G.R.E. or Graduate Record Examination.

In this article, I will throw some light on the G.R.E. or Graduate Record Examination. Please read ahead.

G.R.E. or Graduate Record Examination.


What is G.R.E. ? What if we qualify this examination?

Those who wish to join Graduation courses in English speaking countries like U.K. and U.S.A. have to clear the examination viz., G.R.E. or Graduate Record Examination. This examination is devised and conducted by an organization viz., E.T.S. or Educational Testing Services. This examination tests a student's creativity, vocabulary, Maths and analytical ability.

How the G.R.E. is conducted?

This G.R.E. or Graduate Record Examination is conducted through online method. It is conducted in specific centers through out the world. Generally, the Universities in countries like U.S.A. or U.K. gives more importance to the scores of G.R.E. by a student. The scores in G.R.E. or Graduate Record Examination are formally or informally taken depending upon the Universities.

Pattern of examination of G.R.E.:

This G.R.E. or Graduate Record Examination consists of two parts viz., General Examination and Psychological Examination. The examination consists of questions from Verbal, Quantitative, Analytical writing. The Verbal and Quantitative part contains marks ranging from 200 to 800. The marks for Psychological examinations also range from 200 to 800.

How to qualify G.R.E.?

To join in a graduation course in a foreign University, a candidate should get good score in Verbal and Quantitative part of the examination. Those who wish to join Research courses should get at least 500 marks in each of the examinations. To pursue Post Graduation, it is enough that if you get 450 to 500 marks. However, one should get a minimum of score of 400 in this examination so as to qualify for joining any foreign University.

To appear for this examination, one has to register themselves through online. For each state, there are separate website available for registering for the G.R.E. To write the general examination in G.R.E., one has to register much ahead of the examination. However, for appearing in specific streams of the examination, it is enough that you register before 6 weeks of the examination. You can register through E-mail. Also you can write to the following address: "G.R.E., CN 6000, Princeton, NJ 08541 6000".

How to prepare for G.R.E.?

A preparation with proper planning is a must for this examination. It is mandatory to get expertise in Vocabulary, Analogy, Reading, Comprehension, Geometry and Algebra. There are no short cuts to pass this examination. A continuous practice only can see you through in this G.R.E. It is better to write the general examination during the month of November. Because we can know our score much earlier to our admission in any foreign University. Also, if you are not having required score, you can think of taking the examination again. Criticisms about G.R.E. are there, regarding the flexibility of G.R.E. and the method of evaluation in this examination.


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