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GRE refers to Graduate Record Examination. It is a standardized exam for students who want to pursue postgraduate courses, specifically in English-speaking nations. GRE is one of the main admissions eligibility criteria for many courses like master’s, MBA, or doctoral degrees. The test is accepted as one of the most prominent assessment exams worldwide.
Anyone having a bachelor's degree is eligible to appear for the GRE exam. There is no specified age limit eligibility criteria for GRE. The only requirement is that you should have a valid document as identity proof specified by ETS. To successfully clear the exam, English fluency is necessary as there are writing and reasoning sections too. However, if you are not fluent in the English language, you are still eligible to appear for the GRE.
There are 2 types of GRE tests, the General test and the Subject Test.
Target the subject you want to pursue in higher education abroad. It is required by only a few selected universities for specific courses. You can choose anyone from the 4 specific subjects.
You can register for GRE online by following the 4 simple steps given below:
GRE is 3 hours and 45-minute-long exam. GRE Exam Pattern is specified by Educational Testing Services (ETS). Here are the details:
|Sentence equivalence||4 questions|
|Text completion||6 questions|
|Reading Comprehension||10 questions|
|Quantitative Comparisons||8 questions|
|Problem-Solving items||9 questions|
|Data Interpretation Questions||3 questions|
The GRE syllabus measures skills that are necessary for success in higher education. Here is the details syllabus for different sections in GRE:
The Analytical Writing section of the GRE targets to test the candidate’s skills and ability to deal with logic and clarity of complex ideas. This section also assesses whether the candidate is capable enough to write a logical and evidence-based argument, put the idea, and take control of the writing flow.
The verbal reasoning section of GRE measures the candidate’s analytical skills, the ability to conclude, summarize, break down word meanings, and more.
The quantitative reasoning section of GRE evaluates the ability to understand quantitative information, apply mathematical concepts of geometry, algebra, statistics, etc., analyze and interpret quantitative information, solve mathematical problems, etc. Some of the topics covered under this section of the GRE are:
You can access your GRE scores by logging into your GRE account using your credentials. For a computer-based GRE test, GRE score results will be available within 10 to 15 days from the test date. For the paper-based GRE test, the results of the GRE score will be available within 5 weeks from the test date. Each GRE score is evaluated on two factors, scaled score and a percentile rank.
The GRE score is widely accepted by universities across Canada, the United States, Asia Pacific, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and many other countries. You need to score well to get admission to the universities in one of these countries. Here are some important GRE tips you need to follow to gain high score:
Except for some countries, the Fee structure for GRE is the same for anyone who wants to appear for the GRE. In China, the fee is $231.30. In India, the GRE fee is $213.00. For all other countries, it is around $205.00. The fees keep on changing, so it is advisable to check before you apply.