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Verbal GRE Question types?(syllabus and format)

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Verbal GRE Question types?

What is assessed in this section? One of the most basic expectations for graduate-level students is that they are able to make sense of high-level prose and also analyze it. It covers the ability to know the meanings of words, sentences, paragraphs, and the entire textual content as a whole.

This is exactly what is assessed by the Verbal Reasoning part of the GRE General Test. The questions that are presented in the Verbal Reasoning Test are designed to test your ability with regard to comprehending written text or content and evaluating it. It also tests your knowledge of sentence structure analysis and your ability to identify the relationships between concepts and words.

Three Types of Verbal Questions

The Verbal Reasoning Test is divided into 2 sections or tasks, each of which must be completed in 30 minutes. In each section, you will face 3 particular types of multiple-choice questions, which include:

Overview of the Three Verbal Question Types

Here is a breakdown of the four different types of questions you will come across in the Verbal Reasoning Section.

Reading Comprehension- The Reading Comprehension questions are specifically designed to test your command over understanding written text. This also includes testing your strengths in the area of text analysis, your ability to break down primary and secondary points, and your ability to identify the writer’s perspective. Around ten passages will be provided, and all of them will be non-fiction. The passages will be borrowed from subjects that range from physics and biology to social sciences and humanities. Each passage will be accompanied by a set of 6 questions that may pertain to the individual meaning of a word or sentence or may involve analyzing the entire passage. The answering process also varies for each question. You may be asked to choose one right answer or more than one right answer. You may also be asked to identify the answer from within the passage itself.

GO TO FORUM: Reading Comprehension

Text Completion- The text completion questions are designed to assess your skills with regard to reading. The objective of the test is to find out how well you can evaluate the text that you read. Therefore, critical or important words from the given text are omitted. You will be asked to replace these omitted words or phrases in order to arrive at a passage that makes sense or is coherent. The test is not as simple as it sounds. In fact, it can be extremely challenging, especially since the identification of one omitted word from the passage or text may depend on the identification of another omitted word from the same passage or text.

GO TO FORUM: Text Completion

Sentence Equivalence- This particular question type is quite similar to Text Completion. However, here, the questions are designed to assess your ability to make sense of an incomplete sentence and then choose the appropriate conclusion to the sentence. You will be asked to opt for two unique phrases or words that finish an incomplete sentence in such a way that it creates 2 finished sentences that enjoy the same meaning. The trick lies in focusing on the first part of the given sentence as it usually provides the clue to completing the sentence appropriately.

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