A standardized test, the Graduate Record Examination(GRE) measures Verbal, Mathematical and Analytical Writing skills. The test intends to aid Graduate Schools (of all fields other than business) assess the potential of the applicants for advanced study. Most universities in the US, while inviting applications from prospective students, ask for GRE scores. The examination is entirely a Computer-based Test, and no two students get an identical set of questions. The test is scored on a maximum of 340. The GRE Score alone cannot guarantee admission into a school – the test is only one of the major factors taken into consideration in the long process of an applicant getting admitted into a graduate school that he/she desires. The GRE test has three parts – Quantitative, Verbal and Analytical Writing Assessment. The following is the GRE test structure:
An unidentified unscored section is included and will 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. The US-based “Educational Testing Service” (ETS), which works under the direction of the Graduate Record Examination Board, develops and administers the GRE. ETS is responsible for setting questions, conducting the test and sending score reports to each examinee. For detailed information about GRE, please refer to the official website of GRE
The GRE revised General Test is available at about 700 test centers in more than 160 countries. It is offered as a computer-based test year round at most locations around the world and as a paper-based test up to three times a year in areas where computer-based testing is not available.
The Revised GRE General test has friendly design and new questions, the revised test more closely reflects the kind of thinking student will do in graduate or business school and demonstrates that he is ready for graduate-level work.
The GRE revised General Test is accepted at thousands of graduate and business schools as well as departments and divisions. Most of the Universities/Institutes are using GRE scores as part of their MBA program admissions process.
In the Verbal Section Antonyms and Analogies are not in the Revised GRE. Text Completion and Sentence Equivalence questions haven been added to the new test and Reading Comprehension questions kept from the existing GRE.
In the Quantitative section Multiple Answer and Numeric Entry, have been added (Two new question types). The multiple-choice questions for Problem Solving and Data Analysis remain.
Both the Verbal and Quantitative sections of the revised GRE will have a score
The test scores are valid for five years, i.e., most universities accept scores up to five years old. But it is always better if your scores are recent (not older than 2 years).
GRE Revised General Test sections, but in brief the three sections are:
The analytical writing section consists of two essays: an “Analyze an Issue” essay and an “Analyze an Argument” essay. Click on this heading for details on the differences between the two and how they should be approached.
The Quantitative Reasoning section tests basic math skills as well as the ability to reason quantitatively in connection with numerical data. Skills tested include arithmetic, algebra, geometry and data analysis.
The Verbal Reasoning section tests the ability to analyze and evaluate written material as well as the ability to identify proper sentence construction. The three question types are Reading Comprehension, Text Completion and Sentence Equivalence.
NFORMATION REGARDING REGISTRATION:
For registration please refer ETS website : http://www.ets.org/gre/revised_general/register/
The following procedure should be followed by the student in order to schedule the test.
- Choose type of the test Academic, Professional licensure & certification, corporate and Government
- Choose Testing Program GRE (Graduate Record Examination)
- Press the button Go
- Schedule, Reschedule, Cancel Or Confirmation an Exam
- Press the button Go
- Select GRE Test General Test
- Select a Location — India
- Schedule an Exam
- Details Regarding Policy Rules etc Press Next
- Policy Notice — Select “I agree”
- Available Test Sites — Select Test center of your Choice and Press “Schedule Appointment”
- Date and Time Selection – Select Month and Year and Select Go
- Available Dates for a period of 90 days will be displayed Select a Date and time slots wil be displayed on the right hand side of the screen out of which you should select a particular time slot.
- Additional Information – Fill up all the details and then select Next. Passport is mandatory to write the exam but not to schedule the Exam.
- Payment Confirmation – Enter Credit Card Details and select Next (160 USD)
- Final Confirmation will be asked – Select Next
- Confirmation Code is given – Save the copy and it should be carried by the student to the examination center.
- The student can register for GRE test by calling to Prometric Test Centre in Gurgaon on phone no. 0124-4147700 by providing the details of international credit card i.e Card Number, Expiry month and year, security code and credit card billing address.