critical reasoning and analytical writing skills. The test starts with writing Analytical Writing Assessment
section. In this section, two essays have to be written. One on "Analyzing an Issue", while other on
"Analyzing an Argument". After AWA section, the remaining sections can appear in any order. The test
comprises of 2 Verbal Reasoning Sections, 2 Quantitative Aptitude Sections, and 1 Unscored Section.
In addition to all these sections 1 Research section can also appear on the test which appears towards
the end of the test. The Unscored section is unidentified and hence it can appear anywhere after AWA
section. The Verbal and Quant section consists of 20 questions.
The test contains Two Sections of Verbal Reasoning. Each section contains 20 questions. The Section
comprises of questions from Reading Comprehension, Critical Reasoning, and Sentence Completion.
Vocabulary is not directly tested. Vocabulary is tested through Sentence Completion. Though no data
has been revealed by ETS as how many questions come from which type of question, We at WISDOM
MART have identified a pattern of questions through the enormous data received from our students.
Each section contains around 10-12 questions of reading comprehension, 6-7 questions of sentence
Completion and 2-3 questions of Critical Reasoning.
Three types of questions come from Reading Comprehension: five options, three options and select
in the passage. In Five options question only 1 answer option is correct. In Three options question are
considered are most difficult and in these questions one or more answer options can be correct. Select
in the passage question refers to mark a sentence in the passage.
Sentence Completion determines the ability of students to fill in the blanks. Broadly four types of
questions appears on the test, single blank, sentence equivalence, text completion 2blank question
and text completion 3 blank question. The difficulty of these questions lies in the fact that to get one
question correct, one needs to mark all the options correctly. For instance in 2 blank question if answer
to one blank is correct while other is incorrect, the question will be considered incorrect. There is no
partial marking in the test.
Critical Reasoning questions are based on logic. Boldface and Assumption questions are considered most
To maximize the score of GRE, it is advised to go through the directions carefully so that answers can
be marked accordingly since the exam is dependent on the directions. The direction will direct whether
only one option or two options or three options need to be marked. So, to get the maximum score, pay
attention to the directions and save time from Sentence Completion and utilize the time in Reading
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