The GRE General Test: Everything You Should Know About

What is GRE?

The GRE or The Graduate Record Examination is a general test taken for graduate schools in Canada and the USA. With the GRE test, one can pursue higher studies in any graduate school. The GRE is mainly owned by Educational Testing Service (ETS). They have prepared it to measure a student\’s GRE verbal reasoning, GRE quantitative reasoning, GRE analytical writing, and critical thinking skills that they must prepare for. 

The Advantages of GRE:

Answers to the GRE exam questions can be changed, skipped, or even redone, and surprisingly! This is the only graduation test for professional and graduate schools that lets the test takers have this much privilege regarding the answers. Another great privilege of the GRE is that students can choose which scores to show to their desired schools, which means that if a student took the exam once and came up with unsatisfied results, he/she can retake it and specifically collect the best scores for his/her desired university.

Who Are The Test Takers of the GRE?

Students from all around the world looking to study master\’s, specialized master\’s in business, MBA, J.D., or doctoral degree take the GRE General Test. A broad group of diversified people takes the test to match the targeted score requirements by their desired universities.

Where and When Students Take It?

Globally, there are over 1000 test centers in more than 160 countries where the GRE test can be taken. The test is on computers, and in centers where computers are not available, GRE from home might be offered.

Test and Exam Format:

The GRE test does not measure anything specific to a student\’s aimed subject or field. Instead, it will check for skills that one must have to get through the experience and is generally essential for any education field. The contents of The GRE exams are as follows:

GRE Analytical Writing:

  • articulate complex ideas clearly and effectively
  • support ideas with relevant reasons and examples
  • examine claims and accompanying evidence
  • sustain a well-focused, coherent discussion
  • control the elements of standard written English

GRE Verbal Reasoning:

  • analyze and conclude discourse; reason from incomplete data; identify author\’s assumptions and perspective; understand multiple levels of meaning, such as literal, figurative, and author\’s intent
  • select important points; distinguish primary from minor or irrelevant points; summarize text; understand the structure of a text
  • to understand the meanings of words, sentences, and entire texts; understand relationships among words and concepts.

GRE Quantitative Reasoning:

  • understand, interpret, and analyze quantitative information
  • solve problems using mathematical models
  • apply basic skills and elementary concepts of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, and data analysis.

Registration for the GRE:

The GRE test fee may vary globally; the South-East Asian region has a test fee of about $213. However, other regions may differ from this given fee. Apart from that, one has to have an ETS Account to register for the exam. The General Test is offered throughout the entire year, if a student registers for the exam, he/she can take the test any time of that year. One can also cancel or reschedule the exam, but it has to be no later than 4 days before the test date (10 days in China).

GRE Scores and Retaking the Exam:

After receiving the results, a test taker can send or upload his/her scores through ScoreSelect, and that can also help them find universities according to their results. Now, a student can retake the exam once every 21 days and a maximum of five times a year (12 months). However, any inconsistent registration will be considered a violation, and this can cancel the test appointment, and the fees will be forfeited.

Hurry up! Get into the Webinars to know more about GRE:

ETS often organizes Webinars for different regions in different languages. In these Webinars, students can learn more about GRE, take suggestions and aids from the organizers regarding the test, and gather many other materials.

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