### Qualitative Reasoning Section of the GRE

The Qualitative Reasoning section of the GRE has two sections, each lasting 35 minutes per section and containing 20 multiple-choice questions per section. Each question appears independently as a discrete question or part of a set of questions called a Data Interpretation set. All the questions in a Data Interpretation set are based on the same data presented in tables, graphs, or other data displays.

You can use a basic calculator on the Quantitative Reasoning measure. For the computer-based test, the calculator is provided on-screen. A handheld calculator is provided at the test center for the paper-based test.

There are four types of questions:

#### 1. Quantitative Comparison

The Quantitative Comparison questions ask you to compare two quantities -Quantity A and Quantity B - and then determine which of the following statements describes the comparison:

i. Quantity A is greater.

ii. Quantity B is greater.

iii. The two quantities are equal.

iv. The relationship cannot be determined from the information given.

#### 2. Multiple-choice Questions - Select One Answer Choice

These types of Multiple-choice Questions ask you to select only one answer choice from a list of five choices.

#### 3. Multiple-choice Questions - Select One or More Answer Choices

These types of Multiple-choice Questions ask you to select one or more answer choices from a list of choices. A question may or may not specify the number of choices to select

#### 4. Numeric Entry Questions

The Numeric Entry Questions ask you either to enter your answer as an integer or a decimal in a single answer box or to enter it as a fraction in two separate boxes - one for the numerator and one for the denominator.