GRE

GRE – Graduate Records Examination

• What is a Graduate Record Exam (GRE)?

A standardized test, the Graduate Record Examination measures Verbal, Mathematical and Analytical Writing skills. The test intends to primarily aid Graduate Schools (of all fields other than business) to assess the potential of the applicants for advanced study. Most universities in the US, while inviting applications from prospective students, ask for GRE® scores.

The examination is entirely a Computer-based Test, and no two students get an identical set of questions. The test is scored on a maximum of 340. The GRE® Score alone cannot guarantee admission into a school - the test is only one of the major factors taken into consideration in the long process of an applicant getting admitted into a graduate school he/she desires.

• What is test structure for GRE?

The GRE test has three parts - Quantitative, Verbal and Analytical Writing Assessment. The following is the GRE test structure.

VERBAL SECTION

Scores Range 130 - 170
Types of Questions • Text completion Questions
• Sentence Equivalence Questions
• Reading Comprehension Questions.
• NO Antonyms
• NO Analogies
Score Increments 1 Point increments
Sections 2 Sections
Question per section Approximately 20
Time Allocated 30 Minute Per section, total will be 60 Minutes


QUANTITATIVE SECTION

Scores Range 130 - 170
Types of Questions • Multiple Choice questions
- Select One answer Choice
- Select One or more answer choices
• Numeric Entry questions
• Quantitative comparison Questions
Score Increments 1 Point increments
Sections 2 Sections
Question per section Approximately 20
Time Allocated 35 Minute Per section, total will be 70 Minutes


ANALYTICAL WRITING ASSESSMENT SECTION

Scores Range 0 - 6
Types of Questions 2 Questions
Score Increments 0.5
Sections One Section
Question • 2 Questions or Tasks
- One Analyze and issue task
- One Analyze an Argument Task
Time Allocated • 30 Minutes per task
• Total 60 minutes for two tasks or questions

** An unidentified unscored section may be included and may appear in any order after the Analytical Writing section. It is not counted as part of your score.
*** An identified research section that is not scored may be included, and it is always at the end of the test.
The US-based "Educational Testing Service" (ETS), which works under the direction of the Graduate Record Examination Board, develops and administers the GRE®. ETS is responsible for setting questions, conducting the test and sending score reports to each examinee. For detailed information about GRE, please refer the official website of GRE – www.gre.org

• What is the cost/registration fee for GRE?

The registration charges for taking the GRE Exam is US$ 185

• How many times in a year is GRE exam held?

GRE is offered on all working days in India i.e. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

• How many times can I take GRE?

GRE can be taken unlimited number of times with a gap of at least 1 month between 2 tests. However, one can give the test only 5 times in a calendar year.

• What is the validity of the GRE exam?

Your GRE score will be valid for 5 years after from the date the test was taken

• What is the scoring pattern?

Scoring is between 260 (Minimum) and 340 (Maximum) with 1-point increment. Three scores are reported on the General Test:
 - Verbal Reasoning score reported on a 130-170 score scale, in 1-point increments
 - Quantitative Reasoning score reported on a 130-170 score scale, in 1-point increments
 - Analytical Writing score reported on a 0-6 score scale, in half-point increments

• How soon do I get my score?

AYou will see your score for the math's and verbal section the moment you finish the exam but official scores (with scores for AWA) will take about 7-10 days to reach you.

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