The GRE is the primary standardized test considered by graduate schools throughout the world in the admissions process. The GRE® revised General Test — the most widely accepted graduate admissions test worldwide — can bring you one step closer to achieving your career goals.

The GRE revised General Test is available at about 700 test centers in more than 160 countries.

Offered throughout the year( Computer Based Test)
Offered 3 times a year(Paper Based Test)

Paper-based: 3 hours and 30 minutes long

Computer-based: more than 3 hours and 40 minutes long

Comprised of four sections

Analytical Writing, Verbal Reasoning (2 sections), Quantitative Reasoning (2 sections) The GRE revised General Test measures your verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning, critical thinking and analytical writing skills — skills that have been developed over a long period of time and are not related to a specific field of study but are important for all.

The Quantitative and Verbal sections each have a maximum score of 170 points; the Analytical Writing is graded on a 0-6 scale, in half point increments

GRE Structure







Analytical Writing1
(One section with two
separately timed tasks)

One "Analyze an Issue" task and one "Analyze an Argument" task

30 minutes per task




Verbal Reasoning
(Two sections)

Approximately 20 questions per section

30 minutes per section




Quantitative Reasoning
(Two sections)

Approximately 20 questions per section

35 minutes per section













The Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) General Test

The Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) General Test is a multiple-choice admission test for applicants to graduate schools primarily in the USA, Europe and Canada. The test is administered by the Educational Testing Service (ETS), under the sponsorship of the Graduate Record Examinations Board. The GRE is a multi – stage test (MST), a format akin to a computer-adaptive test (CAT), and therefore attempts to measure the test taker's true ability by selecting questions based on previous answers. GRE consists of five scored sections:


  • The Analytical Writing section will always be first, while the other sections may appear in any order. You'll get a 10-minute break following the third section and a 1-minute break between the other test sections. The overall testing time is around 3 hours 45 minutes.
  • An unidentified unscored section may be included and may appear in any order after the Analytical Writing section. It is not counted as part of your score.
  • An identified research section that is not scored may be included, and it is always at the end of the test.

What we do

2-3 Month Course content + 1 Month Self Study

4-8 hours of classes per week

8-10 Full length Simulated Mock tests

OG + Practice Material + Timed Drills


GRE Course Structure

Verbal Course Structure


Content covered


Homework given

1. Reading
Comprehension 1

Orientation + Introduction to Reasoning questions. (Assumption type questions completed)

Compilation from GRE OG and ROADS GRE Manual

An exhaustive collection of Assumption type questions

2. Reading
Comprehension 2

Weaken, Strengthen and Resolve/Explain type Questions

Compilation from GRE OG and ROADS GRE Manual

An exhaustive collection of Weaken/Strengthen/Resolve/
Explain type questions

3. Reading
Comprehension 3

ID the reasoning, Evaluate, Inference type Questions

Compilation from GRE OG and ROADS GRE Manual

An exhaustive collection of ID the reasoning/ Evaluate/ Inference type questions

4. Reading
Comprehension 4

Reasoning Questions Drill

Worksheet comprising of all question types. Time limit- 60 mins. Discussion


5. Sentence
Equivalence 1

Sentence Equivalence

Introductory Worksheet ( Prepared)

A collection of 25 Sentence Equivalence questions

6. Text Completion 1

Text Completion

Compilation from GRE OG and ROADS GRE Manual

A collection of 25 Text Completion questions

7. Sentence
Equivalence 2

Sentence Equivalence Extra Practice + Vocab Drill



8. Text Completion 2

Text Completion Extra Practice + Vocab Drill



9. AWA 1

Issue Essay

Class Notes (Strategies and Templates)

Send 2 Issue Essays to the trainer by mail

10. AWA 2

Argument Essay

Class Notes (Strategies and Templates)

Send 2 Argument Essays to the trainer by mail

11. Reading
Comprehension 5

Long Passages

Class Notes (Strategies and Templates)

A collection of 25 RC questions

12. Reading
Comprehension 6

Short Passages

Class Notes (Strategies and Templates)

A collection of 25 RC questions

13. Verbal Wrap-up




Quantitative Course Structure

Class No.


Topic Covered

Details of topics covered







Introduction Diagnostic Test Feedback
Number systems

GRE Introduction, POE and ball-parking tips
Real Numbers, Rational/Irrational Numbers, Integers, Even/Odd, Prime Numbers, Multiplication Rules, Decimal



Number Systems (Continued...)

LCM, GCD, factors, Multiple, Fractions (Equivalent/Reciprocal fractions)




Test + Analysis (1-to-1)



Number Systems (Continued...)

Exponents (Base, Roots, Powers) Rules, Ratio, Proportions (Direct, Indirect)



Number Systems (Continued...)

Percent, Percent Change, Simple and Compound Interest, Average, Measures of Central Tendency and Dispersion (Mean, Median, Mode, Standard Deviation)



Number Systems (Continued...)

Average and Relative Speed, Work, Age, Mixture




Test (number systems) + Analysis (1-to-1)



Solving Linear Equations with one and two
variable, Solving Quadratic Equations,
Simultaneous Equations, Ordered Pairs,
Integral Solutions




Inequalities, Functions, Worded Problems
Revision Algebra

Test (Algebra) + Analysis (1-to-1)







Lines, Parallel Lines, Intersecting Lines,
Angles, Polygons, Triangles (Equilateral,
Isosceles, scalene, right triangle,
Pythagoras theorem,
area, perimeter, similar triangles)




Quadrilateral, rectangle, parallelogram, square, trapezoid, circle
(area, circumference, arc, sector)




Overlapping regions, shaded regions, inscribed and circumscribed figures,
3D figures




Coordinate geometry

Test (geometry) + Analysis (1-to-1)


Data Analysis

Graphs (Frequency distribution, bar graph, pie chart, histogram, scatter plot)




Discrete probability, independent and
mutually exclusive events




Principles of counting, permutation, combination, grouped and circular arrangement





Test (overall) + Analysis1-to-1)

  • All classes will cover both Problem Solving and Quantitative Reasoning Questions
  • Students take a Diagnostic Test before coming to the first class. Feedback for the same will be given in the first class.
  • The final assessment full length mock should be taken by the student 1 week after completion of the course and feedback will be done in person/through E-mail.


GRE is different

The GRE is an entrance exam, not an exit exam. The GRE does not test "what you know"; rather, it tests "how you think". You cannot study for the GRE by investing time in learning the background study material. The learning process for studying for the GRE is, therefore, different

Roads is different

At Roads, we not only teach you the necessary formulae, rules, tricks, tips, and short-cuts, we also work on your reading, reasoning and logical decision-making skills. By the end of your studies, we are sure you will start thinking like the test-maker and be well on your way to maximizing your innate abilities on the GRE.

Our approach leads to high scores

Keep in mind the GRE is still a standardized test with a standardized set of questions. We will teach you all the tricks and traps, formulae, shortcuts as well as the obscure concepts to do your best. Furthermore, throughout your training, you will be required to sit through mock exams under strict examination conditions. This also aids you in the process of adjusting to the pressure of the "real thing" when the time comes. With an inside perspective into the test problems and the time pressures, you will be able to perform to your full potential.


Roads provides premium test preparation and academic tutoring services, delivered by some of the best tutors to help students maximize their test scores and admissions potential for postgraduate universities. We first assess the strengths and weaknesses of our students through our post enrolment Diagnostic Test for a customized study plan and effective usage of study time based on the student's specific academic profile.

Based on our assessment, we emphasize our focus on the candidate's weak areas by meticulously monitoring and continuously fine-tuning each student's tutoring program. We also provide thoroughly researched and customized ROADS Study Materials with strategies and practice drills. Additionally, students are required to sit through 12 compulsory full length GRE Mock Tests. In addition, they also have the option of sitting through an additional 12 full length Mock Tests

We follow the Socratic teaching methodology using interactive classroom sessions on Multimedia platforms. Our emphasis lies on the highest yield content that shows up most frequently on test day. Furthermore we do not impose time constraints allowing you to improve on your problem areas.

Finally, we provide our students with a last-minute orientation and stress-buster session before their GRE exam, thus ensuring that each student is able to perform to his or her full potential on test day.


Our team consists of high-performing dedicated individuals from the leading universities of the US and the UK, who are committed to excellence and an outstanding quality of work. They enable our students to choose the right path and guide them in their endeavours to achieve success.

All our instructors must have prior teaching experience in order to be considered and undergo a rigorous auditioning process to be extended an offer. Additionally in order to attract and retain the best teachers, we pay them some of the highest salaries in the industry.

What this means for you - At Roads, we don't just teach our students, we strive to educate them. We believe Roads is the destination for SUCCESS.

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