The GRE has, over the years, become almost synonymous with Graduate Education in the USA, and we demystify this important examination through a series of posts. This first post talks about seven key things to know about the GRE through questions that we have seen cropping up in the minds of the GRE aspirants whom we have guided and coached over the years
What is the GRE?
The is a usually computer based test that is a standard admissions requirement GraduateforRecordgraduateExaminationprograms across the USA, and tests verbal, quantitative and analytical skills.
Who accepts GRE scores?
Most graduate programs in the USA (Master’s and PhD programs) have a mandatory GRE requirement. Certain schools in other countries use the GRE as well, and the list is dynamic and keeps changing. You can find an up to date list on the ETS website. Almost all business schools in the US now accept a GRE score instead of a GMAT score, and an increasing number worldwide have started this practice.
What are the sections within the GRE?
There are two verbal sections, that each have 20 questions and give you 30 minutes to solve them.
What is the maximum score on the GRE?
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In addition, there is also an Unscored section which can either be a Verbal section or a Math section. So, a student can get 3 Verbal sections or 3 Maths sections in the GRE exam. If a student gets 3 Maths sections, then one of the sections is Unscored, and if he gets 3 Verbal sections, then one of them is unscored. However, a student will not know which section is scored and which is not.
Is the GRE really as hard as everyone says it is?
The GRE is hard, but not even close to very hard, let alone impossible. It requires months of dedicated study and practice with the help of experts, but the good news is that, if you follow the right coaching regimen and start well in advance, you cannot help but score well. To sum up, it’s really easy if you know how. We have deep experience in coaching different kinds of students for the GRE, including those who have problems with verbal or quant; we are confident we can help you., and the lowestis The260/ highest340,withmarkeveryyouintegercangetscore(QuantinbetweenandVerbal260 andcombined)340beingis 340apossible/340final score. On the AWA section, you are scored on a 0-6 scale with ).5 point increments.
When should I take the GRE?
You should ideally choose a GRE date between three and six months before the date you will need to apply. Increasing numbers of students are taking the GRE well before their application date – sometimes a little more than a year before they graduate – so that they can capitalize on the greater time to study in their pre-final year, and use the fact that GRE scores are typically valid for five years.
How do you I prepare for the GRE?
First, need to find a coach. The GRE is one of the tougher competitive exams for higher education, and you will maximize your chances of success if you find someone who has helped others succeed at it. Ideally find a reputed institute whose impact analysis you can find online – for example, Jamboree has a great track record at preparing motivated individuals for the GRE, and we have many GRE coaching programs, one of which is sure to fit your unique situation.