The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) Revised General Test is a test that is a requirement for most of the masters and doctoral degree programs in most of the universities of the US, UK, Germany, and Canada. The exams are developed and administered by Educational Testing Services (ETS).
There are no official prerequisites for taking this exam and it is intended for undergraduate students and bachelor’s degree graduated students. It is offered almost everywhere in the world in only one language- English.
It is offered all around the year as a computer-based test which can be taken once in 21 days with a restriction of max 5 times a year. On multiple attempts, the best score is considered. Once taken, the score is valid for 5 years. It is also offered as a paper-based test 3 times a year where the computer-based facility isn’t available. However, most of the people go for a computer-based test.
According to the ETS, the GRE intends to measure the analytical, quantitative, verbal, and critical thinking skills of a test-taker. Broadly speaking, the GRE questions are based on concepts from the basic Maths, verbal logic, and vocabulary.
The cost of taking the test is 205 US Dollars (Although, it might vary based on the country). ETS also offers financial aid to students who prove economic hardship.
In addition to the GRE Revised General Test, ETS also offers GRE Subject Tests that test your knowledge in a particular field of study which include Biology, Chemistry, Literature in English, Mathematics, Physics, and Psychology. It must be noted that, the GRE Subject Tests are not a necessary requirement for admission to universities.
*For more information, visit https://www.ets.org/gre
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