Top Ten GRE Test Facts You May Not Know but Should

Doing well on the Graduate Record Examinations, otherwise known as the GRE, means making sure that you are as prepared as you could possibly be. Studying is obviously one way to prepare. Taking a few practice tests under exact testing conditions is another. But, knowing all the facts about the test, especially those facts most people don’t know, will really insure that you are ready to take the test and that you have the best advantage possible.

Let’s take a look at some of these particular details. This is a list of the top ten GRE facts you may not know but should. Make sure you take advantage of them and make the best of your GRE test taking experience.

First of all, you should know what CAT actually means and how it differs from other testing formats. CAT is an acronym for Computer Adaptive Testing, which means that the test is an interactive exercise that is dictated by your performance. The first question you are asked is at a medium difficulty. If you answer it correctly, the CAT will make your next question a little more difficult and adjust your scoring upward. If you answer incorrectly, CAT will make your next question less difficult and adjust your scoring downward. By the time you have finished answering all the questions on the test, the CAT has properly assessed your performance and your ability to do graduate level work.

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