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Graduate Record Examinations (GRE)

    The Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) is a standardized test that is an admissions requirement for most graduate schools in the United States and Canada. Created and administered by Educational Testing Service (ETS) in 1949, the exam aims to measure verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning, analytical writing and critical thinking skills that have been acquired over a long period of time and that are not related to any specific field of study.


    The GRE General Test is offered as a computer-based exam administered at Prometric testing centres. The GRE is an important admission requirement for MS & Ph.D. programs in Engineering, Science and Arts in the USA or other English speaking countries.


    The GRE is conducted by Educational Testing Services (ETS), a New Jersey-based American organization of long standing reputation and quality.


    What is the GRE General Test and the GRE Subject Test?


    The GRE is conducted in 2 basic streams:


    The GRE General Test measures Verbal reasoning, Quantitative reasoning, Critical thinking and Analytical skills acquired over a long period of time. In August 2011, the test was revised and the score pattern was changed from 1600 to 340 in total. Go to GRE new pattern to learn more.

    The GRE Subject Test gauges undergraduate achievement in 7 specific fields of study.




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    Who is eligible to write the GRE General Test?

    Anyone can write the GRE. Usually, graduates in Humanities, Sciences, Engineering, and Technology who want to pursue their higher studies at international universities write the GRE.


    The GRE Score is widely accepted in the universities and institutions of United States of America, Europe, Canada, Asia Pacific, Middle East, Africa and Latin America for admission into departments of higher studies and research.


    The GRE test score is highly valuable as many Universities and Institutes take that into consideration for the award of scholarship and fellowships.


    Fee and Costs
    Exam Fees


    The cost to take the GRE test is US$195

    To reschedule, test-takers need to pay an additional $50. Re-scheduling can be done up to 7 days prior to the test day.

    The GRE score can be reported to four schools of the applicant’s choice for free.

    For more detail on Fee, go to the link :


    Q – What is the test duration?

    The GRE is a 3 hours 45 minutes examination. You get one minute breaks between each section. After the 3rd section, you get a 10 minute break.


    Q – Who accepts GRE subject tests?

    GRE subject test scores are accepted by majority of graduate schools .it is advisable to contact the admissions office or department you are interested in to check the exact requirement.


    Q – How can I register for test?

    You can register for the test online or by mail.


    Q – What do I need to take to the test centre?

    You have to carry your admission ticket and valid ID proof and some stationery like 2-3 pencils, sharpener and eraser. Pens are not permitted.


    Q – When are subject test scores reported?

    Approximately six weeks after the test, score reports will be mailed to the recipients. After receiving the email notification from ETS, one can check scores, online, in test takers GRE account.


    Q – For what duration is a GRE score valid?

    A GRE score is valid for 5 years. While a student can retake the exam to improve upon scores, Institutions will have access to all your scores registered for the last 5 years. Hence, candidates are advised to prepare thoroughly before sitting for the exam.


    Q – Where can I get more information about the GRE?

    Kindly fill the enquiry form available on the webpage. We will contact you at the earliest. You can contact also through contact links available on the home page. Alternatively, you may visit us personally to meet our GRE faculty.

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