GRE General Test



What is GRE?

The General Test measures verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning and analytical writing skills that have been acquired over a long period of time and that are not related to any specific field of study.


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Who Takes This test and Why?

Prospective graduate applicants who seek admission in the Universities around the worlds, especially in USA, take the General Test. The test scores are used by admissions or fellowship panels of those Universities to supplement undergraduate records and other qualifications for graduate study. The scores provide common measures for comparing the qualifications of applicants and aid in evaluating grades and recommendations.

Where Do People Take GRE?

The General Test is offered year-round at computer-based test centers in the U.S., Canada, and many other countries. It is offered at paper-based test centers in areas of the world where computer-based testing is not available.

Who Accepts GRE?

Any accredited graduate or professional school, or any department or division within a school, may require or recommend that its applicants take the General Test, a Subject Test, or both. If approved by the GRE Board, a non-accredited institution can also receive test takers' scores.

Test Content

Computer-Based General Test Content and Structure of GRE

The computer-based General Test has three sections.

In addition, one unidentified pretest section may be included, and this section can appear in any position in the test after the analytical writing section. Questions in the pretest section are being tested for possible use in future tests, and answers will not count toward your scores.

An identified research section that is not scored may also be included, and this section would always appear in the final section of the test. Questions in the research section are included for the purpose of ETS research, and answers will not count toward your scores.

Total testing time is up to three hours, not including the research section. The directions at the beginning of each section specify the total number of questions in the section and the time allowed for the section.

The analytical writing section is always first. For the Issue task, two topics will be presented and you will choose one. The Argument task does not present a choice of topics; instead, one topic will be presented.

The verbal and quantitative sections may appear in any order, including an unidentified verbal or quantitative pretest section. Treat each section presented during your test as if it counts.

Typical Computer-Based GRE General Test:

1.
Section: Analytical Writing

Number of Questions: 1 Issue Task

For the Issue task, two essay topics are presented and you choose one. The Argument task does not present a choice of topics. Instead one topic is presented.

Time: 45 minutes

2.
Section: Analytical Writing

Number of Questions: 1 Argument Task

For the Issue task, two essay topics are presented and you choose one. The Argument task does not present a choice of topics. Instead one topic is presented.

Time: 30 minutes

3.
Section: Verbal

Number of Questions: 30

Time: 30 minutes

4.
Section: Quantitative

Number of Questions: 28

Time: 45 minutes

5.
Section: Pretest

Number of Questions: Varies

An unidentified verbal or quantitative pretest section may be included and may appear in any order after the analytical writing section. It is not counted as part of your score.

Time: Varies



6.
Section: Research

Number of Questions: Varies

An identified research section that is not scored may be included, and it is always at the end of the test.

Time: Varies


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Paper-Based General Test Content and Structure:

The paper-based GRE General Test contains five sections.

In addition, one unidentified pretest section may be included, and this section can appear in any position in the test after the analytical writing section. Questions in the pretest section are being tested for possible use in future tests, and answers will not count toward your scores.

Total testing time is up to 3 3/4 hours. The directions at the beginning of each section specify the total number of questions in the section and the time allowed for the section.

The analytical writing section is always first. For the Issue task, two topics will be presented and you will choose one. The Argument task does not present a choice of topics; instead one topic will be presented.

The verbal and quantitative sections may appear in any order, including an unidentified verbal or quantitative pretest section. Treat each section presented during your test as if it counts.

The structure of a Typical Paper-Based General Test:

1.
Section: Analytical Writing

Number of Questions: 1 Issue Task

For the Issue task, two essay topics are presented and you choose one. The Argument task does not present a choice of topics. Instead one topic is presented.

Time: 45 minutes

2.
Section: Analytical Writing

Number of Questions: 1 Argument Task

For the Issue task, two essay topics are presented and you choose one. The Argument task does not present a choice of topics. Instead one topic is presented.

Time: 30 minutes

3.
Section: Verbal (Two sections)

Number of Questions: 38 per section

Time: 30 minutes per section

4.
Section: Quantitative (Two sections)

Number of Questions: 30 per section

Time: 30 minutes per section

5.
Section: Pretest

Number of Questions: Varies

An unidentified verbal or quantitative pretest section may be included and may appear in any order after the analytical writing section. It is not counted as part of your score.

Time: 30 minutes

Modified Versions of Verbal and Quantitative Questions

The test you take may include questions that are modified versions of published questions or of questions you have already seen on an earlier section of the test. Some modifications are substantial; others are less apparent.

Thus, even if a question appears to be similar to a question you have already seen, it may in fact be a different question and may also have a different correct answer. You can be assured of doing your best on the test you take by paying careful attention to the wording of each question as it appears in your test.

The GRE Program is currently investigating the feasibility of reusing questions that have been published in GRE practice materials. As part of that investigation, you may see questions from these materials on a test you take.

Test Fees

EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2006, THROUGH JUNE 30, 2007

General Test Fees – Computer-Based and Paper-Based Testing

$130 for the applicants who take their test in U.S., U.S. Territories (Guam and U.S. Virgin Islands only) and Puerto Rico

$175 for the applicants who take their test in China (including Hong Kong), Korea, and Taiwan

$160 for the applicants who take their test in all other Locations

$40 Rescheduling Fee

$ 35 Standby testing (paper-based test only)

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Other Payment Policies

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If you do not include the correct fee, your registration or request for service will be returned.

Taxes must be included where applicable.

There are no refunds for program services.

Refunds will be made in U.S. dollar denominations.

Services may be withheld for nonpayment of fees.

There is a $20 fee for a declined credit card.

All test fee payments must be made in full, have the correct numeric and written dollar amount, and be received at the RRC or ETS within 90 days of the date on the payment (e.g., check, money order).

Fee Waiver Program

The GRE Program makes available a limited number of GRE fee waivers for college seniors and unenrolled college graduates who meet eligibility requirements. Fee waivers may be used for one General Test and/or one Subject Test.

To be eligible, you must be

1. a U.S. citizen or resident alien; and

2. a college senior receiving financial aid through an undergraduate college in the U.S., a U.S. territory, or Puerto Rico, or a returning unenrolled college graduate who has applied for financial aid; and either

3. a dependent college senior whose Institutional Student Information Report (ISIR) shows a parental contribution of not more than $1,200 for the senior year, or

• a self-supporting college senior whose ISIR shows a contribution of not more than $1,600 for the senior year, or

• an unenrolled college graduate whose ISIR indicates self-supporting status and a contribution of not more than $1,600.

To apply for a GRE fee waiver:

Contact your financial aid office to see if you qualify.

Once your eligibility is established, the financial aid office will issue you a fee waiver and a copy of your ISIR.

You must register by mail using either the computer-based or paper-based registration materials.

If you are registering for more than one test, all registration materials must be received together with the fee waiver and ISIR or your registration form will be returned to you unprocessed.

Letter requests, photocopies, and faxes of fee waivers will not be accepted.Fee waivers are not retroactive and they cannot be replaced if lost or stolen.

Requesting a Refund

If you cancel your General Test no later than 3 full days prior to your test date, you will receive a $60 refund. Computer-based test refunds will be automatically issued approximately 10 days after the canceled test date. Paper-based test refunds are issued within 6-8 weeks after the canceled test date.

Refunds will not be given if you do not follow proper registration procedures and/or fail to present the required identification documents at the test center.

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