GRE exam 2017 : Dates,Pattern,Fee,Registration


GRE exam 2017 : Dates,Pattern,Fee,Registration

GRE exam 2017 : The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is a standardised test that is an admissions requirement for most graduate and business schools in the United States.It is administered by the  Educational Testing Service (ETS), a US based organisation.The interested aspirant should possess a master’s degree, specialised master’s course, MBA or doctoral degree to attend the test. The GRE test aims to measure verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning, analytical writing, and critical thinking skills of the aspirants. It is available both in computer-based format and paper-based one. Verbal and Quants are scored on a scale of 130-170, analytical writing is score on a scale of 0-6. In this article candidates can know all about GRE test such as Dates,Pattern,Fee,Registration,syllabus,and eligibility.

GRE Exam 2017 – Pattern

The GRE exam Pattern has three sections- Analytical Writing, Verbal Reasoning and Quantitative Reasoning. The total duration of the GRE exam is 3 hours 40 minutes. Besides the main academic sections, there are two other variable sections and a 10-minute break is given after the third (Quantitative Reasoning) section during the GRE exam.

Measure Number of Questions Allotted Time
Analytical Writing(One section with two separately timed tasks) One “Analyse an Issue” task and one “Analyse an Argument” task 30 minutes per task
Verbal Reasoning (Two sections) 20 questions per section 30 minutes per section
Quantitative Reasoning (Two sections) 20 questions per section 35 minutes per section
Unscored Varies Varies
Research Varies Varies

GRE Registration 2017

To attend GRE exam, candidates have to first create a ‘My GRE Account’. You can apply for the exam as well as check your scores in your account. There are three ways to register : Online, Phone and Mail registration. Candidates can opt from Online and Mail registration in the case of GRE subject test.

steps to register for GRE exam 2017:

  • Create an ETS account for GRE registration 2017
  • Select GRE test type- GRE General or GRE subject test
  • Set location and date for the GRE 2017
  • Fill academic background information required for GRE registration 2017
  • May payment through American Express, Discover, JCB, MasterCard or VISA

GRE Registration fee

Fees for GRE General Test is $205 worldwide. Fees for GRE Subject test is $150 globally. Fee for special handling requests are different

  • Late registration fee (paper-based test online registration only)  –  $25
  • Standby testing (paper-based test only) –  $50
  • Rescheduling fee  – $50
  • Changing your test center  –  $50

If candidates wish to change a subject in the Subject test, they will have to pay $50 extra.

GRE exam dates 2017

There are no specific test dates for GRE. The computer-based GRE exam 2017 is offered year-round at Prometric test centers. Aspirants can take the exam as per their requirement.  You can take the GRE exam once every 21 days, up to five times within a 12-month period. This applies even if you cancelled your scores on a test taken previously. Also, the GRE test date 2017, depends on the availability of the test centre selected by the candidate. If the seats in the speficia test centre is filled up as on that date, the aspirant has to either select a new date or go for a different test location. However, you have to first create a ‘My GRE Account’ in order to register for a specific date.

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