GRE Graduate Record Examination GRE for students online
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?
American graduate schools accept GRE (Graduate Record Examinations) as the entrance test for all MS programs except for Business, Law and Medicines.
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
|Experimental||Either Math or Verbal|
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
Do I need to take a subject GRE
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.
- 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