Who take it?

Prospective graduate applicants take the General Test. GRE test scores are used by admissions or fellowship panels
to supplement undergraduate records and other qualifications for graduate study. The scores provide common
measures for comparing the qualifications of applicants and aid in evaluating grades and recommendations.

US universities require GRE and TOEFL scores when you are applying for admission. Depending on the course of
study you are applying for, minimum credentials require may very. Any foreign / international student will need:

(For complete details on admission process and minimum qualification requirements in US universities check 'Study
in USA' section)  

What is GRE?

GRE at a glance










Details:

The GRE (Graduate Record Examination) General Test measures verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning, critical
thinking, and analytical writing skills that have been acquired over a long period of time and that are not related to any
specific field of study. It is designed to test applicants skills such as:

The
GRE (Graduate Record Examination) General Exam is a required test for most American graduate schools (Note
that business schools  require the GMAT, and law schools require the LSAT not GRE scores).
The GRE consists of
three multiple-choice sections, Quantitative, Analytical and Verbal
, and a new essay section called the Writing
Assessment, which is taken separately.

Verbal Reasoning: The skills measured include the test taker's ability to
Quantitative Reasoning: The skills measured include the test taker's ability to

Analytical Writing: The skills measured include the test taker's ability to
Time alloted is 45 minutes.    











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Section
Nu. of questions
Time allotted in
Min
Max score
Quantitative
28
45
800
Analytical
30
30
800
Verbal
2
75
6 points
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