GRE Preparation strategy
This will depend on the amount of time available to a candidate and as well as personal preferences for how to prepare. At a minimum, it is important to know what to expect.
- Before taking a practice GRE revised General Test, visit takethegre.com and become familiar with the content of the Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning and Analytical Writing sections of the test.
- Take a practice test by using the free software offered by GRE. The software provides a timed test that demonstrates the new design features, including the ability to move back and forth and change answers within a section, as well as the new on-screen calculator.
- The questions in the Verbal Reasoning and QR sections have a variety of formats. Some require candidates to select a single answer choice; others require candidates to select one or more answer choices, and yet others require test-takers to enter a numeric answer. When answering a question, candidates should make sure they understand what response is required.
- The computer-based GRE revised General Test has a “mark and review” feature that enables test-takers to keep track of questions they would like to revisit during the time provided to work on a section and identify questions they may have skipped. Candidates can view a complete list of the questions in the section, and see an indicator of whether they answered or marked questions for review. Test-takers should budget their time so they can use the “mark and review” feature as an added check before completing a section.
- Verbal Reasoning and Quantitative Reasoning scores will be determined by the number of questions answered correctly. To maximise scores on these sections, it is best to answer every question. Points are not subtracted for incorrect answers, so it’s better to guess than to leave an answer blank.
- Most of the Quantitative Reasoning questions don’t require difficult computations, so test-takers should not use the calculator just because it’s available. They should use it for calculations that are more time-consuming, such as long division, square roots and addition, subtraction or multiplication of numbers that have several digits.
- During the Analytical Writing section, candidates should be careful to budget their time. Within the 30-minute time limit for each task, allow sufficient time to think about the issue, plan a response and compose an essay.
- Save a few minutes at the end of each timed Analytical Writing task to check for obvious errors. Although an occasional typographical, spelling or grammatical error will not affect a score, severe and persistent errors will detract from the overall effectiveness of a candidate’s writing and lower the score. So errors have to be avoided at all costs
- There is a 10-minute break following the third section and a one-minute break between the other test sections. Candidates should use this time to replenish scratch paper. Section timing will not stop if candidates take an unscheduled break, so proceed with the test without interruption once it begins.
- Use free materials available at www.takethegre.com/prep. You can also get official updates by signing up, which will come in handy for the exam.
Source: With inputs from Dawn Piacentino, Director of Communications and Services for the GRE Program at ETS and David Payne, Vice President and COO higher education Division
Questions related to GRE
Im interested to do BBA in canada.Is it necessary to attempt GRE ?
Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) is a 4-year full time undergraduate course. To study in Canada, you must have qualified their secondary level education or equivalent to pursue this course.Basic Requirement is :IELTS- 6.5, TOEFL- 88, CAEL- 70 and PTE- 65In Canada, GRE is required for master's level admission, and some universities and programs may need a good score in the test too.
As you intend to study business, you don't require appearing for GRE exam.
Hope this helps!
If I want to go to uk, canada or usa to pursue higher studies, which exam should i give? GMAT,GRE,SAT,ACT, TOEFL OR IELTS? Also, please give me a comparisons between these exams
The type of exam should you give depends on the University you're looking for and also the course.
SAT or ACT is basically for Undergraduate courses while GRE and GMAT is for Postgraduate courses. TOEFL and IELTS are basically English Proficiency tests. They are given by the candidates whose native language is not English, it too varies according to the university. Every university has it's different criteria but if you're looking for Undergraduate course then you should give SAT as it is accepted by many universities and the language exam based on what the university is accepting.
LPU is not AICTE Approved neither a Demmed University ? I know its UGC Approved but , Will it cause problem in Higher studies Abroad and in India (GRE/GMAT/GATE) or problems in Off Campus Placement and Company Switching ? Please Give Correct Answer !!!! DO NOT GIVE LPU WEBSITE NOT HAVING AICTEREASON
You will not face any issues. LPU students are studying abroad and even working also. LPU has tie-ups with international universities as well where a student can go abroad for studying. All the world level agencies like WES is giving equal equivalency to LPU degree. Then how it is going to create any problem.
You should join LPU without any second thought.
How to shortlist the universities that matches your profile and is it advisable to apply with the low GRE score if GPA is satisfactory?
Try searching for the top universities and apply for them. If your GRE score is low but above the required score then a strong LOR of SOP may compensate for it. While selecting the candidates GRE is not the only criterion taken into account.
I want to pursue a PhD from english- speaking country. So do I need to take IELTS and GRE both?
Dear Akira a,
As per your query there is no need to go for both ,You can choose any of one Where you should good score .You can either GRE or IELTS or TOFEL .Score is much more important So as per my suggest please focus in one .