Types of GRE Exam
There are 2 types of GRE Academic exam
The GRE General Test assesses the student's verbal reasoning, quantitative ability, and analytical writing skills. Most universities accept the general test score, and the majority of students take it. The GRE General Test is given throughout the year, and students can schedule their exam at their leisure.
The GRE Subject Test evaluates a student's performance in a specific subject. This exam is given for the subjects of Biochemistry (Cell and Molecular Biology), Biology, Chemistry, Literature (English), Math, Physics, and Psychology. Like an entrance exam, the GRE Subject Test is held on a set date for everyone. This exam is required for certain courses.
Eligibility Criteria for GRE?
There is no specific qualification or age limit for aspirants to take the GRE, but because the GRE is an evaluation test for admission to graduate courses, students are expected to have completed their undergraduate programme successfully. Students should be aware that not all programmes and universities require GRE scores for admission to graduate programmes.
GRE TEST TYPES
Mode of GRE test is of 2 types :
1. GRE Paper-Based Exam
The paper-based exam consists of 2 sub-sections of each of the primary categories-
- Analytical Writing
- Verbal & Quantitative Reasoning.
The analytical Writing section consists of two 60-minute tasks. Both Verbal and Quantitative reasoning have two sections and 50 questions, with time limits of 60 and 70 minutes. The Unscored and Research sections are not included in the paper-based exam.
2. GRE Computer-Based Exam
• Each GRE section is further divided into two sub-sections with a total of 40 questions in the computer-based GRE paper pattern (Verbal Reasoning and Quantitative Reasoning).
• Analytical Writing has only one section with two tasks totaling one hour. In addition to these primary sections, the computer-based pattern exam includes two variable sections. After the Quantitative Reasoning section is completed, there is a 10-minute break. These two variable sections, however, are-
- Unscored Section
- Research section
These 2 sections are not included in the final GRE Scores.
GRE Exam Pattern and Syllabus
The GRE Question Paper pattern is divided into 3 main sections as mentioned below
- Analytical Writing
- Verbal Reasoning, and
- Quantitative Reasoning.
The total time given to complete the exam is 3 hours 45 minutes for the computer-based GRE General Test.
|No. of Sections||Duration||No. of Sections||Duration|
|Analytical Writing||2 sections- 2 tasks||60 minutes||1 section- two tasks||60 minutes|
|Verbal Reasoning||2 sections- 50 questions||70 minutes||2 section- 40 questions||60 minutes|
|Quantitative Reasoning||2 sections- 50 questions||80 minutes||2 section- 40 questions||70 minutes|
GRE General Test Syllabus
The GRE exam syllabus covering the GRE Writing Syllabus, GRE Verbal Syllabus, and GRE Quantitative syllabus:
1. GRE Analytical Writing
The syllabus for GRE Analytical Writing consist of 2 separately timed analytical writing tasks of 30 minutes each:
- Analyze an Issue
- Analyze an Argument
2. GRE Verbal Reasoning
Topics covered under the GRE verbal syllabus includes
- Basic Sentence structure: Nouns, Pronouns, Adjectives
- Verb Tense
- Subject-Verb Agreement
- Idioms & Idiomatic Expressions
- Pronoun Agreement
3. GRE Quantitative Reasoning
List of topics covered in GRE Quantitative Reasoning Syllabus include
|Lines and angles||Lines and angles|
|Percentage||Profit and loss|
|Profit and loss||Triangles|
|Simple and compound interest||Coordinate geometry|
|Permutation & combination||Volume and surface area|
|Probability||Powers and roots|
|Order of operations||Pipes, cisterns, work, time|
Section-Wise GRE Score Range
|Verbal Reasoning||130 - 170, in 1-point increments|
|Quantitative Reasoning||130 - 170, in 1-point increments|
|Analytical Writingg||0 - 6, in half-point increments|
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|Scholarship/Fellowships||Field of Study||Amount/Benefits|
|Inlaks Scholarship||Humanities and Arts||Up to US $100,000|
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|Chevening Scholarship||Masters program in designated UK universities||Monthly Stipend|
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Exam Information :
|GRE full form||Graduate Record Examination|
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|Most popular for||MS courses in the USA|
|Also accepted for||MBA courses outside India|
|Conducted by||ETS (Educational Testing Service)|
|Mode of Exam||Computer and Paper â€“ delivered test|
|GRE Fee||US $213|
|Score Range||Verbal Reasoning score range: 130 - 170
Quantitative Reasoning score range: 130 - 170
Analytical Writing score range: 0 - 6
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