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What are the areas tested in GRE CBT? What is GRE Syllabus?

The GRE General Test measures verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning, and analytical writing skills that have been acquired over a long period of time (not related to any specific field of study).

The GRE General exam has three sections.
  1. Quantitative Reasoning
    The quantitative reasoning section aims to measure the test taker's ability to
    • understand quantitative information
    • interpret and analyze quantitative information
    • solve problems using mathematical models
    • apply basic mathematical skills and elementary mathematical concepts of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, probability and statistics


  2. Verbal Reasoning
    The verbal reasoning section aims to measure the test taker's ability to
    • analyze and draw conclusions from discourse; reason from incomplete data; identify author's assumptions and/or perspective; understand multiple levels of meaning, such as literal, figurative and author's intent
    • select important points; distinguish major from minor or relevant points; summarize text; understand the structure of a text
    • understand the meanings of words, sentences and entire texts; understand relationships among words and among concepts


  3. Analytical Writing
    The analytical writing section aims to measure the test taker's ability to
    • articulate complex ideas clearly and effectively
    • support ideas with relevant reasons and examples
    • examine claims and accompanying evidence
    • sustain a well-focused, coherent discussion
    • control the elements of standard written English


Source : The GRE official site
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