About GRE

What is GRE?

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 

Can I apply for GRE?

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.

Universities accepting GRE

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.

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Format of GRE

MeasureNumber of QuestionsAllotted Time

Analytical Writing

(One section with two separately timed tasks)

One “Analyze an Issue” task and one “Analyze an Argument” task30 minutes per task

Verbal Reasoning

(Two sections)

20 questions per section30 minutes per section

Quantitative Reasoning

(Two sections)

20 questions per section35 minutes per section
Experimental*20 questions per section30/35 minutes per section

*These sections may appear for research purpose. 

Analytical Writing

You need to write two essays as follows.

“Analyze an Issue” task

“Analyze an Argument” task

Verbal Reasoning

It includes following types of questions:

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Text Completion
  • Sentence Equivalence
Quantitative Reasoning

It includes basic concepts of following subjects:

  • Arithmetic
  • Algebra
  • Geometry
  • Data Interpretation

 Scoring on GRE

  • 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. They are declared right after the exam.

These test scores are valid for five years.