The GRE Verbal Reasoning is an important section of the GRE exam. The section aims at evaluating your familiarity with English grammar, your ability to extract relevant information from the data provided, your vocabulary, etc. There are three types of questions asked in the GRE verbal section and the score range is within 130-170. 




Oceanographer: Many activists blame fishermen alone for the decline in the number of edible Krill Fish in the past 10 years. Yet clearly, blue whales also have played an important role in th...

During the 1960s and 1970s, the annual number of people who visited the Bohemian Jungles increased continually, and thus many new jungle resorts were built. Over the same period, however, th...

Few voters have doubted the reason why the youth organization is supporting Marion’s candidature for the Mayoral position. But if the organization wants a Mayor who will attract more jobs ...

In despotic tyrannies where freedom of speech is _________, even the slenderest sign of _______ can be deduced as __________. Blank (i)Blank (ii)Blank (iii)A incitedD revolutionG defianceB s...

The scientific theories of Higgs are rich in postulates of an especially __________ sort: they are very simple to state, but __________ to understand. Blank (i)Blank (ii)A – academicD – ...

Bonobos like humans are known to be (i) __________ creatures; They are known to cover their fears and (ii) __________ with the superficial layer of wisdom.  Blank (i)Blank (ii)A – wea...

Despite being very popular in the UK, many series such as The IT Crowd and Doctor Who are still __________ to the Asian viewers through most streaming platforms. A modelB rifeC hallowedD sta...

The biographer presented the life of Norman Bates with (i) __________ unusual in people who interact with him: she is not even convinced that Bates committed the murders. A a zealB a deftnes...

Anastasia Axlerod, one of the most ingenious venture capitalists of the 20th century, could predict the movement of the market with incredible ____________: the funds she managed were known ...

Housing  and access to potable water seem to pose perennial problems in developing countries , despite this hardly any effort is taken to ___________ the situation A exasperateB expiate...

Despite his playful and nonchalant appearance , Mr. Crown  is  _____ businessman who is aware of how to market himself.  A: a callous B: an astuteC: a diligent D: a creative...

In her candid biography, the secretary to the CEO ________ several details about the corporate scandal which the public was not aware of. A: conceded B: pennedC: revealedD: informedE: divul...

When the sergeant ordered the new recruits to line up for drills, his ________ tone and manner suggested that he was totally in charge of the recruits. A: imperious B: taciturnC: laconicD: ...

To abate the public outcry that was ______ by the celebrity’s brazen comments about gender inequality, his agent had to issue a very public apology. A: precipitated B: exasperatedC: precl...

Statement: In its first 60-day policy review, the Reserve Bank has decided to reduce the repo rate by 25 basis points and take measures to ease the liquidity constraints in the banking syste...

Insurance companies calculate various risk factors when determining bike insurance premiums for motorbikers; as the risk factors increase, so does the premium. Certain factors, such as the r...

A marked feature of most religions, these days, is a _________ of __________ miracles: worshippers no longer trust that the wonders convince people to pray. Blank (i)Blank (ii)A withdrawalD ...

The _______ riots that shape the workings of a society must be perceived differently from merely _______ riots, which have their time and then are forgotten. Blank (i)Blank (ii)A philosophic...

A new born baby can be qualified as a  _______ one, enthusiastically observant to odors, sights and sounds. A adaptiveB selectiveC receptiveD unsympatheticE disorganized OA: C. thoughtf...

The local News channel reported that the police commissioner’s department investigated ___________ but unintelligently: although they worked closely together, they probed only the most...
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Let us take a look at the types of questions in much more detail below. 

Types of Questions in the GRE Verbal Section:  

      Question Types       Number of Questions       Duration         Score
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Text Completion
  • Sentence Equivalence
      20 x 2 sections = 40       30 mins x 2 = 1 hr     130 – 170 with intervals of 1 (scaled)

Reading Comprehension  

The GRE reading comprehension questions comprises a paragraph or two or even more. You will need to analyze the text given and answer the questions that follow. The topics  given are diverse and general in nature. The reading comprehension question tests your ability to gather relevant information from large passages and answer questions. The various types of questions that you will encounter under reading comprehension are  — multiple choice questions (select one answer, select multiple answers), select in passage.

Text Completion 

 In this question type, you will be given a passage that is about 4 to 5 sentences long. The passage will have three or five words missing at crucial places in the passage. You will need to select the appropriate words or phrases to fill the missing words from the options given to you.

Sentence Equivalence 

Similar to text completion, the sentence equivalence questions will have questions with a single sentence and just one blank. You will be required to choose 2 options that will complete and make a coherent sentence. Both the options should mean the same thing when used in the sentence. There will be no credit given for partially correct answers.

We hope you have gained a brief understanding of the GRE Verbal section and the types of questions which will be asked in this section. You can practice your GRE verbal knowledge with the questions that follow.

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