GRE(Graduate Record Examinations) is a qualifying exam required for the post graduation admission in Foreign. It can be compared to yardstick to measure the capability of the student to study a graduate program. It is available in Online and Paper based format  and comprises of 2 types – General and Subject-specific. The duration of this test is approximately 3 hrs and 45 mins. This exam is essential for those who wish to take Masters or PhD in USA and for students aspiring to take MBA. This test is conducted by  ETS (Educational Testing Service).

GRE HIghlights

Exam Name GRE
GRE full form Graduate Record Examination
Official Website
GRE Fee US $205
GRE Contact +91-1244517127 or 000-800-100-4072
Monday–Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. IST

GRE Syllabus

There are two test formats of the GRE Exam:

  1. GRE General Test: 

In the general GRE Test the student’s analytical writing skills and their verbal and quantitative reasoning are analyzed

Syllabus for the GRE General test is:

  • Analytical Reasoning
  • Verbal Reasoning
    • Verbs
    • Modifiers
    • Nouns, Pronouns, and Adjectives
    • Idioms and Idiomatic Expressions
    • Parallelism
  • Quantitative Reasoning
  1. GRE Subject Test:

Some colleges demand Subject test to test the student’s knowledge in particular subjects

The syllabus for the GRE subject test is:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • English Literature
  • Psychology

GRE Exam Pattern

Competitive exams such as GRE is essential when it comes to time management because finishing the exam on time is a task even though you have the complete knowledge about everything. Understanding the style and Pattern in advance helps the student in planning accordingly.

Exam Pattern for GRE Computer Based Exam

GRE Segment No. Of Sections Duration
Analytical Writing Segment 2 Tasks 30-minutes each
Verbal Segment 20 Questions (2 sections) 30 minutes (each section)
Quantitative Segment 20 Questions (2 sections) 35 minutes (each section)

Exam Pattern for GRE Paper Based Exam

GRE Segment No. Of Sections Duration
Analytical Writing Segment 2 30 – minutes each
Verbal Segment 2 35 – minutes each
Quantitative Segment 2 40 – minutes each

GRE Score

GRE Scores t

Every Applicant who Gives their GRE Exam shall get their GRE scores. GRE Scores are available on the ETS Website within 10-15 days of the exam, you can check your GRE score by logging in your ETS account with your credentials. Your GRE score is very important as it decided in which university you can apply in. Every University accepts different GRE scores. A GRE score is valid for 5 Years from the day of your exam.

Score Rage in GRE

Section Score Range
Verbal Reasoning 130-170
Quantitative Reasoning 130-170
Analytical Writing 0-6
Total 260-340

Source – ETS

Score Accepted By Universities

Universities for GRE Score 330 – 340

  1. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, Massachusetts)
  2. Stanford University (California)
  3. California Institute of Technology (California)
  4. The University of California – Berkley (Berkley, California)
  5. Carnegie Mellon University (Pennsylvania)
  6. Princeton University (New Jersey)
  7. Harvard University (Massachusetts)

Universities for GRE Score 325 – 330

  1. Yale University (Connecticut)
  2. The University of California – Los Angeles (Los Angeles, California)
  3. The University of Maryland (College Park, Maryland)
  4. Cornell University (New York)
  5. Columbia University (New York)
  6. Brown University (Rhode Island)

Universities for GRE Score 320 – 325

  1. Purdue University (Indiana)
  2. The University of Pennsylvania (Pennsylvania)
  3. The University of Virginia (Virginia)
  4. The University of Chicago (Illinois)
  5. Northwestern University (Illinois)

GRE Exam Dates

Throughout the year you can appear for the GRE Entrance test at numerous test centres in India. There are chances that at some GRE test centers that are located outside of the Prometric network, there might be limited test-dates available. So, in such case it becomes important to check the availability of the dates.

Scheduling the examination date is very easy. You can schedule the exam date online, through the mail, over a telephone or even through fax. We usually recommend our students to choose online registration as this method assures the fastest guarantee of registration, which is on a first-come, first-served basis.

It is important to select the entrance test date cautiously and ensure that the result declares before the application deadline. The Score is sent to the selected colleges and universities in 10-15 days after the test date. If required the GRE test can be retaken after 21 days of the exam date. You can take this exam 5 times in a calendar year.

GRE Login

Registration for GRE can be done online on, through phone/ desktop/ laptop or the mail, for both forms of test be it paper-based and computer-based tests. Since the spaces  fill up quickly, it is recommended to register as soon as possible.

Steps to Register

  • Visit the official Website.
  • Register through your mail.
  • Choose the relevant option
  • Select the test center.
  • Choose a center near to you.

Steps to Apply for GRE

  • To apply for this exam, one must create a ‘My GRE Account.’
  • A candidate then should fill all their vital information carefully.
  • Once the account is set up, search for test availability dates.
  • After choosing a date and time slot, choose the suitable test center from the list of centers provided.
  • Then pay the fees online, which is USD 205.

GRE Preparation Tips

GRE preparation requires lot of hard work. The examination is held and directed by the Educational Testing Service(ETS). It is advisable to attempt the best GRE practice tests online as a part of the GRE preparation.

  • Choose the right study material
  • Stick to the study plan
  • Mental stamina is important
  • Be confident
  • Daily practice mock tests

The preparation for GRE is tough, thus the preparation should be planned and carefully done. So here are the tips to prepare the Exam. The Exam is divided into 4 sections such as

GRE Verbal ReasoningGRE Analytical Writing, and Quantitative Reasoning

Tips for Verbal Reasoning:

  1. Learn new words
  2. Practice Reading Comprehension
  3. Check Grammar

Tips for Quantitative Reasoning

  1. Practice elementary mathematics
  2. Solve sample paper

Tips for Analytical Writing

  1. Read and Analyse
  2. Practice writing

Important GRE Tips

  1. Practice
  2. Mark and Review
  3. Review
  4. No negative marking
  5. Tracking time

Advantages of GRE

  • GRE helps students to seek admission in universities all over the world.
  • The exam is available in two formats – online and paper-based.
  • The exam can be given generally or can be given as a subject-specific exam.
  • The exam helps students with low GPAs.
  • Students with a low GPA if scores good in GRE can still seek admission in top universities.
  • A good GRE score also makes one eligible for various scholarships.
  • A good GRE score also ensures that one gets a VISA more easily than others.
  • A GRE exam can do wonders and help improve one’s profile.
  • GRE exam can greatly improve your chances of admission to a foreign university.

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