GRE stands for Graduate Record Exam. GRE Test is a competitive entrance exam designed and conducted by ETS. The ETS is run by well qualified professionals and it is responsible for administering a number of standardized entrance tests across US.
The GRE Test is your gateway to graduate programs and an essential early step along your career path.
Graduate programs and business schools use GREŽ scores to evaluate your readiness for graduate-level work. The GRE Test measures verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning, critical thinking and analytical writing skills that are not related to any specific field of study.
* Analytical Writing — Measures critical thinking and analytical writing skills, specifically the test taker's ability to articulate complex ideas clearly and effectively. There are two writting tasks: a 45-minute Issue task and a 30-minute Argument task
* Verbal Reasoning — Measures reading comprehension skills and verbal and analogical reasoning skills, focusing on the test taker's ability to analyze and evaluate written material. This part includes 4 types of questions: Antonyms, Analogies, Sentence Completions and Reading Comprehension
* Quantitative Reasoning — Measures problem-solving ability, focusing on basic concepts of arithmetic, algebra, geometry and data analysis. This part includes 3 types of questions: Quantitative Comparison, Problem Solving, and Data Interpretation
Who Takes the GRE Test and Why?
Each year, more than 600,000 prospective graduate school applicants from approximately 230 countries take the GRE General Test. Applicants come from varying educational backgrounds and countries, and the GRE General Test provides the only common measure for comparing their qualifications.
GRE scores are used by admissions or fellowship panels to supplement undergraduate records, recommendation letters and other qualifications for graduate study.
Where Do People Take the GRE Test?
The GRE General Test is offered year-round at computer-based test centers in the United States, 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. See which format is available in your area.
Who Accepts the GRE Test?
The GRE General Test is accepted at more than 3,200 graduate and business schools as well as departments and divisions within these schools.
Business Schools now accept GRE General Test
As more and more business schools look to diversify the candidate pool for their MBA and graduate management programs, they're turning to the GREŽ General Test, the most widely accepted graduate admissions test you can take.
It's accepted by a fast-growing number of business schools, including some of the top ranked in the world, such as Harvard University, Stanford University and MIT.
See the list of business schools that accept GRE General Test scores for admission to their MBA programs.
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