Tips for Taking the Computerized GRE

Part of The GRE Test For Dummies Cheat Sheet

In the age of electronics, even the GRE (Graduate Record Examination) is computerized, and the electronic version presents questions based on your previous answers. Don’t be intimidated, though; taking the computerized version should be no problem for you if you remember these three tips:

  • The first five or so questions in each section are critical, so take your time to answer them correctly.

  • You can’t skip and go back to a question, so guess quickly and move on when you’re stumped. Remember: You benefit from answering every question more than you lose by getting a few wrong.

  • Keep an eye on the clock. Sprint to the end if you have to, being sure to fill in something for every answer before time runs out.