# DATA INTERPRETATION IN GRE

__ Introduction __

The GRE (Graduate Record Examinations) is
of two types, the General Test and the Subject Tests. The Subject Tests
of GRE evaluate your knowledge in a particular subject whereas the
General Test assesses your verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning and
analytical writing skills. The scores
are accepted by numerous graduate schools across the US, Canada and
many other countries as one of the criteria for assessing your
suitability for admission to programs of study offered by them. The
General
Test consists of three scored sections. These are the Verbal Reasoning,
Quantitative Reasoning and the Analytical Writing sections.

__Types of questions__

The Quantitative Reasoning section of the
test
is designed to test your understanding of the fundamentals of
Arithmetic, Algebra and Geometry. You should be thorough with the
basics of these subjects in order to score high in this section of the
test. In the computer based test, the Quantitative Reasoning section
consists of 28 questions that have to be answered in 45 minutes. The
paper based test contains
two sub sections in the Quantitative Reasoning section with 30
questions in each section and you will have 30 minutes to answer each
of these sections. The questions presented in the Quantitative
Reasoning section can be broadly classified into data interpretation,
comparison and problem solving questions.

__ GRE Data Interpretation Questions__

The data
interpretation questions will require you to carry out data analysis.
You may be presented with data in the form of a table or graph. This
information may be followed by two or more questions that are based on
the given data. You will be required to read data from the graphs and
tables and then address the data
interpretation question that has been presented to you. It will be
mentioned that the graphs are not drawn to scale, however they are
quite accurate and you may pick up approximate values by studying the
graphs carefully.

__Prep for GRE Data Interpretation Questions __

The official website,
www.ets.org , contains links to
authentic information on the exam format. You can gain access to a wide
range of test preparation materials from the official website. You
should ideally initiate your preparation for the test by going through
this website. Collect all relevant matter pertaining to the data
interpretation questions including sample questions. It is important
that you practice solving as many questions as possible so that you are comfortable while solving them on the actual
day of the exam.