One graded multiple-choice section is always a
verbal section, consisting of
antonyms, sentence completions, and
reading comprehension passages. Multiple-choice response sections are graded
on a scale of 200-800, in 10 point increments. This section primarily tests
vocabulary, and average scores in this section are substantially lower than
those in the quantitative section.
This section consists of 30 questions, and 30 minutes are alloted to complete
The Quantitative section, the other multiple-choice section, consists of problem
solving and quantitative comparison questions that test high-school level math.
Multiple-choice response sections are graded on a scale of 200-800, in 10 point
increments. This section consists of 28 questions, and test takers are given 45
minutes to complete the section.
The experimental section will be either a verbal or a quantitative section
that contains new questions that ETS is considering for future test editions.
This section will not count toward the test-taker's score; however, the section
will appear identical to either the "actual" verbal or quantitative section and
will likewise be a multiple-choice test with the same amount of questions and
the same time allotment as the "real" verbal or quantitative section. The test
taker will have no way of knowing which section is experimental, so the test
taker is forced to complete this section.
An additional research section may appear at the end of the test. Unlike the
experimental section, this section will be clearly marked and will be completely
optional. The test taker's participation or refusal to participate will not
affect the reported score in any way.