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GRE - Introduction

The GRE (Graduate Record Examination) is a standardized examination conducted by the ETS (Educational Testing Services), United States of America. GRE  measures the potential of a candidate which almost all the graduate schools and universities abroad demand for the purpose of admission in different streams like graduate studies, fellowships programs and research programs etc.

The GRE (Graduate Record Examination) scores happen to be one of the several parameters which the graduate schools or universities look into, for assessing an applicant for study in the all the streams  of management.

A high score in GRE (Graduate Record Examination) alone does not guarantee admission to any of the graduate schools or universities abroad, but the test can be looked upon as the first major obstacle to be cleared in the process of getting admission in the graduate school of your choice.

GRE is administered worldwide in two separate sets by Educational Testing Services, United States.

GRE - Revised Test

Since August 1, 2011, ETS has enhanced the test in many significant ways to give you a better test experience and better demonstrate your skills and readiness for graduate-level studies.

A new test-taker friendly design for the computer-based test lets you edit or change your answers and skip questions, all within a section, and use an on-screen calculator.

New types of questions in the verbal reasoning and quantitative reasoning sections, many featuring real-life scenarios that reflect the kind of thinking you'll do in today's demanding graduate and business school programs

Since there were substantial changes to the verbal reasoning and quantitative reasoning measures when the GRE revised general test was introduced in August 2011, the score scales were changed for these sections. The analytical writing score scale is the same.

Three scores are reported on the revised general test:

Section
Score
 Verbal Reasoning 130 – 170 score scale, in 1-point increments
 Quantitative Reasoning 130 – 170 score scale, in 1-point increments
 Analytical Writing 0 – 6 score level, in half-point increments

Eligibility

There are no limitations based on age or education. The potential graduate applicants take the GRE (General) test and GRE subject test. GRE scores are used by the admissions authorities or fellowship panels to supplement undergraduate academic, extracurricular records and other qualifications for graduate study.

SWOT analysis which is about analyzing your Strength (S), Weakness (W), Opportunity (O) and Threats (T). Some GRE subject tests also give sub scores that indicate the strengths and weak points of an individual student and may be useful for guidance and placement purposes.

Validity

The test scores are valid for five years. Most universities accept scores up to five years old. But it is always better if your scores are recent (not older than 2-3years).
For more information about the GRE test :

Email:     gre-info@ets.org
Website:  www.ets.org/gre/email
Phone:  1-609-771-7670 or 1-866-473-4373 (toll free for test takers in the United States, American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands and Canada).
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