GRE Revised General Test: Verbal Reasoning Question Types

GRE Revised General Test: Verbal Reasoning Question Types

The GRE Verbal Reasoning section of the GREĀ® revised General Test contains three types of questions:

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Text Completion
  • Sentence Equivalence

Reading Comprehension questions appear in sets; Text Completion and Sentence Equivalence questions are independent.

Reading Comprehension Questions:

There are three types of Reading Comprehension questions:

  • Multiple-choice Questions: Select One Answer Choice: These are the traditional multiple-choice questions with five answer choices of which you must select one.
  • Multiple-choice Questions: Select One or More Answer Choices: These provide three answer choices and ask you to select all that are correct; one, two or all three of the answer choices may be correct. To gain credit for these questions, you must select all the correct answers, and only those; there is no credit for partially correct answers.
  • Select-in-Passage: The question asks you to click on the sentence in the passage that meets a certain description. To answer the question, you choose one of the sentences and click on it; clicking anywhere on a sentence will highlight it.