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Graduate Level Exams FAQs

Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) Questions

Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) Questions

Law School Admission Test (LSAT) Questions

Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) Questions


Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) Questions

Who should take the GRE?

The GRE General Test is taken by undergraduate students applying to graduate programs in natural sciences, engineering, social sciences, business, humanities and arts, education, and other fields. It measures verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning, critical thinking and analytical writing skills. Generally, GRE Subject Tests are only taken by students majoring in those fields.

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When is the GRE offered?

The computer-based GRE General Test is offered year-round at Prometric test centers. The paper-based General Test and Subject Tests are offered three times a year in October, November, and February. Test centers and dates can be found here

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What sections are on the exam?

What sections are on the exam? The GRE General Test is available in two formats: computer-based and paper-based. The test is divided into one (computer-based) or two (paper-based) Analytical Writing section(s) including one “Analyze an Issue” task and one “Analyze an Argument” task, two Verbal Reasoning sections, and two Quantitative Reasoning sections. Either an unidentified unscored section or an identified research section will also be included in the computer-based test. In the computer-based format, your performance in the first of the verbal and quantitative sections determines the difficulty of the second section.

GRE Subject Tests are available for the following subjects: Biology, Chemistry, Literature in English, Mathematics, Physics, and Psychology. They are only available in the paper-based format.

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What are the score ranges for the exam?

The verbal and Quantitative sections are both scored on a scale of 130-170 in 1 point increments. The Writing section is scored on a scale of 0-6 in half-point increments. There is no penalty for guessing.

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Is there a penalty for guessing?

No.

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Are calculators permitted on the test?

A calculator will be provided for you. You may not bring your own calculator.

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Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) Questions

Who should take the GMAT?

The GMAT is taken by undergraduate students applying to business school. It measures critical thinking skills, verbal reasoning skills, and the ability to evaluate information and draw conclusions.

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When is the GMAT offered?

The GMAT is offered throughout the year at test centers worldwide. Test centers and dates can be found here

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What sections are on the exam?

The GMAT is divided up into 4 sections as follows:

You will select the order in which you complete the sections at the test center before your exam begins. Difficulty of questions adapts to your performance as you work through the Verbal and Quantitative Reasoning sections. Questions cannot be skipped, so guessing may be necessary.

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What are the score ranges for the exam?

The score ranges are as follows:

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Is there a penalty for guessing?

Yes. There is also a penalty for leaving questions blank

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Are calculators permitted on the test?

No.

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Law School Admission Test (LSAT) Questions

Who should take the LSAT?

The LSAT is taken by undergraduate students applying to law school. It is designed to test the ability to read and understand complex texts, the organization and management of information, critical thinking, and verbal reasoning skills.

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When is the LSAT offered?

The LSAT is offered four times a year in June, September/October, December, and February at various locations. Test centers and dates can be found here

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What sections are on the exam?

Five 35 minute sections including one Reading Comprehension section, one Analytical Reasoning section, two Logical Reasoning sections, and one unscored section. In addition, one 35 minute unscored writing sample is administered at the end of the test and is sent to all law schools to which you apply.

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What are the score ranges for the exam?

120-180 with the essay unscored.

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Is there a penalty for guessing?

No.

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When is the test offered?

The LSAT is administered four times per year at various locations.

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Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) Questions

Who should take the MCAT?

The MCAT is taken by undergraduate students applying to medical school or a health-professions school. It is designed to test problem solving; critical thinking; and knowledge of natural, behavioral, and social science concepts prerequisite to the study of medicine.

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When is the MCAT offered?

The MCAT is offered at various locations throughout the year. Test centers and dates can be found here

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What sections are on the exam?

The MCAT has four sections: Biological and Biochemical Foundations of Living Systems; Chemical and Physical Foundations of Biological Systems; Psychological, Social, and Biological Foundations of Behavior; and Critical Analysis and Reasoning Skills. The first three sections are designed to test major concepts covered in introductory courses in the sciences. The Critical Analysis and Reasoning Skills section tests your ability to comprehend and analyze what you read and requires no specific outside content knowledge. Total testing time, including breaks, is about 7.5 hours.

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What are the score ranges for the exam?

On each section, the raw score (determined from the number of correct answers) is converted to a scaled score ranging from 118 to 132. The section scores are combined to create a total score ranging from 472 to 528. The midpoint is 500.

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Is there a penalty for guessing?

No.

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When is the test offered?

The MCAT is offered throughout the year at various locations.

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Are calculators permitted on the test?

No.

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