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Only Test Prep Institute, the official provider of Kaplan’s GRE Prep courses in Lebanon, offers complete preparation for the GRE test and proven strategies to get the score you deserve. With over 70 years of GMAT prep expertise and 3 million students; we are the top choice for GRE prep!

What Makes us Different?

The focus is on you
Prospective students often ask, “What makes the Kaplan GRE program different from the rest?”. There are many things that make Kaplan unique – resources, faculty, curriculum – and you will experience all of them and more. But, ultimately, the key thing that differentiates Kaplan from the rest is that our focus is on you and your goals.
Our entire program is a partnership between our expert instructor and yourself. Each class is geared towards your individual needs and goals to earn you the best score. We offer the most personalized way to prep.
You are more than a score; but why not be more than a great score?

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Instruction20 hoursTo be decided between you and the instructor
Practice Tests7 full length exams7 full length exams
Adaptive Online Instruction with Smart TrackGREGRE
3-month total access
teacher support
weekly workshops
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5,000+ practice questions
Customized study plan
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The GRE

What you need to know.
What is the GRE?
Getting an advanced degree can create many opportunities. In fact, recent data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and The Organization for Economic Co-operation (PDF) illustrates how education pays with higher earnings and lowers unemployment rates.

The GRE is the most widely accepted graduate admissions test worldwide. It can bring you one step closer to achieving your career goals. There has never been a better time to take the one test that gives you more opportunities for your future.

Who takes the GRE?

 

Prospective graduate and business school applicants from all around the world take the GRE exam. Applicants come from varying educational and cultural backgrounds. The GRE exam provides a common measure for comparing candidates’ qualifications.

GRE scores are used by admissions or fellowship panels to supplement your undergraduate records, recommendation letters and other qualifications for graduate-level study.

What is on the GRE?

 

In the verbal section, the GRE tests vocabulary, primarily in context, and reading comprehension. The three distinct question types on the verbal portion are Text Completion, Sentence Equivalence and Reading Comprehension.

In the math section, the GRE tests basic math concepts up through algebra I and geometry. The most commonly tested topics include basic algebra, geometry, averages, ratios, number properties, exponents and square roots, and numeric problem solving.

There are also two essays. One tests your ability to formulate a convincing argument based upon a topic you select from two choices. The second essay will give you an argument which you must evaluate.

<p>SectionLengthQuestion Types
Analytical WritingOne section Two separately timed 30 minute tasksAnalyze an Issue Analyze an Argument
Verbal ReasoningTwo 30 minute sections 20 question in each sectionReading Comprehension Text Completion Sentence Equivalence
Quantitative ReasoningTwo 35 minute section 20 question in each sectionData Interpretation Numeric Entry Quantitative Comparison
UnscoredVariesVaries
ResearchVariesVaries </p>

How is the GRE scored?

Test takers will get three separate scores, one for the Quantitative (math), one for the Verbal, and one for the Analytical (essays). Math and Verbal scores will range between 130 and 170 in one point increments. Analytic scores range between 0 to 6 in half point increments.

The exam is adaptive by section. Every test taker will see at least two math sections and two verbal sections. The difficulty level of the second section of each subject is determined by the test taker’s performance on the first section of each subject. If you perform well on the first section you will get a harder second section, but access to higher scores. If you perform poorly on the first section you will get an easier second section and your scoring potential is capped at a lower range.

Some test takers will see an additional experimental math or verbal section, which will not be included in the final score. If you see three math sections you will know that your experimental section was math, but you won’t be able to tell which of the three was not scored.

Essays are evaluated by one human and one computer. Each assigns a score on the 1 to 6 point scale. Final scores for both readers and both essays are averaged and rounded up to the nearest 1/2 point. A test taker who skips the essays or writes an essay on a topic other than the ones that have been presented, receives a score of 0.

Your GRE score remains valid for five years.

How is my score used?

Schools differ in how they use your GRE score. Some consider it very important, while others view it as a formality. We recommend asking your prospective programs—most will be quite willing to tell you what role the test plays in their admissions decision.

Why Prep?

Kaplan is the proven leader in GRE Prep.
Here’s why…

Proven leader in GRE prep
More people get into graduate school with a Kaplan GRE course than with any other preparation course.

Personalized learning
We offer intensive courses with pioneering technology which gives you customized recommendations based of your needs.

Higher score satisfaction guarantee
We have the most comprehensive guarantee policy in the industry. Get a higher GRE score or attend the next course for a nominal fee.

Preparing for the GRE

Test preparation depends on the individual. The best way to prepare depends on many factors: familiarity with standardized tests, level of English and grammar knowledge, work schedule, family commitments, amount of time devoted to studying, and more.

A high GRE score is one way to stand out from the crowd and increase your chances of acceptance in the program of your choice. To receive the score you want you must put in the hours of preparation. To be fully prepared for the GRE exam you must have somewhere between 50 and 200 hours, depending on the efficiency of your GRE preparation and the number of points you need your quantitative and verbal scores to go up. It will take you many hours to reach your target score, therefore you should manage your time effectively.

Admissions

Our GRE Advantage preparation course is 20 hours spanning 4 weeks. The classroom sessions will focus on Analytical Writing, Verbal Reasoning, and Quantitative Reasoning; the major sections on the GRE exam. Kaplan students will receive access to the best online practice materials and in-classroom materials available.

Course Structure:

Smart GRE Diagnostic Test providing personalized study plan
Math, Verbal, and Quantitative Reasoning Lessons

What’s Included:

  • Kaplan GRE Premier book
    Detailing the Kaplan strategies for each question type and providing review sections to reinforce lessons learned in class.
  • Kaplan GRE Math Workbook
  • Kaplan GRE Verbal Workbook
  • Kaplan GRE International Workbook
    Extra work in vocabulary and math.
  • Pocket Reference Guide with Math and Verbal
    Providing you with all of the math and verbal content tested on the GRE for the on-the-go revision.

Student Online Resources
Students will receive a username and password to allow them to log into their Online Center .
Here they will find:

  • Quiz Bank
  • Workshops
  • 5,000 Practice Questions
  • Over 180 hours of available instruction and practice
  • 7 full-length GRE practice tests
  • Personalized student syllabus

Smart Reports
Access to reports with advanced computer analysis which provides cumulative feedback on practice test performance.

Where to Prep:

Test Prep Institute at Gefinor Center
The Test Prep Institute is open 6 days a week, providing you with a convenient place to study in Beirut and the opportunity to form ad hoc study groups with other GRE students.

  • Group GRE class at the Test Prep Institute in Hamra
  • Semi private tutoring

FAQ

What skills do the GRE revised General Test measure?

  • The Verbal Reasoning section measures your ability to analyze and draw conclusions from discourse, understand multiple levels of meaning, select important points and understand the meanings of sentences and entire texts.
  • The Quantitative Reasoning section measures your ability to interpret and analyze quantitative information and use mathematical skills such as arithmetic, algebra, geometry, probability and statistics to solve problems.
  • The Analytical Writing section measures your ability to sustain a well-focused, coherent discussion, articulate complex ideas clearly and effectively support your ideas with relevant examples and examine claims and accompanying evidence.

What level of math content is included in the GRE revised General Test?

The GRE revised General Test uses the foundations of high school math to test quantitative reasoning. The test material measures your ability to understand basic concepts of arithmetic, algebra, geometry and data analysis, to reason quantitatively, and to solve problems in a quantitative setting.

Will I see my scores at the test center when I take the computer-based GRE revised General Test?

After completing the computer-based GRE revised General Test, you will see your unofficial scores for the Verbal Reasoning and Quantitative Reasoning measures at the test center. Because of the Analytical Writing essay scoring process, you will not be able to view your score for this section at the testing center. Your offical scores will be sent to you approximately 10-15 days after your test date.

What scores are reported on the GRE revised General Test?

Three scores are reported on the GRE revised General Test:

  • A Verbal Reasoning score is reported on a 130–170 score scale, in 1-point increments.
  • A Quantitative Reasoning score is reported on a 130–170 score scale, in 1-point increments.
  • An Analytical Writing score is reported on a 0–6 score level, in half-point increments.

How do I send my scores to an institution?

Your test fee entitles you to request the scores be sent to as many as four graduate institutions or fellowship sponsors. For the computer-based GRE revised General Test, you will be asked to designate your score recipients at the test center. And with the new ScoreSelect option, you can decide which test scores to send to the institutions you designate, so you can send the scores you feel show your personal best, giving you more confidence on test day.

When will my offical GRE revised General Test scores be reported after testing?

If you take the computer-based GRE revised General Test, your official scores will be sent approximately 10–15 days after your test date.

How long are the GRE scores valid?

GRE scores are valid for five years after the testing year in which you tested. Currently, scores earned from July 1, 2007, to the present are available.

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