GRE stands for Graduate Record Examinations. It was founded by Educational Testing Services (ETS) in 1949 a non-profit organization in the U.S. The GRE is required to pursue your Masters in the USA. A large number of business school are also now accepting the GRE in place of the GMAT. The GRE is the most widely accepted graduate admission test worldwide. The GRE brings you one step closer to achieving your career goal. And now, with the new ScoreSelectSM option, you can approach the GRE test with even more confidence knowing that you can send institutions the scores you feel shows your personal best. The GRE revised General test, introduced in August 2011, features a new test-taker friendly design and new question types. GRE more closely reflects the kind of thinking you’ll do in graduate or business school and demonstrates that you are ready for graduate-level work.
The GRE is a computer based aptitude test conducted all through the year at prometric centers only. Students are primarily checked for their Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning and Analytical writing skills. The duration of GRE test is of 3.45 min and 4 hrs if you opt for optional breaks in between the GRE.
Each year, about 700,000 prospective graduate and business school applicants from 230 countries/regions take the GRE. Appointments for the GRE are given on first come-first serve basis. Since only few centers in each state are there to take tests, plan your GRE test date well in advance and book the your GRE slot to avoid last any minute rush.