GRE® Test Preparation
Growing businesses and prerequisite to understanding legal aspects have opened up immense scope for career aspirants. An increasingly high number of boys and girls are seeking business and law studies overseas, at the best business / law schools. Thanks to the liberal policies and simplified migration methodology, prospect to study abroad has got easy. All that is required for that is students should clear GRE®.
GRE® is the abbreviation for Graduate Record Examination. Students who aspire to get admission in world’s recognized business schools and law schools have to take this standardized test. If you are a GRE® aspirant and wish to brighten your chances, you must know something of GRE®.
Salient Features of GRE®:
- GRE® is for students who have graduated from a recognized university. This is a computer-based exam.
- Educational Testing Service (ETS) is the administering authority of this test.
- Students who clear GRE® become eligible to study abroad in business schools and law schools in UK, US, Canada, Australia, Singapore and Europe. GRE® is acceptable by around 1270 universities in these countries.
- The prime objective of GRE® is to test a student’s verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning, critical thinking and analytical skills.
- Students can take up the GRE® test in one of the 160 cities. In these cities, GRE® is conducted in any of the 1000 centers stipulated by ETS.
GRE® Test Format
To appear for GRE® successfully, you must know the Test Format for GRE®. Here are some important aspects:
- Duration of GRE® test is three hours and forty five minutes. There are three sections to attempt.
- GRE® is a Computer Adaptive Test. In this pattern, computer automatically decides whether the next question will be easier or tougher, depending upon the answer of the previous question. For instance, if a candidate answers first question correctly, the second question may be tough or above average; on the contrary, if he answers it wrong, the following question will be easier. Same process is followed in every section.
- Candidates may skip a question and may reattempt the skipped questions later. This means, candidates can decide which questions they wish to attempt first or afterwards.
|GRE® Sections||Paper Based||Computer Based|
|No. of Sections||Duration||No. of Sections||Duration|
|Analytical Writing||2 Sections, 2 Tasks||60 mins||1 Section, 2 Tasks||60 mins|
|Verbal Reasoning||2 Sections, 50 Questions||70 mins||2 Section, 40 Questions||60 mins|
|Quantitative Reasoning||2 Sections. 50 Questions||80 mins||2 Section, 40 Questions||70 mins|
You can register for GRE on the official website or via phone. The test is conducted at around 1000 centres in over 160 countries across the globe. It can be taken both online and offline. Candidates need to apply for the test at least 2 days before the choice test date.
The cost of the test is USD 205 – 230 depending upon the region you are in.
Result & Score:
ETS sends an email to the candidates as a notification when the result is released. The scores can be checked by logging in to the ETS account. The GRE score card is sent to the candidates within 10-15 days; the score cared for a paper delivered test can take up to 5 weeks. The GRE score is valid for 5 years.
The GRE is scored on a scale of 130 – 170 in each section.
For the General Test:
- Verbal Reasoning score scale is 130 – 170 with one-point increment
- Quantitative Reasoning 130 – 170 with one-point increment
- Analytical Reasoning 0 – 6 with half-point increment
For the Subject Test:
- All subject tests score scale 290 – 990 with ten-point increment