I am a science student planning to take the GRE. Kindly provide information about it- by Joan Knothe

GRE is a test for taking admission in higher education in different countries. The GRE scores have to be submitted by students aspiring for admission in international graduate school for Graduate program.

The GRE General Test measures verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning, critical thinking and analytical writing skills of students. Thus, it consists of three tests:

1. Analytical Writing — Measures critical thinking and analytical writing skills (an Analytical Writing score reported on a 0 – 6 score scale, in half-point increments),

2. Verbal Reasoning — Measures reading comprehension skills and verbal and analogical reasoning skills, (a Verbal Reasoning score reported on a 200 – 800 score scale, in 10-point increments) and,

3.Quantitative Reasoning — Measures problem-solving ability, focusing on basic concepts of arithmetic, algebra, geometry and data analysis (a Quantitative Reasoning score reported on a 200 – 800 score scale, in 10-point increments)

One can get the detailed information about the test from the following website:


GRE revised general test will start from August, 2011.

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Discovery of “Smallest-ever Exoplanet”

A team of astronomers at NASA claimed that they have discovered the smallest-ever rocky planet outside our solar system. It is named “Kepler-10b. The planet has a size of of 1.4 times, and mass 4.6 times the size of the earth. It has an average density of 8.8 gm per cubic cm.

The discovery is based on 8 months of data collected by the spacecraft from May 2009, to January, 2010.


Birla Institute of Technology & Science, Pilani invites students for online tests for admission to B.E. (Honors), B. Pharm. (Honors), M.Sc. (Honors) and M.Sc. (Tech.).

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