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About GRE

ByMegha Tretha - Faculty Verbal
About GRE
May 14, 2019

A standard test, the GRE General Test, checks Mathematical, Verbal and Analytical Writing Skills of students who wish to pursue graduate studies abroad. GRE is a computer-based test and the test assesses students’ potential for advanced study of almost all the courses, for masters and doctoral degrees in varied  fields. More than 1300 universities around the world accept GRE for business programs. GRE is paramount, as the first thing universities ask when inviting applications from potential students is GRE test score report.

 

Eligibility

ETS has not set any age limit or qualification criteria for taking the GRE. However, GRE is undertaken for admission to graduate programs abroad which makes it essential for candidates to complete their undergraduate courses. It is important to note that not all programs and universities demand a GRE score for admission. It solely depends on universities’ requirements whether or not candidates need to appear for GRE.

 

GRE Test Pattern

 

The overall testing time for the computer-delivered GRE General Test is approximately 3 hours and 45 minutes. The test is in six sections and the candidates are given 10 minutes break after the third section.  



Measure

Number of Questions

Allotted Time

Analytical Writing

One "Analyze an Issue" task and one "Analyze an Argument" task

30 minutes per task

(One section with two separately timed tasks)

Verbal Reasoning

20 questions per section

30 minutes per section

(Two sections)

Quantitative Reasoning

20 questions per section

35 minutes per section

(Two sections)

Unscored¹

Varies

Varies

Research²

Varies

Varies

Source: ETS

 

  1. An unscored section (Verbal or Maths) can appear in any order after the Analytical Writing Section. Candidates will not be able to identify the unscored section when taking the test. Questions in this section are used in future tests

 

  1. A research section that does not count towards score will always appear at the end of the test. This section has been added to the test by ETS for research purposes

 

The first section on the GRE General Test will always be the Analytical Writing Section. The Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative reasoning and Unscored section can appear in any order.

 

GRE Test Registration and Date

 

In order to register for the test, a student needs to create an account on the ETS official website (www.ets.org). Students can then select a test date and test centre of their choice. For the computer-based test, candidates can also check seat availability, however, registration is possible only after creating an ETS account.

 

Test Dates are available year round. One can easily book the test online or through the phone. The test registration fee is $205. Latest dates available in May and June 2019 are:

 

Month

Test Dates

May 2019

15, 16, 21, 22, 23, 27, 28, 29

June 2019

3, 4, 6, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18 ,19, 20, 24, 25, 28

Source: ETS

 

GRE Acceptance

 

GRE is accepted by universities for their graduate programs including law and business streams.  The scores are accepted for Masters programs and PhD programs.

 

Top ranked universities accepting GRE scores are:

University

Country

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

United States

Harvard University

United States

Stanford University

United States

University of California, Berkeley

United States

University of Michigan

United States

University of Washington

United States

Cornell University

United States

Purdue University

United States

University of Wisconsin-Madison

United States

Columbia University in the City of New York

United States

University of California, Los Angeles

United States

The University of Texas at Austin

United States

Penn State University

United States

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

United States

University of Minnesota

United States

New York University

United States

University of Toronto

Canada

University of Pennsylvania

United States

University of Southern California

United States

The University of British Columbia

Canada

University of Oxford

United Kingdom

Carnegie Mellon University

United States

Princeton University

United States

University of California, Irvine

United States

University of California, San Diego

United States

Yale University

United States

University of Cambridge

United Kingdom

Arizona State University

United States

University of Chicago

United States

University of Colorado Boulder

United States

Shanghai Jiao Tong University

China

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

United States

Michigan State University

United States

Peking University

China

University of California, Davis

United States

University of Florida

United States

University of Maryland

United States

Duke University

United States

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

United States

Boston University

United States

The University of Arizona

United States

Johns Hopkins University

United States

Northwestern University

United States

University of Virginia

United States

Tsinghua University

China

Georgia Institute of Technology

United States

Texas A&M University

United States

Fudan University

China

University College London

United Kingdom

Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule

Zürich

 

GRE Scoring

Candidates are given three scores ( Verbal, Quantitative and Writing) on the test report for the GRE general test

  1. A Verbal Reasoning score ranges between 130 and 170 with 1- point increments
  2. A Quantitative Reasoning score ranges from 130 to 170  with 1-point increments
  3. An Analytical Writing score ranges from 0-6 with 0.5-point increments

 

The essay does not count in the 260-340 scale, however, it is scored separately


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