The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is a standardized aptitude test that is conducted by ETS. Prospective graduate and business school applicants across the globe who wish to pursue a Master's, MBA, Specialized Master's in Business or Doctoral Degrees take the GRE revised General Test. Applicants from varying educational and cultural backgrounds take the test as GRE provides universities and schools with a common measure for comparing candidates' qualifications. The Graduate record Examination is divided into two categories: The GRE General Test and the GRE Subject Tests.

The GRE General Test evaluates Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing Skills - expertise that are imperative for success in today's demanding graduate and business school programs, whereas the GRE Subject Test measures awareness of a particular field of study helping students stand out from other applicants by highlighting their knowledge and skill level in a specific area. Crucial to getting a good score in the GRE are Preparation and Perseverance. Investing time and effort in preparation and relentless perseverance are significant elements in the test taking strategy. Only with tremendous amount of hard-work and determination can you achieve high scores in the GRE.


The computer-based GRE

The computer-based GRE General Test is a 3 hr 45 min, multiple-choice, multi-stage test. GRE measures an aspirant's verbal, quantitative, critical thinking and analytical writing skills which are covered in three sections - Analytical Writing Assessment,Verbal Reasoning and Quantitative Reasoning.

Analytical Writing Assessment

Assesses your critical thinking and analytical writing skills, particularly your ability to articulate and support complex ideas clearly and effectively.

Verbal Reasoning

Tests your ability to analyze and evaluate written material and synthesize information obtained from it, analyze relationships among component parts of sentences and recognize relationships among words and concepts.

Quantitative Reasoning

This section measures your ability to understand quantitative information and apply mathematical skills and elementary mathematical concepts of arithmetic, algebra, geometry and data interpretation

GRE Test Structure

Analytical Writing Assessment 2 Tasks in one section
  • Analyze an issue
  • Analyze an argument
30 per task scored on a scale of 0 - 6 in 0.5 point increments
Verbal Reasoning (2 sections) 20 per section 20 per section 30 per section/td> scored on a scale of 130 - 170 in 1 point increments
Quantitative Reasoning (2 sections) 20 per section 35 per section scored on a scale of 130 - 170 in 1 point increments
Experimental/Research varies varies No score

The GRE test consists of four separately timed sections. The test always starts with an Analytical Writing Assessment (AWA) section followed by Verbal,
Quantitative, and an experimental section (either Verbal or Quantitative) in any order

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