What is GRE?
The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is an entrance test accepted by most Graduate Schools and Business schools throughout the world. GRE is a General Test that is offered as a computer-based and paper-based exam. In the GRE Quant and Verbal sections are on a scoring scale of 130-170 and the Analytical Writing section on a scale of 0 to 6. The GRE General Test features question types that closely reflect the kind of thinking you’ll do in graduate or business school.
The GRE is composed of three scaled scores calculated from five scored sections: two Analytical Writing (AW) essays (considered one section) are the basis for the AW score; two Verbal Reasoning and two Quantitative Reasoning sections are the basis for the Verbal and Quantitative scores, respectively. The AW section is always first, followed by one Verbal section and one Quantitative section in either order. After this, there is a ten-minute break followed by the second Verbal and Quantitative sections. There may also be an unidentified or identified unscored research section. Thus, any given test will have two Verbal sections and two Quantitative sections and perhaps an additional Quantitative or Verbal section.
Who can take GRE test?
Prospective graduate and business school applicants from all around the world who are interested in pursuing a master’s, MBA, specialized master’s in business, J.D. degree, or doctoral degree take the GRE General Test. Applicants come from varying educational and cultural backgrounds and the GRE General Test provides schools with a common measure for comparing candidates’ qualifications.
GRE scores are used by admissions or fellowship panels to supplement your undergraduate records, recommendation letters and other qualifications for graduate-level study.