Revised GRE General Test to be Launched in August 2011


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Revised GRE General Test to be Launched in August 2011

  1. 1. The GRE Revised General Test to be Launched in August 2011 Changes are coming to the computer-adaptive GRE General Test on August 1, 2011. According to the ETS, the official administrator of the GRE, the new GRE General Test will provide test-takers with more flexibility and greater real-test experience. The revised GRE will include changes in content, structure, computer- enabled features, and scoring. Content Changes • The new Verbal Reasoning content will test complex reasoning and reduce reliance on memorization. The new test will feature more questions based on complex reading passages and less emphasis will be given to knowledge of vocabulary alone. • The Quantitative Reasoning part of the revised test will focus more on elementary mathematics and its application to real-life scenarios. • The Analytical Writing questions will seek more focused responses requiring critical thinking and reducing the possibility of spewing out memorized text. Structural Changes • The test-time for the revised GRE General Test will be 3 hours and 45 minutes, with a 10 minute break after the third section, and a 1 minute break after each section. • The revised GRE test will be divided in 6 sections: (i) one Analytical Reasoning section, with two separately timed tasks; (ii) two Verbal Reasoning sections; (iii) two Quantitative Reasoning sections; and (iv) one unscored section, which may be either Verbal Reasoning or Quantitative Reasoning.
  2. 2. • The Analytical Reasoning Section will always be the first section in the new test; the remaining five may appear in any order. Computer-Enabled Feature Changes • The new response format will include entry of computer-enable numeric answers. • New “preview and review” functionalities within a section. • Test-takers will be able to skip a question and return to it later by utilizing a new “mark and review” feature. • New feature to change/edit answers. • On-screen calculator will be presented for the Quantitative Reasoning portion. (For those taking the GRE General Test in paper format, calculators will be distributed at the test centers during testing). Scoring Changes • The revised Verbal Reasoning and Quantitative Reasoning portions will be scored on a new scale of 130-170 points, in 1-point increments. See how you score on the GRE by taking a practice, full-length FREE test. Post your responses at: revised-general-test-to-be-launched-in-august-2011/ Visit for all your test preparation needs. *** Do you have an education-related article that you would like to publish on our blog? We will fully credit you if we choose to publish your writing on our blog. Email us a copy of the article to: examville (at) yahoo (dot) com.