Information About GRE

Sources of GRE Test Info

GRE or Graduate Record Program is an examination, which is taken to qualify for a graduate program especially in the United States and Canada. To prepare for this test, you must have complete insight into the nature of the examination. There are many sources from which one can get information but one has to understand the basics of the test first.

This is a test that consists of mainly three broad categories. The categories are as follows:

  • Verbal Reasoning
  • Quantitative Reasoning
  • Analytical Writing

Verbal Reasoning:

The Verbal Reasoning section is further subdivided into three categories:

  1. Reading comprehension
  2. Text completion
  3. Sentence Equivalence

There are three kinds of questions asked in the Verbal Reasoning section of the examination:

  • Multiple choice questions with one choice: These questions render the option to select one correct answer from the given options.
  • Multiple choice questions with more than one correct choice: These questions provide the option to select more than one correct answer.
  • There is also a unique format of questions that require candidates to choose a line from the given passages that best matches the descriptions given to them. These questions test the skills of an individual in understanding the correct meaning of sentences instead of merely going by the literal meaning of the words.

The official website of the is the best source to get information for the Verbal Reasoning question types and a few official samples. To get all the required details regarding this section of the tests, visit the link:

Quantitative Reasoning

The Quantitative Reasoning section measures the ability of the candidate to use his/her skills in data interpretation and mathematics to solve the given questions. The kinds of questions asked in this section are as follows:

  • Multiple-choice questions; where candidates have to choose one answer from the given options.
  • Multiple-choice questions; where candidates have to choose one or more answers from the given options.
  • Questions that require numerical entries and calculations. In these questions, a problem is placed in front of the candidate with a box to fill in the correct answer. The candidate is supposed to fill the box by deriving answers through numerical calculations.
  • Comparative questions; that need candidates to compare between two given arguments and derive a conclusion.

A good source to get the information of the section Quantitative Reasoning is the link:


The Analytical Writing section is divided into two subcategories:

1. Analyze an Issue:

Questions under analysis of an issue require candidates to convey the meaning of the given issue and draw logical inferences by writing an essay on it. The issues pertain to day-to-day general knowledge and occurrences. The questions also require candidates to write about their personal level of agreement or disagreement with the given issue.

2. Analyze an Argument:

Candidates have to understand the short passages and briefs that are given and then write, in simple language, their understanding of the argument. They also need to illustrate how they think the argument needs to conclude. The brief is generally in the form of a paragraph that illustrates an argument and candidates are expected to respond to that.

To learn more about this section, visit the link:

The above-mentioned three parts are the three branches of GRE and all of them need a different format of study. The best source for authentic information is the official website ( Visiting the website is the first step that an applicant or even a non-applicant should take to get any information about the test. The website has all the recent updates about the test and consists of sample questions on each of the sections and their subparts. The website is also updated with recent changes, if any, which have occurred in the format and dates of the test.

There are other sources also like online forums (,\,,blogs(,, books (the ETS Big Book) etc that can also be used to get useful information about the GRE test.

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