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GRE (Graduate Record Examination)
- The GRE is now only available as a computer-adaptive test. The Verbal Reasoning and Quantitative Reasoning sections are section-level adaptive, meaning that the first section of the Verbal Reasoning and Quantitative Reasoning measures span a range of difficulty levels, from easy to difficult. The first section is assembled such that, overall, the first section is of average difficulty. The second section of each of the measures is administered based on a test taker's overall performance on the first section. The Tough questions have more credit than easier ones.
- You can still earn a very high score even if you answer several questions
incorrectly. Correct answers to Harder questions lead to large score as compared to easier
questions. To get good score more difficult questions has to be answered.
(Very few) Universities may demand Subject GRE.
- After completing your exam, you can send your scores (free!) to four Universities so be prepared.
- Your GRE scores are valid for 5 years.
- You can take the GRE revised General Test (computer-based and paper-based) only once every 60 days, and no more than five times within any continuous rolling 12-month period. This applies even if you canceled your scores on a test taken previously. If you take only the paper-based GRE revised General Test, you may take it as often as it is offered.
GRE Test Structure
Total Computer Based Test (CBT) time is up to three hours 45 minutes, not including the research section. The directions at the beginning of each section specify the total number of questions in the section and the time allowed for the section. There are six sections with a 10-minute break following the third section.
The Verbal and Quantitative sections may appear in any order, including an unidentified unscored section. Treat each section presented during your test as if it counts.
Number of Questions
||1 Issue Task*
||1 Argument Task*
|Verbal (2 sections)
||Approximately 20 questions per section
||30 minutes for each section|
|Quantitative (2 sections)
||Approximately 20 questions per section
||~35 minutes for each section|
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* For the Issue task, two essay topics
are presented and you choose one. The Argument task does not present a choice of topics; instead one topic is presented.
** An unidentified unscored section may be included and may appear in any order after the Analytical Writing section. It is not counted as part of your score.
*** An identified research section that is not scored may be included, and it is always at the end of the test.
Educational Testing Service (ETS) announced that the GRE General Test, the world's most widely accepted graduate admissions test, is now accepted by more than 500 business schools worldwide (inclusing top schools like Harvard, MIT, Wharton, INSEAD for their MBA programs. In the last four years, the number of business schools accepting the GRE General Test for MBA admissions has quadrupled.
GRE Scoring (after Aug 2011)
|Measure|| Scores Reported||Verbal Reasoning|| 130 - 170, in 1 point increments
||Quantitative Reasoning|| 130 - 170, in 1 point increments
||Analytical Writing|| 0 - 6, in half point increments
- Maximum score for sections Verbal, Quantitative is 800 (brfore Aug 2011).
Analytical writing score will be reported on a 0-6 score scale, in half-point increments.
- GRE is generally required by universities in North America (USA and Canada).
- Most Universities require General GRE for admission to MS and Ph.D. in Engineering Sciences.
- Generally for engineering Students score above 1200 (750+ 450+ 4) is considered good for admission for middle order universities ranked between 40 to 90 .There may be some deviations.
- For all engineering Students GRE Q is most important for best results GRE Q must be well above 740 ,GRE A above 650(A>4.0/6.0), GRE V above 450.
- GRE score can considerably improve University Ranking. TOEFL is most important. TOEFL score must be well above 213.Generally
- Top 50 ranked Universities may require GRE>1300(770+,530+,>4/6) and TOEFL>250.
For International students Verbal section is quite difficult. So they must prepare hard on vocabulary.
: Work hard in GRE Quantitative. Work on Permutation/combination, probability, mean/median/mode... etc.