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Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) is the standardized test that the student has to take to get admission into any of the graduate schools of Canada or United States. The test is offered as a computer-based or internet-based exam conducted at various testing centres.


GRE is conducted to measure the quantitative reasoning, verbal reasoning, critical thinking and analytical skills which have been acquired by students over the years. The GRE score is considered for admission formality and could be a vital selection factor.

GRE Examination Body :

GRE is administered and owned by the Educational Testing Service (ETS).

Types of GRE Tests :
  • GRE General Test-Computer-Based General Test, Paper-Based General Test
  • GRE Subject Tests- GRE Biology Test, GRE Chemistry Test, GRE Literature in English Test, GRE Mathematics Test, GRE Physics Test, GRE Psychology Test

GRE General Test Format

The Computer-Based GRE General Test comprises of six sections. Analytical Writing section is the first one that involves separately argument and timed issue tasks. The five next sections comprises of two Verbal Reasoning and two Quantitative Reasoning sections and either a Research or Experimental section. The sections could be in any order. The Experimental Section is not included in the final score but is not distinguished as well from the other sections.

The Paper-Based GRE General Test comprises of six sections. The Analytical Writing Section comprises of two sections; one section each for argument and issue task. The four next sections comprises of two quantitative and two verbal sections in varying order. The Paper-Based test does not have an Experimental Section.

Duration of GRE:

The duration of the GRE examination is 3 hours 45 minutes. One minute break is given after every section and a ten-minute break is given after the third section

The Frequency of Taking the GRE Exam ?

The GRE General Test can be taken once every 21 days and up to five times with a year.

Who Can Take the GRE Exam ?

Graduate students who are interested to study Specialized Masters in Business, MBA or Doctoral Degree Programs.

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