The GRE is a standardized multi-choice, multi-staged test that tests the verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning, critical thinking, and analytical writing skills of a student. This test is taken by students who are hoping to study abroad for their masters or PhD degrees. The exam is designed in order to calculate the student’s intellectual and logical abilities. This is a computer based test that will adapt according to the answers the student gives.

Those taking the test are allowed to skip questions and also have the freedom to change their answers. The examination is administered by the Educational Testing Service (ETS) and is accepted by universities, colleges and education institutions around the world. The test is a comprehensive testing system to check a student’s critical and analytical skills involving numbers and language.


The examination lasts for about 3 hours and 45 minutes and can be is both computer based as well as paper based. The computer based GRE has four sections – analytical writing (two separately timed tasks), verbal reasoning (two sections), quantitative reasoning (two sections) and an unscored or research section. The analytical writing and verbal reasoning sections are allotted about 30 minutes each while the quantitative reasoning section is given about 35 minutes. The timing for the unscored section varies.

The paper based GRE has three separate sections – analytical writing (two sections), verbal reasoning (two sections), and quantitative reasoning (two sections). The candidate is scored on a scale of 130-170 per section and a score of 151 in verbal and around 153 in quant is considered to be above par. Students are allowed to retake the exam every 21 days, up to five times a year. The student can send their best scores to the institute they wish to apply to, they can send the score through the ScoreSelect option only available with the GRE tests. GRE scores play a huge role in landing students the admissions they are seeking.

Exam Fees: USD 205

Course Duration: 12 weeks

Crash Batch: 6 weeks

Score Validity: 5 years