Your Ultimate Guide for the GRE Preparations
- Mar 21, 2017
This is the most common admission test for the graduate level. The expanded form of GRE is Graduate Record Examination. The Educational Testing Services or ETS conducts the test process of GRE. On the basis of the GRE scores, one is allowed to enter Master degree programs in various institutes. It is almost like SAT (Scholastic Aptitude Test) and ACT (American College Testing). This test measures your power of critical thinking, verbal thinking, analytical skills, and quantitative aptitude. All of the testing materials are developed over several years of research. There are some schools that might require one to take more than one subject tests to get an entry to their institutions.
When you think that you need to prepare for these exams please be sure. The examination process is critical and so serious learning is required. You may need a year to prepare for the exams. Some students need more time, however, some need learning only before the exam time. Let that as it may be, we advise you take time in advance and start preparing for the exams as soon as possible.
What Are The Things You Need To Focus On?
The exam consists of four parts. The total time for the exam is 3 hours and 45 minutes. The verbal reasoning portion consists of two parts that have 20 questions each and needs to be answered within 30 minutes each. For the quantitative reasoning section, there are also two parts that again contains 20 questions in each section. Time allotted for these sections are 35 minutes each. During the preparation of the exams, you have to focus on several things, namely verbal reasoning and quantitative reasoning.
There will be reading comprehension, sentence equivalence, and text completion questions in this part. This part checks the ability of one to analyze the written materials. Most of the questions need the person to read the passage and find out the answers from them.
In this section, there will be basic math. Through the problem-solving tests, the examiners will understand your understanding of the subject and problem-solving skills. The sections include problems on arithmetic, algebra, geometry and data analysis topics.
For taking the exams you can follow the tips that we have mentioned below:
Use the Official Materials
For reference of any kind use the official materials only. These materials include all the possible types of problems so that you get an idea of what the questions can be. The official material also includes the syllabus of the test. You need to check that out so that you do not miss out any of the topics that can help you to score more.
Create Your Schedule
Divide your time proportionately. Keep time for every section so that you can focus on each of the sections. Ensure you follow the syllabus pattern. Spend a minimum of 15-20 minutes on each section.
Whenever you get time you should practice the quantitative problems. You can also focus on the critical problem-solving portions so that in the final instance you do not make any mistake.
Give Mock Tests
You can strengthen your skills by giving mock tests. This will help you to manage time well, plan your answering skills. You will also get to deal with specific question types so that you can be ready for the real exam.
Practice Previous Year Questions
Many of the institutions that help students prepare for GRE, makes the students practice the previous year questions. They are of the view that students would learn from the questions and try to solve them. This will enhance their skill of answering the questions.
Review the Questions Properly
You can practice the questions at home. You can take the help of a tutor who can help you review the questions and finds out your mistakes. The more you make mistakes in the initial stage the more you will be able to learn about the topics. This will also bring your focus on the weak points.
So, to conclude the above points are important for you to prepare. Along with them, revision is important. Revising helps one to memorize the things that they have learned. So, we are sure that if you follow the above procedure you will be able to score better grades in the GRE exams.
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