The GRE or Graduate Record Examinations is the standardized test which is needed in US and many other countries for several graduate programs. It is administrated by ETS or Educational Testing Service and also assessed the verbal reasoning, analytical skills of writing and quantitative reasoning of any candidate. It is developed for measuring skills that are require for the success in the coursework that are graduate level.
In several countries, this GRE test is offered and candidate can search the test centre by the country name by checking the official website of the ETS. Some of the countries have much more test centres and the availability are depended on the time of the year. In US and many other countries, several graduate programs are required or recommended GRE for the admission.
The GRE test is valid more than ninety countries. From these, the top most countries where this GRE test is valid are USA, Canada, UK, Australia, Denmark, China, France, Japan, Ireland, Germany, Czech Republic, India, Hong Kong, Sweden and many more.
This GRE test is measured the verbal reasoning, critical thinking, analytical skills of writing and quantitative reasoning which have been made over a extended period of the time and are needed for the success in challenging programs of today.
In the verbal reasoning section, the capability of understanding as well as analyzing the written material of the users are tested. This test is included the questions which are tested the vocabulary as well as capability of the understanding the relationships between the concepts and words of user.
In the quantitative reasoning section, the capability of understanding as well as analyzing the quantitative information are tested properly. This test is included the questions which are tested the capability of understanding the concepts of mathematics and solving the problems using the concept of mathematics.
In the analytical writing section, the capability of efficiently communicating the complex ideas in writing is tested. This section is included two tasks. In the first task, it is asked the candidate to examine an issue. In the second task, it is asked the candidate to examine an argument.
This test is mainly computer based exam. This test is categorized into total six phases, from which two phases are unscored or experimental sections. The duration of this GRE test is 3 hours 45 minutes. It is included two tasks of analytical writing where each task has 30 minutes time and two tasks of qualitative reasoning where each task has 40 minutes time. This GRE test is scored on the scale of 130 to 170 points in each section and the scores of the candidate is valid tile 5 years.
GRE test is divided into total 6 sections. At first, a 60 minutes writing section which is contained the Argumentative Writing Task as well as the Issue Writing Task, then two numbers of 30 minutes of Verbal Reasoning sections, two numbers of 35-minute Quantitative Reasoning sections, and lastly one number of 30 or 35 minutes research or experimental section that can be either verbal or quantitative.
Always, first the writing section is appeared, however rest of the five sections can appear in any order. After each section, additional 1 minute break is given and after completing the third section, 10 minutes break is given to the candidates. The duration of the computer test is 3 hours and 45 minutes in total, and duration of the paper test is 3 hours 30 minutes.
It is always first section of this test. It is contained two distinctly timed tasks of essay writing, one is Argumentative Writing Task and another is Issue Writing Task. In ETS website, complete list of all essay prompts for these two tasks are present which may appear in GRE test.
After above stated section, two or three sections will test the Verbal Reasoning. Analytical Writing and Verbal Reasoning, these two sections are main features which are set GRE apart from any other tests of graduate tests. This sections have total three types of questions, one is Reading Comprehension, another is Text Completion, and last is Sentence Equivalence. The questions of reading comprehension are present the text passage and after that many analytical questions are asked regarding this.
The questions of Text Completion and the Sentence Equivalence are different procedures for evaluating the knowledge of vocabulary. The passages of text completion are 1 to 5 sentences long with 1 to 3 blanks and have three or five choices for answer. Candidates are required to choose right answer for each blank.
This is the section which is appear after the previous section that is Verbal Reasoning. Mainly, the two or three of remaining sections will be the Quantitative Reasoning. These sections of GRE are mainly observed as not as much of difficult. This has total 4 types of questions. The first one is Questions of Quantitative Comparison, second one is Multiple Choice where candidate is required to choose only one answer, third one is Multiple Choice where candidate is required to choose one or more than one answers and last one is questions of Numeric Entry.
The score select facility in this GRE test is permitted the candidates to select which scores they are wanted to show in their school. By this Score Select facility, the candidates can select for sending the scores from the recent test administration or they can choose and then send the scores from an earlier test administration.
They are required to select this score in the time of their registration. If candidate initially choose the score select will pay the entire fee of test for every test administration, however, they will pay only fee of score report that they are wanted to send. In last 5 years, the candidate can send the scores from five test administrations.
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The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is a standardized test that is widely accepted by universities and graduate programs in many countries around the world. The scores are recognized by thousands of institutions in more than 160 countries, including the United States, Canada, Australia, the United Kingdom, and many other countries in Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Middle East.
However, it's important to note that the acceptance of GRE scores may vary from institution to institution and program to program. Some universities may have their own specific requirements and may require applicants to take additional tests or provide additional documents along with their GRE scores.
It's always a good idea to check with the specific institutions and programs you are interested in to verify their requirements for standardized tests. You can also visit the official GRE website for more information on the acceptance of GRE scores around the world.