|The Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) revised General Test is taken by individuals applying to various graduate and business school programs in United States and other countries. Administered by the Educational Testing Service (ETS), it is available at about 700 centers in over 160 countries.|
|The computer-based GRE can be taken once every 21 days, up to five times within any continuous period of 12 months.|
There is no specific eligibility criterion for GRE. However, various universities that accept GRE scores have their own criteria of admission.
General GRE Test pattern
As per the GRE 2017 test pattern, the total duration of the Computer-based GRE General test is 3 hours 45 minutes.
There are six sections with a 10-minute break following the third section.
|Sections||Number of Questions||Allotted Time|
|Analytical Writing||One “Analyse an Issue” task and one “Analyse an Argument” task||30 minutes per task|
|20 questions per section||30 minutes per section|
|20 questions per section||35 minutes per section|
The Analytical Writing section is always presented first. Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning and unscored sections can appear in any order.
Scores are reported in the following scales:
|Verbal Reasoning||130-170, in 1 point increments|
|Quantitative Reasoning||130-170, in 1 point increments|
|Analytical Writing||0-6, in half point increments|
If no questions are answered for a section, it will be indicated with NS (No Score).
GRE is conducted in two formats: computer-based and paper-based. In India, only the computer-based format is available.
The computer-based GRE can be taken once every 21 days, up to five times within any continuous period of 12 months. This includes test attempts in which the score was cancelled by the candidate.