GREKing; Verbal section complete overview for GRE exam
1. Analysing skills
2. Evaluation of given content
3. Sentence construction
TYPES OF QUESTIONS
1. Reading Comprehension
2. Text Completion
3. Sentence Equivalence
1. There will be 2 definite verbal sections.
2. Each section has 20 questions which have to be solved in 30minutes.
3. All the three types of questions mentioned above would be asked in each
The Reading Comprehensions in GRE include wide range of topics social issues,
economy, politics, science etc. Every comprehension will be followed by 3 to 4
questions mostly inference based. About half of the verbal section includes reading
comprehension. Most questions are multiple choices with single correctanswer.
These questions are mainly analyse your reading and understanding abilities. It is
extremely important for you to understand the question well and answer
accordingly. The focus should be not only on understanding the words used in the
comprehension but also on the overall understanding of the passage. To get a clear
idea of the question check out the sample Reading Comprehension given below.
SAMPLE READING COMPREHENSION
Reviving the practice of using elements of popular music in classical composition, an
approach that had been in hibernation in the United States during the 1960s, composer
Philip Glass (born 1937) embraced the ethos of popular music in his compositions.
Glass based two symphonies on music by rock musicians David Bowie and Brian
Eno, but the symphonies' sound is distinctively his. Popular elements do not appear
out of place in Glass's classical music, which from its early days has shared certain
harmonies and rhythms with rock music. Yet this use of popular elements has not
made Glass a composer of popular music. His music is not a version of popular music
packaged to attract classical listeners; it is high art for listeners steeped in rock rather
than the classics.
Select only one answer choice.
1. The passage addresses which of the following issues related to Glass's use of
popular elements in his classical compositions?
A. How it is regarded by listeners who prefer rock to the classics
B. How it has affected the commercial success of Glass's music
C. Whether it has contributed to a revival of interest among other
composers in using popular elements in their compositions
D. Whether it has had a detrimental effect on Glass's reputation as a
composer of classical music
E. Whether it has caused certain of Glass's works to be derivative in quality
Consider each of the three choices separately and select all that apply.
2. The passage suggests that Glass's work displays which of the
A. A return to the use of popular music in classical compositions
B. An attempt to elevate rock music to an artistic status more closely
approximating that of classical music
C. A long-standing tendency to incorporate elements from two apparently
disparate musical styles
2 Aand C
This type of question typically consists of 1 to 5 sentences having multiple blanks.
Answers of each blank are independent of the other but to get credit for the
question all the blanks must be correctly answered. Make sure that the passage
formed is logically and grammatically coherent.
1.Some argue that profiting from terrible suffering by publishing photographic
books aboutnatural disasters is shameless _____(i)_____, butperhaps the practice
has the _____(ii)_____effect of helping us to appreciate the humanity of people
living far way.
2. The ____(i)____ with which the second-string quarterback managed to turn the
tide of the game shocked even those who were familiar with his skills. Previously,
he was more infamous for his deceitful ____(ii)____ o the eld than for anything he
had accomplished with a ball in his hand, but his immediate impact on the decisive
game is likely to turn some of his erstwhile doubters into ____(iii)____ fans.
Blank(i) Blank(ii) Blank(iii)
indolence petulance Recumbent
alacrity chicanery Ardent
probity recidivism Fetid
These questions consist of a single blank. Each question is followed by 6 option.
Out of the 6 given options 2 correct ones have to be chosen no credit is given for
1. By consuming _______numbers of power bars, some athletes believe they
will have proportionally greater amounts of endurance and strength because
of the energy-producing ingredients these products claim to contain.
2. Though Marian thought her grandmother’s hat was unquestionably _______,
the young woman respected her elders enough to make no comment on her
grandmother’s fashion choices.
1 C and F
2 D and E