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The GRE® General Test measures critical thinking, analytical writing, verbal reasoning, and quantitative reasoning skills that have been acquired over a long period of time and that are not related to any specific field of study. GRE is accepted by countries like USA, Canada, Singapore etc.

GRE tests the following abilities of the students:

Analytical Writing: The skills measured include the student'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 and control the elements of standard written English.

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

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

The GRE General Test is taken by prospective graduate applicants. 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.

The GRE Test is offered year-round at computer-based test centers all across India. You can register for the test by logging on to Please note that there is a lot of rush to take these tests during July to January period. It is always advantageous to register on time. Kindly note, that Passport is necessary on the date of your test.

Since August 2012, GRE has changed its examination pattern and is referred to as the Revised GRE. The GRE revised General Test places a greater emphasis on the higher-level of cognitive skills. The overall testing time for the computer-based GRE revised General Test is about 3 hours and 45 minutes, plus short breaks.


One Analytical Writing section with writing tasks of 30 minute each, Students can use an on-screen calculator, Two Verbal Reasoning sections & Two Quantitative Reasoning sections, One un-scored section, typically a Verbal Reasoning or Quantitative Reasoning section, which may appear at any point in the computer-based GRE revised General Test that does not count towards a score, may appear in any order. An identified research section that is not scored may also be included in the computer-based GRE revised General Test will come at the end of the test.

A new test-taker friendly design for the computer-based test: edit or change your answers, skip questions and more, all within a section. No more computer adaptability for every question is required. The Analytical Writing section will always be first, while the other five sections may appear in any order.

Test structure and length of the computer-based test:

Section Number of Sub-sections Number of Questions per Sub-Section Time Allocated
Analytical Writing 1 section with 2 separately timed tasks 1 'Analyze an Issue' task and 1 ‘Analyze an Argument’ task 30 Minutes per Task
Verbal Reasoning 2 20 30 Minutes per Section
Quantitative Reasoning 2 20 35 Minutes per Section

Students will get a 10-minute break following the third section and a 1-minute break between the other test sections.


Section Minimum Points Maximum Points Increment for every correct answer
Verbal Reasoning 130 170 1
Quantitative Reasoning 130 170 1
Analytical Writing Section 0 6 Subjective
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