1. What is GRE?
Graduate Record Examination (GRE) general test aims to measure the verbal reasoning, quantitative ability, critical reading and analytical writing of the candidate. The exam is not related to any specific area of study and is general in nature. GRE general test is a fully computerized and computer adaptive test.

2. Who takes it and why?
Students seeking Masters / PhD studies in USA and other countries (Except MBA courses) take the general GRE test. The scores reflect the ability of the candidate and provide a measure for comparing the qualifications of applicants and aid in evaluating grades and recommendation.

3. Can I get admission in a US school without GRE?
Yes, there are some universities in US, that grant admission without GRE, but it is advisable to go for the VISA interview only after you have your scores. For further details contact CAREER MAKERS.

4. When Can I appear for the test?
The test is held all the year round in different cities of India and other countries. You can register at any center of your choice.

5. What are the format and the duration of the test?
The total time duration of the appointment is approximately 4 hours.
The GRE general test has three sections…
1. Analytical writing
    I. Analysis of an issue (30 minutes)
    II. Analysis of an argument (30 minutes)
2. Quantitative Ability--- 2sections - 2ques - 35min / section
3. Verbal Ability--- 2sections - 2ques - 35min / section

6. How can I register for the test? What is the exam fee?
One can register online or via mail or telephone. The generally advised method to register is doing it online. The fee for the GRE general test is $190.
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7. How many times can I appear for the test?
One can appear only once in a calendar month and a maximum of five times a year. You have the option to cancel your test before leaving the examination hall but before the scores are seen by you on the computer.

8. If I appear more than once which scores will the university accept?
ETS will transmit all the available scores but generally universities accept your best score.

9. When will I receive my scores?
The scores are sent to the student approximately 3-4 weeks after the exam.

10. How many universities can I select to transmit the scores after the exam and how to send the additional score reports (ASRs) to other universities?
You can mark up to four universities after your exam, where your official scores will be transmitted free of cost. To send ASRs to other universities one can request ETS via phone or mail or fax a request. The charges are $15 per score recipient

11. How long are the scores valid?
The scores are valid for 5 years.

12. What is the maximum score and what is considered a good score?
The total maximum marks of GRE general tests is 340. Scores above 300 is considered good.

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