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What is the Graduate Record Exam (GRE - General Test)?
The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is a standardized test conducted by Educational Testing Service, ETS, US. The scores of the GRE general test are used as one of the most important parameters by universities and colleges in the US and Canada while selecting students to their graduate program of study. Also, graduate schools and universities in other countries might require the GRE as one of their admission requirements. In addition to graduate schools, few business schools accept GRE scores.

The GRE General Test aims to assess a student's Analytical Writing Ability, verbal skills and quantitative skills. As this is a General Test, the test does not relate to any specific field of study. The GRE test, which was a paper based test till October 2002, was changed to a computer adaptive format.

ETS, the administrator of GRE, is making significant changes to the pattern of the GRE General test and the pattern of reporting GRE scores for tests to be administered from August 1, 2011. New GRE Pattern

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  3. How do I register for the GRE test? Do, I need a Passport to take the test? How long is the score valid?   New Revised GRE General Test

  4. What is the syllabus for GRE CBT General test? What skills does the New GRE aim to test?   New Revised GRE General Test

 

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