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New GRE Pattern:10 important things about the exam

GRE exam is generally taken by those students who want to take admission in any foreign university for graduate programmes. The Graduate Record Examination is generally known by GRE and the exam is conducted by the Education Testing Service (ETS) on behalf of the Graduate Record Examination Board and Council of Graduate Schools. The pattern of the exam is objective with multiple-choice questions. This exam score is necessary criteria for taking admission in one of the foreign universities.

ETS has brought some changes in the pattern of the GRE exam to make this exam student friendly and less complicated as compared to other exams. This new pattern will help the universities to evaluate the students well, make the right choice and enable them to enroll more deserving candidates. This new pattern will be active from August 2011.

The team of new GRE pattern 2011 said, "It is the largest revision in the history of GRE, which is about 60 years." They also mentioned that the changes in the demographics of the test takers, technology changes, etc, have encouraged them to make changes in the exam pattern and they are really excited about the new format. Below are 10 important changes in the new GRE pattern:

1. Improved Design: This new modified design permits you to go back and forward in a particular section and modify or make changes in your answers. In this new format, you can mark and go back to a question to make changes and revise it. This new format is different in pattern as compared to the current GRE. The main aim behind this new pattern is to create a better and natural test experience.

2. Improved Quality of Data: The quality of the data used for the GRE Test will be better in the new pattern. The new format of the GRE exam will evaluate the skills of the students that are really necessary for graduate and business programmes.

3. Major changes in Verbal section: In this new GRE exam the verbal section has seen the maximum changes. In new format there will be more complex reasoning. No antonyms and analogies will be asked. There will be no vocabulary asked which is out of the context. Expect new types of questions in this section.

4. Quantitative reasoning: The new pattern allows using the calculator to avoid small mistakes. The new pattern puts more emphasis on the reasoning ability and not on the arithmetic calculations. This new pattern concentrates more on Data interpretation and real life scenarios.

5. Analytical writing: In this section there are no major changes but there will be expectations for more focused responses and less generalisations.

6. New test score rating: Due to new changes in the verbal and quant sections, the new range will be between 130 and 170 score scale with increments of 1 point instead of earlier 200 to 800 with 10 points increments. The scale for analytical section is unchanged as 0 to 6 with 0.5 increments. The new test is designed to give enough opportunity to students to demonstrate their reasoning skills irrespective of their background.

7. First new GRE 2011 test score and test: The score for the test taken between August and October will be available in the month of November. The applicants who want their score before November can take the present test before August 2011. The score of reporting will go back to normal time frame of 10 to 15 days after late November.

8. Paper based testing: All the students who are thinking to appear in paper-based test, have to take the test before November, 2011. ETS has proposed various changes in the exam pattern; all these changes will get implemented from August, 2011. All the changes will also be carried out in paper-based test too.

9. Split test going away: If a student is taking this test in Asian continent such China, Hong Kong and Taiwan, you may be using a split-test pattern. This format will not exist in the new GRE exam. The modified GRE test version will provide faster reporting, offered more often on computer and can be done in single day in one sitting only.

10. GRE test prep material: GRE has already made available the new practice papers for aspirants to make them familiar with new exam format. GRE has launched this paper available more than a year before. You can also check the preparation material by visiting the official website of the GRE test.

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    mamapupu
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    mamapupuTue, 26 Aug 2014 09:20:53 -0000

    Hello sir,
    My daughter now studying Computer Science & Engineering and she is wiling to go abroad for higher study after completing her B.Tech. Please give guideline for her preparation for GRE exam.from now.

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    bipulmsSun, 24 Aug 2014 05:23:47 -0000

    Sir i am a b.tech student of cse 4th yr. I want to know about gre application date & gre syllabus

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    areddyharshithaMon, 11 Aug 2014 15:10:51 -0000

    sir iam studying b-tech 4th year in computer science and engineering,I want to do ms in us.so please tell me the top universities in us and also please tell me when will the gre 2015 notification will release and can you tell me the correct site for gre and how top apply for gre exam and top universities in us please tell me as soon as possible

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    JiiT_JkWed, 02 Jul 2014 10:40:40 -0000

    Hii…sir , i am studying in B.E 4th year in computer science branch. I want to do GRE please tell me what is the criteria for scholarship in foreign university after GRE exam….please suggest me as soon as possible….

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    teja431tejaMon, 26 May 2014 04:34:45 -0000

    i have no idea abt GRE can u guide me….

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    NarayanaKumarSun, 08 Sep 2013 10:32:15 -0000

    I want to do phd in usa which entrance exam i take and give syllabus

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    Bhavya BhaviWed, 14 Aug 2013 07:01:02 -0000

    Hello Sir/Madam ,
    Am i am studying My B.Tech 3rd ECE .I would like to know about the pattern of the GRE Exam and the colleges in the Abroad with less expences and the total fee Detail after getting the seat in Abroad. I request u kindly to inform me about this as early as possible
    Thankyou.

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    rupa_rameshSat, 10 Aug 2013 21:23:07 -0000

    i completed b.tech in cse with66%. now i want to ms , which is best i dont know any thing about ms can u people plzzzzzzz

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    daiiiniSat, 20 Jul 2013 15:19:14 -0000

    sir/madam!
    i am adnan jafar and studying electronics engieering in bahawalpur,pakistan. i wanna to ask one query that what is minimum passing marks for GRE test and which is best universiy for me to study abroad for MS

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    ERANKITVMon, 15 Jul 2013 09:16:13 -0000

    I have completed my B.E. (Mechanical) in this year. i want to know the minimum score required to admit in a good European University.And please give me all information about GRE

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    new worldFri, 12 Jul 2013 11:35:30 -0000

    wats d gud score in GRE ?

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    living_legendWed, 26 Jun 2013 02:37:26 -0000

    hi sir,
    I'm Mallikharjun,my b.tech (Electrical and Electronics Engineering) is completed with 60% and I'm interested doing MS in US.Please tell me the details of GRE-TOFEL….

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    abhidubeySun, 23 Jun 2013 12:23:20 -0000

    I am in BE third year and i want to go for MS from abroad.Please let me know about the GRE examination pattern and less expensive and best colleges in abroad.

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    vhignesh CGFri, 21 Jun 2013 09:16:20 -0000

    i like to do ms in abroad can u please suggest the gre entrance exam syllabus and question pattern

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    akbkskTue, 18 Jun 2013 19:44:35 -0000

    Sir,
    I am a B.Tech guy working in PSU.I want to have all necessary information regarding GRE.

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    javed18Thu, 16 May 2013 14:59:32 -0000

    Hii sir…
    I m 3rd b.e student .i just want to knw the every detail about gre …n wat is the eligibility to get the admission in ms…wat is the procedure to take admission in ms..plzz suggest me sir…

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    ajay_acmeWed, 10 Apr 2013 07:05:41 -0000

    i have completed by btech in computerscience engg with 90% and i am currently working as a software engineer in a mnc.can u suggest me some good university in us for ms in computer engineering and sufficient information on new pattern and approx score needed.

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    MUKESHGKSFri, 15 Mar 2013 09:05:37 -0000

    sir i m doing btech with mechanical branch and i want to know about gre test procedre and whole information about this entrance test .Which books is best for this test .Which is the best university or colleges for Ms .Please send full details about GRE to my email

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    uma tusharikaMon, 25 Feb 2013 16:16:16 -0000

    hi im studying 3rd yr B.tech CSE plz give any information about GRE otherwise send any information to my mail id:tusharika94@gmail.com

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    rithurTue, 25 Dec 2012 14:24:18 -0000
    i am ritesh am doing my b.tech 3rd year( c.s.e) , I have no idea about gre i must pursuade ms, can u pls sugget me…

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    revnainaMon, 25 Feb 2013 08:18:10 -0000

    nw im studing btech final ,i dnt have any idea about the ms can u plz suggest me….

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    tejatsk14Sat, 08 Dec 2012 04:28:02 -0000

    Hi i'm teja i'm doing my B-tech 3rd yr ECEnggg from hyd.So i need to know how much score i should secure to get felowships in good universities of US in VLSI design for my Masters.

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    pra-reddyWed, 14 Nov 2012 18:05:55 -0000

    sir,i am doing b.tech(E.C.E) in satyabhama university,i want do MS in abraod what is procedure ? can you mail me

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    duke-w kTue, 06 Nov 2012 18:22:04 -0000

    hi… i m student of computer science engg. nd i m 3rd year student plz tell about gre nd gmat i want to do mba after my b.tech plz send me the details as soon as possible…

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    spidy05Mon, 10 Sep 2012 07:50:01 -0000

    Hi, i have completed my btech in ECE with 76+%…Currently i am working as Software engineer in an MNC.. Can you guide me which institutions will be better for me to study Computer engineering(MS) and what will be the sufficient scores in GRE and TOEFL that will make me eligible.Please send the details to my mail please..Thanks in advance

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    vathsa118Thu, 27 Dec 2012 06:29:23 -0000

    can u send the same things to me

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    om_bhikshuFri, 27 Jul 2012 17:22:13 -0000

    hi! i am gifty mittal i m doing 3rd year in computer engineering nd want to persuade m.tech plz tell me abt gre

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    HimashwethaMon, 23 Jul 2012 14:56:20 -0000

    Sir, i am pursuing my engineering right now, i'm in 7th sem now, i want to do MBA abroad, i want to know about universities which accept GRE score and when i should take up the GRE exam, pls help..

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    shabbu1988Mon, 09 Jul 2012 06:32:09 -0000

    sir plz send me all details about gre test and preparation also and what format i apply to gain high score in GRE
    my mail id is shabana_345@yahoo.co.in

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    kattachandana19Fri, 06 Jul 2012 07:58:23 -0000

    for gettng better score in grewhich books i have to refer

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    shekarusha0880
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    Fri, 06 Jul 2012 08:09:55 -0000

    Baron is good

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    vamshi vishnu
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    vamshi vishnu Mon, 18 Jun 2012 05:45:27 -0000

    pls send me details of new gre , toefl , ielts

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    vamshi vishnu Mon, 18 Jun 2012 05:30:45 -0000

    hi sir,
    i am studying btech 4th year e.c.e pls send me total details of gre to my id that is vemshivishnu.k@gmail.com

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