Introduction to GRE – Graduate Record Examination

The Graduate Record Exam (GRE) is standardized, computer-adaptive test used as a criterion for admissions to general graduate-level degree programs in the United States of America. The purpose of the GRE is to grant the qualifiers of this exam a place in the Masters or Doctoral programs in various non-business schools.

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Students coming from different backgrounds and undergraduate institutions apply to the same graduate universities. The GRE, therefore, becomes a fair test to select students of the same level. Students, who cannot boast high college GPA, can still aim to do exceptionally well in the GRE to show up new opportunities for them. So if your college GPA is not something that you are very proud of, you still have a chance to surpass those who are with great GRE scores.

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The test assesses the verbal, math and analytical and critical thinking skills of applicants for graduate schools.

ANALYTICAL WRITING

The Section of Analytical Writing has two essays. One asks students to “analyze an argument” while the other asks them to “analyze an issue.”

QUANTITATIVE REASONING

This Section tests high-school level math. The students will be required to be familiar with arithmetic, algebra, geometry, and data analysis.

VERBAL REASONING

The Verbal Reasoning Section consists of text completion exercises, reading comprehension and sentence equivalence questions.

TEST FORMAT AND LENGTH

SECTION NO. OF QUESTIONS TIME
Analytical Writing 1 Issue Task 30 minutes
Analytical Writing 1 Argument 30 minutes
Verbal 20 per section 30 minutes per section
Quantitative 20 per section 35 minutes per section