The GRE was significantly overhauled in August 2011, resulting in an exam that is not adaptive on a question-by-question basis, but rather by section, so that the performance on the first verbal and math sections determine the difficulty of the second sections presented. Overall, the test retained the sections and many of the question types from its predecessor, but the scoring scale was changed to a 130 to 170 scale (from a 200 to 800 scale).
Computer-based test: Multiple times a year (depends on availability of the test center).
Paper-based test: Up to 3 times a year in October, November and February and are offered only in areas that computer-based testing is not available.
The GRE exam consists of three skills: Analytical writing, quantitative reasoning and verbal reasoning. You are given 3 hours and 45 minutes to complete the test (includes 1-minute breaks after each section and a 10-minute break after third section).
Scoring: Analytical writing: 0.0 to 6.0 (in 0.5 point increments) Verbal reasoning: 130 to 170 (in 1 point increments) Quantitative reasoning: 130 to 170 (in 1 point increments).
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Graduate Record Exam (GRE) - Sample
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Question 1 of 10
Which of the following is equivalent to 1/2?CorrectIncorrect
Question 2 of 10
Rectangle A has twice the length and 1/2 the width of rectangle B. Rectangle B has a length of six units and a width of four units. What is the perimeter of rectangle A?CorrectIncorrect
Question 3 of 10
Which of the following integers satisfies this condition: It is a multiple of 8 and the cube of an even number? Indicate all such integers. (A) 72 (B) 64 (C) 128 (D) 216 (E) 1000 (F) 1728CorrectIncorrect
Question 4 of 10
The following is a sample opening paragraph based on an essay prompt asking test takers to develop a position on the statement �Governments should offer a free university education to any student who has been admitted to a university but who cannot afford the tuition.�  The concept of a publicly funded high school education was once unthinkable.  The first public high school was founded in Massachusetts in 1821, and it would take many more years before attending high school became the norm for people from all walks of life.  Throughout the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, only children whose parents could afford tuition received an education past elementary school.  Access to education was based on birth rather than merit or intelligence.  In our world of today in the twenty-first century, we face a world where getting a college education is the new norm and required for many well-paying careers.  Yet access to this important opportunity is limited to those who can pay.  America should make college tuition free for all qualified applicants, just as it has already made high school education free. Which sentence in the passage is the thesis statement?CorrectIncorrect
Question 5 of 10
In the paragraphs that follow this introduction, we might expect the author to do all of the following except:CorrectIncorrect
Question 6 of 10
Which of the following potential changes would most significantly improve the passage?CorrectIncorrect
Question 7 of 10
Which of the following is not a possible counterargument that the author should consider in the body of the essay?CorrectIncorrect
Question 8 of 10
What is the relationship between sentences 3 and 4?CorrectIncorrect
Question 9 of 10
Which of the following would be an effective thesis statement for an essay containing this paragraph?CorrectIncorrect
Question 10 of 10
What might we expect the paragraph immediately preceding this one to do?CorrectIncorrect