GRE - Graduate Record Examination

The particular GRE®   Basic Test measures essential thinking, analytical creating, verbal reasoning, and quantitative reasoning skills which were acquired over a long time frame and that usually are not related to virtually any specific field regarding study.

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Who should take it:

GRE® exams are taken by individuals signing up to graduate programs throughout natural sciences, anatomist, social sciences, humanities along with arts, education, organization or other job areas. The tests are made to help graduate programs committees and fellowship sponsors measure the qualifications of applicants necessary for their programs.

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Test Descriptions

GRE General Test

The GRE General Test measures skills that have been developed over a long period of time and are not necessarily related to any particular field of study. The test is composed of Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning and Analytical Writing sections.

  • The Verbal section measures the opportunity to analyze and examine written material and also synthesize information derived from it, analyze relationships among component elements of sentences, and understand relationships between terms and concepts.
  • The Quantitative section evaluates basic mathematical skills and comprehension of elementary mathematical principles, as well as the opportunity to reason quantitatively and also solve problems in the quantitative setting. There exists a balance among the particular questions requiring maths, algebra, geometry and also data analysis.
  • The Analytical Writing section measures the opportunity to articulate and help complex ideas, analyze a quarrel, and sustain any focused and coherent debate. It does not necessarily assess specific information, and there is not any single best solution to respond.
    The computer-based GRE General Test exists year-round at official testing centers in america, Canada and a great many other countries. In aspects of the world in which computer-based testing just isn't available, the paper-based GRE Basic Test is used in October and also March.

GRE Subject Tests

The Subject Tests measure undergraduate achievement in the following eight specific fields of study:

  • Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Literature in English
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Psychology

Each Subject Test assumes an undergraduate major or extensive background in the discipline. The tests are given at authorized paper-based testing centers worldwide up to three times per year, in October, December and April.

Because the typical Test and Subject matter Tests have diverse emphases, the two forms of tests can be used to complement each some other in admissions selections. Additional information in regards to the content of the tests can be acquired on the GRE Internet site at

Structure with the Computer-Based General Test
Mental 30-minute section: 25 questions
Quantitative 45-minute part: 28 questions
Analytical Creating (two parts: one writing process per section)
Present Your Perspective by using an Issue: 45 minutes
Analyze a quarrel: 30 minutes

Structure with the Paper-Based General Test
Mental two 30-minute parts: 38 questions every section
Quantitative a couple of 30-minute sections: 25 questions per section
Analytical Creating (two parts: one writing process per section)
Present Your Perspective by using an Issue: 45 minutes
Analyze a quarrel: 30 minutes


In inclusion, an unidentified Mental or Quantitative section that will not count toward a score could be included. You should full all Verbal or perhaps Quantitative sections since you'll not know which one(s) will probably be counted in the score. An identified research section that's not scored also may be within the computer-based General Analyze.


Test Preparation

You can register for the GRE General Test and Subject Tests online at using a credit card. You also can register for the computer-based General Test by phone, mail or fax, and you can register for the paper-based General Test and Subject Tests by mail.

The fee to take the GRE General Test is US$150 in the United States, Guam, U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico; US$205 in China (including Hong Kong), Korea and Taiwan; and US$180 in all other locations. The fee to take a GRE Subject Test is US$130 in the United States, U.S. Territories and Puerto Rico, and US$150 in all other locations.

Test Preparation

Test preparation material is available at Online Test Preparation

Required GRE Score

GRE: GRE scores will be used in the context of a holistic credential review process. A strong performance is expected. For Fall 2008, incoming M.S. students have an average 550-560 verbal and 760-780 quantitative; Ph.D. students have an average 530-580 verbal and 780-800 quantitative.

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