The GRE (Graduate Record Exam) exam is the standardized test used to get admissions in various graduate schools or business graduate schools in various foreign countries, especially the United States, Canada, and Germany. Aspirants interested in pursuing a master's degree, specialized master's course, MS, MBA, MEM or doctoral degree can sit for the GRE Test. In addition to the GRE revised general test, there are seven GRE subjects’ tests that evaluate candidates’ knowledge in their respective field. GRE test is conducted by the Educational Testing Service (ETS).
GRE Format:
Computer-based test is the most commonly used GRE test format. However, paper-based format is available at test centers where Computer-based GRE test is not there. The total duration of the test is 3 hours 40 minutes. There are six sections and a 10-minute break is given after the third section during the examination.
GRE Test Syllabus: GRE is available in two formats. They are GRE General Test and GRE Subject Test. The GRE Test Syllabus is different for both the formats. While the GRE General test measures a candidate’s verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning, critical thinking and analytical writing skills, the GRE Subject Test is focused on judging the candidate’s expertise in specific fields.
GRE Test Dates: The computer-based GRE Test is offered year-round at prometric test centers. You can take the GRE Test once every 21 days, up to five times within a 12-month period. This applies even if you canceled your scores on a test taken previously. However, you have to first create a ‘My GRE Account’ in order to register for a specific date.

GRE Registration: To register for GRE, candidates have to first create a ‘My GRE Account’. There are four ways to register for the GRE general test. They are: Online, Phone and Mail and Fax registration. Candidates can opt from Online and Mail registration in the case of GRE subject test.
GRE Score: Three scores are reported: Verbal Reasoning on a 130–170 score scale, with -point increments; Quantitative Reasoning also on a 130–170 score scale with 1-point increment and Analytical Writing score on a 0–6 score level, in half-point increments. Official scores are mailed in 10–15 days after your test date.
Analytical Writing 2: 60 mins
Analyze an issue 1: 30 mins
Analyze an argument 1: 30 mins
Quantitative Reasoning
(2 sections) approximately 20 questions each section 35 mins each section
Verbal Reasoning
(2 sections) approximately 20 questions each section 30 mins each section
(Experimental) Varies Varies
Research Varies
Validity of GRE: GRE scores are valid for 5 years. One can request a rescore up to 3 months after your test date.