GRE exams are divided into two types, one is the GRE subject test and the other is GRE general test. The subject test is based on your undergraduate subjects, and the general test is based on three aspects: analytical reasoning, verbal reasoning and quantitative reasoning.
Let us look at some questions here, and help you solve the sample questions so that you can get a clear look while preparing. Read the full article, and know all about the question system in GRE and also know – does GRE repeat questions?
Does GRE Questions Repeat?
Well, the answer is diplomatic, it is yes and a no.
Sometimes the questions do repeat, from their huge question bank which they use for the examination. If one of your friends or pal has taken the exam a few days before, then it is likely that the questions might repeat. The ETS or Educational Testing System has a question bank and that’s why the problems repeat. The repetition of the problems might be low, but they do repeat.
Sometimes it is a no, the ETS does not repeat the problems. The problems might be styled in a similar way, but the topics are different. The aspirants must not get the problems hard, because that’s just a waste of time.
How Many Quant Questions are in GRE?
The list of problems from Quant or Quantitative Reasoning is provided below.
No of sections
No of questions
|Analytical Writing||2 sections- 2 tasks||60 minutes||1 section- two tasks||60 minutes|
|Verbal Reasoning||2 sections- 50 questions||70 minutes||2 section- 40 questions||60 minutes|
|Quantitative Reasoning||2 sections- 50 questions||80 minutes||2 section- 40 questions||70 minutes|
GRE Question Paper Pattern and Types
|Sections||No.of Sections||Number of questions||Sub Areas||Types of Questions|
|Quantitative||2||20+20=40 problems||Ratio and proportion
Profit and loss
Simple and compound interest
Speed, distance and time
Permutation & combination
Powers and roots
Pipes, cisterns, work, time
Lines and angles
Order of operations
Volume and surface area
|Quantitative Comparison Questions
Numeric Entry Problems
|Verbal||2||20+20=40 problems||Reading Comprehension
|Analytical||2||1+1=2 problems||Analyzing an Issue
Analyzing an Argument
|Section Name||Task Focus|
|Quantitative||Point out the important and trivial
Understand the purpose of a particular word and its relation with concepts
Draw conclusion accordingly
|Verbal||Using mathematical formula
Solve mathematical problems and equations
Solve arithmetic sums and understand geometrical patterns
Analyze quantitative information
Representing ideas in words
GRE Subject Test
These are the subject-wise topics, which are provided below with sub sections to know it well.
|Subjects||No. of Questions||Sub-sections|
|Biology||Cellular and Molecular Biology
Ecology and Evolution
Cultural and Historical Contexts
History and Theory of Literary Criticism
Algebra (Linear algebra, abstract algebra, elementary algebra, and number theory)
Probability and Statistics
Optics and Wave Phenomena
Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics
Specialized Topics like Nuclear and Particle Physics etc.
GRE Sample Topics
Here are some sample problems below, which will provide you with all the types and will make it easy for you to understand.
IMPREGNABLE : ASSAULT ::
(A) invincible : control
(B) independent : conquest
(C) inimitable : modification
(D) immutable : alteration
(E) intractable : destruction
The remarkable fact that many inventions had their birth as toys suggests that people philosophize more freely when they know that there —- leads to no —- results.
(A) cogitation … trivial
(B) persistence … satisfactory
(C) speculation … weighty
(D) creativity … measurable
(E) conjecture … inconsequential
Math Multiple Choice
Which of the following is a common factor of both x2 – 4x – 5 and x2 – 6x – 7?
(A) x – 5
(B) x – 7
(C) x – 1
(D) x + 5
(E) x + 1
If the quantity in Column A is greater, select choice (A). If the quantity in Column B is greater, select choice (B). If the two columns are the same, select choice (C). If the relationship cannot be determined from the information given, select choice (D).
xy = 21
x < 3
Column A: 7
Column B: y
(A) Quantity in Column A is greater.
(B) Quantity in Column B is greater.
(C) Two columns are equal.
(D) Relationships cannot be determined from the information given
If you are preparing for the GRE, stay focused. Don’t waste time looking for questions, if they are repeated or not, because that’s not something that can be predictable. One should focus on the pattern of the test, the criteria and solve as many problems as they can. Losing concentration and looking for shortcuts will not help. Have a focused mind and look for more problems to solve. This will help in your preparation and maintaining yourself physically and mentally is also important.
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