GRE- Graduate Record Examination is conducted by the same organization as TOEFL viz., ETS. GRE evaluates candidate’s verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning, critical thinking and analytical writing skills. It is a benchmark to access how an individual can apply verbal and aptitude in Graduate schools or PhD programs. It doesn’t depend on any particular branch of studies and hence is widely acceptable worldwide with hundreds of business schools also accepting GRE test score for their business studies program.
GRE comes in two variants:
1. GRE General Test- taken by 95% aspirants of overseas education or research.
- Computer Based GRE General Test
- Paper Based GRE General Test
2. GRE Subject Test- considered department wise in various research fields or higher education and study abroad purposes.
Duration of GRE test is around 3 hours 45 mins. A student can take this exam any 5 times in a year to improve the score but only once in 21 days. GRE scores are available instantly after exam for the two sections: Quantitative Reasoning & Verbal Reasoning, while Analytical & Writing Assessment(AWA) score comes in 15 days. A student can ask for score reports to be sent to the Universities where they intend to apply after the exam. If you select 4 universities, to send GRE scores, where you would want to apply for overseas education, then you can report it free of cost while you are still in examination centre. To send scores to universities later, extra charges are incurred. GRE scores can be ordered to send electronically from student’s ETS account, to the universities/colleges for study abroad.