Everything you ever wanted to know about GRE

Everything you ever wanted to know about GRE

GRE (graduate record exam) is a computer-based standardized test required for admission to graduate and postgraduate courses across the world, especially in English speaking countries. Many business schools also accept the GRE score. Some business school preferred GMAT rather than GRE. This thing also you should keep in mind before applying for GRE. However, the GRE score is not applicable for law and medical courses but it is acceptable by the rest of the graduation and post-graduation schools across the world.

GRE pattern

GRE can be given in two ways either online or offline.GRE can be taken throughout the year from Monday to Thursday in a two-time slot 8 am and 12:30 pm. It is a 4-hour long examination and can be taken in any nearby center. These day GRE test center is available in all major cities across the world. It was expected to you be at the testing center for 5 hours and you must reach the center at least 45 minutes before the test starts. You can appear for this test maximum 5 times a year and the minimum gap between two test should be at least 21 days.

  • How to prepare for GRE test

There are two ways to prepare for any competitive exam either you do self-preparation or you can join a coaching center. In India, there are several coaching centers is available in major cities like GRE coaching in Noida, Delhi, Mumbai, etc.

  • Required for appearing in GRE

Firstly, you need to register for the GRE one month in advance. Secondly, you need a valid passport with the validity of at least 6 months.

  • Cost

GRE is conducted by ETS Educational testing service. You first go to their official website, enter all the details and pay for the registration fee and appear for the examination. Except for China in most of the country, the GRE registration form cost is around 2005$. In INR it is around 50000 assuming 1$=70 INR.

Structure of GRE

The GRE structure is divided into three parts.

1 AWA analytic writing assessment

2 Verbal Reasoning Section

3 Quantitative Reasoning Section

  • experimental
  • research

For the AWA the two separate sections will be allocated, for analyzing the issue andĀ for analyzing an argument, 30 minutes for each and the scoring will be on the scale of 0 to 6. While you get the verbal and quantitative section immediately you will not get the AWA score immediately. It takes around 20 days to reach you by post.


However, it not compulsory to have a GRE score for getting admission in graduation and post-graduation programs all across the world. But a good GRE score would always be considered by most of the university. Aspirants should get the assistance from a reputed GRE coaching center likeĀ GRE coaching in greater Noida or any other coaching near to your location for step by step guidance throughout the preparation.

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