GRE FAQ: Frequently asked questions about GRE
- What is GRE?
The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is a standardized test that is
required to be taken by students seeking admission to graduate schools.
The exam has been developed to evaluate the verbal, analytical and
mathematical skills of the candidates.
- How much GRE cost?
Everyone who takes GRE has to pay $205 as a registration fee. However, if
you reschedule your exam or change the test center $50 extra is charged.
- Can I use a calculator in GRE?
In the math section of GRE, the test takers have access to an on-screen
calculator capable of performing addition, subtraction, division,
multiplication, and square root operations.
- How long is GRE
GRE is 4 hours long including breaks. 30 minutes each for two verbal sections, 35 minutes each for two maths sections, 60 minutes for writing section. 30-35 minutes for ungraded experimental section.
- Is GRE adaptive test?
GRE is a section-wise adaptive test. This means there is no change in
questions in your ongoing section based on how good or bad you are doing
in that section, rather the next section’s difficulty level depends upon how well, you have performed in the earlier section.
- How often can I take GRE?
Test takers can take the computer-based GRE every 21 days, and up to five
times within any continuous 365 day period.
- Can I take GRE instead of GMAT?
Many universities in US now accept GRE for graduate MBA programs.
However not all programs do. You can check on the particular universities
web site for details such as, if the university accepts GRE or not, and what
are the minimum score requirements for a course you are looking for.