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GRE

GRE an acronym for Graduate Record Examination and is taken by most graduated for pursuing their Masters in technical field or Masters in Business field in the US. GRE scores are also used by admissions or fellowship panels to supplement the candidate’s undergraduate records, recommendation letters and other qualifications for graduate-level study.

The GRE exam tests the candidate across three sections viz., Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude and Analytical Writing Assessment. The duration of the test is 3 hours and 45 minutes. The structure of computer-based GRE General Test consists of six sections. The first section is always the analytical writing section involving separately timed issue and argument tasks. The next five sections consist of two verbal reasoning sections, two quantitative reasoning sections, and either an experimental or research section. These five sections may occur in any order. The experimental section does not count towards the final score but is not distinguished from the scored sections. The examinee is free to skip back and forth within sections. One-minute breaks are offered after each section and a 10-minute break after the third section.

 
 

Verbal Section

The computer-based verbal sections assess reading comprehension, critical reasoning and vocabulary usage. The verbal test is scored on a scale of 130-170, in 1-point increments. In a typical examination, each verbal section consists of 20 questions to be completed in 30 minutes. Each verbal section consists of about 6 text completion, 4 sentence equivalence and 10 critical reading questions.

 
 
 

Quantitative Aptitude

 
 
 

Analytical Writing Assessment

 

Registration

To register for the GRE test, a candidate needs to create an account with ETS. Kindly follow the link below and follow the procedures.

https://mygre.ets.org/greweb/login/login.jsp?WT.ac=grehome_greaccount_b_130807

 

Test Fee

The registration fee for GRE is $ 195 and the mode of payment is by credit card only.

GRE is a computer adaptive test and the nature of the tests is as below:

Test SectionNo. of QuestionsWhat you can expectTime
Analytical Writing Assessment 2 Argument Analysis
Issue Analysis
30 minutes
30 minutes
Verbal Ability 20 questions 6 Text Completion
5 Sentence Correction
9 Reading Comprehension
30 minutes
Quantitative Aptitude 20 questions 8 Quantitative Comparison Questions
9 Discrete Quantitative Analysis
3 Data Interpretation Questions
35 minutes
  10 Minute Break  
Verbal Ability 20 questions 6 Text Completion
5 Sentence Correction
9 Reading Comprehension
30 minutes
Quantitative Aptitude 20questions 7 Quantitative Comparison Questions
10 Discrete Quantitative Analysis
3 Data Interpretation Questions
35 minutes
Experimental Section 20 questions Quantitative Aptitude or Verbal Ability 30 or 35 minutes