Not only is there an existing rivalry between the thousands of students who aspire for studying abroad for further graduate studies and beyond but also a competition exists between the format and technique of the exam rules and regulations. It generated from the New GRE and the Current GRE which has a different set of rules and there lies the difference between the two sets. Formed by the Education Testing Service in the year of 1949, the Graduate Record Examination established itself as the benchmark for applying to the graduate schools in the United States of America. This examination mark and evaluates all the students from all over the globe wishing for higher studies in the prestigious institutions of the country. It is a standardized kind of examination, which helps in minimizing the quantity of aspiring students to the quality of the best ones grabbing the opportunity. The test aims to measure analytical writing, critical thinking skills, quantitative reasoning and verbal reasoning that has been acquired by the student in their long duration of basic academic life. The importance of a GRE score can range from being a mere admission formality to an important selection factor in the whole process of the assessment. The final statement should go in the favor of the candidates and rest can be taken care of.
The following feature for both shall be mentioned below along with each of its types as well as definitions. They are as follows: –
Question types: – In the current GRE format, there are four main types of questions based mainly on the verbal reasoning category which comprises of the following: antonyms, analogies, sentence completion and reading comprehension. In this type the quantitative reasoning sections have more options like the quantitative comparison and multiple choices. The argument topic and issue topic comes with its own rules of writing standards.
The verbal reasoning section of the new GRE will have neither any of the ones like antonyms and analogies in the current GRE exam types. Instead, it consists of more sentence completion questions and sentence equivalence, in which the aspiring student must identify that of which two answer choices will give the sentence the same meaning. Sentence highlighting questions and the reading comprehension questions is the additional feature of this format.
Content and basic: – The verbal reasoning section of the current GRE tests the student’s ability to comprehend the relationships between words and their concepts, analyze written material and understand the reading comprehension, identify relationships between different sentence parts which is known as the sentence completion.
The quantitative reasoning section on the other hand includes the necessity for understanding the basic concepts of geometry, algebra, data analysis, arithmetic and reasoning in a quantitative way. Surprisingly the content on the new GRE is pretty much the same as the content of the current GRE but certain concepts are more broadly discussed in this case of the assessment. On the verbal reasoning section, there will be more concepts of “higher-level cognitive thinking,” which translates to critical reading.