About the test
What is GRE?
This is referred to as the Graduate Record Examinations. It is widely accepted by thousands of graduate and business schools worldwide. It is a test that features the kind of thinking you’ll do in graduate school. There are two types of GRE Tests –GRE General Tests and GRE Subject Tests.
Who Can Take the GRE Test?
The GRE General test is taken by applicants who are interested in pursuing a graduate degree (masters or doctoral). The scores are used by graduate schools to supplement your undergraduate records and other qualifications.
Who Accepts the GRE Scores?
It is accepted by thousands of graduate and business schools in many parts of the world. Be sure that your potential school accepts the GRE test scores before you register.Click HERE to see list of institutions that accept GRE scores.
Where and When can one take the GRE Test?
The GRE General test is available at more than 10,000 authorized test centres in more than 160 countries. The computer-delivered test is usually available throughout the year. In China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Korea, it is usually available up to three times per month. The paper-delivered test is available in October, November and February in areas where the computer-delivered test is not available. Click HERE to see a list of test centres available for taking the GRE General test.
What the GRE Test looks like
Questions under the GRE General test are grouped into the following sections:
- Verbal Reasoning -measures your ability to analyse written materials through the Reading Comprehension exercises, analyse relationships among component parts of sentences and recognise relationships among words and concepts (Test Completion and Sentence Equivalence).
- Quantitative Reasoning -this measures problem-solving ability using basic concepts of algebra, arithmetic, geometry and data analysis.
- Analytical Writing – measures your ability to think critically and ability to articulate and support ideas in writing.
In GRE, you can skip questions and go back, change your answers and choose the question you want to answer first within a section.
Preparing For the GRE General Test
We have variety of free and low-cost materials made available by the test maker ETS, and other test prepping organizations such as Magoosh, Kaplan, Gruber, Manhattan, to mention a few, to help you prepare for the test. You can get the most current version of hardcopy textbooks with CD of any of the prepping organizations above by contacting us.
You can take a GRE test now or again in the future in order to send schools your best set of scores. You can also use any of your test scores within a time frame of 5 years. It usually takes approximately five business days to process requests to send GRE scores.
About the Test Day
Make sure you report to the test centre at least 30 minutes prior to the scheduled testing time. You may not be allowed into the test centre if you arrive late and your test fee will be forfeited.
Personal items are not allowed into the test centre and this includes phones, watches and any other device.
GRE Subject Tests
These tests aim to measure your knowledge of a particular field of study. They measure your knowledge and skills in specific areas. Students who have an undergraduate major in one of the following disciplines can take the GRE Subject tests:
Where and When can One take the GRE Subject Tests?
The GRE subject tests are taken at paper-delivered test centres worldwide three times a year, in:
Find out about the test centres that offer GRE subject tests by clicking HERE
Who Accepts the GRE Subject tests?
The GRE Subject tests are usually accepted by several graduate schools especially individual departments within these schools.
We offer proctored test sessions which are simulations of the real tests. All proctors are 99 percentile scorers. Enroll in our proctored sessions to prepare for the GRE test. Note that a diagnostic test is required preceding registration for any of these courses.