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GRE BLOG

What is GRE?

The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is a PC-based standardized test, with questions exceptionally curated to understand the basic logical reasoning of students aspiring to seek a masters/ PhD degree or a degree in Post-Graduate business colleges or Law schools.

The test is a typical measure to evaluate the candidate’s Qualification and readiness for graduate-level scholarly work, making it more straightforward for colleges to filter the best from the remaining applicants.

Scoring extraordinary scores in GRE can assume a tremendous part in a students college application cycle and aid them to get into their dream college.

Why GRE?

From the authorizing and test-production body’s viewpoint, i.e. ETS, GRE is an extraordinary method to assess one’s understanding about various number juggling ideas, clarity in the correct use of jargon and the capacity to back or uphold testing ideas with right thinking or clarification. All the above viewpoints joined together structures the reason for this examination.

Test Structure 

The test is split into three sub-sets that are as follows:

Analytical Writing 📝: The segment on Analytical Writing tests your ability to:

  • easily express complicated concepts
  • supporting theories for essential purposes and examples
  • Study the charges and accompanying facts
  • to maintain a well-focused, coherent debate
  • manage the components in regular written English

The section Analytical Writing needs you to provide focused answers based on the tasks provided to demonstrate the ability to respond to a task directly and reliably.

Quantitative Reasoning ➕: The segment on Quantitative Reasoning tests your ability to:

  • Comprehension, perception and analysis of quantitative knowledge
  • Use mathematical models to solve problems.
  • Use fundamental skills and basic principles in arithmetic, algebra, geometry and data analysis. An on-screen calculator is included in the Quantitative Reasoning section.

Verbal Reasoning: The segment of Verbal Reasoning tests your ability to:

  • Analyze and draw conclusions from the discourse; reason from insufficient data; consider the assumptions and viewpoint of the author; understand various levels of significance, such as the intent of literal, figurative and author
  • Select important points; differentiate major from minor or insignificant points; summarise the text; comprehend the text structure
  • Understand the meanings of words, phrases, and whole texts; know the relationships among words and concepts

Structure of GRE Exam

MeasureNumber of QuestionsAllotted Time
Analytical Writing(One section with two separately timed tasks)One “Analyze an Issue” task and one “Analyze an Argument” task30 minutes per task
Verbal Reasoning(Two sections)20 questions per section30 minutes per section
Quantitative Reasoning(Two sections)20 questions per section35 minutes per section
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Fee for taking the GRE Test

For taking the GRE exams, there is a certain fee* paid that varies from country to country

*(VAT and any other tax payable by ETS shall be included in the fee)

Note: Charges are reported in U.S. dollars. Fees are effective from 1 July 2020.

LOCATIONFEE (Amount in USD)
Australia230
China231.3
India213
Nigeria226
Turkey255
All other areas of the world205

Fee for submitting test scores to Universities

Your examination fee entitles you to submit scores to be submitted to up to four fellowship sponsors or graduate institutions. With the ScoreSelect® option, you can determine which test scores to send to the institutions that you designate, so that you can send the scores that you believe represent your personal best, giving you more trust on the test day. If you plan to send scores to additional institutions or intend to send scores after the test day, you can do so by ordering additional score reports for a fee of US$27 per receipt.

Did You Know?

  • About 675,000 people from about 230 countries take the GRE General Test every year.
  • Research has proven that the GRE General Test has excellent predictive validity for social science programs, including business.
  • Like any other leading graduate admissions test, GRE evaluates the same level of math knowledge.
  • About 48% of all the GRE test takers have earned undergraduate degrees in quantitatively demanding fields such as engineering, mathematics and the sciences.
  • With substantial data collected over a period of 60 years, the GRE General Test is a proven tool for assessing ability and predicting performance.
  • Many graduate programs in quantitatively demanding fields such as those in STEM disciplines require GRE scores for admission.

Annual Student’s Data who Took the GRE General Test(From page 5 onwards)