The GRE® General Test
The GRE® General Test — the most widely accepted Graduate Admissions Test in USA and Canada — can bring you one step closer to achieving your career goals. And there has never been a better time to take the one test that gives you more opportunities for your future. Introduced on August 1, 2011, the GRE revised General Test features new types of questions that more closely reflect the kind of thinking you’ll do – and the skills you need to succeed – in today’s demanding Graduate (Masters) programs. It is designed to provide a friendlier, more flexible test-taking experience.
Here’s a look at content covered in the three test sections — Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning and Analytical Writing. Verbal Reasoning : Measures your ability to analyze and evaluate written material and synthesize information obtained from it, analyze relationships among component parts of sentences and recognize relationships among words and concepts.Quantitative Reasoning : Measures problem-solving ability, focusing on basic concepts of arithmetic, algebra, geometry and data analysis. Analytical Writing : Measures critical thinking and analytical writing skills, specifically your ability to articulate and support complex ideas clearly and effectively.
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The overall testing time for the computer-based GRE® revised General Test is about three hours and 45 minutes. There are six sections with a 10-minute break following the third section.
An unidentified unscored section may be included and may appear in any order after the Analytical Writing section. It is not counted as part of your score.
An identified research section that is not scored may be included, and it is always at the end of the test.The Analytical Writing section will always be first, while the other five sections may appear in any order.
GRE® test scores are valid for five years after the testing year in which you tested (July 1 – June 30).
The Verbal and Quantitative scores range from 0 to 60. Scores below 9 and above 44 for the Verbal section or below 7 and above 50 for the Quantitative section are rare. The Verbal and Quantitative scores measure different constructs and are not comparable to each other.
GRE is now computer adaptive test and can be taken all round the year. To schedule a date to take any of these tests, we offer Professional Assistance in Exam Registration.
You can take the GRE revised General Test only once every 60 days, and no more than five times within any continuous rolling 12-month period. This applies even if you canceled your scores on a test taken previously.All your scores will be written in the report as long as they are valid ( less than 5 years.) thus, if you take the GRE for the 10 times in 3 years ( not more than 5 times in a year and one time in a month) all your scores will be reported. If you even cancel you score, then they will indicate that this person on this date and in this place (Place of exam- code of it) took the GRE and canceled his/her exam.It’s a varying policy, but the Universities may choose to look at the best score, the average or a combination of both depending upon the strength of the other parts of your application. So you really cannot choose to send “Any Particular" scores. The University will know all your GRE scores in the last 5yrs I believe, for which they keep the record of your examination valid.However if you do cancel your score, of course you wont be able to see your score, but the record of that exam will not appear in the report as well.
ID verification at the test center may include thumbprinting, photographing, videotaping or some other form of electronic ID confirmation. If you refuse to participate, you will not be permitted to test and you will forfeit your registration and test fees. This is in addition to the requirement that you must present acceptable and valid identification – Passport.
Food and drinks are not allowed in the testing room.
If you have health-related needs that require you to bring equipment, beverages or snacks into the testing room or to take extra or extended breaks, you need to follow the accommodations request procedures described in the Bulletin Supplement for Test Takers with Disabilities or Health-related Needs.
Do not bring cell phones, smartphones (e.g., BlackBerry®, iPhone®), PDAs and other electronic or photographic devices into the test center. If you do, you will be dismissed from the test, your test fees will be forfeited and your scores will be canceled even if dismissal is not enforced on the day of the test. Test administrators are not permitted to collect and hold cell phones or other devices. If you are seen using any of these electronic devices and/or transmitting data,including but not limited to text messaging, e-mail and photographs, your device may be inspected and/or confiscated.
Personal items other than identification documents are not allowed in the testing room. You will be required to follow the procedures set by the test center for storage of your personal belongings. You may also be asked to empty your pockets. Storage space is limited, so plan accordingly. You will not have access to your personal items during the test. Personal items such as hats, scarves, jackets and outerwear that are taken into the test room are subject to inspection by the test administrator. Failure to comply may result in dismissal from the test and/or cancellation of scores.
Neither ETS nor the test centers assume any responsibility whatsoever for personal items or devices that you choose to bring into the test center.