GRE Verbal Reasoning

GRE – Verbal

The GRE Verbal score indicates your knowledge of English grammar, as well as, your capacity in understanding English in the written form. The GRE verbal comprises 20 questions, which you have to solve in 30 minutes. However, this section consists of 3 sub-sections, each designed to test your knowledge of different parts of the language.

Ensure that you have practiced this section well before you decide to take the test. After all, a perfect score can be achieved only if you practice and prepare well. Use ExamFocus sample practice questions to get your skills sharpened.

This section consists of comprehension passages, which you will have to study very carefully. The passages cover topics from science, humanities, politics, current affairs, as well as, social and political issues. You will have to solve 8 comprehension passages in all.

GRE Verbal Text Completion

This section comprises sentences with blanks that have to be filled after going through the details provided in the sentences carefully. A single question may consist of 1 to 5 statements.

GRE Verbal Sentence Equivalence

In this subsection, you will have to choose 2 correct answers that will make the meaning of the statement provided complete. Amongst 6 possible answer choices you will have to select the two correct answers. The key point to note is that, you will not receive any credit for providing 1 correct answer. You will have to choose 2 correct answers, in order to get the marks allotted for the question.

Understanding the Marking Scheme

The list given above outlines the various features of GRE Verbal. This section is scored on a scale of 130 to 170 with 1 point increment. The score for this section is mentioned separately in the GRE score card.