|Section||Number of Questions||Allotted time||Grades|
|Analytical Writing (1 section with 2 separately timed tasks)||One "Analyze an Issue" task and one "Analyze an Argument" task||30 minutes per task||0-6, in 1/2 point increments|
|Verbal Reasoning (2 sections)||Approx 20 questions per section||30 minutes per section||130-170, in 1 point increments|
|Quantitative Reasoning (2 sections)||Approx 20 questions per section||35 minutes per section||130-170, in 1 point increments|
|Total Time||3 hours 45 minutes (including unscored section)|
Each Reading Comprehension question is based on a passage that may range in length from one paragraph to several paragraphs. The test contains approximately 10 passages, the majority of which are one paragraph in length and only one or two of which are several paragraphs long. Passages are drawn from the physical sciences, biological sciences, social sciences, business, arts and humanities and everyday topics and are based on material found in books and periodicals, both academic and non-academic.
Typically, about half of the questions on the test will be based on passages, and the number of questions based on a given passage can range from one to six. Questions can cover any of the topics listed above, from the meaning of a particular word to assessing evidence that might support or weaken points made in the passage. Many, but not all, of the questions are standard multiple-choice questions, in which you are required to select a single correct answer; others ask you to select multiple correct answers; and still others ask you to select a sentence from the passage.✔ Text Completion:
Adept readers do not simply imbibe the information presented in a text; instead, they assimilate the whole text with a constant attitude of interpretation and evaluation, reasoning from what they have read so far to create a picture of the whole and revising that picture as they go. Text Completion questions test this ability by omitting crucial words from short passages and asking the test taker to use the remaining information in the passage as a basis for selecting words or short phrases to fill the blanks and create a coherent, meaningful whole.
Similar to Text Completion questions, Sentence Equivalence questions test the ability to reach a conclusion about how a passage should be completed on the basis of partial information, but to a greater extent they focus on the meaning of the completed whole. Sentence Equivalence questions consist of a single sentence with just one blank, and they ask you to find two choices that lead to a complete, coherent sentence while producing sentences that mean the same thing.Question Structure