The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is conducted by Educational Testing Service (ETS). It measures verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning, analytical writing and critical thinking skills that a student acquired during his Bachelor’s but not restricted by field of st
Can I apply for GRE?
Applicants from diverse backgrounds who have completed their Bachelor’ appear for the test as GRE provides a benchmark for evaluation. Prospective graduate and business school applicants from all around the world who are interested in pursuing a master’s, MBA or doctoral degree take the GRE General Test. GRE is accepted by most of the graduate schools in the United States of America (USA). It is also accepted in a wide range of courses in Germany and Canada.
What are the sections on GRE?
GRE is a Computer Adaptive Test (CAT).
|Measure||Number of Questions||Allotted Time|
(One section with two separately timed tasks)
|One “Analyze an Issue” task and one “Analyze an Argument” task||30 minutes per task|
|20 questions per section||30 minutes per section|
|20 questions per section||35 minutes per section|
|Experimental*||20 questions per section||30/35 minutes per section|
*These sections may appear for research purpose. They do not
The analytical writing section consists of two separately timed analytical writing tasks:
- “Analyze an Issue” task
In this task, you are expected to analyze a general issue with the help of instructions provided.
- “Analyze an Argument” task
In this task, instead of taking a side you are expected to evaluate logical soundness of the argument.
It includes following types of questions:
- Reading Comprehension
- Text Completion
- Sentence Equivalence
This section is easy for most of the Indian students with an engineering background.
It includes basic concepts of following subjects:
- Data Interpretation
How is the marking scheme of GRE?
GRE general test scores are assigned as follows:
- Analytical writing is scored by qualified readers out of 6. The final score is the average of two Essay tasks.
- Scores for Verbal Reasoning as well as Quantitative Reasoning are reported on the scale of 130-170 and they are declared right after the exam.
These test scores are valid for five years. Students may choose to send scores to four universities before the exams free of cost.