On 9/8/11, I took the new GRE because I wanted to know what the experience of registering, preparing for, and completing the exam would be like for Winthrop’s McNair Scholars. The last time I took the GRE was in 1992, when the exam was administered on Opscan forms.
On August 1, 2011 ETS implemented a new version of the exam that begins with the two essay questions, includes an unidentified but mandatory experimental or research section, and eliminates analogies and antonyms. An onscreen calculator has been added and you can mark questions within a section and return to them before exiting that section. Based on my experience, I share the following advice for your success. –Dr. FW