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GRE, GMAT, and Other Graduate Admissions Breakdowns – KION546


GRE, GMAT, and Other Graduate Admissions Breakdowns

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According to a May 2022 analysis by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, those with a graduate degree are more likely to earn more and stay employed. And there is growing interest in graduate schools. In the fall of 2020, he saw a 7.3% year-over-year increase in applications, according to his October 2021 report from the Graduate Council. This is a leap from 2.5% CAGR over the past decade.

Schools specializing in business and science (biology, agriculture and health) saw the biggest increases, while mathematics, computer science and engineering saw the biggest declines, according to the council’s report. . Applicants are more diverse, with a 20.4% increase in Latino students, a 16% increase in Black students, and an 8.8% increase in Native American and Alaska Native students.

According to the National Center for Education Statistics, American universities awarded 843,000 master’s degrees and 190,000 doctoral degrees during the 2019-2020 academic year. About 12.8% of Americans have a graduate degree, according to the latest available 2021 Census data.

If you’re thinking of joining these ranks, you’re probably going to take the graduate entrance exam. This is a standardized test used as part of the admissions process. Santa Clara University has put together a list of common graduate admissions for prospective students.

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GRE Practical Study Book

Official name: Graduate School Record Examination

Most GRE candidates are graduate students in science fields such as life sciences, engineering, physical sciences, social sciences, and behavioral sciences. Others plan to pursue the humanities, arts, or education. More MBA and law programs accept GRE scores in lieu of or in addition to professional exams in these areas, according to exam prep firm Kaplan and The Princeton Review.

The GRE has five scoring sections. There are various sections on analytical writing, two on verbal reasoning, two on quantitative reasoning, and two others. Used for research. There were 366,686 test takers in 2020-2021.


GRE subject test

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Name: Graduate school record test subject test

GRE Subject Tests assess a student’s knowledge in the areas of chemistry, mathematics, physics, and psychology. It is often taken by those planning to study these subjects at the graduate level, and can demonstrate strengths and weaknesses in the student’s background and can be used for guidance and placement.

According to the Educational Testing Service, the chemistry test consists of about 130 multiple-choice questions, while the math test includes about 66 multiple-choice questions from common undergraduate courses. The physics test has about 100 of his five-choice questions based on descriptions of physical situations, diagrams, experimental data, and graphs, while the psychology test has about 205 multiple-choice questions. I have.

The Biology and English Literature tests will be retired in 2021, and the Biochemistry, Cellular and Molecular Biology tests will end in 2016.



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Name: Graduate Management Admission Test

The GMAT is the most widely used test for admission to MBA programs. More than 7,700 of his MBA and Masters programs and more than 2,400 of his schools accept the exam, and each year he is tested by 200,000 candidates worldwide.

The test has four sections: Analytical Writing, Synthetic Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Oral Reasoning. It measures a candidate’s ability to think critically, communicate ideas, evaluate information presented in a variety of formats, analyze data and draw conclusions, and read and write in standard English.

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LSAT Study Guide

Name: Law school entrance examination

The LSAT is taken by students applying to law schools, but some schools accept other exams for admission, including the GRE. It aims to test the skills necessary to pass the new school year, such as reading comprehension, reasoning, and writing.

The test consists of two parts. The first is a four-section multiple-choice with questions on reading comprehension, analytical reasoning, and logical reasoning. The second is writing. Over 128,000 people have taken his LSAT in 2021-2022.

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MCAT Study Book

Name: Medical college entrance examination

A multiple-choice test for students applying to medical school assesses knowledge of critical thinking and problem-solving, the natural, behavioral, and social sciences. Nearly every medical school in the US and many medical schools in Canada require his MCAT. More than 85,000 students take the exam each year, according to the National Association of Medical Colleges.

The current version of the test, dating back to 2015, has four sections. Biological and biochemical underpinnings of living systems. chemical and physical bases of biological systems; psychological, social and biological bases of behavior. Critical analytical and reasoning skills.



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Name: Dental Admission Test

A DAT obtained by a student applying to dental school is required for admission to 66 dental schools in the United States and 10 schools in Canada. The multiple-choice exam is divided into her four sections, investigating natural sciences, perceptual skills, reading comprehension, and quantitative reasoning. First created in 1945, the exam takes him 4.5 hours to complete.

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