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GRE

GRE (Graduate Record Examination)

The Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) is a standardized test that is obligatory for most graduate schools in the United States of America. Educational Testing Service (ETS), a non-profit organization created it and is it’s governing body, the exam intents to calibrate quantitative reasoning, analytical writing, critical thinking and verbal reasoning skills that have been accrued over a long period of time and that are not linked to any specific department of study. The GRE is a computer-based exam supervised at Prometric testing centers around the globe.In the graduate school admissions process, the level of attention that is given upon GRE scores diverge widely between schools and their departments. The prominence of a GRE score can differ from merely being an admission formality to an important selection factor.

GRE Types :

  • GRE General Test; that evaluate quantitative reasoning, analytical writing , critical thinking and verbal reasoning skills – the skills required in today’s challenging graduate and business school programs.
  • GRE Subject Test; that measures knowledge of a particular field of study helping students stand out from other applicants by emphasizing their knowledge and skill level in a specific subject.

GRE Test Format :

Section Number of Questions Time
Analytical Writing Assessment
(One section with two separately timed tasks)
‘Analysis of an Issue’ task and ‘Analysis of an argument’ task 30 minutes per task
Verbal Reasoning
(Two sections)
20 questions per section 30 minutes per section
Quantitative Reasoning
(Two sections)
20 questions per section 35 minutes per section
Experimental/Research Varies Varies

GRE Coaching :

  • We use the most relevant and frequently tested content helping its students to fully familiarize themselves with the GRE and to organize their time in an effective manner to achieve the best scores.
  • Realizing that standardized tests rely on more than just the content,we constantly update and customize it’s study and reference material, along with practice test papers, to ensure that it is addressing students’ specific areas of concern.
  • A personalized report which identifies areas of weaknesses and strengths is generated to help the student identify his or her testing patterns and work in a focused manner. All answer explanations are detailed and provide alternative approaches to answer a question. Our result-oriented strategies enable students to increase both speed and accuracy.
  • Our collection of practice tests, other than basic content and timed drills, follow the same structure of the actual GRE test. The realistic practice and extensive training, as well as test day tips and exam strategies provided by expert instructors, enhance student’s confidence in preparation for the actual test.
  • the classroom training program lasts 2 months. The class schedule is divided into modules, each of which concentrates on the topics tested on the GRE. Though two months of training is recommended, students may opt to complete the course faster or slower according to their needs. A combination of attending both weekday and weekend classes allows students to prepare for the GRE faster if necessary.

GRE FAQ’s :

Q- Does the GRE General Test measure knowledge in any specific disciplines?
A- The GRE General Test measures a student’s verbal and quantitative reasoning, critical thinking and analytical writing skills – disciplines that are relevant to every field of study and important in graduate or business schools.

Q- How is the GRE scored?
A- The first sections of the Verbal and Quantitative Reasoning parts range from the levels of ‘Easy’ to ‘Difficult’. Each subsequent section is administered based on the student’s overall performance in the preceding Verbal and Quantitative Reasoning section. A score of 130 – 170 is generated for the Verbal and Quantitative sections. Both scores are then added to give a total score on the scale of 260 – 340.

Q- What kind of writing software does the AWA section employ?
A- Students will use a basic word processor developed by ETS. The basic word processor contains a number of functionalities: insert text, delete text, cut-and-paste and undo the previous action. Other tools such as a grammar checker or a spell checker and are not available in the ETS software. This makes essay writing fair in relation to handwritten essays of the students in the paper-based tests.

Q- Is it advisable to re-take the GRE if the score received in the first attempt is low?
A- Students must make a concerted effort to prepare for the GRE the second time and retake the exam, if they feel that their GRE test scores do not reflect their actual capabilities.

Q- For what duration is a GRE score valid?
A- A GRE score is valid for five years. While a student can retake the exam to improve upon scores, Institutions will have access to all your scores registered in the last five years. Hence, candidates are advised to prepare thoroughly before appearing for the exam.

Q- When do I consider myself ready to take the GRE?
A- Our 48-hour module is specifically customised and designed to make a candidate ‘exam ready’. However if a student is deemed to be under prepared, we offer a combination of extra tutoring, further mock tests and result-oriented strategic sessions to prepare the student to take the GRE.

Q- Where can I get more information about the GRE?
A- Please fill in the enquiry form available on the webpage and we will get back to you at the earliest. Alternatively, you may walk into our office or give us a call.