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This presentation gives a brief overview of the test and scoring pattern of GRE and quickly compares the differences between old and revised GRE.
Cracking GRE – The Right Approach www.aKademy.in aKademy Agenda 1 GRE – INTRODUCTION 2 GRE - TEST PATTERN 3 HOW TO CRACK GRE? 4 OLD Vs. REVISED GRE 5 GRE GEEK PROGRAM 6 FEATURES & BENEFITS 7 CONTACT US www.aKademy.in GRE – Brief Intro Graduate Record Examination GRE is a Standardized Test GRE is an admission requirement for many Grad − GRE measures general skills Schools in US − Verbal Reasoning Every year 6 lakh students from 230 countries take it − Quantitative Reasoning GRE is used as a common measure for comparing − Analytical Writing students from various countries with varied qualifications − Critical Thinking GRE is one of many admission requirements like Transcripts − GRE measures skills acquired over a Letters of Recommendation long period of time SOP − Fees: 190 USD ~ approx. Rs. 9,000 TOEFL etc., − Scores valid up to 5 Years However, GRE being a common denominator for all, is very important to get into your preferred school/program Old GRE: Last date is Jul 31st Revised GRE starts from Aug 1st www.aKademy.in GRE Test and Scoring pattern 3 Sections Verbal Reasoning – (200-800) 38 Questions; 30 Minutes Antonyms (word nearly opposite) Analogies (exactly same relation) Sentence Completion (Fill the blanks in a sentence) Reading Comprehension (Passage followed by questions) Quantitative Reasoning – (200-800) 30 Questions; 45 Minutes Problem Solving Data Comparison Data Interpretation Analytical Writing – (0-6 Scale) Issue Topic (Pick one of two topics); 250 Words Essay; 45 Minutes Argument Topic (No choice; One topic); 250 Words Essay; 30 Minutes www.aKademy.in GRE Test and Scoring pattern Computer Adaptive Test GRE is a Computer Adaptive Test Your answer to a question will determine the toughness of next question Answers you give for the first 6 to 7 questions play an important role in what score you get! Verbal Percentiles 99% - 800 Score 90% - 650 Score 80% - 570 Score Analytical Writing 70% - 530 Score 6 – 98% 60% - 490 Score 5.5 – 92% 5 – 81% Quant Percentiles 4.5 – 63% 94% - 800 Score 4 – 41% 90% - 780 Score 80% - 740 Score 70% - 690 Score 60% - 650 Score www.aKademy.in GRE Test and Scoring pattern Verbal Reasoning Antonyms E.g. APOTHEOSIS a) Departure from Tradition b) Impatience with stupidity c) Demotion from glory d) Surrender to impulse e) Cause of grief Hint: APOTHEOSIS - Elevation of a person www.aKademy.in GRE Test and Scoring pattern Verbal Reasoning Analogies E.g. HACKNEYED : ORIGINAL :: a) Mature : Juvenile b) Trite : Morbid c) Withdrawn : Reserved d) Evasive : Elusive e) Derivative : Traditional Hint: HACKNEYED - Repeated too often; Over familiar through overuse www.aKademy.in GRE Test and Scoring pattern Verbal Reasoning Sentence Completion E.g. The officers threatened to take ____ if the lives of their men were _____ by the conquered natives a) Liberties…irritated b) Measures…enhanced c) Pains…destroyed d) Reprisals…endangered e) Affront…enervated Hint: Affront: Deliberately offensive act; Reprisals: Retaliatory action www.aKademy.in GRE Test and scoring pattern Quantitative Reasoning Arithmetic Percentages; Profit & Loss Time & Work; Time, Speed & Distance Basic Arithmetic Operations, Number Theory Ratios; Mensuration Algebra Linear Equations, Quadratic Indices, Surds Progressions Combinations & Probability Geometry Data Interpretation www.aKademy.in GRE Test and Scoring pattern Quantitative Reasoning Problem Solving E.g. 1: 5+5+5 / 5 E.g. 2: Probability of A passing an exam is 0.9 and for B it is 0.7. What is the probability that at least one of them will pass? E.g. 3: 70 men can do a work in 40 days. How many days will it take 50 men to do the work? Answers: E.g. 1: 11; E.g. 2: 0.97; E.g. 3: 56 Days www.aKademy.in GRE Test and Scoring pattern Quantitative Reasoning Data Comparison E.g. Distance between A & B is 90KM; Distance between B&C is 60KM. Column A Column B Distance between A & C 150 KM a) Col A > Col B b) Col A < Col B c) Col A = Col B d) Can’t be determined www.aKademy.in GRE Test and Scoring pattern Analytical Writing Argument Topic Essay of 250 words; 30 Min Not the opinions but critical thinking is required Data is given; One needs to check if the assumptions made are valid Provide points to support or negate the argument with examples E.g. ‘Ragada’ movie made huge profits because when I went to see it in Tirumala Theatre yesterday, the show was house full Issue Topic Essay of 250 words; 45 Min Agree or disagree with the topic and give your opinions E.g. Success is a result of hard work and luck has nothing to do with it www.aKademy.in Old GRE Vs. Revised GRE OLD GRE REVISED GRE • 3 Sections --- 5 Sections • 200 to 800 Score --- 130 to 170 Score • Computer Adaptive --- Adaptive only between sections • Emphasis on Vocabulary --- Emphasis on Reading Comp. • Importance to cramming --- Reasoning is the key! • Single choice answers --- Multiple Choices; FIBs (Quant) If you prefer to put efforts in short-term, Old GRE is better. If you are ready to invest time in long-term and are more into reasoning, go for Revised GRE! www.aKademy.in Right approach to cracking GRE Have fun, while you learn! Emphasize more on Verbal Vocabulary: Focus on simple words with second meaning List, Milk, Nice, Toy GRE is more than Vocabulary; It is a test of reasoning & common sense! At least ONE month serious preparation! Practice, practice, practice! LIVE GRE! Target 1200+ Score and get it! www.aKademy.in GRE Geek Program TARGET: 1200+ SCORE GRE Geek Program is tailored for your needs! Emphasis on Vocabulary and Verbal Reasoning Fits into your college calendar seamlessly! 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