What is the GRE

What is the GRE

The Graduate Record Examination General Test (GRE®) is a standardized test that measures your quantitative, verbal and analytical writing skills. It is used by graduate schools and some business schools to assess the competency of applicants.

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In addition, the GRE is used to assess your eligibility for merit-based fellowships, and teacher and research assistantships. However the minimum GRE score needed is determined by each individual university so before you begin your prep, do research on what each specific application requires!

Preparation for the GRE is key to achieving a top score.  Investing effort and time in your GRE preparation today can help you achieve entry into the grad school or MBA program of your choice and enhance your chances of receiving financial aid.

GRE Test Sections

Verbal Section (Two Sections)

  • Time: 30 minutes
  • Format: 20 questions
  • Topics Tested: Reading, Analytical Reasoning, Vocabulary
  • Question Types: Text Completion, Sentence Equivalence, Reading Comprehension (with increased focus on short passages)

Quantitative Section (Two Sections)

  • Time: 35 minutes
  • Format: 20 questions
  • Topics Tested: Basic Math, Mathematical Concepts, Quantitative Reasoning
  • Question Types: Problem Solving, Quantitative Comparisons, Data interpretation

Analytical Writing Assessment

  • Time: 60 minutes
  • Format: Two 30 minute essays
  • Topics Tested: Analysis of an Argument, Analysis of an Issue

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