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GRE set for revamp!

by Pritika Ghura

The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) general test is all geared up for a revamp. In an attempt to upgrade and evolve, the GRE will be switching over to a more technically advanced version that includes features to go back within a section and edit your answers if needed and an on-screen score calculator for the quantitative reasoning section.

This new, technologically advanced version will come into effect on August 2011.

In order to check students' skills, there will be greater emphasis on reading. Also there will be no antonyms or analogies; new navigation features (including the ability to edit answers, skip questions and go back to them later, giving students the freedom to use more of their traditional test-taking strategies).

Other changes that will reflect in the updated version are more questions on Verbal Reasoning and Quantitative Reasoning sections. The idea is to test students on real-life scenarios that reflect the "kind of thinking they'll do in today's demanding academic programmes.

Speaking about these changes to Live Mint, David Payne, senior vice-president, ETS, New Jersey, said, "The decision to revise the GRE General Test was made to meet both the needs of the test taker and the needs of the score users. The GRE revised general test has been redesigned to be more aligned with the skills that students need to be successful in today's graduate and business schools."

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Last Updated At Dec 07, 2012


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