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Exam Full Name:: Graduate Record Exams
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                                                                                       Developed and Conducted by Educational Testing Service (ETS)-a subsidiary of the Graduate Record Examination Board of the U.S.A, the Graduate Record Examination(GRE) is a common prerequisite for all Graduate School applicants. The scores of this standardized, computer adaptive format test helps graduate schools to assess the advanced study potential of their prospective students. GRE test scores are used by admissions or fellowship panels to supplement undergraduate records and other qualifications for graduate study. The scores provide common measures for comparing the qualifications of applicants and aid in evaluating grades and recommendations. ETS can send your GRE scores to four universities chosen by you. GRE scores are valid for 5 years. GRE offers two kinds of Examinations to enable admissions panel to assess the applicants and their aptitude towards their chosen fields of study - GRE General Test and GRE Subject Test. Most applicants to Graduate Schools are generally asked to take the GRE General test.

Students those wants to continue their studies in Abroad they should give this exam.

The GRE Test or the revised General Test features a flexible, test-taker friendly design that lets you use more of your own personal test-taking style and strategies:

The GRE Test will give you:

 Preview and review capabilities within a section
 “Mark and review" feature to tag questions, so you can skip and return later within a section
 Ability to change/edit answers within a section
 On-screen calculator for the Quantitative Reasoning section*


The GRE exam fees in Indian currency (Rupees) are INR 12,000. This test pricing is based on an exchange rate of 62 Rupees/Dollar. Use the prevailing rate to find the latest registration cost of the GRE test in rupees.


Exam Level

National level exam

The graduate students can take GRE test while taking the exam dates from nearest center. Even undergraduates in their final and pre-final years are reported taking tests since the validity of the scores lasts for 5 straight years. In order to have better impact and also for better universities scores latest by last two years are mainly taken into account.

You need to have the specified identification requirements to take the GRE Exam. In most cases you will require Passport and another form of photo Id to register for GRE.

Then you have to pay the fees, register for the GRE test. Make sure that name you use to register for the test is same as the name in your Passport or other primary document [ usually your passport if taking GRE in India]

At testing center you can only correct the spelling, but not the entire name.

You can also check ETS website for more details. But, there are no other eligibility criteria that will prevent you from taking the GRE test.

Some students register for GRE test even before getting the passport. If the name in passport is different from Name you registered for the test, then you cannot take GRE Exam.Make sure you have passport to register for GRE Exam.


GRE General Test :  Generally taken by prospective graduate students, this test measures Verbal reasoning, Analytical and Critical Writing and Quantitative Reasoning skills of a candidate.

GRE Subject test : This version of GRE exam assesses candidates' knowledge level and accomplishments in a specific field of study. Unlike the GRE General test, this test is available only thrice in a year and can be taken only as the paper-based test. The scores of this test are often required for doctoral programs in the US, though some universities require the GRE Subject test scores for Masters-level programs too. T

he eight subjects in which the GRE subject test is presently conducted are: Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, English Literature, Mathematics, Physics and Psychology.

The experimental section of GRE test can be either math section or verbal section. This section can be unreasonably difficult. Hence, if you perform badly on a particular section, you can a chance to recover your performance in the experimental section. So, do not allow a difficult section to depress your performance on the rest of the GRE Test. This section has to be answered in 30 minutes.

Following table will help you to properly analyze the structure of the GRE test:

Section Number of Question Length
Verbal Around 6 sentences completion 30 minutes
  Around 7 Analogies  
  Around 8 reading comprehensions  
  Around 8 Antonyms  
Math/Quantitative Around 14 Quantitative Comparisons 45 minutes
  Around 9 Multiples Choices  
  Around 5 Graphs  
Writing Present your Perspective on an Issue 75 minutes
  Analyze an Argument  
Experimental Verbal or Math 30 Minutes

The total Time Dration of GRE Test is approximately Three hours. However, only two and half hours of the test count toward your score; the experimental section is not scored in your GRE test.

There are no specific GRE exam dates in India, it can be given anytime in the year, by taking an appointment with the closest GRE exam center. But, during the peak season (generally from August to December), it may be difficult for you to get an appointment in your preferred exam center.

You can find the dates and register for GRE here

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