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FREE OFFICIAL GRE GENERAL EXAM PREPARATION MATERIALS

Free official ETS GRE General exam resources



Introductory pages



“GRE Home”

https://www.ets.org/gre/


“About the GRE General Test”

https://www.ets.org/gre/revised_general/about/


“Frequently asked questions”


​https://www.ets.org/gre/revised_general/faq/




1.     GENERAL EXAM STRUCTURE AND CONTENT


“Test content and structure”


https://www.ets.org/gre/revised_general/about/content/  


“GRE Information Bulletin”

​https://www.ets.org/s/gre/pdf/gre_info_bulletin.pdf


“Computer-delivered test”

https://www.ets.org/gre/revised_general/about/content/computer/


“Paper-delivered test”

​https://www.ets.org/gre/revised_general/about/content/paper/



Part 1:     Analytical writing


“Introduction to the Analytical Writing Measure”

https://www.ets.org/gre/revised_general/prepare/analytical_writing/


1a) “Introduction to the issue task”  (multiple links available on this page)

https://www.ets.org/gre/revised_general/prepare/analytical_writing/issue/


1b) “Introduction to the argument task” (multiple links available on this page)

​https://www.ets.org/gre/revised_general/prepare/analytical_writing/argument/



Part 2:     Verbal reasoning


“Introduction to the Verbal Reasoning Measure”

​https://www.ets.org/gre/revised_general/prepare/verbal_reasoning


“GRE® General Test: Verbal Reasoning Question Types”

​https://www.ets.org/gre/revised_general/about/content/verbal_reasoning


2a) “Reading comprehension”

https://www.ets.org/gre/revised_general/prepare/verbal_reasoning/reading_comprehension


2b) “Text completion”

https://www.ets.org/gre/revised_general/prepare/verbal_reasoning/text_completion


2c) “Sentence equivalence”

https://www.ets.org/gre/revised_general/prepare/verbal_reasoning/sentence_equivalence



Part 3:     Quantitative reasoning


“Introduction to the Quantitative Reasoning Measure”

https://www.ets.org/gre/revised_general/prepare/quantitative_reasoning/


3a) “Quantitative comparison questions”

https://www.ets.org/gre/revised_general/prepare/quantitative_reasoning/comparison


3b) “Multiple-choice Questions — Select One Answer Choice

https://www.ets.org/gre/revised_general/prepare/quantitative_reasoning/multiple_choice_one


3c) “Multiple-choice Questions — Select One More Answer Choices”

https://www.ets.org/gre/revised_general/prepare/quantitative_reasoning/multiple_choice_more


3d) “Numeric entry options”

https://www.ets.org/gre/revised_general/prepare/quantitative_reasoning/numeric_entry



2.     GRE GENERAL SCORING SYSTEM
    

“How the test is scored”

https://www.ets.org/gre/revised_general/scores/how/


“Graduate institute score report” (example/sample)

https://www.ets.org/s/gre/pdf/institution_score_report.pdf


“GRE Guide to the use of scores”

https://www.ets.org/s/gre/pdf/gre_guide.pdf


“Understanding your scores”

https://www.ets.org/gre/revised_general/scores/understand/


“2016-2017 Interpreting your GRE scores”

https://www.ets.org/s/gre/pdf/gre_interpreting_scores.pdf


“Verbal reasoning and quantitative reasoning”

https://www.ets.org/s/gre/pdf/gre_guide_table1a.pdf


“Score Level Descriptions for the Analytical Writing Measure “

https://www.ets.org/gre/revised_general/prepare/analytical_writing/score_level_descriptions/


​​“Scoring Services”

https://www.ets.org/gre/revised_general/scores/services/



3.     GENERAL PREPARATION ADVICE


“Prepare for the General Test”

https://www.ets.org/gre/revised_general/prepare/


“Prepare for the GRE® General Test”

​https://www.ets.org/gre/revised_general/prepare/?WT.ac=grehome_greprepare_b_150213



4.     TECHNICAL RESOURCES: HOW TO ANSWER EXAM QUESTIONS    


“Strategies and Tips for the Computer-delivered GRE® General Test”

https://www.ets.org/gre/revised_general/prepare/tips/



Analytical writing


“Introduction to the Analytical Writing Measure”

https://www.ets.org/gre/revised_general/prepare/analytical_writing/



Verbal reasoning


“Introduction to the Verbal Reasoning Measure”

https://www.ets.org/gre/revised_general/prepare/verbal_reasoning/



Quantitative reasoning


“Introduction to the Quantitative Reasoning Measure”

https://www.ets.org/gre/revised_general/prepare/quantitative_reasoning/


“Math review for the quantitative reasoning measure of the GRE revised test”

https://www.ets.org/s/gre/pdf/gre_math_review.pdf


“Khan Academy® Instructional Videos: Free Preparation for the GRE® Quantitative Reasoning Measure”

https://www.ets.org/gre/revised_general/prepare/khan_academy


“Mathematical conventions for the quantitative reasoning measure of the GRE revised test”

https://www.ets.org/s/gre/pdf/gre_math_conventions.pdf



5.     GRE GENERAL EXAM QUESTION EXAMPLES


Analytical writing section


Section 1    “Analyze an issue: sample issue”

https://www.ets.org/gre/revised_general/prepare/analytical_writing/issue/sample_task

https://www.ets.org/gre/revised_general/prepare/analytical_writing/issue/pool   


Section 2    “Analyze and argument”

https://www.ets.org/gre/revised_general/prepare/analytical_writing/argument/

https://www.ets.org/gre/revised_general/prepare/analytical_writing/argument/pool



Verbal reasoning section


Section 1     “Reading comprehension sample questions”

https://www.ets.org/gre/revised_general/prepare/verbal_reasoning/reading_comprehension/sample_questions



Section 2     “Text completion sample questions”

https://www.ets.org/gre/revised_general/prepare/verbal_reasoning/text_completion/sample_questions


Section 3     “Sentence equivalence sample questions”

https://www.ets.org/gre/revised_general/prepare/verbal_reasoning/sentence_equivalence/sample_questions




Quantitative reasoning section


Section 1    “Quantitative Comparison”

https://www.ets.org/gre/revised_general/prepare/quantitative_reasoning/comparison/sample_questions


Section 2    “Multiple-choice – Select One”

https://www.ets.org/gre/revised_general/prepare/quantitative_reasoning/multiple_choice_one/sample_questions


Section 3    “Multiple-choice – Select One or More”

https://www.ets.org/gre/revised_general/prepare/quantitative_reasoning/multiple_choice_more


Section 4    “Numeric Entry”

https://www.ets.org/gre/revised_general/prepare/quantitative_reasoning/numeric_entry/sample_questions


“Data Interpretation Sets”

https://www.ets.org/gre/revised_general/prepare/quantitative_reasoning/data_interpretation/sample_questions



“Problem-solving Steps”

https://www.ets.org/gre/revised_general/prepare/quantitative_reasoning/problem_solving/



“Using the Calculator”

​https://www.ets.org/gre/revised_general/prepare/quantitative_reasoning/calculator



6.     EXAM QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS FROM TEST TAKERS


“Practice Book for the Paper-based GRE Revised General Test (2nd edition)”
Full exam pp. 36-118 (Appendix A, B & C)

https://www.ets.org/s/gre/pdf/practice_book_GRE_pb_revised_general_test.pdf


“GRE Practice General Test #1 Answer Key” (Verbal reasoning, Section 2)

https://www.ets.org/s/gre/accessible/GRE_Practice_Test_1_Answers.doc


“GRE® General Test: Quantitative Reasoning Sample Questions”

https://www.ets.org/gre/institutions/about/general/quantitative_reasoning_sample_questions/


“Practice Test General #1 Section 3 & 4, Quantitative Reasoning”    

https://www.ets.org/s/gre/accessible/GRE_Practice_Test_1_Quant_18_point.pdf



7.     OFFICIAL GRE GENERAL COMMUNITY FORUMS


“In Language Webinars” (free preparation resource)

https://www.ets.org/gre/webinars/


“GRE General Community on Facebook”

https://www.facebook.com/gregeneraltest



8.     OFFICIAL GRE GENERAL COMPUTER SOFTWARE APPLICATIONS


“POWERPREP® II, Version 2.2 Software: Preparation for the Computer-delivered GRE® revised General Test”

https://www.ets.org/gre/revised_general/prepare/powerprep2/




Official commercial material available for free


ETS and their official business partners have authored numerous resources that are available for purchase. Copies of books in paper and digital format are freely available at some public and college libraries. For example, the University of Technology, Sydney maintains the “GRE Official” series. These are archived in the 378.166 Dewey Index range.
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Free public testing services


Some college libraries and public libraries offer free exam test practices. Examples:


http://blogs.library.duke.edu/blog/2011/03/08/practice-gre-mcat-lsat-and-gmat-tests-from-the-library/


http://library.austintexas.libguides.com/testpreparation