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What is GRE?

The GRE (Graduate Record Examinations) serves as a standardized test required by numerous graduate schools across the globe. It caters to individuals interested in pursuing master’s, MBA, specialized master’s in business, or doctoral degrees in countries like the US, Canada, and more.

As the first step towards studying abroad, the GRE evaluates a candidate’s verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning, analytical writing, and critical thinking skills acquired over an extended period of learning. Educational Testing Services (ETS) owns and administers the test.

The GRE General Test is conducted as a computer-based exam available at designated testing centers and institutions authorized by Prometric. This table provides an overview of the exam’s structure and timing, emphasizing its importance for admission to graduate and business school programs in the United States and many other institutions worldwide.



GRE Exam Structure:

Analytical Writing Assessment (AWA)One task asks you to “Analyse an Issue,” and the other asks you to “Analyse an Argument.60 minutes (each 30 minutes)
Quantitative Reasoning20 questions per section70 minutes (each section 35 minutes)
Verbal Reasoning20 questions per section60 minutes (each section 30 minutes)


Total Time: 3 hours, 45 minutes

Nature of GRE Exam: Computer-Based Adaptive Test

Total Scores: GRE score is out of 340

Maximum Score: 170

Average Score: 150.8

The duration of the examination is approximately 3 hours and 45 minutes. There are six sections with a 10-minute break following the third section.

How do I register?

To register for the GRE test, follow these simple steps:

  1. Visit the ETS website.
  2. Make an ETS account if you don’t have one.
  3. Pick a test centre and date that suits you.
  4. Register for the test on the chosen date.
  5. Pay the fee, which is usually $220.
  6. You’ll get a confirmation email.

Remember, you can’t register on the test day at the centre. You must register in advance online. And GRE scores are valid for a period of five years. ETS will maintain your score report for five years after you take the test.

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