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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 measures the abilities of all graduates in tasks of general academic nature, regardless of their fields of specializations. In addition 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 created and administered by Educational Testing Service (ETS)

The GRE scores are valid for five years.

Outlined below are the content covered in the three test sections

Verbal Reasoning :
The Verbal Reasoning section of the GRE® General Test contains three types of questions :
The Verbal Reasoning section measures your ability to :


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


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

articulate complex ideas clearly and effectively

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 :


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 :


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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