What is GRE

GRE stands for Graduate Record Examination. Most of the reputed global universities accept GRE as an admission test for the graduate programs from Masters in Technology to Masters in Arts and even Masters in Business Administration. Graduate aspirants from all around the world who are interested in pursuing a master’s, MBA, specialized master’s in business or doctoral degree take the GRE General Test. The GRE General Test, created and administered by Educational Testing Service (ETS), measures verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning and analytical writing skills. If you plan to pursue an MS, MEM (Masters in Engineering Management) or MFE (Masters in Financial Engineering), then GRE is a qualifying test that you will need to take.

Thus, Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is a widely accepted entrance exam conducted for the purpose of admission in several courses offered at various foreign universities. The objective of GRE test is to evaluate the verbal, mathematical and also analytical skills of the students and to check whether they are eligible to withstand the rigour of such demanding courses.


GRE Test Format

The overall testing time for the computer-delivered GRE® General Test is about three hours and 45 minutes. There are six sections with a 10-minute break following the third section.

GRE is section Adaptive test. The Verbal Reasoning and Quantitative Reasoning measures are section-level adaptive. This means the computer selects the second section based on your performance on the first section. Within each section, all questions contribute equally to the final score

Unscored section does not count toward your score. Questions in the unscored section are for possible use in future tests

Research section does not count toward your score may be included in place of the unscored section. Questions in this section are included for ETS research purposes.

The Analytical Writing section will always be first. The Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning and unidentified/unscored sections may appear in any order.

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The GRE score is a number that represents your ability to reason and think mathematically.

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