Tips to crack GRE!
Updated on Mar 27, 2017 - 2:17 p.m. IST by Dawn Piacentino
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Each year, hundreds of thousands of prospective graduate and business school applicants from around the world take the GRE® tests. They come from varying educational and cultural backgrounds, and the tests provide a common measure. These GRE scores are used for a variety of programmes, including Master’s, MBA, specialised Master’s degrees and doctoral programmes. Here are some tips to help test-takers give their best.

  • Before taking a 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.

  • Make use of the free materials available at www.takethegre.com/prep. For the practice experience as close to the actual test as you can get, download the recently released POWERPREP® II Software (Version 2.0).  It includes two full-length practice tests, as well as strategies, sample questions and more.

  • The questions in the Verbal Reasoning and Quantitative Reasoning sections have a variety of formats. Some require you to select a single answer choice; others require you to select one or more answer choices, and yet others require test-takers to enter a numeric answer. When answering a question, make sure you understand what response is required.

  • The GRE revised General Test offers you a friendlier test that allows you to use your own test-taking strategies. You may edit or change answers, skip and return to questions, all within a section. The on-screen calculator in the Quantitative Reasoning section is an additional advantage.

  • Verbal Reasoning and Quantitative Reasoning scores will be determined by the number of questions answered correctly and by the level of difficulty. 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.

 

 

 

 

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  • Most of the Quantitative Reasoning questions don’t require difficult computations, so you should not use the calculator just because it’s available.  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, be careful to budget your 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.

  • ScoreSelectSM option, available to GRE test-takers, helps you decide which test scores to send to the institutions you designate. You will have the option to send the scores you feel that reflect your personal best. It can help you approach test day with more confidence.

  • You can get updates at www.takethegre.com/signup. 

The writer, Dawn Piacentino, is Director, GRE Program at  ETS.

 

 

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how to prepare for GRE? Which foreign countries (colleges) provide a scholarship on the basis of its marks if I want to pursue msc abroad?

lubhan cherwoo 23rd Feb, 2020

Getting a scholarship is more difficult than admission into a university and so you have to stand out of the crowd, details about universities and how to proceed further are mentioned below,


1. Check US News, (Edulix)

2. Go through the eligibility and prerequisites of those universities

3. Find out those Universities which match your profile and interests.

4. Try to apply in the early bird application of universities. (Sometimes applying earlier can enhance your chances to get a scholarship) .

5.Go to the "Financial Aid" section of universities website to know about scholarships.


But a high GRE score may not guarantee you a scholarship but a low GRE will reduce your chances to get one.



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hi I always want to crack GRE is that possible

Fareeha 17th Feb, 2020

Hi aspirant!
Yes, you may be able to crack the GRE exam easily with hard work and determination.

Please check the link below which has the much needed information about the exam, pattern and syllabus. Hope it helps. Good luck!

https://studyabroad.careers360.com/articles/gre

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I am a student of galgotias university and my gre score is 310 and having 8+ cgpa in mechanical engineering. I done two intenships one from DRDO and other one from Indian railway. Also i had done two research paper. What are my chances of getting technical university of Munich or Berlin.?

dheeraj reddy 14th Feb, 2020

Hi sajal

As far as CGPA is considered, you meet the minimum requirement stated by both the TUs. Also as you know, for selection, your overall profiles matters. I see you have mentioned 2 research papers. They would add a great value to your application if they are relevant to the Masters you are applying.

GRE is not mandatory for TU Berlin and most of the programs in TUM too.

You would need an IELTS score of minimum 6.5 or a TOEFL score of 88 for clearing language requirements.

You would need German language proficiency of atleast C1 level ( only if you are applying for a course with German taught modules). Also even for english taught programs, having a basic German proficiency of A2 level would greatly help in your application.

For TUM, they might conduct a further aptitude assessment depending on the strength of your application.

Your internships would add value only if they are relevant to your field of study (the Masters you are applying).

Apart from the above mentioned, Your Statement of Purpose (SOP) / Letter of Motivation and Letters of Recommendation would also have a key impact on your application. Make sure you describe well how your past experiences ( internships, research exp, any work exp) and the masters program you are going to undertake would help in your future goals.

I hope I was helpful to you. Remember again , your overall profile matters. Don't be discouraged if you fall short in any one of the aspects.

With research papers, internships, you are already ahead of several applicants. You have a good chance for any Masters degree relevant to Mechanical Engineering. Goodluck!



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Sir, I would like to do my masters in biotechnology for that what type of GRE test should I apply I mean like GRE general test or GRE subject test (biology)

Swatika Sharma 24th Jan, 2020

Hello Greeshma,

As you didn't mention anything so I'm expecting you to be an undergraduate or you are pursuing it. First of all, I recommend you choose what you want to accomplish in future: Do you want to do your postgraduate, Abroad or in India itself?

GRE (Graduation Record Examination) is a universally comprehended exam which is supervised by ETS ( Education Testing Services). GRE examination is taken by future aspirants for postgraduate programs in foreign universities and its score are approved in over 160 countries colleges and universities across the world. GRE exam is conducted in two types such as- GRE general test and GRE subject test.

GRE general test is the primary requirements for most of the postgraduate programs in Abroad or in India which consists of verbal perception, analytical writing and quantitative reasoning while GRE subject test is specifically for subjects which you are looking for like biology.

In India, there are very few technical colleges which are accepting GRE scores but for not the same course you are opting for, while there are so many colleges or universities in Abroad which approved or accepted GRE scores.

In my opinion, the GRE general test should be given for admission in Postgraduate programs.  Along with the GRE general test, it's best for you to give the subject test (in biology ) which give extra weightage to your academic record either it's your choice.

Hope its help!!

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Graduation in dental surgery(5yr)+3 yr work ex. Masters in hopsital admin(2 yr) + 3 yr of work ex. Wish to pursue PhD in health allied course in USA. Am i eligible to apply also how much GRE score would be required to apply for a good university?

Fareeha 17th Feb, 2020

Hi aspirant!
Yes, you are definitely eligible to pursue PhD from USA.

Kindly look up for edibility criteria for the colleges where you wish to apply. Some colleges do not require GRE scores for admissions in PhD. The criteria differs in each college.

However, you may have to appear for TOEFL/IELTS. Usually scores between 98-120 is accepted in most of the colleges.

Good Luck!

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