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As of August, 2011, the Revised GRE replaced the old GRE, and with this replacement, the Revised

GRE Verbal section came into play. Here, you'll find the breakdown of the new and improved GRE Verbal section (from ETS), so you'll know how to prepare when test day rolls around. Interested in the past? Here's what the the old GRE Verbal sectionlooked like. Revised GRE Verbal Practice Revised GRE Verbal Basics 2 sections 25 questions per section 35 minutes per section Types of questions: text completion, sentence equivalence, and reading comprehension No more antonyms or analogies, which means no more vocabulary out of context. Whew!

Text Completion Questions A short passage of text with 1-5 sentences. The passage will have 1-3 blanks. There will be 3 answer choices per blank, or 5 answer choices if there's only one blank. There is just one correct answer, consisting of one choice for each blank. Confused? Check out the examples. Text Completion Examples Sentence Equivalence Questions 1 sentence 1 blank 6 answers to choose from New!You must choose 2 answer choices that fit the meaning of the sentence and make sentences that are alike in meaning. Sentence Equivalence Examples Reading Comprehension Questions The reading comprehension sections is different in the 2011 GRE Verbal section, in that there are 3 types of questions you'll have to answer (see below). The text itself will come from books and periodicals about science, arts, humanities, and everyday life issues, too. The passages can be academic or nonacademic and will vary from 1 5 paragraphs in length.

Multiple-choice Questions; Choose 1 answer: These are your average, run-of-the-mill mc questions with 5 answer choices. Multiple-choice Questions; Choose 1 or more answers: Here, you'll have 3 answer choices, and you'll have to choose every correct answer, which could be one, two or all three of them. No partial credit is awarded, either! Select-in-Passage: With these, the GRE gets a little more 21st century. You'll simply click on the sentence in the passage that answers the question. Hi-tech, huh? Reading Comprehension Examples

How to study for Reading Comprehension questions for revised GRE?

There are 4 types of passages that are asked in revised GRE. These questions comprise half of the questions in each section. You have to answer 2 sections for Verbal Reasoning which makes as many as 8 passages with approximately 20 questions based on the Reading comprehensions. Need I state any more reason why you should concentrate on the RC questions?

Types of passages asked in revised GRE 1 Long passage (4-5 questions) 2 3 Medium passage(2-3 questions) Short passage(1 question)

Some tricks and hints for Reading Comprehension questions: 4 Navigating through the questions is possible in the revised format of the GRE. So, attempt the passages in the very end. Complete the sentence equivalence and text completion questions which take very little time. 5 Read the entire passage carefully. Do not jump to the question and then find the answer in the passage. This strategy wont work here. GRE revised reading comprehensions will test questions based on your understanding of the passage, not the passage content. 6 Getting 15 correct answers in each section will give you a score of above 160 (720 old pattern). Even if you skip an entire passage, if all other answers are correct, you are safe. But do not leave any answers blank. Attempt every question asked in the revised GRE. 7 The long passage is very lengthy to read. Attempt it at the very end. You will save a lot of time by doing this. 8 Practice as many passages as you can. Gather all different types of passages from various exams and practice them daily. This will also help build your vocabulary. 9 You will start understanding a pattern in the types of questions asked in the passages after practicing many passages. You will automatically start guessing the questions while reading the passage itself.

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