Verbal reasoning

Verbal reasoning in GRE.

As said in GRE article, the exam consists of three main parts, in which verbal reasoning is the one part. This part is purely based on the English grammar, drawing the conclusion for given statements, understanding the writers’ views, vocabulary and completion of the sentence in meaning full order.

In the main examination, you will get two sections of 30mins each for the computer-based test and 35mins each for the paper-based test.

Details regarding the exam pattern for verbal reasoning module:

  1. It consists of two sections with 20 questions in each section.
  2. One mark is allotted for every question.
  3. Total 40 marks is allotted for verbal reasoning.
  4. Evaluated from 130-170 score scale.

Verbal reasoning has three different modules which are from the fundamentals of the English standard. These modules are again divided into different types of chapters.


Which consist of different types of similar questions, they are:

  1. Sentence Equivalence Structure with easy Vocabulary.
  2. Sentence Equivalence Structure with medium Vocabulary.
  3. Sentence Equivalence Structure with hard Vocabulary.


Which consist of three questions, they are:

  1. Sentences with Single Blanks.
  2. Text Completion- fill the Double Blanks.
  3. Text Completion- sentences with Triple Blanks.


Which consist of different types of questions, they are:

  1. Select a sentence from the given passage.
  2. Select a similar/opposite word which is used in the passage (here you will be given a word to which you have search for an opposite/similar word used in the passage).
  3. Author’s idea about the passage or main idea of the passage.
  4. Statements which contradicts/support the passage.
  5. True/false/not given.
  6. Select all the above.

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