In this course, you get to practice the two question types given in GRE Verbal Section – Fill in the Blanks and Reading Comprehension. With only 30 minutes time available for 20 questions, time management is of essence for getting a good score in GRE Verbal. Hence, a timed practice of these two question types can help you be better prepared for the test. Our strategy is to attempt 10 Fill in the Blanks in 13 Minutes time and 10 Reading Comprehension based questions in 17 minutes time. This course will provide you adequate practice needed to properly manage your time while attempting GRE Verbal.
GRE Verbal Section – An Overview
Before you go forward and attempt these quizzes, let us first understand the bigger picture. In GRE, you may encounter two or three verbal sections. However, only two verbal sections are considered for your verbal score (130-170). Each verbal section has 20 questions and gives you 30 minutes time to attempt those questions. Some of the features of a verbal section are:
- You can go back and forward between the questions
- The questions will be of varying difficulty, however, inside a verbal section all questions carry equal marks
- There is no negative marking for a wrong answer. Also, there is no half marking
- Out of the 20 questions in the section, 10 are fill in the blanks and other 10 are based on reading comprehension
- Out of the 10 fill in the blanks, six are text completion model and four are sentence equivalence model
- In text completion questions, you have to select one answer choice per blank
- In sentence equivalence questions, you have to select two answer choices per blank
- The reading comprehension questions are based on five to six passages
Our Verbal Strategy
- As there is no negative marking, attempt all questions
- It is always better to start with fill in the blanks and then go to reading comprehension
- Allocate first 13 minutes for attempting the 10 fill in the blanks – text completion and sentence equivalence
- Allocate next 17 minutes to read the passages and answer the reading comprehension questions
This course will provide you with 15 quizzes that test your time management skills needed for Fill in the Blanks and 10 quizzes to help you crack Reading Comprehension. The first three lessons focus on Fill in the Blanks, with each lesson (practice set) consisting of five quizzes – each quiz with 10 Fill in the Blanks timed for 13 minutes. The next two lessons focus on Reading Comprehension, with each lesson (practice set) consisting of five quizzes – each quiz with 10 Reading Comprehension based questions timed for 17 minutes.
All the best then! Go ahead and get a cent percentile in GRE Verbal.