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The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is a standardized test measures your quantitative, verbal and analytical writing skills. It is used by graduate schools and some business schools to assess the competency of applicants.

What is GRE?

  • The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) general test is a multiple choice admission test.
  • The GRE test is for applicants who want to study in the USA after their Bachelor’s Degree or have 16 years of education.
  • The GRE test is mandatory for students who want to get a Master’s Degree in the USA as well as for getting scholarships.
  • Most PhD applicants who get 100% scholarships in the USA are also required to take the GRE.
  • GRE is also required for some universities in Canada and Europe.
  • GRE score is valid for five years

When and where is the GRE conducted?

  • The GRE is administered all throughout the year in multiple slots except on public holidays.
  • GRE is conducted in almost all major cities in India.
  • Student’s can choose their choice of Centre while booking a slot for the test.
  • Student’s are required to book slot at least 15 days in advance and in peak season at least 60 days prior to the test.
  • GRE can be taken 5 times in a calendar year with a minimum gap of 21 days in between two tests.

Who conducts the GRE?

  • The test is designed, developed and administered by the educational testing services (ETS) headquartered in USA.
  • ETS conducts the test under the sponsorship of graduate records examinations board.
  • The official website is www.ets.org
  • The test registration can be done online by creating a login id.
  • It is mandatory to carry your passport on the day of the test as id proof.

Why do you need to take GRE?

  • Almost all Masters and PhD programs in the USA require GRE.
  • Masters or PhD courses which need GRE can be in the fields of Engineering, Communications, Life Sciences, Public Health, Humanities or Economics.
  • Some European and Canadian schools also require GRE for scholarships
  • Most of the MBA schools in USA have also started accepting GRE.

Skill Measured

  • Verbal section will test the student’s vocabulary with reference to the context and reading comprehension.
  • Quantitative section will test the student’s solving problems using basic math. The section is divided into quantitative comparison and multiple choice questions.
  • Verbal Sections-  are divided into 2, each 30 minutes
  • Quantitative Sections are divided into 2, each 35 minutes per section.
  • There are a total of five sections of which one is Experimental from verbal or from quantitative section.
  • Analytical writing section consists of two essays of 30 minutes each.

What is the Test pattern of GRE?

  • GRE is a computer based section-wise adaptive test.
  • There are a total of six sections with a break after third section and normally lasts for 3 hours 45 minutes.
Section Task Time Score
Analytical writing
  1. ‘Analyze an issue’
  2. ‘Analyze an argument’
30 minutes per task 0-6 per task
Verbal reasoning Two sections at 20 questions per section 30 minutes per section 130-170
Quantitative reasoning Two sections at 20 questions per section 30 minutes per section 130-170
Unscored Experimental Section Either quantitative or verbal reasoning 35 minutes per section NA
  • The final GRE score for quantitative and verbal will be marked on 260-340 points which will be displayed on screen immediately after the test.
  • Analytical writing ability score of 0-6 takes 21 days to be scored. Eg: A typical GRE score will look like 330 or 3.5.