GRE Exam 2022: Eligibility, Syllabus, Test Preparation & Results

GRE Exam 2022: Fees, Registration, Syllabus, Results & Scores

Updated on Sep 6, 2022

GRE is an abbreviation for Graduate Record Examination and is a program used for admissions for graduate programs as well as for business and law schools. o It is administered by ETS, or the Educational Testing Service, and is recognized by many institutions and colleges throughout the world. GRE scores are accepted by business schools, institutions, fellowship sponsors, and law schools all over the world.

Latest Updates for GRE Test 2022

In India, an Aadhar card will be accepted as part of a candidate’s temporary ID proof on the day of the exam in case they do not have their original valid passports.. This was announced by ETS on July 1, 2021

Due to the pandemic, across India students have not received their passports and thus, ETS has allowed the use of Aadhar card as temporary proof of identification.

Table of Contents

1 Eligibility

There is no academic eligibility For GRE mentioned by ETS (Educational Testing Services) but the candidates must have a bachelor's degree or an undergraduate course certificate. The GRE entry requirements vary depending on the institute or university to which the candidate is applying.

While registering for the GRE, test takers must have a valid passport. An original valid passport will be checked at the test center as proof of identity. Note that applicants will be allowed to register for the GRE using their Aadhar card. This is effective from July 1, 2021, onwards. Aadhar card can also be used as proof of identification in case a student does not have a valid original passport.

2 Syllabus

Applicants who want to pursue a graduate degree in another country must first appear for the Graduate Record Examinations (GRE). To begin, aspirants must have a strong understanding of the most recent GRE syllabus.

Types of GRE Test 

The two types of GRE tests

  • GRE General Test
  • GRE Subject Test

The GRE curriculum, or exam content, was created by ETS to fulfill the needs of graduate school programs such as business and law. It evaluates candidates' verbal, quantitative, and critical thinking. The GRE also tests a test taker’s analytical writing skills. You can organize your GRE preparation properly after you comprehend the test content (both Subject Tests and the General Test).

The GRE General Test, as a computer-adaptive test, allows you to skip questions within a section, return to review and change answers and choose which section to attempt first.

The GRE Subject Tests assess your expertise in a particular field. Each Subject Test is designed for students who have an undergraduate major in one of the following:

  • Psychology
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Chemistry

3 Exam Pattern

As you start preparing for the GRE, the first and foremost thing that you should be doing is you should have in-depth knowledge about the format of the test. ETS (Educational Testing Services) is the only organization that designs both The GRE General Test and the GRE Subject Test.

4 Preparation Ideas

The format of the GRE test you will take and the amount of time you have available will determine how well you prepare for it.

Questions like 

'Tips to prepare for the GRE test?', 

'The total time I should take to prepare for the GRE test?', 

'What are the different pieces of advice to crack the GRE and where do I get them?' 

The information on this page can address all of your questions and provide solutions to all of your comparable questions about your GRE preparation method. There are several preparation ideas, and tips to crack the GRE Verbal, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Additionally, there is information regarding the GRE Subject Test.

5 Exam Dates

Applicants need to choose a GRE test date that allows them to receive their scores in time for their institution application deadlines. GRE test dates are offered, along with a variety of flexible testing options, allowing individuals to take the test when it is most convenient for them.

GRE Test can be taken five times a year once every 21 days. Candidates frequently become perplexed by the GRE registration procedure, unsure of how to choose a GRE test center or a GRE date. Candidates who do not fully know the entire process risk being misled when selecting a GRE date. This page will give applicants a comprehensive picture of the GRE dates in India, as well as how to choose or reschedule a test date.

6 Results & Score

The GRE score includes a raw score that is converted into a GRE-scaled score. The scaled score is the final overall GRE score. 

There are three different scores on the test:

  • The verbal Reasoning section is reported on a scale of 130–170 with 1-point increments.
  • The Quantitative Reasoning score is reported on a scale of 130–170 with 1-point increments.
  • An Analytical Writing score is reported in a score range of 0–6, with half-point increments.

Candidates may simply determine their GRE scores by utilizing a GRE score calculator online. The unofficial GRE Verbal and Quantitative scores are displayed immediately as the test gets over. However, the official GRE results will be available 10–15 days from the date of your test. The official score report will be sent via ETS to four universities that you choose on the day of the exam.

7 Registration

Now students can also appear for the GRE in the comfort of their homes. ETS (Educational Testing Service) has introduced this facility due to the pandemic. Note that applicants will be allowed to register for the GRE using their Aadhar card. This is effective from July 1, 2021, onwards. Aadhar card can also be used as proof of identification in case a student does not have a valid original passport.

You can register on the ETS website, by mail, or over the phone. You must meet the requirements, pick the 'at-home' option while selecting the test facility choice, and pay the costs to register for the GRE at home. GRE Subject Tests happen three times a year.

8 Practice Test

Taking a GRE practice exam has several benefits. It helps you to check your understanding of GRE curriculum subjects, which is one of the many benefits.

Furthermore, once you've received your GRE practice test results, you'll be able to see how much time it'll take you to complete which questions in the GRE mathematics and verbal sections. Once you have a better understanding of your strengths and limitations, you will be in a better position to develop an effective GRE study schedule and approach.

The GRE practice test not only allows you to measure your readiness for the exam but also allows you to review subjects that you may have overlooked throughout your preparation. By taking many GRE practice exams, either online or through GRE practice test books, you will progressively learn to overcome any anxiety you may have on the day of the actual exam.

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