Sections In GRE

Verbal Reasoning

Measures student ability to analyze and evaluate written material and synthesize information obtained from it, analyze relationships among component parts of sentences and recognize relationships among words and concepts.

Reading Comprehension

Sentence Equivalence

1). Reading Comprehension Question Types

a) Multiple-choice Questions — Select One Answer Choice: These are the traditional multiple-choice questions with five answer choices.

b) Multiple-choice Questions — Select One or More Answer Choices: These provide three answer choices and ask you to select all that are correct; one, two or all three of the answer choices may be correct. To gain credit for these questions, student has to select all the correct answers, and only those; there is no credit for partially correct answers.

c) Select-in-Passage: Student has to click on the sentence in the passage that meets a certain description.

2) Text Completion Question Types

Text Completion questions include a passage composed of one to five sentences with one to three blanks. There are three answer choices per blank, or five answer choices if there is a single blank. There is a single correct answer, consisting of one choice for each blank.

3) Sentence Equivalence Question Types

Sentence Equivalence questions consist of a single sentence, one blank, and six answer choices. These questions are required to select two of the answer choices.


Quantitative Reasoning

  • Quantitative Reasoning Measures problem-solving ability, focusing on basic concepts of arithmetic, algebra, geometry and data analysis.
  • Quantitative Reasoning section contains four types of questions:
  • Multiple-choice Questions — Select One Answer Choice
  • Multiple-choice Questions — Select One or More Answer Choices
  • Numeric Entry Questions
  • Quantitative Comparison Questions

Tested Areas

  • Arithmetic
  • Algebra
  • Geometry
  • Data analysis


Analytical Writing

Analytical Writing Measures critical thinking and analytical writing skills, specifically your ability to articulate and support complex ideas clearly and effectively.

Analytical Writing Tasks

  • An Analyze an Issue task

    The Analyze an Issue task is to assess ability of think critically about a topic of general interest and to clearly express thoughts about it in writing.

  • An Analyze an Argument task

    The Analyze an Argument task is to assess ability to understand, analyze and evaluate arguments and to clearly convey evaluation in writing.