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Latest The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) Is Administered By The Educational Testing Services (ETS) For Admission Into All Graduate Academic Programs (except Management) In Universities Across USA And Canada And Some Selected Universities Across The World Including India. The Exam Is A Computer Adaptive Test And Is Administered At Any Of The Sylvan Testing Centers In The Country After Prior Registration. for students online. All these are just samples for prepration for exams only. These are not actual papers.

The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is administered by the Educational Testing Services (ETS) for admission into all graduate academic programs (except management) in universities across USA and Canada and some selected universities across the world including India. The exam is a Computer Adaptive Test and is administered at any of the Sylvan testing centers in the country after prior registration.

Where can I apply thru GRE?
Who conducts the GRE?
What is the pattern of GRE?
How are the essays evaluated?
Do I need to take a subject GRE also?
How do I get to know my GRE score?
What is a good GRE score?
How long are the GRE scores valid?
How do universities get my GRE score?
When can I give my GRE?
How do I register for GRE?
Where in India can I write GRE?
What is the fee for the test?

Where can I apply thru GRE?

American graduate schools accept GRE (Graduate Record Examinations) as the entrance test for all MS programs except for Business, Law and Medicines.

Who conducts the GRE?

The Educational Testing Service (ETS) administers the test on behalf of the GRE Board.

What is the pattern of the test?

The GRE is a Computer Adaptive Test consisting of 3 multiple-choice sections-Quantitative, Analytical Writing and Verbal. It also includes an essay section - Writing Assessment, (mandatory only for certain universities). Students need to write this section on a separate day. The Computer Adaptive Test as the name suggests picks the questions based on the test taker's response to the given question. The first question is always of medium difficulty level and from then on the score graph starts to move upward or downward as per the performance of the candidate. A test-taker of higher caliber will get tougher questions than a test-taker of a lower caliber. As the test progresses, the score graph begin to narrow down to a range and that range will determine the final score.

GRE - The Computer Adaptive Test Structure

No of Questions
Types of questions Time Score
ANALYTICAL WRITING 2 Essays Analysis of Issue
Analysis of Argument
45 mins
30 mins
VERBAL 30 Antonyms
Sentence Completion
Reading Comprehension
30 minutes 200-800
QUANTITATIVE 28 Quantitative Comparison
Discrete Math
Data Interpretation
45 minutes 200-800
Experimental   Either Math or Verbal
    Total Time Approx
3 hrs 15 mins

The salient features: -

  • The Analytical Writing section is always the first section followed by either the Quantitative or Verbal.
  • All questions are multiple-choice having four or five answer choices.

Analytical Writing Assessment:

  • Analysis of Issue: Students are required to present their perspective/opinion on an issue.
  • Analysis of Argument: Students are required to analyze a given argument.

How are the essays evaluated?

The essays are scored in a range from 0 to 6. The ratings of the essay will be 6.0, 5.5, 5.0, 4.5, 4.0, 3.5, 3.0,2.5, 2.0, 1.5 and 1.0. The desired level is 5 and above.


Do I need to take a subject GRE also?

Usually universities don't ask for subject GRE scores. However in case of change of stream or for integrated PhD programs some universities may ask for a subject GRE score. It entirely depends on the university however very few universities

How do I get to know my GRE score?

Unofficial scores appear on screen following the test for verbal and quantitative section. The essay scores will come to you along with the official score reports. You will receive official score reports within 10- 15 days of taking the test.

What is a good GRE score?

A score of 1400 and above would help you to get in good universities


How long are the GRE scores valid?

The GRE score is valid for five years; however most of the universities insist on a GRE score not more than 2-3 years old.

How do universities get my GRE score?

ETS will directly send your scores to the universities you have mentioned in your test registration.

When can I give GRE?

You can write GRE on any working day of the year (Saturdays and Sundays are holidays).


How do I register for GRE?

You can register online on or can call up or send a fax or mail Prometric - Delhi.

Where in India can I write GRE?

What is the fee for GRE?

  • Test Fees: US$ 140* (Includes fee for reporting scores to 4 Universities).
    Additional Score Report: US$ 15 * per university.
    *Fees are subject to change

MAXGRE correspondence program

  • Duration: 90- 120 days program (approx 100 hour program)
  • Course Content-
  • Basic Reference Material: Verbal, Quantitative and AWA 20 Section Tests 7 PBT s and 10 Computer Test
  • Fees: Students based in India: Rs. 3500/-
    Globally: US$ 145