Graduate Exam: GRE

What is GRE and Who Takes It!

A strong GRE score provides a great boost to a graduate school application, no matter where you are applying. Prospective graduate and business school applicants from all around the world who are interested in pursuing a master's, specialized master's in business, MBA, J.D. or doctoral degree take the GRE General Test. Given the importance of this test, we are determined to help you succeed. Our tutors and administration have over ten years of experience helping students perform their best on this test. We can confidently guide you in creating and carrying out a study plan.

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Where and When Do People Take It?

The GRE General Test is available on computer at more than 1,000 test centers in more than 160 countries. In most regions of the world, the test is available on a continuous basis throughout the year.

GRE format and Test Structure:

This test consists of multiple choice and writing tasks. Besides a few questions that will remain unscored, which may be questions that are being tested for future tests, the total number of scored multiple choice questions is 80. The overall time is approximately 3 hours and 45 minutes.

  • Analytical Writing: Two 30-minute writing tasks ("Analyze an Issue" and "Analyze an Argument"). 60 minutes. Book your tutor now!
  • Verbal Reasoning: 40 multiple choice questions (divided into two sections of 20 questions each). 60 minutes. Book your tutor now!
  • Quantitative Reasoning: 40 multiple choice questions (divided into two sections of 20 questions each). 70 minutes. Book your tutor now!

Scoring: The Verbal and Quantitative Reasoning sections are scored on a scale of 130-170, in 1-point increments. The Analytical Writing section is scored from 0-6, in half-point increments.

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