The Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) is administered by the Educational Testing Service (ETS). Prospective graduate and business school applicants from all around the world who are interested in pursuing a master’s in business, MBA, or doctoral degree take the GRE General Test.

The GRE General Test is a multiple-choice test that is available on computers at more than 1,000 test centers in more than 160 countries. In this article, we’ll cover some important information about GRE that will help you to get an understanding about this exam.

What is GRE?

The Graduate Record Examinations is a requirement for most of the masters and doctoral degree programs in most of the universities in the USA, Canada, Germany, and the UK. The GRE is used to supplement a candidate’s undergraduate qualifications when applying to graduate programs in universities.

Exam Pattern

The GRE general test includes three different scored sections;

  • Analytical writing
  • Verbal reasoning
  • Quantitative reasoning

The overall testing time for this exam is about 3 hours and 45 minutes.

Exam Preparation

To prepare for this exam there are multiple resources available on the internet. However, you can check here for more information about preparation resources, where you can buy course books and practice sample tests which can help you to score better in the exam.


The registration fee is varies based on the applicant’s location. Below is the fee (US $) list in some of the countries;

  • Australia $230
  • China $231.30
  • India $213
  • Nigeria $226
  • Turkey $255
  • All Others $205

GRE Registration

To register for this exam you have to create your account here and proceed for registration.

Identification Requirements

You are required to present an original (not a photocopy) ID that is valid (unexpired) and government-issued. All IDs must include the candidate’s name and a recent, recognizable photo. All IDs must have a first and last name that matches the first and last name the candidate used to register for the exam.

Click here to check the more details on the ID requirement in the country/location where you’re planning to test.

GRE Scoring

The GRE Scores are based on your performance for all the sections. The Quantitative and Verbal sections are ranged between 130-170 each, whereas analytical writing scores range between 0-6. However, the highest total you can get would be 340.


You can take the test once every 21 days, up to five times within any continuous rolling 12-month period (365 days).

Exam Result

You can access your scores via an online account. You will receive an email notifying you once your scores are available. Your result will be available within 10-15 days after your GRE exam.

Score Validity

GRE scores are valid for 5 years.

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