GRE

TEST OVERVIEW

What is GRE?
The full meaning of GRE is “Graduate Record Examination”. Taking the GRE is an important step toward your future, whether you are planning to go to graduate school or business school or just exploring your options. It is a smart move to show schools your best.

Who Administers The GRE?
The US-based “Educational Testing Service”(ETS), develops and administers the GRE test. ETS is responsible for setting questions, conducting the test and sending score reports.

ABOUT GRE REVISED GENERAL TEST
The GRE revised General Test features question types that closely reflect the kind of thinking you’ll do in graduate or business school.
• Verbal Reasoning — Measures your ability to analyze and evaluate written material and synthesize information obtained from it, analyze relationships among component parts of sentences and recognize relationships among words and concepts.
• Quantitative Reasoning — Measures problem-solving ability, focusing on basic concepts of arithmetic, algebra, geometry and data analysis.
• Analytical Writing — Measures critical thinking and analytical writing skills.
Each Subject Test assumes an under graduate major or extensive background in the discipline. The tests are given at authorized paper-based testing centers worldwide in November, December and April.

Structure of the Computer-Based General Test

Verbal: 30-minute section 30 questions
Quantitative: 45-minute section 28 questions
Analytical Writing: two sections one writing task per section
Present Your Perspective on an Issue 45 minutes
Analyze an Argument 30 minutes

Structure of the Paper Based General Test

Verbal: 30-minute section 38 questions
Quantitative: two 30-minute sections 30 questions per section
Analytical Writing: two sections one writing task per section
Present Your Perspective on an Issue 45 minutes
Analyze an Argument 30 minutes

GRE® revised General Test (tests taken on or after August 1, 2011)

Measure Scores Reported
Verbal Reasoning 200–800, in 10-point increments
Quantitative Reasoning 200–800, in 10-point increments
Analytical Writing 0–6, in half-point increments
If no questions are answered for a specific measure (e.g., Verbal Reasoning), then you will receive a No Score (NS) for that measure.

GRE® General Test (tests taken prior to August 1, 2011)

Measure Scores Reported
Verbal Reasoning 130–170, in 1 point increments
Quantitative Reasoning 130–170, in 1 point increments
Analytical Writing 0–6, in half point increments
If no questions are answered for a specific measure (e.g., Verbal Reasoning), then you will receive a No Score (NS) for that measure.