Graduate Record Examination, or GRE, is an important step in the graduate school application process. It is a computer-based multiple-choice standardized exam that is often required for admission to graduate programs and graduate business programs (MBA) globally.
It measures the Verbal, Mathematical, and Analytical Writing skills of candidates desiring to undergo their Graduate studies abroad as most universities within the US invite GRE scores while inviting applications from prospective students. The US-based “Educational Testing Service” (ETS) works under the direct of the Graduate Record Examination Board. It is responsible to develop and administers the GRE.
GRE being a Computer-based Test no two students get an identical set of questions. The test is scored in a maximum range of 340. GRE exam alone cannot guarantee you admission to your desired graduate school. It is just only one of the major factors taken into consideration.
A good GRE score improves your chance of getting admission and financial aid. However, it is just one of the many criteria that the admission council takes into account.
The registration fee for taking GRE® is $205. After the test, the applicants are asked to submit the names of 4 colleges that they wish to send their scores to. This facility is already included as a part of the $205 registration fee.
The test schedule can be obtained from www.gre.org. It is usually conducted during week days in India.
GRE Score is valid up to 5 years from which the test was taken.
Business schools worldwide accept GRE scores for their MBA, specialized masters and other doctoral business programs, including many top-ranked programs.