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ACT or the SAT. Thousands of graduate and business schools as well as departments and divisions within these schools use the GRE (Graduate Record Examination) as part of the admissions process

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GRE revised General Test

In August 2011, the GRE General Test was replaced by the GRE revised General Test. Make sure that the materials that you use for your preparations are referring to the new GRE revised General Test.

The GRE revised General Test measures your ability in three areas.

Verbal Reasoning - Measures your ability to analyze and evaluate written material and synthesize information obtained from it, analyze relationships among component parts of sentences and recognize relationships among words and concepts. Scores reported are 130 - 170, in 1 point increments.

Quantitative Reasoning - Measures problem-solving ability, focusing on basic concepts of arithmetic, algebra, geometry and data analysis. Scores reported are 130 - 170, in 1 point increments.

Analytical Writing - Measures critical thinking and analytical writing skills, specifically your ability to articulate and support complex ideas clearly and effectively. Scores reported are 0 - 6, in half point increments.

We have prepared a series of free lessons to help you review the mathematics topics that are required for GRE revised General Test - Quantitative Reasoning.

The GRE revised General Test is available at about 700 test centers in more than 160 countries. In most regions of the world, the computer-based test is available on a continuous basis throughout the year. In Mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Korea, the computer-based test is available one to two times per month. In areas of the world where computer-based testing is not available, the test is administered in a paper-based format up to three times a year in October, November and February. Refer to the GRE site for a complete list.



Tips for the GRE exam

Learn all about the structure of the test and the new question types, get resources for additional practice and information on the new GRE, and hear advice on how to study and prepare for the exam.
The following video provides an overview of the GRE and explains how to make the most of your study time.


 
The following video gives a GRE test review. It explains what you should know about the GRE before you get going with GRE prep.

Rotate to landscape screen format on a mobile phone or small tablet to use the Mathway widget, a free math problem solver that answers your questions with step-by-step explanations.


You can use the free Mathway calculator and problem solver below to practice Algebra or other math topics. Try the given examples, or type in your own problem and check your answer with the step-by-step explanations.


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