The GRE is most widely Acceptance test for Graduate Student, It is conducted by the educational testing service, often referred to as the ETS. In India, the GER is conducted as an computer based test, At several prometric and non-prometric test center at most major cities.
Note that the GRE is more of the analytical skill then your technical knowledge & has 3 section verbal, quantitative, analytic writing assignment.
The GRE® General Test is a computer-delivered test that features question types that closely reflect the kind of thinking you’ll do — and the skills you need to succeed — in today's demanding graduate school programs, including business and law. The test-taker friendly design lets you skip questions within a section, go back and change answers and have the flexibility to choose which questions within a section you want to answer first. Get a look at the structure of the GRE General Test.
The GRE General Test measures your verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning, critical thinking and analytical writing skills — skills that have been developed over a long period of time and are not related to a specific field of study but are important for all. Here's a look at content covered in the three test sections: Analytical Writing, Verbal Reasoning and Quantitative Reasoning.
The Analytical Writing section measures your ability to:
The Analytical Writing section requires you to provide focused responses based on the tasks presented, so you can accurately demonstrate your skill in directly responding to a task.
The Verbal Reasoning section measures your ability to:
The Verbal Reasoning section of the GRE® General Test contains three types of questions:
Sample Multiple-choice Question — Select One Answer Choice
1. The passage implies which of the following about the current cost of generating electricity?
Correct Answer: C
The Quantitative Reasoning section measures your ability to:
understand, interpret and analyze quantitative information solve problems using
Questions of this type ask you to compare two quantities — Quantity A and Quantity B — and then determine which of four statements describes the comparison.
2. The figure above shows the graph of the function f defined by f(x)=|2x|+4 for all numbers x. For which of the following functions g, defined for all numbers x, does the graph of g intersect the graph of f ?
Correct Answer: E
|Measure||Number of Questions||Allotted Time|
|Analytical Writing(One section with two separately timed tasks)||One "Analyze an Issue" task and one "Analyze an Argument" task||30 minutes per task|
|Verbal Reasoning (Two sections)||20 questions per section||30 minutes per section|
|Quantitative Reasoning (Two sections)||20 questions per section||35 minutes per section|
ETS and the GRE® Program make ensuring the fairness and validity of GRE tests throughout the test development, administration and scoring processes a high priority. To ensure that these goals are reached, ETS has developed a meticulous system of internal checks and balances, and audit teams routinely verify that all tests and services meet rigorous professional standards such as those outlined by the American Psychological Association, American Educational Research Association and National Council on Measurement in Education.
Fairness concerns are an integral part of the development and scoring of all tests. The many activities that ensure fairness include:
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:
Although ETS works to accumulate validity evidence at each stage of the delivery and scoring process, the initial impetus for validity research comes from feedback from members of the graduate school community, who provide information about the skills and abilities that they consider essential for success in graduate school.
The Verbal Reasoning section of the GRE® General Test measures skills that faculty have identified through surveys as important for graduate-level success. The capabilities that are assessed include:
The Quantitative Reasoning section of the GRE General Test measures skills that are consistent with those outlined in the Mathematical Association of America's Quantitative Reasoning for College Graduates: A Complement to the Standards. The skills that are assessed in the GRE quantitative measure include:
Interviews with graduate-level faculty, surveys of graduate-level faculty and the work of the GRE Writing Test Committee have consistently identified critical thinking and writing skills as important for success in graduate programs.
The two tasks that comprise the Analytical Writing section (evaluating an issue and evaluating an argument) are both considered essential in many fields of graduate study. Thus, the structure of the test can be shown to have content validity because the test assesses skills identified by the graduate community as essential for success in many fields of graduate-level work.
Other types of validity evidence, such as construct validity, are documented in a variety of studies. In particular, large validity studies were conducted during the development of the Analytical Writing section, such as: