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Graduate Record Examination(GRE)

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The Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) is a standardized test that is an admissions requirement for most graduate schools in the United States. Almost all graduate schools in United States require GRE results as part of the admissions process. The test isintended to measure the abilities of all graduates in tasks of general academic nature, regardless of their fields of specializations. The GRE is supposed to measure the extent to which undergraduate education has developed an individual’s verbal and quantitative skills in abstract thinking. The GRE General Test is offered as a computer-based exam administered at Prometric Testing Centers.

The GRE scores are valid for five years.

This test is created and administered by Educational Testing Service (ETS), the exam aims to measure verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning, analytical writing and critical thinking skills that have been acquired over a long period of time and that are not related to any specific field of study. Outlined below are the content covered in the three test sections

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Verbal Reasoning:

The Verbal Reasoning section of the GRE® General Test contains three types of questions:

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Text Completion
  • Sentence Equivalence

The Verbal Reasoning section measures your ability to:

  • analyze and draw conclusions from discourse; reason from incomplete data; identify author's assumptions and/or perspective; understand multiple levels of meaning, such as literal, figurative and author's intent
  • select important points; distinguish major from minor or irrelevant points; summarize text; understand the structure of a text
  • understand the meanings of words, sentences and entire texts;understand relationships among words and among concepts

Quantitative Reasoning:

The Quantitative Reasoning section of the GRE® General Test containsfour types of questions:

  • Quantitative Comparison Questions
  • Multiple-choice Questions — Select One Answer Choice
  • Multiple-choice Questions — Select One or More Answer Choices
  • Numeric Entry Questions
  • understand, interpret and analyze quantitative information
  • solve problems using mathematical models
  • apply basic skills and elementary concepts of arithmetic, algebra, geometry and data analysis

The Quantitative Reasoning section includes an on-screen calculator. If you are taking the paper-delivered test, a calculator will be provided at the test center.

Analytical Writing:

The Analytical Writing section of the GRE® General Test consists of two separately timed analytical writing tasks:

  • An Analyze an Issue task
  • An Analyze an Argument task

The Analytical Writing section measures your ability to:

  • articulate complex ideas clearly and effectively
  • support ideas with relevant reasons and examples
  • examine claims and accompanying evidence
  • sustain a well-focused, coherent discussion
  • control the elements of standard written English

The Analytical Writing section requires you to provide focused responses based on the tasks presented, so you can accurately demonstrate your skill in directly responding to a task.

Score Scales

Three scores are reported on the GRE® General Test:

  • a Verbal Reasoning score reported on a 130–170 score scale, in 1-point increments
  • a Quantitative Reasoning score reported on a 130–170 score scale, in 1-point increments
  • an Analytical Writing score reported on a 0–6 score scale, in half-point increments

Any section in which you answer no questions at all will be reported as a No Score (NS).

Test Fee: USD 213

Note: Fee is subject to change from time to time, Please check: www.ets.org/gre

GRE Subject Tests

In addition to the General Test, there are also seven GRE Subject Tests testing knowledge in the specific areas of :

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Literature in English
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Psychology

The GRE® Subject Tests report one total score on a 200–990 score scale, in 10-point increments. Sub scores are reported for the Biology and Psychology tests on a 20–99 score scale, in one-point increments.

The GRE Subject Test fee is US$150 worldwide.

Test Fee : USD 190

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