# GRE Verbal Reasoning Tips

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Reasoning. There are 2 SECTIONS of Quantitative

Reasoning, containing 20 questions each, and of 35 minutes duration each. The sections may come in any order, after the Analytical Writing Sections. Like the Verbal Reasoning Sections, the Quantitative Reasoning sections are not questioned level

adaptive, but section-level adaptive, which means if you do well on a Quantitative Reasoning Section, your next Quantitative Reasoning section will be of higher difficulty or complexity.

There are 4 types of questions asked in the Quantitative

Reasoning Sections:

1. Quantitative Comparison Questions

2. Multiple Choice Questions – Select One Answer Choice

3. Multiple Choice Questions – Select One r More Answer Choices

4. Numeric Entry Questions

Each question appears independently, or as part of a set of

questions called a Data Interpretation set.

The Quantitative Reasoning Section measures

1. Basic Mathematical Skills

2. Understanding of Elementary Mathematical Concepts

3. Ability to Reason Quantitatively and to model and solve

problems with Quantitative methods

The skills, concepts, and abilities are assessed in 4 content areas:

1. Arithmetic – Integers, Divisibility, Factorisation, Prime Numbers,

Remainders, Odd & Even Integers, Arithmetic Operations,

Exponents, Roots, Estimation, Percent, Ratio, Rate, Absolute

value, The Number Line, Decimal Representation, and

Sequences of Numbers

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2. Algebra – Operations with Exponents, factoring, Simplifying

Algebraic Expressions, Relations, Functions, Equations, Inequalities, Simultaneous Equations, and Inequalities, Setting

up Equations to Solve Word Problems, Co-ordinate Geometry, Graphs of Functions, Equations, and Inequalities, Intercepts,

and Slopes of Lines

3. Geometry – Parallel & Perpendicular lines, Circles, Triangles (Isosceles, Equilateral, and Right-Angled), Pythagorean

Theorem, Quadrilaterals, Other Polygons, Congruent and Similar Figures, 3D Figures, Area, Perimeter, Volume, and

Angle Measurement in Degrees

4. Data Analysis – Descriptive Statistics, Mean, Median, Mode, Range, Standard Deviation, Variance, Interquartile Range,

Quartiles, Percentiles, Interpretation of data in Tables & Graphs, such as Line Graphs, Bar Graphs, Circle Graph,

Boxplots, Scatter Plots, and Frequency Distributions, Elementary Probability, Probability of Compound Events and

Independent Events, Random Variables, Probability Distributions including Normal Distributions, Counting Methods,

such as Permutations, Combinations, and Venn Diagrams

5. These sections DO NOT include trigonometry, calculus, or higher-level mathematics

6. All numbers used are real numbers

7. All figures are assumed to lie in a plane unless and

otherwise stated

8. Figures need not be drawn to scale

9. Co-ordinate Systems are drawn to scale

10.All graphs are drawn to scale

Quantitative Comparison Questions:

These questions ask you to compare 2 quantities, and then determine whether Quantity A is greater, Quantity B is greater, The

two quantities are equal, or the information is insufficient for the relationship to be determined.

Tips for Answering Quantitative Comparison Questions:

1. Become Familiar with Answer Choices

2. Avoid Unnecessary Computations

3. Simplify the Comparison

4. Reject the obviously incorrect choices

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Multiple-choice Questions – Select One Answer Choice:

These questions ask you to select one correct choice out of 5

given answer choices.

Tips for Answering Single Answer Type Multiple Choice

Questions:

1. Make approximations to eliminate incorrect choices Multiple-choice Questions – Select One or More Answer

Choices:

Tips for Answering One or More Answer Type Multiple Choice

Questions:

1. Avoid lengthy calculation by recognising and continuing numerical patterns

## Numeric Entry Questions:

These questions ask you either to enter your answer as an integer

or a decimal in a single answer box, or to enter it as a fraction in 2

separate boxes – one for the numerator and one for the denominator.

## Tips for Answering Numeric Entry Questions:

1. Make sure you answer the question that is asked

2. If you are asked to round your answer, make sure you round

your answer to the required degree of accuracy

Well, that is all about the Quantitative Reasoning Section. Hope

you liked it!