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The GRE test, conducted by ETS Princeton, USA, is one of the world’s most widely used tests for admission to universities both in America and worldwide. On 1 August 2011, the ETS introduced the Revised GRE test. This exam lasts for about 4 hours and consists of 3 major of section types:

 

The Structure of the Revised General GRE

Section Type

No. of Sections

No. of Questions per Section

Time Allotted

Order in Exam

Score Scale

Analytical Writing

1

2 essay topics

30 min per essay; 1 hour totally

Always first

0 – 6

Verbal Reasoning

2

20

30 min per section; 1 hour totally

Not fixed; randomly decided

130 – 170

Quantitative Reasoning

2

20

35 min per section; 1 hour totally

Not fixed; randomly decided

130 – 170

 

Unscored and Research Sections

In addition to the regular sections there may also be a 30 or 35-minute ‘Unscored’ section, which may come at any point after the Analytical Writing Section. Sometimes in place of the Unscored section there may be a 30 or 35-minute ‘Research’ section, which always comes at the end of the test. Both the Unscored and Research sections usually consist of an extra Quantitative or Verbal Reasoning section.

The ETS uses the Research section for testing new kinds of questions. The Unscored section is also used to make sure that the level of difficulty and the scoring in different editions of the test and in individual tests is the same. Neither the Unscored or Research sections contributes to a test-taker’s actual score.

If an unscored section appears in the test, there is usually no way of identifying which section is unscored – all that the test-taker will know is that there are 3 Verbal or 3 Quantitative sections instead of 2. So, all sections have to be attempted equally seriously. The Research section however, always comes at the end and therefore can be easily identified and skipped.

There will be a break of 10 minutes after the second section and breaks of 1 minute between the other sections, bringing the total testing time to about 4 hours.

The Section-Level Adaptive Format

The revised general GRE has a section-level adaptive format in the Verbal and Quantitative Reasoning sections (but not in the Analytical Writing section which has only one topic in the Issue Task and one topic in the Argument Task). This means, that the computer selects questions for the second Verbal or Quantitative section according to your performance in the first section of that type. So, if you have done well in the first section of a particular type, in the next section of the type you will get a greater number of hard questions which will allow you to score more since your score depends on both the number of questions you get right and their difficulty level.

In this format of the exam you can:

  • see all the questions in a section once you have entered a section
  • choose which questions you want to solve first and which ones you want to solve last and
  • go back, review and change your answers

A more detailed discussion of the various sections and question-types follows in later blogs, which you will be able to read soon on this site.

Verbal Reasoning and Quantitative Reasoning Score Scales

The scores for both the Verbal Reasoning and Quantitative Reasoning sections are on a scale of 130-170 with 1-point increments. Your scores in these sections depend on your performance on the questions given and on the number of questions answered in the time allotted. Within each section, all questions contribute equally to the final score.

Information on the score scale for Analytical writing will be given in our soon-to-come blog on Analytical Writing .

But if you really want to know what the Revised General GRE test is like, try out our full-length online GRE Tests. Check them out now for loads of really top-notch practice!

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You may have thought that you had missed getting in for the fall 2012 semester: deadlines for fall admissions are drawing to a close. But, here is some good news for you – it is not too late! You still have the opportunity of getting admission into a good American University in August, 2012. Only, you must move quickly. It is worth it!

We have compiled list of University Application Deadlines for Fall 2012. Given below is a month-by-month list of the application deadlines for 178 universities which are still open for admissions! The deadlines go all the way from February 2012-September 2012. The last section is of universities which have rolling deadlines. There may be many more universities which are still open for new applications. But this list covers a lot of ground.

The deadlines given are the general ones for international graduate admissions. Do confirm these deadlines on the university websites. Also, check to see whether there are different departmental deadlines, which you need to abide by. Best wishes and happy applying!

 

 

 

 

 

Universities with Deadlines in Feb.

  1. Case Western Reserve University – 1 Feb
  2. Cornell University – 1 Feb
  3. Kansas State University – 1 Feb
  4. Rice University, Texas – 1 Feb
  5. Southern Oregon University, Ashland – 1 Feb
  6. University of Alabama Birmingham – 1 Feb
  7. University of Alabama-Huntsville – 1 Feb
  8. University of Connecticut – 1 Feb
  9. University of Florida, Gainesville (Computer Science) – 1 Feb
  10. University of Iowa – 1 Feb
  11. University of Maryland, College Park – 1 Feb
  12. University of Minnesota Duluth – 1 Feb
  13. University of Minnesota Twin Cities – 1 Feb
  14. University of Nevada Las Vegas – 1 Feb
  15. University of North Texas – 1 Feb
  16. University of South Carolina – 1 Feb
  17. University of South Dakota – 1 Feb
  18. University of Tennessee-Knoxville – 1 Feb
  19. University of Wyoming – 1 Feb
  20. Ball State University – 8 Feb
  21. Auburn University – 15 Feb
  22. Baylor University, Texas – 15 Feb
  23. Columbia University – 15 Feb
  24. Eastern Washington University – 15 Feb
  25. New Mexico Institute of Mining &Tech. – 15 Feb
  26. Old Dominion University, Virginia – 15 Feb
  27. University of Illinois at Chicago – 15 Feb
  28. University of Montana – 15 Feb
  29. University of New Hampshire – 15 Feb

 

Universities with Deadlines in March

  1. California State University, Chico – 1 Mar
  2. California State University, Fullerton – 1 Mar
  3. Florida State University – 1 Mar
  4. Jacksonville State University – 1 Mar
  5. New Mexico State University – 1 Mar
  6. North Carolina State University – 1 Mar
  7. North Dakota State University – 1 Mar
  8. Oklahoma State University – 1 Mar
  9. Portland State University – 1 Mar
  10. Southern Polytechnic State University – 1 Mar
  11. State University of New York, Albany – 1 Mar
  12. Texas Tech University – 1 Mar
  13. University of Alaska- Fairbanks – 1 Mar
  14. University of Central Arkansas – 1 Mar
  15. University of Dayton –Ohio – 1 Mar
  16. University of Denver – 1 Mar
  17. University of Missouri-Columbia – 1 Mar
  18. University of Nevada Reno – 1 Mar
  19. University of San Francisco – 1 Mar
  20. Chicago State University – 15 Mar
  21. University of Colorado Denver – 15 Mar
  22. University of Kentucky – 15 Mar
  23. University of Nebraska Lincoln – 15 Mar
  24. California State University, Northridge – 15 Mar
  25. University of Cincinnati – 31 Mar
  26. University of Idaho – 31 Mar

 

Universities with Deadlines in April

  1. California State University, Fresno – 1 Apr
  2. California State University, Sacramento – 1 Apr
  3. Clark Atlanta University – 1 Apr
  4. Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton – 1 Apr
  5. Florida International University – 1 Apr
  6. Oregon State University – 1 Apr
  7. South Dakota School of Mines & tech – 1 Apr
  8. University of Arkansas- Fayetteville – 1 Apr
  9. University of California – Riverside – 1 Apr
  10. University of North Dakota – 1 Apr
  11. University of Northern Iowa – 1 Apr
  12. University of Oklahoma, Norman – 1 Apr
  13. University of Texas at San Antonio – 1 Apr
  14. University of Texas-Arlington – 1 Apr
  15. University of Utah – 1 Apr
  16. Utah State University – 1 Apr
  17. Villanova University – 1 Apr
  18. Virginia PolyTech – 1 Apr
  19. West Virginia University – 1 Apr
  20. Western Kentucky University – 1 Apr
  21. Wichita State University – 1 Apr
  22. Idaho State University – 1 Apr
  23. Clemson University – 15 Apr
  24. Georgia State University – 15 Apr
  25. San Diego State University, California – 15 Apr
  26. University of Georgia – 15 Apr
  27. University of Missouri, Kansas City – 15 Apr
  28. East Tennessee State University – 30 Apr
  29. University of Southern California – 30 Apr

 

Universities with Deadlines in May

  1. Brown University (RI) – 1 May
  2. California State University, Los Angeles – 1 May
  3. City College of the City of New York – 1 May
  4. Colorado State University – 1 May
  5. Columbus State University – 1 May
  6. Eastern Michigan University – 1 May
  7. Illinois Institute of Technology – 1 May
  8. Michigan technological University – 1 May
  9. Minnesota State University, Mankato – 1 May
  10. Mississippi State University – 1 May
  11. Northern Illinois University – 1 May
  12. Oakland University – 1 May
  13. Polytechnic Institute of NYU, Brooklyn – 1 May
  14. Stevens Institute of Technology – 1 May
  15. Syracuse University (Electrical) – 1 May
  16. Tennessee Technological University – 1 May
  17. University of Houston –Houston – 1 May
  18. University of Louisville, Kentucky – 1 May
  19. University of Massachusetts Boston – 1 May
  20. University of Memphis – 1 May
  21. University of New Mexico – 1 May
  22. University of North Carolina-Charlotte – 1 May
  23. University of Pennsylvania – 1 May
  24. University of Texas – Dallas – 1 May
  25. University of Texas El Paso – 1 May
  26. Wayne State University – 1 May
  27. Western Illinois University – 1 May
  28. Bradley University – 15 May
  29. Cleveland State University – 15 May
  30. Louisiana State University-Baton Rouge – 15 May
  31. Loyola University Chicago – 15 May
  32. McNeese State University – 15 May
  33. Montana State University, Bozeman – 15 May
  34. State University of New York, New Paltz – 15 May
  35. Texas A & M University, Commerce – 15 May
  36. University of North Carolina, Greensboro – 15 May
  37. University of New Haven, CT – 31 May
  38. Wright State University – 31 May

 

Universities with Deadlines in June

  1. Boise State University, Idaho – 1 Jun
  2. Frostburg State University – 1 Jun
  3. Louisiana Tech. University – 1 Jun
  4. Middle Tennessee State University – 1 Jun
  5. Northern Kentucky University – 1 Jun
  6. Pace University, NY – 1 Jun
  7. Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville – 1 Jun
  8. Texas A & M University Kingsville – 1 Jun
  9. Texas State University, San Marcos – 1 Jun
  10. University of Detroit Mercy – 1 Jun
  11. University of Illinois at Springfield – 1 Jun
  12. University of Louisiana-Lafayette – 1 Jun
  13. University of New Orleans – 1 Jun
  14. University of Southern Mississippi – 1-Jun
  15. University of Texas, Pan American – 1 Jun
  16. University of West Florida, Pensacola – 1 Jun
  17. Northeastern Illinois University – 4 Jun
  18. Drexel University – 13 Jun
  19. Ferris State University – 15 Jun
  20. Gannon University – 15 Jun
  21. Missouri University of Science & Tech– Rolla – 15 Jun
  22. Suffolk University, MA – 15 Jun
  23. University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill – 15 Jun
  24. University of South Alabama – 15 Jun
  25. Sam Houston State University – 25 Jun

 

Universities with Deadlines in July

  1. Arizona State University – 1 Jul
  2. Arkansas State University – 1 Jul
  3. California State University, Long Beach – 1 Jul
  4. Colorado School of Mines – 1 Jul
  5. Farleigh Dickinson University, New Jersey – 1 Jul
  6. Georgia College & State University – 1 Jul
  7. New York Institute of Technology – 1 Jul
  8. Northwest Missouri State University – 1 Jul
  9. Ohio State University – 1 Jul
  10. University of Arkansas Little Rock – 1 Jul
  11. University of Bridgeport –CT – 1 Jul
  12. University of Colorado- Colorado Springs – 1 Jul
  13. University of Delaware – 1 Jul
  14. University of Missouri at St Louis – 1 Jul
  15. University of Nebraska Omaha – 1 Jul
  16. Fitchburg State University, MA – 15 Jul
  17. Marist College, NY – 15 Jul
  18. Monmouth University-New Jersey – 15 Jul
  19. Saint Joseph University – 15 Jul
  20. University of Rhode Island – 15 Jul
  21. Missouri State University – 20 Jul
  22. Northwestern University (IL) – 31 Jul

 

Universities with Deadlines in Aug.

  1. University of Houston at Clear Lake – 1 Aug
  2. Loma Linda University – 1 Aug
  3. Marquette University – 1 Aug
  4. Northwestern Polytechnic University – 2 Aug
  5. Saint Mary’s University San Antonio – 24 Aug

 

Universities with Deadlines in Sept.

  1. Lamar University – 1 Sep

 

Universities with Rolling Deadlines

  1. Kent State University (Computer Science) – Rolling
  2. Rochester Institute of Technology – Rolling
  3. South Dakota State University – Rolling