KAPLAN GRE COURSE INFORMATION
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.
- 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.
||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.