
  • Idioms & Idiomatic Expressions
  • Pronoun Agreement
  • Subject-Verb Agreement
  • Modifiers
  • Parallelism

Quantitative Reasoning

The main part of the GRE test is Quantitative reasoning, it tests the candidate’s basic mathematical knowledge and skills. The candidate solves the problems from the chapters algebra, arithmetic, geometry. there are various topics under the above each chapter. the details have given on ETS website. the Questions ask on mathematics and statistics. the  Topics has taken from high-school level. and also  “prime numbers greater than one” and numbers increase the towards of the line” according to quantitative reasoning it has four types i)quantitative comparison, multiple-choice with one correct answer, multiple-choice with one or more correct answers, numeric entry. in all four questions, the quantitative comparison has a short explanation. In quantitative comparison, the candidate should compare two quantities from any best describe for the comparison.

For computer-based test, the candidates provided on-screen calculators and Paper-based test they provide hand-held calculators. and also ETS  GRE website giving some guidelines to how to use calculators for some kind of problems. they will helpful to utilizing less time in examinations.

The topics of GRE Quantitative Reasoning syllabus

  • Maths Formulas List
  • Number Properties
  • Order of properties
  • Percentage
  • Ratio and Proportion
  • Profit and Loss
  • Simple and Compound interest
  • Speed, distance and time
  • Permutation &Combination
  • Linear equations
  • Quadratic equations
  • Sets Theory
  • Statistics: Average, Medium, Mode, Range, Standard deviation
  • Powers and roots
  • Probability
  • Pipes, Cisterns, Work, Time
  • Lines and angles
  • Triangles
  • Polygon
  • Quadrilateral
  • Circles
  • Co-ordinate geometry
  • Volume and Surface area



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