The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is a standardized test conducted by Educational Testing Service, ETS, US. The scores of these tests are used as one of the most important parameters by US Universities, colleges while selecting students to their graduate program of study.
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The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) consists of two separate tests: the General Test and the Subject Test in psychology. The General Test measures analytical writing, verbal, and quantitative skills that have been acquired over a long period of time and are common to all fields of study.
The prospective graduate applicants takes 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.
Some GRE Subject Tests yield sub scores that can indicate the strengths and weaknesses of an individual student and may be useful for guidance and placement purposes.
The GRE test scores are valid for five years and most universities accept scores up to five years old but candidates are strongly recommended to keep latest scores not more than two years old.
Analytical writing part
In analytical writing test, you type or write by hand your answers to two questions
- one on an “issue” topic for 45 minutes and
- one on an “argument” topic for 30 minutes
Though these two questions have some similarities, they differ in what they measure. The first one requires you to construct a personal argument about an issue, and the second requires you to critique someone else's argument by assessing its claims.
Your essays will be graded by both e-rater and a human grader. The e-rater is a computer program, designed to evaluate your writing according to the pre-programmed criteria. If the computer and human grader differ greatly in their assessments, a second human is brought into the mix to referee and make the final call
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The GRE math section doesn’t test your specific knowledge in mathematics. Rather, it tests your problem solving ability. Therefore, calculus or another advanced math topic is never covered on GRE math. The high school math knowledge is sufficient to answer a typical GRE math question. Picking up the correct answer, however, is not as easy as its knowledge base.READ MORE>>GRE Quantitative Section
The GRE verbal test includes four types of questions - Reading Comprehension, Sentence Completion, Analogy, and Antonym.....
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