A quick glance at GRE

The Graduate Record Examination (commonly known as GRE) is initiated by the ETS to provide business schools an insight to a student's readiness for graduate and business programmes.

The GRE score checks your proficiency in fundamental maths, algebra, geometry, and data analysis as well as command on college-level vocabulary. More significantly, it assesses your capacity for problem-solving, critical thinking, and the analysis and evaluation of written information.

Test modes and Format

Both versions of the test are conducted both online and offline/paper-based (only in areas with restricted internet). A paper-based test takes 3 hours and 30 minutes, whereas a computerised test takes at least 3 hours and 45 minutes.

SECTIONS

COMPUTER-DELIVERED

PAPER-DELIVERED

Analytical Writing

1 section- 2 tasks

(40 minutes)

2 sections- 50 questions

(60 minutes)

Verbal Reasoning

2 sections- 40 questions

(60 minutes)

2 sections- 50 questions

(70 minutes)

Quantitative Reasoning

2 section- 40 questions

(70 minutes)

2 sections- 50 questions

(80 minutes)

Unscored

Varies

N/A

Research

Varies

N/A

Content of the Test

The GRE test is an accurate way of evaluating your verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning, critical thinking, and analytical writing abilities—skills that have been established over time as useful in all fields of study.

Verbal Reasoning

It’s a test of your ability to understand and draw conclusions from dialogue, reason from incomplete data, and mastery over English language vocabulary. Notable questions in this section include questions such as, Identify the author's opinions or assumptions, understand meaning at various levels, comprehend the structure of a text; recognize the significance of individual words, sentences, and texts as a whole.

Quantitative Reasoning

The quantitative reasoning section of the test assesses your capacity to comprehend, evaluate, and analyse quantitative data as well as your capacity to solve problems utilising mathematical formulas, applying fundamental knowledge and understanding of mathematics, algebra, geometry, and data analysis.

Analytical Writing

This section assesses your ability to verify concepts with relevant justifications and examples and to explain difficult ideas clearly. It also examines the statements and supporting details and features of standardised written English.

Questions to be asked

SECTIONS

Analytical Writing

Verbal Reasoning

Quantitative Reasoning

TYPE OF QUESTIONS

  • Analyze an issue
  • Analyze an argument
  • Text Completion questions
  • Reading Comprehension questions
  • Sentence Equivalence questions
  • Problem Solving questions
  • Quantitative Comparison questions
     

FAQs

How much does the GRE cost?

The cost is approximately $205.

 For how long is the GRE score valid?

 The GRE score is valid for 5 years.

 What is a good GRE score to get admission?

 A good GRE score is between 310+ (Quantitative and Verbal) and 4.0 (Analytical Writing)

 How many attempts of GRE can be taken in an academic year?

 It can be taken once every 21 days in an academic year.

 How many times the paper-delivered test is held in a year?

3 times/ year

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