GRE or Graduate Record Examination is conducted by the US-based ETS (Education Testing Service) that is a multi-choice, computer-based, and standardized exam that is accepted by many top colleges and universities across the world for enabling students to get admission to graduation (MS, MBA) and research (PhD) programs.
With GRE tests, you can easily test your quantitative and verbal reasoning, critical thinking, and analytical writing skills. The Verbal Reasoning section of the exam is there to test your vocabulary usage, critical reasoning, and ability to read comprehension. Students need to answer 25 questions that fall under this section and they have 35 minutes for the same. The Qualitative Reasoning section requires you to crack questions related to data analysis and problem-solving. There are altogether 25 questions in this section that needs to be finished within 40 minutes. The Analytical Writing section will gauge your ability to communicate. This section comprises of two sub-sections – ‘Analyze an Argument’ and ‘Analyze an Issue’ tasks. The time allocated for this section is 30 minutes.
GRE Subject Tests
Candidates taking up GRE subject tests can be sure of accentuating their knowledge and skills in a particular area that can give them an edge over other applicants. The best part about the subject tests is that they are exclusively designed for students who have a background in these areas: Cell and Molecular Biology, Literature in English, Biochemistry, Psychology, Chemistry, Physics, and Mathematics and those with an undergraduate major.
The confidence a student gains after doing well in GRE is realistic and this can help him/her do well in the chosen course in the future. Furthermore, with GRE you have the flexibility of sending your scores to only those schools that you are interested in. Also, in case you do not perform well in the exam, you can take up the exam again and send only the score that you are happy with. What is also interesting with the GRE exam is that students can skip questions and can go back to them at a later stage to change answers. This arrangement lets students use their time optimally and maximize their scores.
Where to book your GRE exam?
Edument is here to help you crack the GRE exam easily and in a hassle-free way. With us, booking your GRE exam is a breeze and you can be confident of doing well in it. Our GRE experts can be contacted anytime for help and guidance. Whether it is online GRE coaching or GRE classroom coaching, Edument’s approach will make you feel confident and ready to take the GRE challenges head-on.
You can book your GRE exam by visiting the official website of ETS. As a new user, you need to create an account for yourself on the website by providing essential details. Thereafter, using your Username and Password, you need to log in and follow essential steps to take up the test on the stipulated date and time.
The official link for taking test is: https://ereg.ets.org/ereg/public/signin?bmctx=B880D2D189D031F58DE255EC162DBCCE83D65D48BDEC09F734722D40B8CFA0BECA8ADB067F660AF491DBD31D4D17FB6A&contextType=external&username=string&lockpage=https%3A%2F%2Fereg.ets.org%2Fereg%2Fpublic%2Faccountlock&expiredpwdpage=https%3A%2F%2Feias.ets.org%2FxlWebApp%2Fexpiredpwd.jsp%3Fappid%3DEREG&contextValue=%2Foam&password=secure_string&challenge_url=https%3A%2F%2Fereg.ets.org%2Fereg%2Fpublic%2Fsignin&ssoCookie=SameSite%3DNone&creds=username+password&request_id=4290473257364961759&authn_try_count=0&locale=en_US&resource_url=https%253A%252F%252Fereg.ets.org%252Fereg%252Fhome%253F_p%253DGRI
You can follow this link to select your GRE test centre and date: https://www.ets.org/gre/revised_general/register/choose?utm_campaign=b2c-always-on-india&utm_source=sias_google&utm_medium=search&utm_content=grebranded-ppc&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIv97w5eWJ8AIVgjMqCh1Z3w2REAAYASAAEgIcc_D_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds
What are the passing scores and what do scores represent?
Like most competitive exams that are conducted to gain entry into prestigious schools/colleges across the world, there isn’t a passing score in GRE. However, there is a perception of what a ‘good GRE score’ is. This score usually depends on a student’s expectations than anything else. Also, this perception can vary from one student to another. The same is the case with universities. For example, a particular GRE score may sound good enough to gain entry into the University of Michigan. However, the same score may not be good enough to secure admission into Harvard University and so on.
Your GRE scores can range between 130 and 170 with one-point increments for the Quantitative Reasoning and the Verbal Reasoning sections. However, for the Analytical Writing section, the range of scores is between 0 and 6 with half-point increments.
Your scores in the Quantitative Reasoning and Verbal Reasoning indicate the difficulty level of that section as well as the number of questions you have attempted correctly. However, for the Analytical Writing section, you are awarded a score for each essay using a six-point holistic scale by a trained reader. Thereafter, the essay will be evaluated and scored by an ETS-developed computer program called e-rater. This program is developed such that it can easily gauge the candidate’s writing proficiency. If both the scores are close, the average of the two is obtained and will be regarded as the final score of the candidate.
What scores are preferred by top universities?
Given below are some of the top-ranked US universities that consider GRE scores for their higher programs, like MS and MBA.
University Verbal Reasoning Quantitative Reasoning
Arizona State University 150 162
Boston University 153 162
CalTech 158 -166 166 – 168
Carnegie Mellon University 154 – 159 161 – 163
Colorado State University 312 312
Columbia University 154 – 167 156 – 170
Cornell University 154 – 167 151 – 167
Duke University 160 – 165 154 – 160
Elon University 305 305
Georgia Tech University 155 161 – 164
Harvard University 155 – 170 154 – 167
Illinois Urbana Champaign 155 – 162 163 – 166
Indiana University 156 163
John Hopkins University 155 – 169 160 – 165
Louisiana State University 310 310
McGill University 145 – 170 155 – 170
MIT 157 – 167 162 – 167
New York University 152 164
Northwestern University 151 – 160 157 – 161
Ohio State University 154 159
Pennsylvania State University 153 163
Princeton University 161 – 168 163 – 170
Purdue University 158 – 161 163 – 164
Stanford University 158 – 167 154 – 167
Texas A&M University 154 160
The University of Alabama 310 310
Tulane 313 313
UC Berkeley 155 – 167 152 – 167
UCLA 154 – 165 152 – 167
UNC Greensboro 310 310
University of California 154 166
University of Chicago 156 161
University of Colorado 157 161
University of Florida 312 or up 312 or up
University of Houston 305 305
University of Iowa 310 310
University of Maryland 154 160
University of Michigan 154 – 155 161 – 167
University of Pennsylvania 155 – 162 151 – 166
University of South California 151 – 162 151 – 167
University of Texas Austin 155 160 – 168
USC 313 313
UT Dallas 310 310
Wisconsin Madison 157 166
Yale University 155 – 165 154 – 170
Country University Name GRE Score
UK Imperial College London 327
UK London School of Economics and Political Science 325
UK University College London 324
UK Durham University 319
UK London Business School 322
UK University of Manchester 320
UK University of Glasgow 322
UK University of Birmingham 316
UK University of St. Andrews 317
UK Queen Mary, University of London 319
UK University of Leeds 317
UK University of Bristol 328
UK University of Sheffield 323
Germany Free University of Berlin 309
Germany Technical University of Munich 320
Germany Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich 330
Germany RWTH Aachen University 308
Germany Heidelberg University 320
Like in the US, universities in Canada require you to crack standardized exams. However, some of these exams, like the GRE, are optional. Students seeking admission to a Master’s program need to attempt GRE and possible score highly to get into prestigious institutes. However, those seeking admission to business schools, don’t require to appear for the GRE.
Given below are some Canadian universities that consider GRE scores while processing student admission for various courses:
Cape Breton University
Ivey Business School
Queens University School of Business
St. Mary’s University
Thompson Rivers University
University of Alberta
University of British Columbia
University of Calgary
University of New Brunswick, Fredericton
University of Quebec
University of Canada West
University of Manitoba
University of New Brunswick, Saint John
University of Ontario Institute of Technology
University of Ottawa
University of Toronto
University of Victoria
University of Western Ontario
Wilfrid Laurier University
Students don’t need to attempt GRE to secure admission to an Australian university. However, some universities do consider the GRE scores during admissions for MBA courses. Students seeking admission to an Australian university will find it easier to get scholarship opportunities if they have an above-average GRE score. Some of the universities that accept GRE scores in Australia are:
AGSM @ UNSW Business School
S P Jain School of Global Management
University of Melbourne (Melbourne Business School)
University of Sydney
Given below are some of the top Asian universities that consider GRE scores:
National University of Singapore (NUS) Singapore
SMU Singapore Singapore
Indian School of Business (ISB) India
Chinese University of Hong Kong Hong Kong
Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business China
IIM – Udaipur India
IIM – Bangalore India
Nanyang Technological University Singapore
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Hong Kong
IIM – Ahmedabad India
Fudan University International China
Edument approach for your GRE coaching
Your GRE preparation has to be the best. This is why you will find our team dedicated and willing to walk an extra mile to see to it that your preparation remains perfect.
Students who choose GRE coaching with Edument stick to a systematic schedule of practice sections and lectures that are designed to cover different aspects of the GRE. And to help students be effective in their preparation for GRE, we make sure to add key techniques in our video lectures time and again. These key techniques will be made available to you by our expert and experienced GRE tutors. The best part about these techniques is that they are developed to make it easier for you to crack difficult problems and easily understand problematic areas of the test.
Edument has structured the GRE coaching program in a flexible but simple way. We make sure that students proceed with their coaching activities at their own pace. While the course is designed to prepare students for GRE within 12 weeks, it can be extended or accelerated according to students’ convenience and requirements.
Edument also lines up several mock tests at the end of GRE coaching to ensure students have some kind of experience before they take the real exam. If you want to know more about our GRE coaching or have other related queries, please get in touch with us.