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For Testing On or After August 1, 2011
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Just like the GRE® General Test, the GRE® revised General Test measures the verbal and quantitative reasoning, critical thinking and analytical writing skills you'll need for success in graduate and business school. 
What to expect with the GRE revised General Test:


1. A new test-taker friendly design for the computer-based test that lets you edit or change your answers and skip questions, all within a section, and more — giving you the freedom to use more of your own test-taking strategies.


Here are the changes that give you a better test experience:
  • New preview and review capabilities within a section
  • "Mark and review" feature to tag questions, so you can skip and return later
  • New ability to change/edit answers within a section
  • New on-screen calculator for the Quantitative Reasoning section
  • New questions that better reflect the skills you'll need for graduate and business school
  • New answer formats, including tasks such as numeric entry and highlighting a sentence in a passage to answer a question
  • Less reliance on vocabulary out of context, more emphasis on reading — and no antonyms or analogies
2. New types of questions in the Verbal Reasoning and Quantitative Reasoning sections, many featuring real-life scenarios that reflect the kind of thinking you'll do in today's demanding graduate and business school programs.

What new for the Verbal Reasoning section:

  • Antonyms and analogies have been removed from the test, so there are no questions that test vocabulary out of context.
  • New Text Completion questions test your ability to interpret, evaluate and reason from what you've read. Text Completion questions test this ability by omitting crucial words from short passages, requiring you to fill them in by selecting words or phrases.
  • New Sentence Equivalence questions test your ability to reach a conclusion about how a sentence should be completed while focusing on the meaning of the whole sentence.
  • There are more Reading Comprehension questions on the test, including new types of questions, such as selecting multiple correct answer choices instead of just one, or highlighting a sentence within a reading passage to answer the question.
What new for the Quantitative Reasoning section:
  • The revised test still requires basic math skills like arithmetic, algebra, geometry and data analysis; however, it will focus more on questions involving data interpretation and real-life scenarios.
  • New Multiple-choice questions which include some that have more than one correct answer, requiring you to select all of the correct answers from the choices provided.
  • New Numeric Entry questions require you to enter your answer in a box instead of selecting an answer from a list.
  • An on-screen calculator for use in this section reduces the emphasis on computation.
  • Read our New GRE Books Review
3. Important score reporting information you need to know: If you take the GRE revised General Test during our special discount period of August – September 2011, your scores will be sent by mid-November. However, if you need your scores before November, take the current test before August.

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