KEY Information You Should Know Before Sitting for GRE Exam

There are a few things you must know before sitting for a GRE test in order to obtain a good score. You should prepare and plan systematically, have a complete understanding of the exam and know the fact that this type of sort is designed to test your aptitudes. In order to crack the test, you need to have complete information about it.

Take a glance at the GRE questions and answers in order to develop a better idea and prefer for it in a systematic way.

What are the GRE Subject Test and GRE General Test?

GRE is, typically, conducted in two basic streams: the GRE Subject Test and GRE General Test. The GRE Subject Test requires undergraduate achievement in 8 specific fields of study whereas the GRE General Test is conducted to measure candidates’ Quantitative reasoning, Verbal reasoning, Critical thinking and Analytical skills.

How many sections are there in the GRE Test?

There are two verbal sections and two math sections. Each section in both the categories carries 20 questions. To understand it clearly, look at the image given below.

What is the Experimental Section in GRE?

The experimental section in GRE can be any section given above. It can be Quantitative, verbal or analytical writing. This section is not assessed for the final score. Therefore, you will have five sections. It can be either 2 verbal and 3 Quants sections or 3 verbal sections and 2 Quants.

Is it an adaptive test pattern?

Yes, GRE is a computer adaptive test (CAT). It begins with a medium-level difficult. But the difficulty increases as you are able to answer the questions correctly. However, the new pattern has changed the format. In it, the adaption exists in the next section.

As mentioned above, you will need to face two sections in quants and verbal each. If there is Verbal or Quant in the first section, you will face higher difficulty in solving the 20 questions in the next section.

What is the maximum score?

Both verbal and math sections are of 170 scores each. The range of GRE score is 260–340. Visit the link to know about scoring in GRE.


The score you acquire in GRE test enables colleges and universities to assess your potential for higher academic pursuits, research, and advanced studies. It is important to prepare well and achieve higher scores to seek admission for MS & Ph.D. programs in engineering, science, etc.

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