GRE General Test

GRE General Test

GRE General Test is for Graduate and Professional Schools, including STEM, Healthcare, Business and Law schools, eventually providing more opportunities for success to the aspiring graduates.

GRE General Test will help a student show his best. Also, GRE General Test is the only admissions test that allows students to skip questions within a section, go back and change answers.

Test takers can also choose questions that they want to answer first within a section.

Who takes it & for What?

Prospective graduate and STEM school applicants from all around the world, who are interested in

pursuing a Master’s, Specialized Master’s in Business, MBA, Juris Doctor (J.D.) or Doctoral degree, take the GRE General Test. Applicants come from varying educational and cultural backgrounds and the GRE General Test provides schools with a common measure for comparing candidates’ qualifications. GRE scores are used by admissions or fellowship panels to supplement students’ undergraduate records, recommendation letters and other qualifications for graduate-level study.

It helps an applicant earn University admission, visa and scholarships in different areas.

When and Where do people take it?

The GRE General Test is available at 1,000+ test centres in more than 160 countries across the globe. In most regions of the world, the test is available on a continuous basis throughout the year. In Mainland China; Hong Kong; Taiwan; and Korea, the test is available up to three times per month. For list of GRE General Test centres in India, please visit.

Who accepts it?

The GRE General Test is accepted at thousands of graduate schools, including STEM, Healthcare, Business and Law, as well as departments and divisions within these schools. For more information on the list of institutions accepting GRE General Test scores

GRE General Test at Home

The GRE General Test at Home option is available everywhere, where the GRE General Test is normally available, except Mainland China and Iran. The ability to register for the At Home Test is based on the country’s name that a student enters in his ETS account. If the country’s name matches the country where the test is available, the student will see the “Test at Home” option as he begins registration.


The GRE General Test measures the candidate’s Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, Critical Thinking and Analytical Writing skills – skills that have been developed over a long period of time and are not related to a specific field of study but are comprehensively important.

The GRE General Test is a computer-delivered test that features question types that closely reflect the kind of thinking that a student will do – and the skills that he needs to succeed in today’s demanding graduate school programs, including STEM, Healthcare, Business and Law.

The test-taker friendly design lets him skip questions within a section, go back and change answers and have the flexibility to choose which questions within a section he wants to answer first.


GRE Test Content

Verbal Reasoning

The Verbal Reasoning section measures the student’s ability to: Understand the meanings of words, sentences and entire texts and understand relationships among words and concepts Select important points; distinguish major from minor or irrelevant points; summarize text and understand the structure of a text Analyze and draw conclusions from discourse; reason from incomplete data; identify author’s assumptions and/or perspective and understand multiple levels of meanings, such as literal, figurative and author’s intent

Quantitative Reasoning

The Quantitative Reasoning section includes an ON-SCREEN CALCULATOR. The Quantitative Reasoning section measures the student’s ability to:

Apply basic skills and elementary concepts of Arithmetic, Algebra, Geometry and Data Analysis

Solve problems using mathematical models

Understand, interpret and analyze quantitative information

Analytical Writing

The Analytical Writing (AWA) section measures the ability to: the student’s Articulate complex ideas clearly and effectively Support complex ideas with relevant reasons and examples Examine claims and accompanying evidence Sustain a well-focused, coherent discussion

Control the elements of standard written English

The Analytical Writing section requires a student to provide focused responses based on the tasks presented so that he can accurately demonstrate his skill indirectly responding to a task.

GRE General Test Structure

GRE General Test

1 An unidentified/unscored section that does not count towards a student’s score may be included and

may appear in any order after the Analytical Writing section. Questions in the unscored section are being tried out either for possible use in future tests or to ensure that scores on new editions of the test are comparable to scores from earlier editions.

2 An identified research section that does not count towards a student’s score may be included in the place of the unscored section. The research section will always appear at the end of the test. Questions in this section are included for ETS research purposes.

The Analytical Writing section will always be first. The Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and unidentified/unscored sections may appear in any order; therefore, a student should treat each section as if it counts towards the final score.

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