About The GRE General Test


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GRE tests are administered by Educational Testing Service (ETS).


Thousands of B-schools and top-rated MBA institutes worldwide accept GRE scores.


Test takers can appear for the GRE General Test multiple times.

Accepted at thousands of graduate and business schools — including the world’s top-ranked business schools - the GRE (R) General Test assesses the skills one should have to succeed in today’s challenging business programs. The test evaluates candidates’ verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning, critical thinking and analytical writing skills.


The GRE General Test is the only graduate and business school admissions test that lets test takers go through each section of the test in the way that is most comfortable for them. The test-taker friendly design allows the flexibility to decide how to approach each question and each section in a way that fits their personal test-taking strategies and, with the ScoreSelcet(R) Option, the freedom to decide which set of scores they want to send to schools.


Let’s dig into these features here:


Test-Taker Friendly Design allows test takers to:

1. Freely move forward and backwards throughout an entire section while taking the GRE General Test.

2. Preview and review capabilities within a section.

3. Use the “mark” and “review” to tag questions to temporarily skip and return to it later.

4. Edit and change their answers within the section.

5. Use the provided on-screen calculator for the Quantitative Reasoning section.

Send Only Your Best Scores

Test takers can appear for the GRE General Test multiple times. The ScoreSelect option permits students to send their preferable GRE scores to the schools they want to apply. Students have a 5-year window for using any of their scores.

The GRE General Test Exam Pattern

The GRE General Test is composed of three measures — Analytical Writing, Verbal Reasoning and Quantitative Reasoning.

Analytical Writing and Verbal Reasoning

Analytical Writing and Verbal Reasoning


Quantitative Reasoning and Unscored Sections

Quantitative Reasoning and Unscored Sections

More information about test content and structure is available on the official GRE website i.e. https://www.ets.org/gre/general/content

Tools for Preparation

There are free official tools available for test preparation that can be used by aspirants for practice, including the popular POWERPEP(R) practice tests. More information on this and other official test preparation tools is available on the official GRE website i.e. www.ets.org/gre/prepare.

FAQs About the GRE General Test

Who should appear for this test?

Every year, thousands of graduate and business school applicants around the globe appear for the GRE General Test. The test evaluates skills of students that come from various educational and cultural backgrounds and provides a common measure to compare their qualification on a single ground.

When and Where is the test conducted?

ETS conducts the GRE General Test at more than 1,000 test centres across 160+ countries. The computer-delivered test is available on a continuous basis throughout the year in most regions of the world. However, in places where computer-delivered is not available, ETS conducts paper-delivered test up to three times a year in October, November and February.

GRE(R) Subject Tests

By emphasizing test takers’ knowledge and skill level in a specific area, the GRE (R) Subject Tests can help test takers stand out from other applicants. The GRE Subject Tests are available in the following fields of study: Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics, Literature in English, Psychology & Physics.


These tests are conducted across the world up to three times per year, in September, October and April.

The GRE General Test Registration Procedure

Interested candidates can visit the official GRE website (www.ets.org/gre) to register online & for the most up-to-date information.


Candidates in India can also dial 91-1244517127 or 000-800-100-4072 between Monday & Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. India Standard Time (except for local holidays) or write to GRESupport4India@ets.org for assistance.

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  •    Hi, sir, I m perusing btech in computers can i apply for GRE Exam?
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  •    I am a B.sc. student with computer science as one of my subjects, i want to pursue m.sc. in computer science or m.sc. software engineering(if applicable) with a 75% to 100% scholarship from UK. So along with GRE shud i give the IELTS exam or TOEFL for admission in UK through the scholarship...??? plz provide me with the answer...
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  •    Sir I completed my M.Sc Biotechnology.I want to do MS in USA.which institute is best offering biotechnology course and i want to do specialisation in stemcells?For this GRE revised exam is enough or subject exam is also necessary?
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  •    I am studying Civil Engg. final year-UG programme, Next year want to do MS in UK, Which Institute is best offering the course. Madhu G
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  •    can u tell me how many marks should i score in gre for top universities
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  •    my advice to all up coming gre aspirants is only that to seek gre only if you are mentally ready to face toughest verbal english rather many other options are available and better than persuing masters from any of lower ranking universities.
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  •    hi iam doing automobile engineering 2nd yr i need to write gre exam aftr 2016 how can i pre pare for that wat r the courses offering for me
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  •    Now a days some agents in bangalore taking 1 lac indian money and giving seats in GRE ... dont study just pay 1 lac and get admission...this is our India...ha ha ha... many of my frnds paid and got seats
    aman, 22-12-2013 Reply
  •    can u tell me how many marks should i score in gre for top universities
    A.VEENA, 10-12-2013 Reply
    322+ Er Pritam Kumar, 16-12-2013
  •    for taking admisn in business school thru gre is work experience necessary?
    swapnil sahu, 04-12-2013 Reply
    yes 1-2 years Er Pritam Kumar, 16-12-2013
  •    any requirement of age for GRE?
    sumit, 25-11-2013 Reply
  •    Will getting good score in GRE help me get any scholarship for post graduate studies? I am an undergraduate student studying electronics and communication engineering , second year in India. I really want to do my masters from USA. Thank you.
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    scholarship will provide on the basis of your gre score and your subject perfection for master studies. Er Pritam Kumar, 16-12-2013
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  •    can i pursue m.b.a through g.r.e examination,if not what are the other options...
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    GMAT also Er Pritam Kumar, 16-12-2013
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  •    sir,may i know what is the cut off marks in gre to get a seat for masters in a good reputed university
    Shreyas.s, 31-08-2013 Reply
  •    Hai sir i am harjeet i want to stdy in btech in mechanical engg. And i am want to prepare the gre exam and tell me requirement releted this test plz tell me answar
    harjeet brar, 27-08-2013 Reply
  •    Is an electronics and commuication engineering student required to give the GRE Subject Test? If yes, which out of the eight? Please reply as soon as possible! Thnx!
    Supriya Arora, 17-08-2013 Reply
  •    hello sir/medam , now iam pursuing mca final year , i want to do ms in usa, how should i prepare for GRE and what are the best universities in USA for MS. Please replay me ...
    M.Sudhakar Reddy, 14-08-2013 Reply
  •    I am studing aerospace what is opportunity ofter that
    shankar, 12-08-2013 Reply
  •    sir/madam, i passed b.e. in 2013 n looking for m.tach.......so plz tell me that how much percentile 'll need for m.tech by GRE? plz,
    prashant shukla, 08-08-2013 Reply
  •    which books refer for gre please tell me.
    ribha kumari, 22-07-2013 Reply
  •    Hello Sir/Madam, I have completed my MBA(HR/Marketing) and wish to do further studies at USA do opt me some courses in this regard. Thank You.
    Aarthi, 18-07-2013 Reply
  •    i ve passed my graduation in 2005 ...am i able to appreae for gre...now...
    mallika lanje, 17-07-2013 Reply
    GOPINATH, 08-07-2013 Reply
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  •    kindly refer any universities for ms mechanical
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  •    I want to Master of Powersystems from Australia.can u please tell me which university is good
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  •    i want to Master of physiotherapy from USA . can u plz gudie me which university is good to per-sue it.
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  •    Do canada need GRE exam?
    bhavani, 05-04-2013 Reply
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  •    which books are prefered for GRE
    rakesh, 16-03-2013 Reply
  •    please inform me about the books to be referred to write GRE exam
    harshitha, 09-03-2013 Reply
  •    what are the extra qualification needed in addition to a gre score to get into the top ten univ.?
    adityan, 08-01-2013 Reply
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