GRE (Graduate Record Examinations)
GRE is a standardized test taken by students who are applying to postgraduate courses in the US and in some other parts of the world created and administered by Educational Testing Service (ETS).There are actually two GRE examinations: The General Test and The Subject Tests. The structure of the computer-based GRE revised General Test consists of five sections. The first section is always the analytical writing section involving separately timed issue and argument tasks. |
The next five sections consist of two
verbal reasoningsections, two
quantitative reasoningsections, and either an experimental or research section. These five sections may occur in any order. The experimental section does not count towards the final score but is not distinguished from the scored sections
|Analytical writing||0-6, in half point increments|
|Verbal reasoning||130-170, in 1 point increments|
|Quantitative reasoning||130-170, in 1 point increments|
Total scoreThe total GRE score ranges from 130 to 170
No official prerequisite. Intended for bachelors degree graduates and undergraduate students who are about to graduate.
Cost200 USD (Approx)
Computer-based test: Multiple times a year (depends on availability of the test center).Paper-based test: Up to 3 times a year in October, November and February.
DurationAbout 3 hours and 45 minutes (includes 1-minute breaks after each section and a 10-minute break after third section
3 hours 45 minutes
Test LocationAbout 700 test centers in more than 160 countries.
Materials are always in either GRE Coaching Institutes or other General Book Stores