Graduate record Examinations or the GRE is a mandatory test to be taken by students desirous of getting admission to any masters level program in the USA (other than a business related program-MBA/Management). The GRE is also accepted / required by some universities in Canada. The Graduate Record Examination is of two types- The General GRE and The Subject GRE.

The general GRE is a Standardized test that measures Verbal, Mathematical and Analytical Writing skills. It is intended to help the graduate schools (of all fields other than business) assess the potential of applicants for advanced study. Nearly 300 universities in the US require GRE scores from each applicant. The GRE tests the fundamental skills - Reasoning and Comprehension included - and does not require any subject-specific theoretical study


The GRE® 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. 

Verbal Reasoning - The skills measured include the test taker's ability to analyze and evaluate written material and synthesize information obtained from it analyze relationships among component parts of sentences recognize relationships between words and concepts. 

Quantitative Reasoning - The skills measured include the test taker's ability to understand basic concepts of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, and data analysis reason quantitatively solve problems in a quantitative setting. 

Analytical Writing - The skills measured include the test taker's ability to articulate complex ideas clearly and effectively examine claims and accompanying evidence support ideas with relevant reasons and examples sustain a well-focused, coherent discussion control the elements of standard written English.

Where Do People Take It?

The General Test is offered year-round at computer-based test centers in the U.S., Canada, and many other countries. It is offered at paper-based test centers in areas of the world where computer-based testing is not available. See which format is available in your area.



GRE is conducted by the Educational Testing Service (ETS), to be taken by the students who want to apply for any Masters level courses related to Technical, Science, Art, etc.

It basically measures one's verbal, quantitative & analytical skills.

Test Takers         :

MS, MA & PhD aspirants.

Test Accepted By                            :

US, few univs in UK, Canada, Australia & New Zealand

Test Conducted By                             :


Nature of Test    :

Computer Based Test (CBT)

Test Pattern                  :

AWA, Quantitative & Verbal.

Test Duration     :


Test Scores        :

340(Q+V). AWA (0-6) scale. Good score 300+

Test Score Validity                :

5 years.

Official Score Reported               :

Mailed after 3-4 weeks of taking the test.

When is the Test Conducted?          :

Throughout the year.

Test Repetition  Policy                   :

Once in a calendar month.

Mode of               Registration     :


Proof of Document Required for Registration      :

Original & Valid Passport