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New GRE Pattern from 2011

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ETS has announced major changes to GRE in 2011.

The following changes will take place in 2011:

1. More questions on reading comprehension will be added.

2. Analogies and antonyms will be removed from the test.

3. The scoring range for each section will be 130-170, with score increments of one point instead of 200-800 (with score increments of 10 points).

4. GRE test takers will be allowed to use calculators issued by ETS.

5. Unlike the current scenario where the test taker can not skip any question, the new format allow test takers to skip questions and come back to them later and review answers before submitting an entire section.

6. More questions on data analysis will be added.


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    psrao
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    psraoWed, 13 Jan 2010 18:19:59 -0000

    thanks…deepa….!!

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    vishnu1990Fri, 20 May 2011 16:23:23 -0000

    is there any negitive markaing in new gre pattern?

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    Ravi AnandTue, 19 Jan 2010 08:33:40 -0000

    Can i know more about data analysis as how to how many questions would be added ?

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    Ravi AnandTue, 19 Jan 2010 08:35:15 -0000

    Are there also changes in the marking pattern or would it remain the same ?

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    Ravi AnandTue, 19 Jan 2010 08:38:36 -0000

    What would be added instead of Analogies and Antonyms ? Data Analysis is a different set of Questions right !

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    Thu, 21 Jan 2010 13:33:44 -0000

    it's really worth to know these kinds of updates…….thanks a lot!!!

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    krishnan kuttyThu, 28 Jan 2010 08:26:19 -0000

    I want more information about data analysis. How many questions do they ask in that section ?

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    Soma DuttaThu, 28 Jan 2010 08:32:26 -0000

    What about marking system - Does it remains the same or Has the marking system changed ?

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    S. M. Shahed Kabir RinkuThu, 28 Jan 2010 12:17:04 -0000

    GRE is going to loss its tradition, resque from antonym and analogy, its great..use of calculator is an wide thinking of test takers

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    Ghanish SinglaTue, 02 Feb 2010 12:27:08 -0000

    thnXxx..DEepa Mam…
    u r really helpfull..
    want t0 talk 2 uu..if it feels comfortble to u…
    i hve to discuss abt GRE

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    Deepa MittalThu, 11 Feb 2010 05:33:41 -0000

    Hi Ghanish

    In case you have any query about GRE, feel free to ask. You can create a new discussion or write your query in any existing discussion.

    We will be glad to help you.

    Good Luck!

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    raag38Mon, 13 Dec 2010 05:34:51 -0000

    he deepa jst tell me the last date for gre old pattern exam date………
    its july or befor it……

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    raag38Mon, 13 Dec 2010 05:36:12 -0000

    he deepa jst tell me the last date for gre old pattern exam date………
    its july or befor it……

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    sindhuMon, 08 Mar 2010 15:25:31 -0000

    hii ……wll is it best to take up the old pattern or the new one?……..im totally confusd??pls do reply

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    Deepa MittalFri, 19 Mar 2010 09:30:12 -0000

    The new pattern when implemented will not require you to memorize word lists. It will focus more on reading comprehension skills. To score high in new pattern, you need to have good reasoning skills.

    So, I would say that the new pattern will be beneficial to prospective applicants.

    When do you plan to take GRE?

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    sindhuThu, 15 Apr 2010 15:58:42 -0000

    thanx a million for u reply…….next year 2011……may be on june or july ..wll i dont want to gave a gape after my b.tech..im in 4th sem now……so is that a wright time??iam going to start my preparation frm july of this year………

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    khuram87Sat, 10 Apr 2010 11:42:07 -0000

    hi there, i’ll complete my bachelors (mech. engg) in May, 2011. should I prepare for the old pattern of GRE or the new one, coz ill be admitted to the december session most probably in 2011 and i have to take the test accordingly.
    thnx

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    aprakashSat, 02 Oct 2010 15:11:03 -0000

    i want to know that from which month in 2011 the syllabus is changing becoz i have to give the xam in feb 2o11

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    d_thkkarSat, 08 Jan 2011 07:07:22 -0000

    Dnt worry…its gonna be change in aug of 2011.

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    d_thkkarSat, 08 Jan 2011 07:08:50 -0000

    Dnt worry…its gonna be change in aug of 2011.

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    Mon, 12 Apr 2010 10:22:08 -0000

    Are there any changes in the current GRE quants paper? I heard that there are some new integration questions!!

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    damaug989Tue, 13 Apr 2010 14:50:46 -0000

    Thanks
    Hi…!! I'll be completing my bachelor's degree by the month of May 2011…would it be better for me to take the exam the same year or in 2012 after having an idea about the new question paper….?? and are you sure that there is no necessity to memorize word lists….??

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    Saiful IslamWed, 05 May 2010 13:37:51 -0000

    Revised GRE General Test from August 1, 2011
    ETS announced revised GRE Exam format few months back. Students who were planning to take GRE in mid 2011 now have to make a decision. Many students will try to take GRE Exam before the revised GRE exam goes into effect on August 1, 2011
    There are few important milestones you need to take into account if you are going to take revised GRE test. There will be delay in GRE Scores reporting to Universities.
    Revised GRE 2011 â€" Dates
    MONTH MILESTONE
    2010
    JULY • Free test prep available to test takers
    2011
    AUGUST â€"
    SEPTEMBER • August 1: First day of testing for revised test
    • For tests administered in Augustâ€"September, scores will be reported in early November
    OCTOBER • For tests administered in October, scores will be reported in mid-November
    NOVEMBER • For tests administered early to mid-November, scores will be reported in late November
    • Late November: Score reporting returns to the regular reporting period (10â€"15 days after test date)
    In current test format, it takes about 2 to 3 weeks to report the scores. But, from August to November 2011 there will be delay in score reporting. If you have deadlines then plan accordingly.
    Most likely universities will be flexible to GRE Score deadlines during that time frame, since ETS is making major changes and that have announced about the revised GRE Score reporting well in advance.

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    Saiful IslamWed, 05 May 2010 13:39:39 -0000

    New GRE Exam 2011
    ETS had announced Major New GRE Exam Format from 2011. So, there were many question from students about new GRE Exam pattern. Students planning to take GRE in 2011 are the ones who will be in confusion on which format to take.
    The first administration of the GRE revised General Test will be in August 2011. You can find
    FREE test prep materials beginning July 2010 to help you prepare in ETS GRE Website.
    Until sample questions are posted, it’s hard to predict which GRE format at will be good over the other.
    So, keep studying for current GRE Format and after July, you can decide which exam to take. Most likely students will be hesitant to take New GRE format in 2011 without hearing some inputs from test takers.
    Number of test takers appearing for GRE in Month of August 2011 will be very less. Many will wait for someone to take the exam and then then go for it.
    What would you do, if are planning to take GRE in 2011?

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    Saiful IslamWed, 05 May 2010 13:40:18 -0000

    New GRE 2011 Scoring
    By HSB On March 28, 2010; 5
    ETS announced changes to GRE Exam from August 2011. Exam pattern, syllabus, format will change in revised GRE. One of the important changes in the new GRE is the scoring scale.
    New GRE 2011 â€" Scores
    Within the new GRE score scale, the most important change is the in the scoring system. Current day GRE has 10-point increments and new pattern will have to 1-point increments. According to ETS â€" the purpose for compressing the reporting metric is simple: to produce scores that don’t exaggerate small performance differences between examinees.
    The new score scale for the GRE revised General Test:
    • GRE Verbal: 130â€"170 score scale, in 1-point increments (current GRE pattern 200â€"800 in 10-point increments).
    • GRE Quantitative: 130â€"170 score scale, in 1-point increments (current GRE Pattern 200â€"800 in 10-point increments).
    • Analytical Writing will continue to be reported on the same 0â€"6 score scale, in half-point increments.
    Impact on Admission with New GRE 2011
    Differentiation among those who have earned a particular GRE score on the new scale will be difficult, and should put extra emphasis on other differentiating components of applications, such as essays and letters of recommendation.
    Possible GRE Scores
    • Possible scores is spread out to 41 (170 â€" 130)
    • Current GRE is 71 ( 200 to 800)
    Same number of GRE test takers will fall under 41 scores than 71. Which means, its hard to differentiate applicants based on score. You need to have strong application to get admission. Which indirectly creates another admission requirement
    • If minimum score is 140, then candidates with 135 might not get admission. In current format, if minimum required GRE is 1100, students will 1000 will have possibility to get admission.
    If you are planning to take GRE exam from August 2011, you have to consider all advantages and dis-advantages of new GRE 2011 pattern. Decide well in advance and book GRE Test dates for 2011. Many students will try to take GRE in current format, so you will not find dates to take exam if you wait till last minute.

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    harshni_kMon, 24 May 2010 15:13:13 -0000

    I have completed my b.tech 2nd year….i am planning to take gre coaching in these holidays and give the exam before the pattern changes. so is it better to give the exam now or should i wait for the new pattern….n take coaching.and which pattern has got the scope of scoring high.
    im totally confused…. please do reply…!!

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    Rubina SinghSat, 29 May 2010 09:32:13 -0000

    Hey,

    GRE test is conducted all round the year and there are no particular GRE test dates. You can opt for any GRE test dates according to his convenience and he also has the freedom to choose the GRE test center as well as the time which suits you the best.

    As the GRE tests are conducted in most cities across the world, the candidate can select any city that suits you. As such there’s no pre-requisite of qualification or age limit imposed upon the candidate. The GRE scores are valid up to five years from the date of issue of the GRE score, no matter what was the format earlier and in the current situation so the point is that it’ll definitely be valid for 5 years as soon as you have received the scores.

    Though GRE can be given anytime of the year but the best times to write GRE is during August-October and apply for fall (August/September) session.
    As a counselor I would suggest you that you should at least spend around 3 months to prepare for the exam and this is the perfect time to start preparing for GRE so that when you appear for the test in October, you are well prepared.

    For preparation of GRE exams you can join our GRE community and there you can take up practice tests free of cost and as well as you can take help of our expert by simply writing to them. So try to make most of it.

    Best of Luck!!

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    fenny RTue, 20 Sep 2011 02:36:27 -0000

    Hi deepa!!!!
    does the standard of questions in Quant has been raised or the questions remins in the same standards?
    how to work with RC's ???
    needed tips badly!!!!!!!!

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    arpitha_pFri, 04 Jun 2010 11:33:42 -0000

    hello….
    i wil be completin my b.e by july of 2012…
    wil it be wrthy doig the exam in comin 4 months ?
    or will i have to wait?

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    Rubina SinghMon, 07 Jun 2010 10:14:50 -0000

    Hey,

    IF you have any plans to study in U.S University then you are required to begin the process 12 â€" 14 months in advance before the academic year in which you plan to enroll.

    Though GRE can be given anytime of the year but the best times to write GRE is during August-October and apply for fall (August/September) session. GRE score remains valid for 5 years. However, it is recommended not to keep score older for more than 2 years.

    As a counselor I would suggest you that you should at least spend around 3 months to prepare for the exam and this is the perfect time to start preparing for GRE so that when you appear for the test in October, you are well prepared.

    For more information and preparation for GRE exams I would suggest you to join our GRE community and start preparing for it.

    Best of Luck!!

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    scorpio_scoTue, 08 Jun 2010 09:01:44 -0000

    I completed my 3rd year.. planning to GRE in september2010, will i have to prepare according to the new pattern or the old pattern? when exactly is the pattern going to change?? Does anyone have a confirmed news?

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    Rubina SinghWed, 09 Jun 2010 11:50:26 -0000

    Hello,

    The GRE pattern is changing from fall 2011 so it'll remain same till September 2010. If you need any preparation guidance and suggestions you can simply join our GRE community and you'll be benefited by the practice tests available on our website.

    For more information on this please Click here

    All the Best!!

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    APARAJITA CHAUBEFri, 01 Oct 2010 18:12:29 -0000

    m doing enginerng dis is mah fynal yr …planing to give gre …so wen shld i give gre…is it posble for me to give in feb ’11??cos i hvnt preprd yet (for nov) and my sem dates r clashing wifd gre in dec….plz help me out as soon as possble…..
    as ur sayng tht pattern is goin to chnge in 11 so wat shld i do next?
    is it a viabl alt to give in feb or not? and also i hve no notion abt d dates of gre after dec…so if u know den plllzzz plzzz help me o

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    avinash1234Tue, 22 Jun 2010 05:46:36 -0000

    hi mam this is avinash .. im dng my btech 3rd year first sem.. hm i want to take my gre exam before the exam pattern changes…..please give me a suggession plzzzzzzz which pattern isbest to attempt. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    mahfiTue, 22 Jun 2010 18:18:03 -0000

    Dear Counsellors,
    i am just going through my 3rd year, 2nd term for a 4 year BSc in Mechanical Engineering course. I will be finishing my 4th year around January 2012. by that time the admission for fall 2012 will be over. so i want to apply after i complete my 4th year 1st term results. is that possible ? i heard there is a provision for conditional application - i apply with myh current results and by the time i graduate i have to maintain a certain gpa. can any one elaborate on this ? it will be very helpful.
    also i have seen that toefl is very important in some us universities. i also heard that the new gre syllabus would incorporate toefl, i.e, the students would only need to give gre and not toefl under the new gre system. is this information verified ?
    Thank you all.

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    Dipika JainSat, 03 Jul 2010 09:56:27 -0000

    Hello,

    Planning to take a GRE in the third year of your Bachelors is a good decision since the scores are valid for 5 years. However, I feel one should be able to devote more time for the preparation. There have been candidates who have prepared for the test in a couple of months and have earned a good score, I would still suggest you to give more time. Good coaching institutes give you the catch to crack down the questions. Remember you are learning less and practicing more!

    You still have two more years so make the best of it!

    Good luck!

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    manisha polurThu, 24 Jun 2010 18:07:08 -0000

    hello….can anybody guide me when to take my gre test…i have finished my second year B.Tech.can i start preparing in may 2011 coz i would like to take the test around july or august of 2011…is this time of preparation enough?

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    parang_msWed, 07 Jul 2010 09:03:47 -0000

    Hi…
    I am in B.E. IV now…
    I will complete My B.E. in May 2011
    I want to know in details that what major changes taken place in GRE exam.
    Also i want to know that what score should be more prefferable.
    I want to know how and when i should start preparation of exam…

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    souptik_wildWed, 14 Jul 2010 17:58:52 -0000

    if i give gre for consecutive 2 yrs. then wll the best of the 2 scores wll be taken or the score of the latter one…..plz let me knw as soon as possible………..

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    rohitsuryadevaraThu, 15 Jul 2010 12:41:40 -0000

    hi..
    i m currently studying my b tech 3rd year. can you please tell me whether there will be availability of test dates in the beginning of 2011 around jan or feb?

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    vigyan123Fri, 16 Jul 2010 15:50:08 -0000

    hii..i want 2 do ms in biotech frm US..do i have 2 give only gre exam or anything else??do rply

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    knlshrvstvSun, 18 Jul 2010 04:21:58 -0000

    hi…
    i am in the start of my 3rd year(Vth sem, ie i'll be completing my B.tech in May,2012). I am preparing for GRE and i m planing to give it in September end or October first week. Someone quoted above that one shoudn't keep GRE scores older than 2 years. Wat wud u suggest in my case?Shud i wait for another year to give GRE or shud i give it a go as i hav planned?

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    Dipika JainWed, 21 Jul 2010 05:02:48 -0000

    Hello,

    The GRE scores are valid for period of 5 years. However, at times universities d recommend to re-take GRE if they are past 3 years.

    As per the information provided, you would be opting for a Masters degree abroad (US) for Fall 2012 and by then your scores would not be over two years. If you are well prepared and confident to take the test, I would suggest that you take the test.

    For more guidelines and lessons on GRE you may access the following link :

    GRE 2010

    Good luck!

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