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GRE Exam Guide

About GRE (Graduate Record Examination)

Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is a standard exam required to take admissions in most graduate schools in the United States. Created and managed by the Educational Testing Service (ETS) in 1949. The exam aims to measure verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning, analytical writing and critical thinking skills that have been acquired over a long period of time and are not related to a field of study. GRE General Test is offered in examination administered by computer at various testing centers.

During school graduate entrance examination, the level of attention that is placed on GRE scores varies widely between schools and between departments within schools. The importance of GRE scores can range from a simple formality to receive an important selection factor.

GRE has been significantly revised in August 2011, following the examination, which is adaptive, based on a question by question, but rather in sections, so that the performance on the first verbal and math sections define the complexity the second partition provided, in general, the test is successful Forums and many types of problems from his predecessor, but the magnitude of the victory was changed to a 130 to 170 scale (200-800 scale)

To prepare for the GRE

Verbal Reasoning – measures the ability to analyze and evaluate written material and synthesize information obtained from it, analyzing the relationship between the components of the proposals and recognize relationships between words and concepts .

Quantitative Thinking – ability of measures to solve the problems with the basic concepts of arithmetic, algebra, geometry and data analysis.

Analytical Writing – measures, critical thinking and analytical writing skills, especially your ability to articulate and support complex ideas clearly and effectively.

Modes of Application


Online registration is not available for the test disabilities that require accommodation; or to test demanding the reduction of costs, stand by testing or testing on Monday. See other ways to register for the test or test paper delivered by delivered computer.

By Mail

Students can also download the registration form on the official website. After filling the application form, they must send it along with the registration fee (draft or by check or money order) to the Council of the College of BRM programs, USA.

The eligibility criteria for the GRE
There are no specific criteria to pass the GRE exam. A student enrolled in a high school can be used for this test.

GRE examination fee

The total cost to take this exam is $ 195. To test, students may pay an additional amount of $ 150 as a test fee.

Admit card availability of GRE

Candidate can download their admit card on the official site. They should take printout cards and admit to bring it to the examination room.

Test Centers
GRE test is conducted in more than 1,000 cities around the world.

Why GRE?

Prospective graduate students and applicants of business schools worldwide who are interested in pursuing a master’s degree, MBA, Master specialized in business or take a doctorate reconsidered GRE General Test. The candidates come from different educational background and cultural and revised GRE General Test provides schools with a common measure for comparing the qualifications of applicants.
GRE scores are used admissions or scholarships panels complement your hospital academic records, letters of recommendation and other qualifications for university-level study.

GRE Exam Pattern

The question asked in the GRE exam areas such as reading, writing and mathematics. There is an additional section, which is called as the experimental section, which contains questions about one of the areas such as math, reading and grammar.

Section Structural change Extent of change Direction of change
  New format unexpected Welcome change
Verbal reasoning Two- 40 –min sections Significant change Welcome change
Quantitative reasoning Two- 40 min sections Minor change Little confusing format
Critical thinking and analytical reasoning Two- 30 min sections Minor change Mixed format

Important dates regarding GRE test

The exam will be held on the following dates
• 16, April, 2016
• 3, March, 2016
• 11, March, 2016

Tips for Preparation

Preparing for the GRE course, and no one can prepare a day to win this race. It takes a lot of hard work and concentration. There are two ways to prepare for the GRE. It includes courses for self-learning or coaching. If anyone is safe enough to be able to prepare well unattended, the car can be the best alternative to prepare for the GRE.

Also, if time is a constraint, and able direction is required in preparation GRE exam, coaching classes are the best alternative. If you join these coaching classes, you will be provided with a team of experts to guide, training materials, the competitive environment, motivation, discipline, etc. It is very important to establish a regular schedule for the preparation of the study, all subjects.

Preparation information on all subjects, including math, reading and writing are listed below:

Preparation Tips for verbal reasoning:

The test writing section is divided into three levels of difficulty, which are easy, medium and difficult. First, understand the test structure carefully and try to solve all the problems of mild to moderate. After completing the first level, you will have enough time to try the hard level.

Duration: 40 minutes

Preparation Tips for quantitative reasoning:

Arithmetic Topics include the types and properties of whole numbers, such as divisibility, factorization, prime numbers, balances, and odd and even numbers; Arithmetic exhibitors and roots; and concepts such as assessment, as a percentage, the ratio of the speed, the absolute value of the actual line and the decimal representation of a sequence of numbers.

Topics include performance algebra operations; factoring, and simplifying algebraic expressions; relations, functions, equations and inequalities; solving equations and linear and quadratic inequalities; systems of equations and solving inequalities; setting up equations to solve the problems of words; and coordinate geometry, including graphics functions, equations and inequalities, hooks and ski lines.

geometry topics include parallel and perpendicular lines, circles, isosceles triangles – including, equilateral 30 ° -60 ° -90 ° triangle – rectangles, other polygons congruent and similar figures, figures in three dimensions, the area , perimeter, volume, Pythagoras, and to measure the angle in degrees. The ability to build the evidence has not been tested.

data analysis topics include basic descriptive statistics such as mean, median, mode, range, standard deviation, interquartile range, quartiles and percentiles; interpreting data in tables and graphs, such as line graphs, bar charts, pie charts, inherent thinking, verbal and scatterplot of frequency allocations; elementary probability, such that the probability of complex events and independent events; random variables and probability distributions, including normal distributions; and counting methods, such as the combinations and permutations of the Venn diagram.

Duration: 40 minutes

Preparation tips on critical thinking and analytical thinking

Everyone – even the most practiced and confident writers – will have to spend some time to prepare for the analytical writing section before reaching the test center. It is important to understand the dimensions and skills that jobs are evaluated. It is also useful to review the classification are examples of these examples of answers marked essays and reader comments for each task.

Duration: 30 minutes

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