What is GRE

Published On: 08 Mar 2012

 | Last Updated On: 07 Jan 2013

What is GRE

About GRE - The GRE (Graduate record Examinations) is a standard test for admissions to various graduate schools based in United States, other English speaking countries and business program and graduate programs taught in English across the globe. The test was developed by ETS (Educational testing Service) in 1949. The objective of the exam is to test candidate’s skill in quantitative reasoning, verbal reasoning, critical thinking and analytical writing. The GRE test is an online test.

Who can take GRE test

Candidates seeking admission to graduate and business schools from across the globe can appear for GRE General Test. Applicants from different cultural and academic backgrounds take the test where GRE General Test provides a common platform for measuring the candidate’s aptitude.

GRE scores are used to supplement bachelor’s degree records, qualifications at graduate level and recommendation letters.

Time and place for taking the test

The GRE test is conducted at about 700 major test centers across 160 countries. Most of the countries hold the computer based test all round the year on continuous basis. In Taiwan, Mainland China, Korea and Hong Kong, online test is conducted once or twice every month. In the parts of the world where online format is not available, the test is conducted in paper pencil based format thrice a year in February, October and November.

The GRE test scores are accepted by numerous business and graduate schools worldwide. GRE scores are valid for 5 years. ETS can send your GRE scores to four universities chosen by you.

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