GRE is a Graduate Record Examination for studying for a master’s degree or doctoral degree in reputed institutes. Most of the universities of the US access the GRE scores of the students. The score of GRE is valid for 5 years and a student should prove his skills in various areas such as analytical writing, verbal reasoning, and quantitative reasoning to pass the examination. The test is conducted once after every 21 days. The student can appear five times to pass the test. The student should score between 130 to 170. Apart from passing the GRE test, the student should fulfil the other criteria as prescribed by the universities. Only by passing the test, a student cannot secure admission, but a student should also pass the round of personal interviews.
About GRE exams
A student should prove proficiency in various areas to show his intelligence in studying a management course. The student should appear for two types of examinations namely general examination and specific examination. A common test is conducted for students hailing from a different educational background. Every student should attempt four sections namely analytical, numeric, critical reasoning, and verbal skills to pass the examination. The student should complete the test in 3 hours and 45 minutes. The test comprises six sections and the first section to be attempted is the analytical writing assignment. This section includes argumentative issues and timed issues which should be resolved separately. Then the students should attempt two tasks of verbal reasoning, two quantitative reasoning tasks, and one task that includes experimentation of research. Each section should be completed within 30 seconds.
Dates of the GRE exam
The GRE tests are conducted during October, November, and February month. This test is conducted after every 21 days, almost 5 times a year. A student can cancel the test scores during this period and reappear for the exam again. The students can select GRE exam dates according to their convenience during this period. The test dates are usually at the beginning of these months and between the end of these months.
The dates for paper-based tests and computer-based tests are different. If a person wants to attend the paper-based test, then the test is conducted five times in these periods. The computer–based tests are conducted after every 21 days. The students who appear for this exam should complete their graduate degrees successfully.
The student can write the GRE exam five times without any continuous rolling period of 365 days. The results of the GRE test appear on the ETS account after 10 to 15 days.
The GRE exam dates are usually during the first week or early second week or during the last week. However the students should register for the exam two months prior to the examination. The student should produce various documents such as ID requirements, hall ticket, invoice of registration etc before appearing for the examination. The students with disabilities should appear for the test on a different date and they should download the bulletin. Registration can be cancelled anytime, preferably four days before the examination date.