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).
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.