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The New GRE (General Test)
The new GRE General Test will be slightly over four hours long, an increase from the current two-and-a-half-hour exam. It will no longer be offered in a computer adaptive format where the difficulty of the test is determined by the test taker’s right or wrong answers. Instead it will be offered in a linear format in which every student takes the same exam.
 
Changes to the Verbal Reasoning measure include
  • Two 40 minute section rather then one 30 minute section
  • Greater emphasis on higher cognitive skills and less dependence on vocabulary
  • A broader selection of reading passages including sentence equivalence questions
  • Expansion of computer enable tasks
 
Changes to the Quantitative Reasoning measure include
  • Two 40 minute sections rather than one 45 minute section
  • Fewer geometry questions
  • More real life scenarios and data interpretation questions
  • On screen four function calculator with square root feature
 
Change the analytical Writing measure include
  • 15 minute shorter
  • More focused questions to ensure original analytical writing
  • 30 minute argument and issue tasks
 
Each test will also contain a variable section that will not count toward a test taker’s score but will be used to select questions for future versions of exam
 
Also unlike the current exam each version of the revised GRE General Test will be used only once no test takers will encounter the same questions on different dates. Instead of continuous testing the exam will be given 29 times a year worldwide. The number of administrations in any given region will depend on the test volumes in that region.
 
The revised GRE General Test will be administrated in the ETS global network of Internet base test centers and through Thomson Prometric the world’s largest computer based testing network.
 

The GRE program will introduce a revised GRE General Test in October 2006 that is designed to

  • Increase test validity
  • Enhance security measures
  • Provide faculty with better information regarding applicants' performance
  • Increase worldwide access to the test and
  • Make better use of advances in technology and psychometric design
 
Change planned include the following
Verbal Reasoning
  • Greater emphasis on higher cognitive skills and less dependence on vocabulary
  • More text base materials such as reading passages
  • A broader selection of reading passages
  • Emphasis on skills related to graduate work such as complex reasoning
  • Expansion of computer enabled tasks (e.g. Highlighting a sentence in a passage that serves the function described in the question).
 
Quantitative Reasoning
  • Quantitative reasoning skills that are closer to skills generally used in graduate school
  • Decrease in the proportion of Geometry questions
  • Increase in the proportion of question involving real life scenarios
  • Better use of technology (e.g. on screen calculator).
 
Analytical writing
  • New more focused prompts that reduce the possibility of reliance on memorized materials
  • The issue and argument tasks are each 30-minute in length.
 
GMAT
The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) was designed to help business schools assess the qualification of applicants for advanced study in business and management. It measures basic verbal, quantitative and writing skills that are developed over a long period of time and is available year round at test center through out the world of the several thousand graduate management programs worldwide nearly 1,700 use the GMAT and more than 1,000 require it.
 
In the school selection process applicants are asked to show evidence of their potential to succeed. The GMAT is only one such measure of potential academic performance in graduate management education. In addition to the GMAT this evidence typically include academic records work experience application essays recommendations and interviews.
 
The GMAT is specifically designed to measure the verbal quantitative and writing skills of applicants for graduate study in business. It does not however presuppose any specific knowledge of business or other specific content areas nor does it measure achievements in any particular subject areas. In addition the test does not measure subjective factors important to academic and career success such as motivation   creativity interpersonal skills and study skills. Test takers should note that the GMAT is entirely in English and that all instructions are provided in English.
 
SAT
To get more information about SAT any of the above examinations contact our office personally or by Phone/E-mail.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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