The Graduate Record Examinations more commonly known as the GRE is a mandatory exam in the USA, which more graduate schools look for before granting you an admission form. It is a basic criteria. Educational Testing Service (ETS) non-profit organization had created it in 1949. It is a governing body, and wants to get a perfect blend of quantitative reasoning, analytical writing, critical thinking and verbal reasoning skills. It is more of a generalized test to accommodate each stream by giving a comprehensive outlook.
It is a computerized exam supervised at Prometric testing centers around the globe. Even though the importance of GRE scores vary from college to college, one cannot ignore its importance.
GRE can be put into two types -
The GRE General Test - It evaluates quantitative reasoning, analytical writing , critical thinking and verbal reasoning skills.
The GRE Subject Test - It measures knowledge of a particular field of study helping students stand out from other applicants.
The General Test is about hours 3 and 45 minutes. There are six sections with a 10-minute break following the third section.
Structure of the Computer-delivered Test -
- Analytical Writing
- Verbal Reasoning
- Quantitative Reasoning