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The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is a standardized test that is required to be taken by students seeking admission to graduate schools. The exam has been developed to evaluate the verbal, analytical and mathematical skills of the candidates. GRE is a computer-based test and has a user-friendly design. Individuals applying to graduate schools in order to pursue a Master’s of Science (MS) or MBA are required to take the exam.



Graduate Record Examinations Test (GRE)

Test Organization: ETS

Validity: 5 years


Score Scale

Verbal Reasoning

130–170, in 1 point increments

Quantitative Reasoning

130–170, in 1 point increments

Analytical Writing

0–6, in half point increments

Average / Good Score


Over half a million individuals across 160 countries take the GRE General Test every year, in over 1,000 test centers set up by ETS. GRE scores of candidates are accepted at thousands of graduate programs around the world, for master’s and doctorate degrees.

Student can also secure a merit-based scholarship.

There are two types of GRE tests, GRE General Test and GRE Subject Test.

          The GRE General Test consists of three sections

  • Analytical Writing
  • Verbal Reasoning
  • Quantitative Reasoning

    The GRE Subject Test consists of the following subjects:
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Literature in English
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Psychology

Test Pattern for Computer-Delivered General GRE

Analytical Writing  
Duration : 30 minutes per task
One Analyse an Issue task and one Analyse an Argument  task

Verbal Reasoning (2 Sections)
Duration : 30 minutes per section
20 questions per section

Duration : 35 minutes
20 questions per section

Test Pattern for Paper-Delivered General GRE

Analytical Writing (Two sections)
Duration : 30 minutes each

Section 1: Analyze an Issue  task
Section 2: Analyze an Argument  task

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