The Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) is a standardized test that is used by graduate schools and business schools as part of their admissions process. The test is designed to measure verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning, and analytical writing skills. It is administered by the Educational Testing Service (ETS). Book Tutor

The GRE General Test is offered year-round at testing centers around the world, and it can be taken as a computer-delivered test or a paper-delivered test. The GRE Subject Tests are offered three times per year, and they are only available in a paper-delivered format.

The GRE General Test consists of six sections:

  1. Verbal Reasoning: Measures the ability to analyze and evaluate written material and synthesize information obtained from it, analyze relationships among component parts of sentences and recognize relationships among words and concepts.
  2. Quantitative Reasoning: Measures the ability to understand, interpret, and analyze quantitative information, and to solve problems using mathematical concepts and techniques.
  3. Analytical Writing: Measures the ability to articulate complex ideas clearly and effectively in writing, and to support ideas with relevant examples and analysis.
  4. An unscored research section, which may be either a Verbal or Quantitative section, and is included to help ETS test new questions.
  5. An unscored verbal or quantitative section, which is included to help ETS test new questions.
  6. An identified unscored section, which is used to either pretest new test questions or to ensure that scores on new editions of the test are comparable to scores on earlier editions.

The GRE Subject Tests are designed to measure knowledge in specific fields of study. There are currently seven Subject Tests available: Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology; Biology; Chemistry; Literature in English; Mathematics; Physics; and Psychology.

If you are planning to take the GRE, it is important to familiarize yourself with the format of the test and to practice with sample questions. ETS provides a range of preparation materials, including the Official Guide to the GRE General Test and Official GRE Verbal Reasoning and Quantitative Reasoning Practice Questions.