Step 2: GRE

The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is a standardized test that most universities require for graduate school admission.

Basics of the GRE

  • Cost: $205 (Prices are subject to change)
  • Register at ETS
  • Computerized exam offered every week
  • Analytical Writing: 2 essays, 30 minutes for one essay and 45 minutes for the other (score 0 to 6)
  • Quantitative: 28 multiple choice questions, 45 minutes (score 200 to 800)
  • Verbal: 30 multiple choice questions, 30 minutes (score 200 to 800)

The Quantitative Section

  • Tests high school level math
  • Solve problems using math concepts
  • Understand basic arithmetic, algebra, geometry, and data analysis
  • Use quantitative reasoning

The Verbal Section

  •  Sentence completion questions, analogies, antonyms, and reading comprehension questions
  • Draw conclusions based on an analysis of written materials
  • Recognize relationships between concepts and words
  • Analyze relationships between different parts of sentences
  • Vocabulary (study list can be found at Test Prep Review)

Studying for the GRE

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