GRE New Test 2011 Sample questions, Powerprep II, Practice Book, Test

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New GRE Powerprep II  2011 Pattern Revised General TestETS released more material for preparing for New GRE Revised General Test 2011. The new pattern is much different from the current GRE pattern. For side by side comparison, check GRE Old vs New 2011 Comparison.  ETS has also put in significant advertisement efforts for the 50% discount of GRE test if taken between Aug 1 and Sep 30, 2011. Here is a brief summary of the GRE preparation Material released.

Download  New Material Released by ETS for GRE Revised General Test 2011 :

ETS says, they are providing all the test taking material and revised GRE general test taking experience software one year in advance so that students can prepare well and be geared up for the new test.

Powerprep II for GRE 2011:

New PowerPrep Software called “Powerprep II” is released by ETS to practice the new GRE revised 2011 test pattern.  The software is available from their site and here is a direct link below. It is an exe file and just Click and install version for windows. The Powerprep II file is around 48.5 MB, so be prepared if you have slow internet connection.

Download New GRE Revised Test 2011 Power Prep II Software

You can also check out the Frequently asked questions about Poweprep II

Practice Book for the Paper-Based GRE Revised General Test 2011

If you plan to take the paper based test, they have also given a sample practice book. The practice book is 112 page document and has a sample exam with solutions and guide to scores with old and new pattern ranges. It also has guidelines to prepare for the test and sample questions. It is highly recommended to print out the document and prepare even if you are taking computer based test. The information is available from ETS site and below is a direct link. The file is about 2.5 MB and be prepared if you have slow internet speed.

Download Practice Book GRE Revised General test Paper Based 2011.

You may also check out the article : 10 things about New GRE 2011

GRE 2011 Pattern Math Review & Conventions :

ETS also released material for Quantitative reasoning  section with Mathematical skills and concepts required to take the test. The file is 1MB and 102 Pages.  It has concepts of Arithmetic, Algebra, Geometry and Data Analysis. You can download from ETS site using the direct links below.

Download GRE 2011 Pattern Math Review

Also, ETS have published Math Conventions mathematical that are used in the new pattern. It includes the notations and terminology used in the New Quantitative reasoning.  It is a 11 page file and 150 Kb file.

Download GRE New Pattern 2011 Math Conventions

Reference : All the information is summarized from ETS GRE website


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Comments ( 38 )

  1. Akshat

    Hi Guys,
    I want to know about the new GRE patteren and if any material is available on the internet for this. I am planning to give GRE within the next 3-4months .
    Can you please pass on any online material if you have.
    Thanks in advance

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  3. sindhu

    I want to prepare for gre.I need the information regarding materials of the test which are preferable.And also I need the model question papers of this new please send those papers as early as possible to my mail address.

  4. Susee

    Hello all,
    I’ve a work experience for a year.I’m planning to take GRE next month. Can any of u suggest good sites for taking up the practice tests for revised?

  5. Adhithya

    Hi guys,
    I have a CGPA 7 of scale 10…………..I am planning to take up GRE on march……Is there any possibility of me getting into a decent school for pursuing my Masters if I have a pretty decent score in my GRE???

  6. Vignesh

    Hi Kumar,

    Thanks for sharing very useful information in this thread. I need some suggestion on what colleges can I apply for with a score of 307 in revised GRE. My profile is as below:
    GRE: 307 (quant:159 and verbal:148)
    Acad: 75%
    Toefl: Not yet taken
    Work ex: 4 yrs in a reputed software MNC
    Specisalisation trying for: Information systems or Networking
    Bachelors: Electronics and Communication

    Please suggest some colleges that i can apply for, with preferences for colleges having funding or assistanship. Thank you in advance!

    1. Nachiket Dani

      Hi Sri,
      No need to be so scared. Do you have ample practice material? Have you joined any help service like GRE edge ? If not I recommend you GRE edge for preparation-looking at your urgency.It will set up a schedule for you and help you with practice sessions. I managed a score of 307 (revised GRE) through greedge just over 1 month.

  7. Sania

    Hi Guys,

    Wanted some advice. I had taken GRE two years back and scored 1050. My CGPA is 8.7 out of 10 and also I am a University Rank student. Do you think i should write GRE again or can I apply with this score to some good universities?

  8. karthik

    Hello all,
    I am planning take new gre pattern next month.So got only a month 2 prepare.Could you just help me out in preparing.Can amy one suggest me how to prepare and I just want to nail my exam.So awaiting for your tips.Also suggest me any material and other online websites.
    Thank you.

  9. Ashwini

    Dear Friends,

    Please guide me from where I can purchase the GRE online mock tests, since I had blocked the date of 28th November, and I need utter preparation to do well in GRE.

    Kindly help me with your view points.

  10. sushma kashyap

    hello everybody,
    Can u give me d details of data analysis questions asked in new gre??? i am not going 2 any coaching classes so any good reference books?? and on which v must stress 2 get good score?? How much is the good score??

    1. administrator

      Read the article and check out the links, they point to ETS website. Download PowerPrep and read the introduction, you should get a good idea of everything.

  11. divya

    hai guys
    please suggest me the books regarding gre new pattern and the website for the pratice tests
    i wuld be quite happy if i get rply

    1. saurabh

      try the english material looks gud enugh…. and go for the new barron;s book.. as elusive as it is seeming to be,. i got to know that , it is better than kaplan or any other book in the category.. any other suggestions wud be helpful as well

    2. rajat rajawat

      hiii,divya i m rajat there is no one to hear us .i suggest u better go to coaching center and ask them.i also dont know much about it as im also a begineer .r u hpy receiving my reply

    3. chirayu

      dear divya

      purchase d book named Baron’s. it is very useful. and also get Kaplan for Math.
      and join its realy very useful. you will get to know everything you want.

  12. saurabh

    hello ,
    i am a GRE aspirant , and planning to give my exam by nov end, i had some queries regarding the admission procedure .
    i am right now in my last year in MECHANICAL ENG , BITS PILANI.
    my weak point :
    cgpa of 6.8
    strong point :
    i have two recos and a few projects

    targeting a score of 320 to 340 , but the studies are still in the intial stages.
    how would you rate my prospects for the top colleges … with or without scholarships… how important would you rate cgpa in the new scoring system…? awaiting your reply soon enough .
    thank you

    1. administrator

      I dont think new GRE pattern changes the admission process in schools. You would have to do well in new GRE to offset your CGPA. You can get into top schools ! Admission is based on a lot of factors, not just CGPA.

  13. bablu

    hiiiiii friends…
    i heard dat der is an ets official buk publiced it enough for a better score??
    plzzz suggest me a buk…

  14. sushanth

    hii frnds…i want to take new gre,which book is better for new pattern,barrons is inof for the preparation,any metarils is avalible in the market,i asked din the institute they told gre is inof for the prepartion please told me..wch is better

  15. Anusha

    Where can i get study material to study for the new GRE pattern???
    Pls sum1 tel me na..
    I hav ordered for new GRE barron’s book but it’ll take 2 weeks to be delivered and is not available in any book stores….
    Can sum1 help me out….

    1. DEVESH

      you are issue new pattern book but i suggest u join particular tuition.and many more detail so contact to me my no. is 9009396622

  16. Tarun

    Hello All,

    The new GRE pattern as you all know is a scaling between 130-170.

    Unlike the previous pattern where the difference between the min (200) and max (800) marks was 600 here the difference is 40.

    As pointed, there are 40 questions and 40 marks at stake which indicates a 1 point increment.

    This has now become similar to CAT where even a single mark can make the difference.

    For eg: institutions requiring 1100 as min score took people with scores between 1000 and 1100. But here the case will be different. If the cut off is 270 and you have scored 265 you may still not get an admit.

    Also checking officially with ETS on phone, they told me that there would be extra emphasis on Essays and the SOP which you submit. Also other factors such as GPA.

    Now then. there is a trade off here.

    While the good news is that GRE scores will not matter if you have an excellent essay and SOP. So if u get a 260 (min score) but have an excellent essay and SOP and even GPA to back it you can trounce a guy with a score of 330.

    The bad news is as you guessed. Even a score of 340 wont guarantee you a seat in top 5 universities.

    But all in all i am happy with the new pattern. The reason being that there is equal emphasis on your marks, Essay and SOP. I remember in the old pattern, my friends got 1500/1600 but scored poorly in essays like a 2 or 3/6 and still got admit in top 5.

    All in all if you want an admit in ivy league, a good all round performance will ensure that.

    As far as the median scores are concerned the tests have to be done in order to know that. Only by august end we will know that. The ETS guy i talked with predicted a median score of 320-330 for top 10. and above 310 as a good score (almost akin to 1350 above in Old Pattern). Hope this helps. I scored a meagre 1120 in old pattern. Hoping to score well in the new pattern.

    1. Nachiket Dani

      Hi Tarun,
      I gave a revised GRE general test yesterday. I received a score of 307 (without the AWA section marks)..As per your comment you have mentioned talking to an ETS guy about 310+ being a good score to get a decent college..But what sort of colleges are we talking about say for example MS in Industrial Engg..?

      Let me know..

  17. deepak sp

    As their are no Antonyms and Analogies does that mean we do not need to cram GRE words. And also I wanted to know for how much marks is the new GRE conducted.

    1. shyam

      there are 40 qn in verbal section and total mark is 170 . The mark is start with 130 and increase by 1 point .The test is not computer adaptive test as old test

    2. sreejith

      words are integral part of any communications…. in my pinion there are many passages which use appropriate words to signify the importance of the substance inside the passage, which in many cases are difficult ones. the ones we dont come across.. so in my opinion it is definately advisable atleast to finish the barrons wordlist .. atleast 80 % …, i kinda did, its not that great but , sometimes it helps.

  18. PAT

    Hey Kumar you said you would give an estimate of what a good score in the new GRE is on 340. Can you please tell us? Thanks for all the info on your website, very helpful. Also are there any books I can purchase to study for the New Gre? Baron’s won’t help anymore Im guessing.

    1. Kumar

      Pat, Give me some time to post the article. ETS has released an official book, that should be very helpful along with the material they have shared.

  19. sreejith

    Can i get a review on the books that are available for the newer format .
    I assume nothing will change in concept, but it would be great if i get a highlight on the on the kind of books i must refer and practise.
    It would be nice if i get a response on this


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