The Revised Verbal Reasoning section of the Revised GRE more closely reflects the kind of thinking the students do in graduate or business school, and is designed to better measure their ability to understand what they read and how they apply their reasoning skills. These changes have been brought to place a greater emphasis on higher-level cognitive skills.
No more Antonyms and Analogies – Antonyms and analogies have been removed from the test, so there are no questions that test vocabulary out of context.
More Focus on Reading – The Revised Test has more Reading Comprehension questions on the test, including new types of questions, such as selecting multiple correct answer choices instead of just one, or highlighting a sentence within a reading passage to answer the question.
Text Completion questions – These questions have been incorporated to test your ability to interpret, evaluate and reason from what you’ve read. These questions have crucial words omitted from short passages, requiring you to fill them in by selecting words or phrases.
New Sentence Equivalence questions – SE questions test your ability to reach a conclusion about how a sentence should be completed while focusing on the meaning of the whole sentence.