Learning More About the GRE

The Graduate Record Examination is a globally conducted standardised test administered and conducted by a non-profit organization ETS. The GRE is accepted by universities and business schools all over the world for master and PhD programmes. The GRE exam pattern 2021 includes three sections divided into two parts. The three sections of the GRE are analytical writing assessment, quantitative reasoning and verbal reasoning. Timed at 3 hours and 47 minutes, the GRE is scored on a scale of 260-340. Now that you have an overview of the GRE, let us understand the structure of the test in a little more detail.

GRE Structure

As mentioned above the GRE is divided into three sections which are further divided into two parts. The analytical writing assessment is timed at 60 minutes and is divided into two parts analyse-an-argument and analyse-an-issue, both parts are split into 30 minutes each and the overall AWA section is scored on a scale of 0-6 by taking your average scores of the two parts.

While the quantitative reasoning section comprises 20 questions in each part and is timed at 35 minutes, the verbal reasoning section, on the other hand, also comprises 20 questions in each part but needs to be answered within 20 minutes. Although there is a slight difference in the time allotted for the quant and verbal reasoning sections of the GRE, both sections are scored on a scale of 130-170.

GRE Registration Process

ETS offers two types of registrations they are testing at home and at a test centre. If testing at home, registrations can be completed 24 hours prior; however, if testing at a centre, registrations need to be done at least 2 days prior to the date you wish to take the test. Whether testing at home or at a centre, you need to complete the registration process by creating an ETS account, verifying your email address, selecting your appointment date and time and paying the GRE application fee which is around $215 (INR, 15982) for India. Your registration is confirmed when you receive a confirmation from ETS.

There you go, this is a brief overview that we have provided you about the GRE, its structure and registration process. You’re now better positioned to plan your GRE test and schedule your appointment accordingly.