What Is the GRE?
GRE (Graduate Record Examination) is a standardized test required for admission to graduate (Master-level) programs in the US and Canada, as well as in certain other countries, for academic fields other than Business Administration, Medicine, and Law.
GRE is composed of two types of tests: GRE General Test and GRE Subjects Tests. GRE General Test is offered as a CBT (Computer-Based Test) in testing centers around the world. GRE Subject Tests cover eight academic areas and are offered as a paper-and-pencil test in certain locations three to five times a year only. To find out whether you should take a General Test or one of the Subject Tests or both, check with the admissions of the university where you intend to study.
GRE GENERAL TEST
GRE General Test consists of three parts: Analytical Writing, Verbal Reasoning, and Quantitative Reasoning. In addition, one unidentified unscored section may appear on the test.
Time: 75 minutes
Format: 2 written responses – typing the responses on an American (QWERTY) keyboard
Topics tested: argument development and presentation, general writing skills, standard written English (grammar, structure, and vocabulary)
Problem types: 1 Issue Task (choose one of two presented topics and give a written response), 1 Argument Task (give a written response on a presented topic)
Time: 30 minutes
Format: 30 multiple-choice questions
Topics tested: concept analysis, information synthesis, vocabulary, language usage
Problem types: Antonyms, Analogies, Sentence Completion, Reading Comprehension
Time: 45 minutes
Format: 28 questions (mostly multiple-choice)
Topics tested: arithmetic, algebra, geometry, data analysis
Problem types: Quantitative Comparison, Discreet Quantitative Questions, Data Interpretation
Each of the three GRE sections is reported separately. Analytical Writing is scored on a scale of 0 to 6. Verbal Reasoning and Quantitative Reasoning are each scored on a scale of 200 to 800. To find out the score that you need to reach, contact the admissions office of the university you are applying to.
The fastest way to register is online: www.gre.org. Alternatively, you can call ETS Europe: +31 320 239 540.
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