GRE score remains valid for 5 years. However, it is recommended not to keep score older for more than 2 years.
Scores older than 2 years is considered with less importance by Universities. Hence, it is best to plan to take the test one year before you plan to go for your Masters. It gives you sufficient time for application processes at various universities as well.
Do you realize you have only half-a-minute to answer one question in GRE? You will come across with questions on antonyms and synonyms in the verbal section. Can you then keep guessing? What do you to help you manage your time effectively on the D-Day?
Well here are few pointers –
1) Start preparing for your GRE well in advance.
2) Familiarize yourself with most of the roots, prefixes and suffixes
3) Do not mug up. Instead spend some time with the word.
4) Dissect a word to understand the word root, prefix and suffix
5) Relate the word you ‘kind of know’ or ‘don’t know’ to words having similar roots, sounds, prefixes, suffixes etc
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Hi there! Today we are going to spend some light on GRE Antonyms – seemingly one of the most puzzling and baffling section on the GRE. The good news is that for those who are planning to appear for their GRE on or after August 1, 2011, there would be NO Antonym section in the revised GRE (Antonyms and analogies have been removed from the test, so there are no more questions that test vocabulary out of context), but for those who are testing before Aug 2011, Antonym is still a reality.
Truly speaking, GRE Antonyms section is not that hard as you imagine it to be. Once in possession with some effective learning tools and strategies you will see yourself cracking this section effortlessly. An Antonym is the ‘opposite’ of the given word. In the GRE exam you are expected to read the word aloud in your mind and once you comprehend its meaning, look for a word from the five given answer options that is ‘nearly’ the opposite of the given word. For example if the given word is ‘Deny’, the option that is ‘nearly’ the opposite of the word will be ‘Acknowledge’. Hope this makes clear the above mentioned point.
According to the ETS, here are some approaches that may be helpful in answering antonym questions
- Remember that you are looking for the word that is the most nearly opposite to the given word; you are not looking for a synonym (meaning). Many words do not have a precise opposite, so you must look for the answer choice that expresses a concept most nearly opposite to that of the given word.
- In some cases, more than one of the answer choices may appear at first to be opposite to the given word. When this happens, try to define more precisely or in greater detail the meaning of the given word.
- In weighing answer choices, it is often useful to make up a sentence using the given word or words. Substitute the answer choices in the phrase or sentence and see which best fits. The best answer will be the one that reverses the meaning or tone of the sentence or phrase.
- Remember that a particular word may have more than one meaning.
- Use your knowledge of root, prefix, and suffix meanings to help you determine the meanings of unfamiliar words.
In addition, the Process of eliminating (POE) close options, synonyms and irrelevant options will help you reach the right answer choice that is nearly the opposite of the given word.
Make Use of Some Cool Antonyms Practice Tests here on Skill-Guru.
Bishop of the UCF said the GRE changes will force students preparing to graduate to rely less on memorization and more on reading, reasoning and analyzing. According to the College of Graduate Studies for the 2010 school year, there were more than 12,000 applicants to UCF’s graduate school. Of these applicants, more than 7,500 were accepted. The current scores are based on a 300 to 800 scale while the new scores are 100 to 200.
The revised test will have new questions, a different format, a new scoring system and should better reveal a student’s likely success in graduate school, according to the website of the Educational Test Service, the administrator of the GRE. You can find the article on Central Future Florida.com