What is GRE

Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) is standardized test conducted by ETS (Educational Testing Services). GRE is accepted by almost all top graduate level schools. This test provides opportunity to schools to peek at potential of applicants for higher studies. Each program assigns a different weight to your score, but good performance certainly helps your application stand out in a crowded pool.

  • Major countries where GRE score is accepted are US, Canada, UK, Europe, Singapore and Australia.
  • It is a computer-based exam that makes sure no two set of questions are same.
  • Total duration of test is about 3 hours 45 minutes & is scored out of 340..

It consists of four sections: Analytical Writing, Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and an Experimental section. Here is a closer look at what you can expect from each:

Exam Structure

Test Section Time Limit / Number of Questions Question Types Score Range
Analytical Writing Assessment 30 minutes 1 question Analysis of an Argument 0-6 (in 0.5-point increments)
Integrated Reasoning 30 minutes 12 questions Graphics Interpretation, Table Analysis, Multi-source Reasoning, Two-part Analysis 1-8 (in 1-point increments)
Quantitative Reasoning 62 minutes 31 questions Data Sufficiency, Problem Solving 6-51 (in 1-point increments)
Verbal Reasoning 65 minutes 36 questions Reading Comprehension, Critical Reasoning, Sentence Correction 6-51 (in 1-point increments)

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