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GRE

Introduction

GRE, short for Graduate Record Examinations is a standardized test that is an admissions requirement for most graduate schools in the United States.

It’s an internet based test with a pre-defined syllabus that aims to measure verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning, analytical writing, and critical thinking skills that have been acquired over a long period of time and that are not entirely based on any specific field of study outside of the GRE itself.

The GRE test has more than 650 test centers in around 160 countries.

Test Format

Sections Questions Time
Analytical Writing 2 60 mins
Analyze an issue 1 30 mins
Analyze an argument 1 30 mins
Quantitative Reasoning
(2 sections)
Approximately 20 questions each section 35 mins each section
Verbal Reasoning
(2 sections)
Approximately 20 questions each section 30 mins each section
Unscored
Experimental)
Varies Varies
Research 1 Varies

Score

Quantitative Reasoning section is scored on a scale of 130 – 170 in 1 point increment.
Verbal Reasoning section is scored on a scale of 130 – 170 in 1 point increment.
Essays are scored on a scale of 0 – 6 in 0.5 increments.

Score validity: 5 years after the test date.
Result reporting time: Approximately 2 Weeks
Test repetition policy: Once a calendar month, maximum 5 times a calendar year.
For more information candidate can visit the official website.

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