GRE: Graduation Record Examination

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GRE: Graduation Record Examination
« on: July 21, 2012, 01:29:22 PM »
The GRE® revised General Test — the most widely accepted graduate admissions test worldwide — can bring you one step closer to achieving your career goals. There has never been a better time to take the one test that gives you more opportunities for your future. And now, with the new ScoreSelectSM option, you can approach test day with even more confidence knowing that you can send institutions the scores you feel show your personal best.

The GRE revised General Test, introduced in August 2011, features a new test-taker friendly design and new question types. It more closely reflects the kind of thinking you'll do in graduate or business school and demonstrates that you are ready for graduate-level work.

Verbal Reasoning — Measures your ability to analyze and evaluate written material and synthesize information obtained from it, analyze relationships among component parts of sentences and recognize relationships among words and concepts.
Quantitative Reasoning — Measures problem-solving ability, focusing on basic concepts of arithmetic, algebra, geometry and data analysis.
Analytical Writing — Measures critical thinking and analytical writing skills, specifically your ability to articulate and support complex ideas clearly and effectively.

Who Takes It?

Prospective graduate and business school applicants from all around the world take the GRE revised General Test. Applicants come from varying educational and cultural backgrounds and the GRE revised General Test provides a common measure for comparing candidates' qualifications.

GRE® scores are used by admissions or fellowship panels to supplement your undergraduate records, recommendation letters and other qualifications for graduate-level study.

When and Where Do People Take It?

The GRE revised General Test is available at about 700 test centers in more than 160 countries. In most regions of the world, the computer-based test is available on a continuous basis throughout the year. In Mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Korea, the computer-based test is available one to three times per month. In areas of the world where computer-based testing is not available, the test is administered in a paper-based format up to three times a year in October, November and February.

Who Accepts It?
The GRE revised General Test is accepted at thousands of graduate and business schools as well as departments and divisions within these schools. Specially USA demands this as an admission requirement for Graduation courses in science.

Register for the test:

The GRE® revised General Test is available at about 700 test centers in more than 160 countries. It is offered as a computer-based test year round at most locations around the world and as a paper-based test up to three times a year in areas where computer-based testing is not available.

Which test format is offered in my location?

Important Things to Remember When Registering

You need to create a My GRE Account to register online.
You are responsible for bringing valid and acceptable identification when you report to a test center.
When registering, the name you use to register — and the spelling of that name — must exactly match the name printed on the identification documents (excluding hyphens, accents and spaces) that you will present at the test center. See The Name You Use When Registering.
When scheduling your testing appointment, be sure to allow sufficient time for score reporting so you can meet the admissions deadlines for the schools to which you are applying.
Check the fees and read the reschedule and cancellation policies before registering for the test.
If you have health-related needs that require you to bring equipment, beverages or snacks into the testing room or to take extra or extended breaks, you need to follow the accommodations request procedures described in the Bulletin Supplement for Test Takers with Disabilities or Health-related Needs (PDF).
Not all test centers are open on all dates.
You are not allowed to transfer your registration to someone else.
As part of your test fee, you may request that scores be sent to up to four graduate programs, business programs or fellowship sponsors. Using the ScoreSelect option for each of your four free score reports, you can decide to send scores from your Most Recent test administration or from All the times you have taken the test in the last five years. If you are taking the computer-based test, you will designate your score recipients on test day. If you are taking the paper-based test, you will designate your score recipients when registering for the test. For more information, see Sending Your Scores.
Individuals who register for the GRE revised General Test can send up to four FREE ETS® Personal Potential Index (ETS® PPI) Evaluation Reports to graduate institutions or fellowship sponsors. For more information, visit the ETS PPI website.
You will be given the option to register for the FREE GRE Search Service when you register for a GRE test. Or, you may sign up for the GRE Search Service at any time. For more information, see GRE Search Service.

Retaking the GRE revised General Test

You can take the GRE revised General Test (computer-based and paper-based) only once every 30 days, and no more than five times within any continuous rolling 12-month period. This applies even if you canceled your scores on a test taken previously. If you take only the paper-based GRE revised General Test, you can take it as often as it is offered.

Note: The retaking a test policy will be enforced even if a violation is not immediately identified (e.g., inconsistent registration information). If the violation is identified after registration but before the test administration, the testing appointment will be canceled and test fees will be forfeited. If the violation is identified after test scores have been reported, the invalid scores will be canceled, score recipients will be notified of the cancellation and test fees will be forfeited.