The GRE - A Quick Introduction
The GRE stands for the Graduate Record Examination that is taken internationally and is conducted by the U.S. based ETS or Educational Testing Service. Students take this exam to gain entry into graduate schools in the USA, Canada, and certain other countries that use English as their first language. The GRE test is accepted world-over by more than 3,200 graduate schools and also business schools.
The General and Subject GRE
This is a standard test for graduate school admission and is meant to measure the general overall academic ability of a student. In addition to the generalized GRE test, students may be required to take other tests based on the requirements of the schools. The general GRE is straight-forward and does not test students on any specific subject areas. Students can take either the General GRE revised Test or the GRE Subject Test, depending on what they are looking to study and institutional requirements.
Students are taking up the GRE test in about 700 test centers in over 160 countries. International students have to pay a fee of $190 for the taking up of this test. The validity of their GRE scores will last for five years. In most places the GRE test is available continually round the year. Some regions don’t offer the computer-based GRE and the paper-based GRE is offered up to three times every year in the months of October, November, and February.
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