Graduate Record Examination is an exam that gives an opportunity to enter leading graduate and business schools in North America and Europe. It is a multiple choice and multi stage test. The test is administered via internet and the total testing time is 3 hours and 45 minutes. The GRE score is valid for 5 years.

 In August 2011, the GRE Revised General Test replaced the GRE General test. The GRE Revised General Test features a new test-taker friendly design and new question types. It more closely reflects the kind of thinking you are required to do in graduate or business schools and evaluates whether you are ready for graduate-level work.

What is Revised/New GRE all about??

MST (Multi Stage Test):

The Revised GRE is an MST, or multi-stage test. The test will be taken on a computer, but it adapts to the test taker’s performance on the first section of each subject. If the test taker gets most of questions correct in the first section, the second section will be of a higher difficulty level, but it enables him/her to get an access to higher scores. If the performance in the first section is poor, the second section will be of a lower difficulty level and the scoring potential is capped at a lower range.

Test Interface and Functionality:

The Revised GRE has become more flexible. It allows you to go back and forth freely and change answers, if need be and also mark questions to review them later. In fact, the students are allowed to use an on-screen calculator.

New Score Select Option: The score select option gives the flexibility to the student to choose which score to be sent to the designated universities. Since this option also gives the flexibility to send the option which you feel is the best score, this will help you to appear the exam with more confidence. It is also important to know how to make the best use of this option.

On the test day, when you view the online scores after the test at the test centre, you can select:

  • Score Select Most Recent option: Send your scores from your current test.
  • Score Select All option — Send your scores from all the tests taken in the last five years.

You have the flexibility to decide which option to use for each of your four free score reports. The above will be done for FREE i.e. no additional fees will be charged for it.

 After test day, you can send Additional Score Reports for a fee by selecting any of the following options:

  • Score Select Most Recent option — Send your scores from your most recent test.
  • Score Select all option — Send your scores from all test taken in the last five years.
  • Score Select Any option — Send your scores from one OR many tests taken in the last five years.


Q. How is GRE revised General test different than the GRE General Test?

The revised GRE General Test has come out with user friendly test wherein it allows the test taker to edit or change the answers or skip a question within the same section and also use an on screen calculator. Also, it has come up with different types of question in the Verbal Reasoning and Quantitative Reasoning sections. To know more about the types of questions, refer the icon the “TEST”. Moreover 3 scores are reported on the revised General Test:

  • A Verbal Reasoning score is reported on 130 – 170 score scale in 1 point increments.
  • A quantitative reasoning score is reported on 130 – 170 score scale in 1 point increments.
  • An analytical Writing score is reported on a 0-6 score level, in half point increment.

Q. Who takes GRE revised General test?

Prospective graduate and business school applicants from all around the world take the GRE revised General Test.  Applicants come from varying educational and cultural backgrounds. GRE scores are used by admissions or fellowship panels to supplement applicant’s undergraduate records, recommendation letters and other qualifications for graduate-level study.

Q. When and where do students take the test?

The GRE revised general test is a computer based test and is conducted continuously throughout the year. The test is being conducted in more than 700 centers in more than 160 countries.

Q. What skills do GRE revised General test measure?

  • The Verbal Reasoning section measures the ability to understand the passages both long and short, understand multiple levels of meaning, select important points and understand the meanings of sentences.
  • The Quantitative Reasoning section measures the ability to interpret and analyze quantitative information and use mathematical skills such as arithmetic, algebra, geometry, probability and statistics to solve problems.
  • The Analytical Writing section measures the ability to sustain a well-focused, coherent discussion, articulate complex ideas clearly and effectively, support your ideas with relevant examples and examine claims and accompanying evidence.

Q. What is the duration of the GRE revised general test?

 The duration of the test is 3 hours and 45 mins approximately.

  1. The duration of the 3 sections (Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning and Analytical writing) is approximately 3 hours and 10 minutes.
  2. Incase Research/Unscored sections are considered then it takes another 35 minutes to complete the test.
  3. However, a student is expected to be prepared to spend additional 30 minutes in the exam centre.

Q. What factors contribute to the final score in the GRE revised general test?

The level of difficulty of the second section and the number of questions answered correctly across the two sections are factors that contribute to the final scores for the Verbal Reasoning and Quantitative Reasoning measures.

Q. How to register for the test?

Please refer the section “Taking test” for detailed information on how to register for the test.

Q. What scores are reported on the GRE revised General Test?

         Three scores are reported on the GRE revised General Test:

  • A Verbal Reasoning score is reported on a 130–170 score scale, in 1-point increments.
  • A Quantitative Reasoning score is reported on a 130–170 score scale, in 1-point increments.
    • An Analytical Writing score is reported on a 0–6 score level, in half-point increments.

Q. What is the minimum score required in GRE® for securing an admission to a good American University?

Most universities do not have cut offs but to secure an admission in the top 50 universities a score of 320 and above out of 340 with financial assistance is recommended. 306 and above with financial assistance to get an admission into top 100 universities. Moreover, any score of 290 and above will enable a student to get into a reasonably good university.

Q. How many times a GRE test can be taken and which score will be considered?

GRE Revised test can be taken only once every 30 days and no more than 5 times within any continuous rolling 12 month period. The same rule applies even if you have cancelled your scores on a test taken previously.

The universities generally consider the best score but sometimes they may consider the average score. The decision is totally at the discretion of the university concerned.

Q. What are the sources of financial aid available? What is the average cost per year at US universities?

Most of the universities offer substantial assistance to the students primarily in the form of Fellowships/Scholarships, Research Assistants or on campus jobs.

 The average tuition cost per year at American Universities ranges from $ 15000 to $ 40000 per year.

Q. Is it permissible by US law to work while studying in US?

US laws do not allow students on F 1 visa to work but one can definitely work on campus for up to 20 hours a week.

Q. When should be the tests taken if one wants to apply in the Fall/Spring semester?

Students interested to join a program in the Fall semester (beginning in August- September) should preferably apply by January of the same year. Similarly if the students wish to join in the Spring semester (Beginning in January should take the test latest by July.

Q. Which Semester is preferable: Fall or Spring?

A student can join any semester because generally universities accept admissions for both the semesters. But in some universities, certain courses are available only in Fall. It is therefore important to check before applying for a specific program.

Q. Can a university be changed while studying in US?

Yes, if a student is not satisfied with his university, he/she can apply for a transfer to any other universities in US and this can be done anytime during the year.

Q. Can the field of study be changed at the time of application?

Yes, the American system is very flexible in this regard. A student of Mechanical Engineering can apply for a program in Industrial Engineering but one has to study some compulsory courses in the area of study being chosen.

Q. What is the subject GRE test? Is it compulsory?

GRE subject tests test the measure of knowledge that a student has in a particular field of study. The Subject Tests can help a student stand out from other applicants by emphasizing knowledge and skill level in a specific area. Each Subject Test is intended for students who have an undergraduate major or extensive background in one of these eight disciplines: Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Literature in English, Mathematics, Physics, and Psychology.

If a student completed his 4 years of bachelors education and is option for MS then GRE subject testis not mandatory to be taken.

However if there are dual specializations in any college, then the college decides whether to accept GRE subject test or not. Therefore, care must be taken to check from the university website on whether the subject tests are mandatory or not.

Q. What are the opportunities for non Engineering and Computer Science students in the US?

The American education system and job market demands students from various fields. Every year several students pursue their masters in the fields of Economics, Mathematics and Statistics, Literature, Environmental Sciences, Molecular and Cellular Biology, Immunology, Biomedical Sciences, Toxicology etc. A majority of these students secured admission with financial aid.


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