The Educational Testing Service conducts the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). Many US colleges consider these tests as important parameters toward granting admission to students for their graduate program of study.
There\\\'s a greater focus on reading passages, both short and long. Two new question types, Text Completion and Sentence Equivalence, have been added to this section to test vocabulary in context, as well as strengthening/weakening questions. There are also new questions that require you to select multiple correct answers.
There are more data interpretation questions using graphs and tables. Numeric Entry questions don\\\'t have answer choices—you need to supply the correct one. There are also questions where you need to select all of the correct answers.
The revised GRE is an MST, or multi-stage test. You still take it on a computer, but it adapts to your performance only after you\\\'ve answered a section of Quantitative or Verbal questions. Answer the majority of questions in a section correctly, and the next section will be harder—but your score band will probably be higher. Get most of the questions wrong and you\\\'ll move on to an easier section ... but you\\\'ll have a harder time scoring as high.
The new GRE allows you to skip around freely, to go back and change your answers, and to mark questions you want to come back to later. You\\\'ll also be allowed to use an on-screen calculator.
The flexibility is a definitely positive—imagine being able to go back in time and change your answer. But it can introduce new challenges: a lot more second-guessing, pacing issues, and a bigger risk of leaving questions unanswered, which is heavily penalized in the GRE.
It will take about 3.45 hours to complete.
The scoring scale is now from 130-170 in one-point increments
With the Revised GRE, you can only test every 30 days.