GRE stands for Graduate Record Examinations. It is a competitive entrance exam designed and conducted by ETS. ETS is run by well qualified professionals and it is responsible for administering a number of standardized entrance tests across US and many other English-speaking nations.




1) A Bachelor’s degree is the minimum requirement for seeking admission in any Masters Program in US and therefore, it is also an essential qualification for taking GRE.

2) Most US Universities have made it mandatory for a student to complete 16 years of education for admission to Science and Engineering programs.

However students holding BE, B. Tech, B. Sc (Agriculture) or B.Arch degrees, i.e. students who have spent four years for their Bachelor’s degree can directly seek admission in Science and Engineering program in any US University.


Total time allotted for:

  • Computer-adaptive test: 3 ¾ hours
  • Paper-based test: 3 ¾ hours
Analytical writing section always appears first in the test, followed by Verbal, Quantitative and Unidentified (if applicable) sections in any order. If there is a Research section, it always appears at the end of the test.

Test format for computer-based test:

Analytical Writing One "Analyze an Issue" task and one "Analyze an Argument" task 30 minutes
Analytical Writing 1 Argument Task 30 minutes
Verbal Approximately 20 questions per section 30 minutes
Quantitative Approximately 20 questions per section 35 minutes
Unidentified Variable Variable
Research Variable Variable

Test format for paper-based test:

Analytical Writing One "Analyze an Issue" task 30 minutes
Analytical Writing One "Analyze an Argument" task 30 minutes
Verbal (2 sections) 25 questions per section 35 minutes per section
Quantitative (2 sections) 25 questions per section 40 minutes per section

Application Procedure

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The Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) is a standardised test that is an admissions requirement for most graduate schools in the United States.Created and administered by Educational Testing Service (ETS) in 1949, the exam aims to measure verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning, analytical writing, and critical thinking skills that have been acquired over a long period of time and that are not related to any specific field of study. The GRE General Test is offered as a computer-based exam administered at Prometric testing centers.

In the graduate school admissions process, the level of emphasis that is placed upon GRE scores varies widely between schools and between departments within schools. The importance of a GRE score can range from being a mere admission formality to an important selection factor.

The GRE was significantly overhauled in August 2011, resulting in an exam that is not adaptive on a question-by-question basis, but rather by section, so that the performance on the first verbal and math sections determine the difficulty of the second sections presented. Overall, the test retained the sections and many of the question types from its predecessor, but the scoring scale was changed to a 130 to 170 scale (from a 200 to 800 scale).

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