New GRE 2011

New GRE Coming 2011

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It’s been a long time coming. In 2004 GRE announced changes to take effect in 2006. In 2006 they announced the changes were to take place in 2007. In 2007 the proposed  changes to the GRE were cancelled.

Now GRE has annouced a revised GRE to take effect in 2011.  The information from GRE includes a “slick video”.  It appears that the changes  are going to be  pretty much the same as the changes  which were proposed for  2007.

New GRE Highlights – The Three Sections:  Verbal, Quantitative and Analytical  Writing Remain

Verbal Changes

– no more  antonyms and analogies and a statement that vocabulary will no longer be tested;

– more  reading and reasoning questions

Quantitative Changes

– calculators allowed

– questions that test reasoning skills and not  memorization (does that mean that the basic math formulas will become irrelevant?

Analytical  Writing Changes

– less clear

General  Test Changes

– the scoring scale  will be changed to a 130 – 170 scoring scale

– test takers are no longer required  to answer the questions  in order (presumably the test will not be computer adaptive)

Bottom Line

It appears  that the revised GRE of 2011 will incorporate most of the changes  that were  proposed  to take effect in 2011.  Check out our comments  about  the 2007 GRE – it appears that most of them still apply.

The competition between GMAT and GRE is  heating up. GMAT has recently announced a “Next Generation GMAT” to take  effect in 2013. Stay tuned!

  1. sankalpa pokhrel
    May 28, 2010 at 5:18 pm

    sir i need the book that comprises new revised version og gre because my intention is to give gre in 2012 and i need to study from now

  2. sankalpa pokhrel
    January 3, 2011 at 11:05 am

    sir when the new book will be published that comprises new GRE courssse coz my intention is to give in september 2011

  1. March 29, 2010 at 7:38 pm

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