GRE Training

What is the GRE® ?

GRE is a standardized test which stands for Graduate Record Examination (GRE). This test measures Verbal, Mathematical and Analytical Writing skills of aspirants who wish to pursue Graduate studies abroad. GRE scores are a requirement to apply for graduate courses in most US Universities.

The examination is online and every student gets a different set of questions. The maximum score is 340.

The US-based ETS, that is, the Educational Testing Service, sets the questions for GRE, conducts the test, and sends the score reports to each candidate. It works under the guidance of the Graduate Record Examination Board. For detailed information about GRE®, please refer to the official website of GRE®.

What are the different categories of GRE?

There are two categories of GRE:

  • The GRE General Test – It comprises of assessment in verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning, critical thinking and analytical writing skills. It entails the skills required in current graduate and business school programs. 
  • The GRE Subject Test – It is to assess the knowledge required in your chosen field of study. It helps students prove their ability compared to other applicants.
How is the scoring done in GRE?

Scores reported on the GRE® revised General Test

Verbal Reasoning 130–170, in 1 point increments
Quantitative Reasoning 130–170, in 1 point increments
Analytical Writing 0–6, in half point increments

If a student doesn’t answer questions for a specific section (e.g., Verbal Reasoning), then the student will receive a No Score (NS) for that section.

The Listening section measures student’s ability to understand conversations and lectures in English. In all there are 6 – 9 conversations, talks and lectures. The questions are mainly about the primary idea and other supporting details. Some questions ask about a speaker’s purpose or attitude. All questions carry one point each. If some question carries more than one point, it will be mentioned specifically.

The Reading section evaluates the student’s ability to understand academic passages in English.

There are 4 – 5 passages with overall 36 – 56 questions on the same. In the test, the student is required to answer the questions related to a particular passage within 20 minutes.

Writing section deals with the student’s ability to write in English in an academic scenario. There are 2 writing tasks. In the first task, the student has to read a passage about an academic topic and then listen to part of a lecture related to the passage. Then the student is expected to write a response to a question giving the relationship between the lecture and the read passage. The question does not ask for personal opinion.

 

In the second task, a student is assessed on their ability to write an essay in response to a question giving their opinion about a topic or issue. Essay would be scored on the quality of writing. Both tasks have stringent word count which has to be adhered to.

The Speaking section in the test assesses the student’s ability to speak about a variety of topics. For questions 1 and 2, response will be scored on ability to speak clearly and coherently about familiar topics. The first question is a personal experience question and the second is a personal preference question.

 

Question 3 and 4 are called integrated questions where students are required to integrate information given in the text with information given in a related audio clip.

 

For questions 5 and 6, the student is required to listen to part of a conversation or lecture. Then, the student would be asked a question about what he has heard. Question 5 talks about a problem with two possible solutions and then the student is required to state their choice of solution with reasons. Question 6, deals with information about any topic where students have to summarize the contents of the lecture in their own words. Preparation and response times are noted in this text. Test takers with disabilities may request time extensions.

What does GRE coaching at Erudite offer??
  • Comprehensive coaching(with personalized attention as and when required) of 70 classroom hours
  • Qualified, experienced and trained teachers
  • 5 full-length mock tests with analytical writing assessment after classroom coaching
  • Library facilities (Soft  Copy & Hard Copy)
  • Regular feedbacks with tips to improve
  • Special vocabulary sessions with quick recap sessions in between.
    1. Highly Interactive Training with One-to-One Doubt Solving Sessions
    2. Grammar Sessions for those who need it
    3. Comprehensive and Up-to-date Study Material
    4. Computer Lab Access
    5. 6 Months Course Membership
    6. Skype Training Available