GRE® General Test
Graduate study programs in the USA and Canada in most academic fields require the GRE, Graduate Record Examination, General Test which measures an applicant’s written, verbal and math skills. The GRE General Test is also accepted as an admissions test for some business schools.
The GRE General Test has a ScoreSelect® option which allows you to decide which scores to send to schools. If you feel you didn’t do your best on test day, you can retake the test and then send only the scores you want schools to see.
In addition, the computer adaptive format of the GRE General Test allows you to skip questions within a section or go back and change answers, and gives you control to tackle the questions within a section you want to answer first.
The overall testing time for the computer-delivered GRE® General Test is about three hours and 45 minutes. There are six sections with a 10-minute break following the third section.
Structure of the Computer-based Test (available in Lebanon)
|Measure||Number of Questions||Allotted Time|
(One section with two separately timed tasks)
|One “Analyze an Issue” task and one “Analyze an Argument” task||30 minutes per task|
|20 questions per section||30 minutes per section|
|20 questions per section||35 minutes per section|
The Analytical Writing section will always be first, while the other five sections may appear in any order.
An unidentified verbal or quantitative experimental section may be included and may appear in any order after the analytical writing section. It is not counted as part of your score. Also there may be a Research Section, which may appear at the end of your test, and will be identified but will not count as part of your score.
Analytical Writing GRE Section
The Analytical Writing GRE Section has 2 essays. The first asks students for analysis of an issue in 30 minutes; the second for the analysis of an argument in 30 minutes. For both the essays, the emphasis is on the “Analyze” part, and not on the “Writing” part which means if you write a brilliant grammatical essay that does not analyze the issue, you will not score high.
A ten-minute break follows the two essays. The computer gives you the choice of taking this break or moving straight to the next section. We advise you to take the break offered and prepare yourself for the rest of the test.
Quantitative GRE Section
The Quantitative GRE Section tests high-school level math knowledge in arithmetic, algebra, geometry, and data analysis. An on-screen calculator is available.
Verbal GRE Section
The Verbal GRE Section measures your ability to analyze and assess a text and conclude information obtained from it, analyze the relationships among constituent parts of sentences and distinguish relationships among words and ideas. It comprises sentence equivalence, text completion and reading comprehension questions. Standard single multiple choice, one or more multiple choice and select in-passage type questions feature.
YOU NEED TO LEARN 500 + VOCAB WORDS TO GET A HIGH VERBAL SCORE.
Reported scores are based upon the number of correct answers. Unofficial scores appear on the computer screen following the test. The verbal and quantitative sections of the GRE are scored on a range of 130 to 170 with 1 point increments. The Analytical Writing is graded on a 0 to 6 scale with increments of 0.5points. Test takers are given a scaled score for the total test and each section, as well as the percentile rank that shows an individual’s performance relative to other test takers at the same administration. Normally, scores are sent out to test takers and their designated schools within two weeks.
Our GRE® Courses
The all-important computer-adaptive GRE test is a hurdle you have to leap over to get to the post graduate school of your choice …but you’re nervous about how to approach tests that adapt to your skill level. (In this computer adaptive test, the Verbal Reasoning and Quantitative Reasoning scores are section-level adaptive. This means the computer picks the second operational section of a task depending upon your performance in the first section. Within each section, all questions have the same weight in the final score. For Verbal and Quantitative, the raw score, the number of questions you answered correctly, is computed. The raw score is then equated to the final score – this equating scale allows for any minor test variations.)
Our Prep Classes will help you achieve high scores in the GRE. The courses run over six weeks so you have time to learn the essentials, build skills and thoroughly familiarize yourself with the test.
- A native-speaking certified tutor directs you through two three-hour tutorial sessions for Verbal and five three-hour tutorial sessions for quant. Four full-length computer adaptive practice exams are optionally offered.
- We define and study the Quantitative and Verbal topics that are tested and give you strategies and tips for tackling the Analytical Writing and the Integrated Reasoning sections
One on one
|Number of hours of tutoring||21||Per demand|
|Number of full length tests with analysis||4||–|
|Course books||Official GRE Guide
Official SAT Guide
|Official GRE Guide
Official SAT Guide
|Points improvement||120 plus||Increase according to
each student’s need
|Cost||310$||75$ per hour|
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