GRE - Graduate Record Examinations
Your GRE scores are not really a necessity for applying to universities in Ireland. However, having a good GRE score is a big advantage especially when it comes to making your profile impressive. The Graduate Record Examination is a standardized test organized by the ETS or Educational Testing Services that aims to test your mastery in verbal reasoning, analytical writing, quantitative skills, and critical thinking. GRE is a computer-based test and has a user-friendly design. You can also get a merit-based scholarship if your performance in the GRE is outstanding.
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Typical time required: 2-8 weeks
Test Fee: Rs. 12,100- Rs. 13,250 as of June 2019
Types of GRE
GRE General Test
The General Test of GRE tests your quantitative ability, verbal reasoning, and analytical writing skills. This is the most chosen exam by all students planning for higher education and is also accepted by almost all foreign universities. The test is conducted on specific dates all through the year, and you can take the exam on any day you wish.
GRE Subject Test
There are six GRE Subject Tests that measure your accomplishment in a particular subject area. These tests are in the following areas: Chemistry, Literature in English, Biology, Physics, Mathematics, and Psychology. It is organized on a fixed date everywhere, just like any other entrance exam. This test is usually a prerequisite for specialized programs.
There are four ways of registering for the GRE exam in India.
Once the candidate has been logged in the GRE official website, he/she will find their ETS ID and name displayed. Register by clicking ‘Register/Find Test Centres, Dates’. Select the required Test Type, Test Venue and the date of the GRE exam. Complete the registration procedures carefully. Make the Payment by credit/debit card.
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The organisation must obtain the completed Form at least three weeks before your chosen GRE test date. The exam Confirmation number, the test center address and test reporting time shall be emailed, faxed or mailed to you.
GRE Test centres
The GRE is conducted at the following cities in India
When to start preparing for GRE?
There are some crucial pointers to be noted before deciding about the GRE:
‘You can write the exam five times in a continuous 12 month period from the starting of the first test, with a gap of minimum 21 days between two consecutive attempts. You will receive the scorecard 10 – 15 days after taking the test. ‘
The GRE exam has three sections – Analytical Writing, Verbal Reasoning and Quantitative Reasoning. Apart from these, there are also extra unscored sections included for analysis purpose.
The Analytical Writing section always appears first, whereas, the Verbal Reasoning, the Quantitative Reasoning, and the unscored part may come in any order. The Writing section has two questions with 30 minutes allotted for each task to be completed – the total time summing up to one hour. The verbal section also has to be completed within one hour. The Quantitative Section gives you 35 minutes for each of the two parts. Here we have the GRE General test Pattern.
Results and Scores in GRE
GRE Score Validity: Five Years
Your official GRE scores will be displayed on your online ETS account. They will be sent to the universities of your choice within six weeks of your exam date. ETS will notify you when your official GRE result is available on your account.