On the computer adaptive version of the GRE quantitative section, you will
have about 45 minutes to do 28 questions, although it can vary somewhat.
Questions will cover arithmetic, algebra, geometry and data analysis.
The GRE quantitative section resembles the SAT's in many respects. The
GRE quantitative portion does not test anything beyond what a typical high
school student learns. The main differences between the GRE and SAT
quantitative sections are that on the GRE students must do more questions, of
a greater variety and of slightly elevated difficulty. And GRE students do
not get a formula sheet. Nevertheless, the skills tested are very similar,
and that is why we break down the tutorials in the same way for the GRE as we
do for the SAT.
You may wonder why a quantitative test for graduate school only contains
high school math. The justification is that this section is designed to
assess your quantitative reasoning. You are given many little problems, each
of which requires one or two small tricks to solve. We've said it elsewhere
and we'll say it again: this is very much an academic fitness test.
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