The GRE Test (Graduate Record Exam) is the standardized test used to get admissions in various graduate schools or business graduate schools in various international universities, mainly USA. More than 1 lakh students from across the globe take the GRE Test. Students interested in pursuing a master's degree, specialized master's course, MS, MBA, MEM or doctoral degree can sit for the GRE Test. GRE test is conducted by the Educational Testing Service (ETS).
GRE Conducting Body: ETS
GRE Test Eligibility: There is no specific eligibility criterion for taking GRE Test. Anyone can apply for the test irrespective of age and qualification.
GRE test pattern: Computer-based test is the most commonly used GRE test format. However, paper-based format is available at test centres where Computer-based GRE test is not there. The total duration of the test is 3 hours 40 minutes. There are six sections and a 10-minute break is given after the third section during the examination.
GRE Test Syllabus: GRE is available in two formats. They are GRE General Test and GRE Subject Test. The GRE Test Syllabus is different for both the formats. While the GRE General test measures a candidate’s verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning, critical thinking and analytical writing skills the GRE Subject Test is focused on judging the candidate’s expertise in specific fields.
GRE test Dates: The computer-based GRE Test is offered year-round at Prometric test centers. You can take the GRE Test once every 21 days, up to five times within a 12-month period. This applies even if you canceled your scores on a test taken previously. However, you have to first create a ‘My GRE Account’ in order to register for a specific date.
GRE Registration: To register for GRE, candidates have to first create a ‘My GRE Account’. There are four ways to register for the GRE general test. They are: Online, Phone and Mail and Fax registration. Candidates can opt from Online and Mail registration in the case of GRE subject test.
GRE Score: Three scores are reported: Verbal Reasoning on a 130–170 score scale, in 1-point increments; Quantitative Reasoning also on a 130–170 score scale with 1-point increment and Analytical Writing score on a 0–6 score level, in half-point increments. Official scores are mailed in 10–15 days after your test date.
GRE sample paper: GRE sample paper includes practice and sample papers of the three sections of GRE- verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning and analytical writing.
Validity of GRE: GRE scores are valid for 5 years. One can request a re score up to 3 months after your test date.