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What is GRE?

  • The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is a 3 hour and 45 minutes, multiple-choice, multi-stage test required by most graduate schools. Schools differ in how they use your GRE score.
  • The GRE consists of an Analytical Writing section that contains two essay questions, sections that contain 20 multiple-choice questions, and two Quantitative sections that contain 20 multiple-choice questions.
  • There is also a sixth, experimental section that will be either Verbal or Quantitative. This portion will not count towards your final score.

What are the subjects related to GRE and how is it carried out?
The Subject Tests are described below:

  • Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Literature in English
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Psychology
The GRE is a multi-stage test. This means that the computer will use your performance on one section to determine the difficulty level of the next section. Within a section, however, the question selection is static and you can skip around. If do very well on your first verbal section, for example, the second verbal section you will see will be much more difficult. This is a good thing, however, because you must get to and successfully tackle the hardest questions to get to the highest possible scores.

You will receive separate Verbal and Quantitative Scores; these are reported on a scale from 130 to 170 in one point increments. The Analytical Writing section is listed separately, and is scored on a scale of 0 to 6, in half–point increments. The GRE scores are valid for 5 years.

Why GRE and where is it given and the validity of GRE scores?
GRE scores are used by admissions or fellowship panels to supplement your undergraduate records, recommendation letters and other qualifications for graduate-level study. The GRE revised General Test is given year-round at computer-based test centres in most locations around the world. Appointments are scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis.

You can take the GRE revised General Test (computer-based and paper-based) only once every 21 days, and no more than five times within any continuous.

  • Rolling 12-month period. This applies even if you cancelled your scores on a test taken previously. The Analytical Writing section will always be first, while the other five sections may appear in any order.
  • A High Score Will Increase The Chances Of Admission In Top Ranked Universities.
  • Chances Of Getting Scholarships / Financial Aid Are Bright With A High GRE® Score.
  • Visa Officers Also Give Weightage To High GRE Scores While Considering Visa Applications.
Hence, GRE is important for the aspirants who want to study in USA.

What are the Useful Points regarding GRE?
  • Analytical Writing Section:
    Analysis of an issue task and analysis of an argument task.
  • Verbal Reasoning:
    Includes reading passages, text completions and sentence equivalence.
  • Quantitative Reasoning:
    Includes quantitative comparison, multiple choices questions with one or more than one answer, multiple choice questions with more than one answer, and numeric entry questions.
  • Some features include:
    • Preview and review capabilities within a section.
    • A "mark and review" feature to tag questions, so you can skip and return later.
    • The ability to change/edit answers within a section.
    • An on-screen calculator for the Quantitative Reasoning section.

What is the exact Examination Duration and Pattern?

Measure Number of Questions Allotted Time
Analytical Writing (One section with two separately timed tasks)One “Analyze an Issue” task and one “Analyze an Argument” task30 minutes per task
Verbal Reasoning (Two sections)Approximately 20 questions per section30 minutes per section
Quantitative Reasoning (Two sections)Approximately 20 questions per section35 minutes per section

Summary of GRE

Type Details
Test Takers:MS, MA & PhD aspirants.
Acceptance:US, few universities in UK and Canada.
Test Conducted By:ETS-Prometric
Type of Test:Computer Based Test (CBT)
Modules Tested:AWA, Quantitative & Verbal.
Test Duration:3 .45 hrs
Test Scores:Verbal: 130-170, in 1 point increments
Quantative: 130-170, in 1 point increments.
Analytical Writing: 0-6, in half point increments.
Total Scoring (Verbal+ Quantative) will be out of 340.
Test Score Validity:5 years.
Score Reporting:10-15 days after the test date.
Availability of test dates:Throughout the year.
Policy for taking re – test:A candidate cannot give exam in same calendar month and before 1 month.
Mode of Registration:Online, Telephonic, Fax or by Post.
Document Required for Registration:Original & Valid Passport
Test Fee:US$ 205
Mode of Payment:Bank Draft / International Credit Card
Additional Score Reporting Fee:US$ 30 per institute.
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