Comparison of Revised and Old GRE General Test Features

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Comparison of Revised and Old GRE General Test Features Test Version

Analytical Writing

Verbal Reasoning

Quantitative Reasoning

Revised GRE General Test

Structure: 2 essay questions

Structure: 2 sections: 20 questions in 30 minutes

Structure: 2 sections: 20 questions in 35 minutes; on-screen calculator

Question Types: Issues essay: 30 minutes (only one option) Argument essay: 30 minutes (only one option)

Question Types: Sentence Equivalents Text completions Reading Comprehension: Arts Social Sciences Natural Sciences

Question Types: Quantitative comparisons, problem solving, more emphasis on real-life scenarios and data interpretation

Answer Format: Type into notepad word processor (only allows you to cut, paste, insert and delete text)

Answer Formats: Choose best of 5 options Choose all that apply Highlight sentence from text

Answer Formats: Choose best of 5 options Choose all that apply Numeric entry

Score Scale: 0 - 6 (1/2 pt. increments)

Score Scale: 130 - 170 (1 pt. increments)

Score Scale: 130 - 170 (1 pt. increments)

Structure: 2 essay questions

Structure: 30 questions in 30 minutes

Structure: 28 questions in 45 minutes

Question Types: Issues essay: 45 minutes (select from 2 choices) Argument essay: 30 minutes (only one option)

Question Types: Antonyms Analogies Sentence Completions Reading Comprehension: Arts Social Sciences Natural Sciences

Question Types: Quantitative comparisons, problem solving

Answer Format: Type into simple notepad word processor (cut, paste, insert and delete text)

Answer Format: Choose best of 5 options

Answer format: Quantitative Comparison: 4 choices Problem Solving: best of 5 options

Score Scale: 0 - 6 (1/2 pt. increments)

Score Scale: 200 - 800 (10 pt. increments)

Score Scale: 200 - 800 (10 pt. increments)

Computer adaptive by section (second section difficulty level is determined by correctness of first section) No penalty for wrong answers Test Preparation software: PowerPrep II: http://www.ets.org/ gre/revised_general/prepare Will begin August 1, 2011 For more information, see www.ets. org/gre

Old GRE General Test Computer adaptive by question (difficulty level is determined by correctness of previous answers) Penalty for not finishing; no penalty for wrong answers Test Preparation software: PowerPrep: http://www.ets.org/gre/ general/prepare Administered until July 31, 2011 For more information, see www.ets. org/gre

Question Topics: Arithmetic Algebra Geometry Data analysis

Question Topics: Arithmetic Algebra Geometry Data analysis