GRE Verbal Reasoning Topic-wise Weightage
- The Verbal section has 3 major sections - Sentence Equivalence, Text Completion and Reading Comprehension. The Verbal section has 2 separate subsections of 20 questions each.
- There are multiple types of questions that can be asked from these 3 sections - MCQ question with a single correct answer, Sentence Completion with one, two and three blanks, select sentences from paragraphs and answering questions based on the given paragraphs.
What is GRE Test Pattern?Reading Comprehension
This section of the GRE Verbal covers roughly about 50 -55% of the total content. This herculean section of the GRE has about 10 questions with different question types. Owing to the sheer size and dull topic, this is the most feared section of the GRE Verbal that needs a good 20 minutes for completion.
The TC section of the GRE Verbal requires the test taker to be well versed with the GRE words and also have a good command over the English language. This section roughly spans about 25% fo the total and roughly feature about 6 Questions in the GRE. The time spent of this section should be not a second more than 5 minutes.
The SE like its predecessor needs the test taker to be well versed with the GRE words and also have a decent understanding of the basics of the language. This section also spans 25% and hosts about 4 Question while demands a good six minutes.
GRE Verbal – Question LevelWe have gathered a considerable idea about the GRE Verbal Reasoning Section from the previously discussed topics - including its structure, question types and scoring patterns. As you know by now, the GRE is an adaptive test. That means that the difficulty of the questions you face in the examination depends on your own performance in the previous sections. You will be tested with easier questions if your performance is poor and with more difficult questions if you are able to answer most of the questions in the previous sections.
At GREedge, we have a bucket-load of such questions in stock to help our students prepare effectively and ensure that they are acquainted with the pattern and difficulty level of the actual GRE. We will now take a look at some sample questions from each of the difficulty levels, as mentioned above.
Level 1 & 2 - Easy Questions
Level 3 – Medium Questions
Level 4 & 5 – Hard Questions
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