The GRE Quantitative Reasoning section assesses your basic mathematical skills, ability to understand mathematical concepts and ability to use mathematical knowledge and quantitative methods to model and solve real world problems. The GRE does not test how well you know a concept but rather how well you can apply the concept to solve complex real-world problems.
Here we are sharing the GRE sections breakdown!
On the test day, you’ll get 2 sections consisting of 20 questions each and the duration of each section will be 35 minutes. You might get a third Quants section under the Research or Unscored section.
The GRE Quantitative Reasoning section is based on the following four major areas
10-12 Multiple Choice Questions ( One Answer Choice / One or More Answer Choice)
These questions ask you to compare two quantities – Quantity A and Quantity B and choose the correct comparison from the following options:
1. Quantity A is greater
2. Quantity B is greater
3. The two quantities are equal
4. The relationship cannot be determined from the given information
These questions ask you to enter either an integer or a decimal value in the entry box
These questions ask you to interpret and analyze data sets – tables/graphs/box plots/scatter plots/frequency distributions and select the correct answer choice (Multiple choice or numeric entry)
Note that this is just a rough estimate based on the analysis from practice tests from the official ETS GRE Official Guide and the actual figures may vary on the actual GRE exam.
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