The GRE is a computerized standardized admissions test required for many liberal arts masters and doctoral programs. It consists of a quantitative section, a verbal section and an analytical writing section. The computer test is given year-round, with test times throughout the day at local testing centers. Wherever you live, our GRE experts are readily available to help you with one-on-one tutoring live via Skype.
The GRE is administered only by computer, and is adaptive to your responses. It chooses the level of difficulty of upcoming questions based on your performance on previous questions. The more questions you answer correctly, the more difficult the following questions become; likewise, if you answer questions incorrectly, the questions you receive are easier. Both scenarios affect your score one way or another!
The GRE format is as follows:
- Analysis of an issue 45 min
- Analysis of an argument 30 min
- Quantatative (28 questions) 45 min*
- Verbal (30 questions) 30 min*
- Experimental (quantatative or verbal)*
*There is no set order to the experimental, quantitative or verbal sections.
The experimental section is a repeat of either the verbal or math, but you will not know which one of them is the real test and which is the experimental section…
Both the verbal and math sections of the GRE receive separate scores between 200 and 800. Universities have various methods for using these scores – – contact your choice schools and individual program to determine what scores are acceptable. The written section is scored on a scale between 2 and 6.
For more information on the GRE, or to sign up for the test you can go to the ETS site.