The GRE or Graduate Record Exam is required for admission to most U.S., Canadian, and UK graduate schools. Most students attend graduate business school for pursuing an Master degree. In addition, GRE can also be used for admission to PhD program. 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. The GRE General Test is offered as a computer-based exam administered by selected qualified testing centers. The GRE general test does not test specific knowledge in any subject. It measures the ability to respond to questions in limited time. GRE tests a student’s verbal and quantitative skills largely through multiple choice type questions, and an essay writing section tests the student’s abilities for analytical writing and critical thinking.
- GRE revised General Test — United States, Guam, U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico $160
- GRE revised General Test — all other locations $190
- Test Format: http://www.greguide.com/graduate-record-examination-gre.html
Graduate Record Examinations consists of 3 sections
- Verbal Reasoning
- Quantitative Reasoning
- Analytical Writing
Though the revised GRE General Test consists of the same sections as before, each of the sections has been changed to a considerable amount. The verbal section in new revised Graduate Record Examinations is modified to a great deal. Stress on vocabulary is reduced and real life logical problems in English are incorporated. The verbal section no more contains antonyms and analogies. Instead, the new Sentence Equivalence Questions test the student’s ability to form meaningful sentences by choosing appropriate words from a list. Both the verbal and the quantitative reasoning questions may have multiple correct answers in the new revised format, and the student needs to identify all of them accordingly. The most significant change in the quantitative reasoning section is that it now provides an online calculator for basic mathematical calculations. In case of the paper-based test, the calculators will be provided by the test center. As for the Analytical essay writing section, the only significant change is that now students would not have two options to choose from in the analyze a critical issue section; only one topic will be given.
|Verbal Reasoning||130 – 170, in 1 point increments|
|Quantitative Reasoning||130 – 170, in 1 point increments|
|Analytical Writing||0 – 6, in half point increments|
How to Register:
There are 3 ways to register:
The student can register test on this site http://www.ets.org/gre