Introduction:

GRE is for Graduate school aspirants in the arts, sciences and humanities. It is a test of verbal reasoning, analytical writing and quantitative reasoning. It is taken by thousands of Graduate school aspirants who want to take up an M.Sc., M.A., or M.E. course in the United States or elsewhere. With a good score in GRE it becomes easier to obtain admission, teaching assistant ships and merit-based scholarships.

 

The GRE Quantitative section consists of High School math in which Nepali students usually score quite well. The GRE Verbal has 4 question types based on correlating between words and concepts, between different component parts of sentences and synthesizing information from the written text.

 

The GRE is changing and the first phase changes have already taken place. NIEC instructors are on the ball to incorporate all the changes as they occur and in our classes, we are already teaching Text Completions and Numerical Values.

 

GRE Test Details:

The term ‘Computer Based’ is nothing to be scared of. The computer skills that you will need are minimal. The term ‘Computer Adaptive’ means that there are three types of questions in the software that administers the test. These types are ‘easy’, ‘medium’ and ‘difficult’. The test always starts of with an easy question and if you get that right it throws a medium level question at you. If you get the medium level question right it will give you a difficult question. For every wrong answer, you go down a rung in the hierarchy. The difficult questions that the software gives you have the highest scores while the easy questions having the lowest score. Thus, getting a lot of difficult questions right will definitely get you a high score.

 

GRE Test Structure:


VERBAL
MATHEMATICAL ANALYTICAL WRITING
TOTAL NO. OF QUESTIONS 28 28 2
SECTIONS 1 1 2
TIME 30 mins. 30 mins. 75 mins.
FULL SCORE 800 800 6.0

 

GRE Scoring:

The GRE has a cumulative score of 1600 for the quantitative and verbal section and a score from 0.0-. to 6.0 for the writing. So, to summarize it all the verbal GRE will have 28 questions with 800 marks and the Quantitative Gre will have 28 questions and 800 marks. The sum will be calculated for your cumulative score. Most larger and more reputed Graduate schools require a certain score in the GRE. Many small state universities and medium Liberal Arts colleges will require about 100 and above. There are also many large State Universities that will accept you if you have a score of 1200 and above. 1400 and above should be enough to squeeze into Ivy League schools and more than that will only strengthen your chances.