The GRE (Graduate Record Examinations) is a standardized test taken by students who are applying to postgraduate courses in the US and in some other parts of the world. The GRE is conducted by the Education Testing Services group (ETS).
GRE is the only exam based on the process of selection unlike other exams which are based on the process of elimination. Instead of just being an admission criterion, GRE scores determine eligibility for merit-based grants and fellowships, as well as teaching and research assistantships programs. Putting your time and effort in preparing for GRE can help you to get into your desired University.
This version of test is to assess candidates’ knowledge level about specific field of study. The score of this test is often required for Doctoral Programmes in US, though some Universities requires its score for Master-level programmes too.
The Eight subjects in which Subject test is presently conducted are:
All the top universities around the world in US, UK, Europe, Singapore and Australia accept GRE score. More than 600 business schools accept the GRE score world-wide.
The overall testing time for the computer-delivered GRE® revised General Test is about three hours and 45 minutes. There are six sections with a 10-minute break following the third section.
|Measure||Number of Questions||Allotted Time|
|Analytical Writing (One section with two separately timed tasks)||One “Analyze an Issue” task and one “Analyze an Argument” task||30 minutes per task|
|30 minutes per task||20 questions per section||30 minutes per section|
|Quantitative Reasoning (Two sections)||20 questions per section||35 minutes per section|
1. An unidentified unscored section that does not count toward your score may be included and may appear in any order after the Analytical Writing section. Questions in the unscored section are being tried out either for possible use in future tests or to ensure that scores on new editions of the test are comparable to scores from earlier editions.
2. An identified research section that does not count toward your score may be included in place of the unscored section. The research section will always appear at the end of the test. Questions in this section are included for ETS research purposes.