Graduate Record Examinations (GRE)

What is GRE?

Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is a standardised test assesses Verbal, Mathematical and Analytical Writing skills of students aspiring to undergo their Graduate (Master’s and Doctoral) studies abroad. Most universities in the USA, while inviting applications from prospective students, ask for GRE® scores.

The test is scored on a scale of 260 (minimum) to 340 (maximum). This is a section-level adaptive test, i.e., the level of difficulty of the following section (Quantitative or Verbal articles) will depend on the candidates’ overall performance on the corresponding previous section. However, within each section, all questions carry equal score.

One unidentified un-scored section is included and will appear in any order after the Analytical Writing section. It’s not added as part of the score. One identified research section that is not procured may be included, and it is always at the end of the test.

 “Educational Testing Service” (ETS), which is USA based works under the guidance of the Graduate Record Examination Board, develops and administers the GRE®. Educational Testing Service (ETS) is responsible for preparing questions, conducts the test and sending score reports to each examinee. For more information about GRE®, please refer to the official website of GRE® www.ets.org/gre.

The following is the GRE® test structure:

GRE Information

What is the scoring scale for the GRE®?

1. The AWA section scored on a scale of 0-6 in 0.5 point increments.

2. The Quantitative section scored on a scale of 130-170 in 1 point increment.

3. The Verbal section scored on a scale of 130-170 in 1 point increment.

4. Final scores are from 260-340 in 1 point increment; AWA scores are separate.

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