Most people taking the GRE sit for the computer GRE. But did you know there’s also a GRE paper test? Offered in locations where the computer GRE is unavailable, the paper-based GRE is a physical version of the computer GRE. Aside from format, though, are the two tests really all that different?
Read on to explore everything you need to know about the GRE paper test, including what it is, who takes it, and when it’s administered. We’ll also conduct a brief GRE paper vs computer comparison and give you advice on how to study effectively for the paper-based GRE.
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There are tons of online GRE practice tests, quizzes, and questions out there. But how do you find them? And how do you know if a GRE online practice test is high-quality and worth your time?
In this guide, we’ll discuss what makes the best GRE practice test online resources and then provide a comprehensive list of everything out there. We’ll tell you which resources to use and which ones to avoid. We’ll close out with some recommendations on using free online GRE practice tests and questions in your prep.
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Taking at least one GRE mock test is an essential part of being well-prepared for the real GRE. However, not all practice tests are created equal; there is some great stuff out there, but there are also some low-quality tests that could set back your studying.
Read on to find out where to get the best mock GRE tests, how to take those tests in a way that mimics taking the real GRE, and what practice material to avoid.
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Can you use a calculator on the GRE general test? Absolutely, but you cannot bring your own calculator to use on test day. If you take the computerized test, you’ll be able to use the simple, on-screen GRE calculator for the Quantitative Reasoning sections; if you take the paper test, a similar calculator will be provided to you.
Make sure you’re using the right kind of calculator in your GRE studying! Learn more about the calculator that’s provided to you on the GRE general test with this guide. I’ll cover exactly what all the buttons do and how to use the GRE calculator to improve your score.
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We can’t stress it enough: to beat the GRE, you have to understand how to make the design of its questions and its structure work for you.
In this article, I lay out the overall GRE exam pattern and marking scheme. Then, I go through it section by section, giving you a detailed look at the skills and knowledge that’s tested, and the different types of questions you’ll face. Finally, I have great tips on how you can best use all this info on test day.
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If you’re studying for the GRE, the absolute most important thing to learn is the GRE format. No amount of math practice or vocab memorization can make up for not knowing what’s on the exam and how it’s structured. To fully maximize your score, you have to ensure that there will be no surprises on test day.
Want to know exactly how the test will present each question? Ready to learn about how to navigate the computerized test? In this article, I will lay out the format of each GRE section, explain the editing, revision, and calculator functions of the test, and give you tips on how to use this knowledge to boost your final score.
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