Be Career Ready with the GRE® General Test

What is the GRE® General Test?

The GRE® General Test is the world’s most widely accepted admissions test for graduate and business school. No matter what advanced degree a test taker is considering, he or she will have more opportunities for success with the GRE® General Test. In fact, in addition to the thousands of graduate schools around the world accepting GRE® scores for their master’s and doctoral programs, more than 1,200 business schools worldwide also accept GRE® scores for admission to MBA, specialized master’s and other graduate business programs. The test measures the skills that are important for success at the graduate level: verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning, critical thinking and analytical writing.
Note: Effective July 5, 2016, the name “GRE® ® revised General Test: has changed to “GRE® ® General Test”. Nothing else has changed – just the name.

What should test takers know about the GRE® General Test?

The GRE® General Test is the only admissions test that is accepted by graduate and business school programs worldwide, and it has a test-taker friendly design – and with the ScoreSelect® option, lets test takers decide which scores schools will see. Thousands of institutions worldwide accept GRE® scores for admission to their graduate programs. In addition, more than 1,200 business schools worldwide accept GRE® scores for admission to their MBA programs, including most top-ranked MBA programs according to The Financial Times, US News & World Report and Bloomberg Businessweek. The ScoreSelect® option lets GRE® test takers decide which scores to send to the institutions they designate – an option not available on any other graduate admissions test in the world. The test features a flexible, test-taker friendly design that gives test takers the freedom to use more of their own personal test-taking styles and strategies. They can preview questions, skip questions and go back, change their answers and more, all within a section. There’s also an on-screen calculator for the Quantitative Reasoning sections. The test-taker friendly design and the ability to send the scores of their choice to thousands of graduate and business schools worldwide gives GRE® test takers a comprehensive edge.

Who takes the GRE® General Test? Is there any age limit?

Prospective graduate and business school applicants from around the world take the GRE® General Test. Applicants come from varying educational and cultural backgrounds, and the GRE® General Test provides graduate and business schools with a common measure for comparing candidates’ qualifications. In other words, anyone interested in pursuing an advanced degree may take the GRE® General Test if they wish to do so. There is no age limit and scores are good for five years so even if test takers are unsure about their future plans, they can take the test now while they are still deciding what to do.

How long does the test take and how many questions are there?

The computer-delivered GRE® General Test takes about 3 hours and 45 minutes and consists of six separately timed sections:

 – Verbal Reasoning – there are two 30-minute sections, each containing 20 questions.

 – Quantitative Reasoning – there are two 35-minute sections, each containing 20 questions.

 – Analytical Writing – there is one section with two separately timed tasks: one 30-minute “Analyse an Issue” task and one 30-minute “Analyse an Argument” task.

 – An unidentified/unscored or research section. The unidentified/unscored section can appear at any point after the Analytical Writing section. The research section is always at the end of the test and is also unscored.

Which graduate and business schools accept GRE® scores?

A complete list of the thousands of graduate and
business school programs around the world that accept GRE®  scores can be accessed
. One can also visit® /mba/programs to view the list of more than 1,200 business schools
that accept GRE® scores for MBA
admissions, including most of the world’s leading MBA programs.

How much does the test cost?

The global test fee for the GRE® General Test is US$205. This is less expensive than other globally accepted admissions tests for graduate and business school.

When can I take the GRE®
General Test? How often is the test held in India?

The GRE® General Test is offered as a
computer-delivered test year-round by appointment in India. Availability is
delivered on the location, date and time a prospective student selects, but
more information is available through our registration system at® /register.

Is there a local GRE® ® Services customer service center in India?

Yes, The GRE® Customer Service Centre provides guidance and information for individuals preparing or planning to take the GRE® ® General Test or GRE® ® Subject Tests. Information about test preparation materials, test centers and dates, score reports and other test-related inquiries can be answered by call center staff. Individuals in India can reach the GRE® Customer Support Centre toll-free at 91-124 451 7127 or 000-800-100-4072 (toll free for test takers in India), Monday-Friday from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. IST (except for local holidays) or email them directly at GRE® [email protected]

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