The Test: GRE
What is this? Graduate Record Examinations
Who should take it? If you’re applying to business or graduate school (like getting a Master’s in an academic subject)
What’s the test like?
The GRE is comprised of three sections: analytical writing, quantitative and verbal. Skills that are tested are your abilities such as communicating complex ideas, evaluating claims and evidence, using logical reasoning and giving supporting examples.
How is the test scored?
Scoring for the GRE is based upon performance for each individual section: Verbal score (130-170 points), Math score (130-170 points), and your Analytical Writing Assessment (0-6 points).
When should you take it?
It is recommended that you first find out the application deadlines for the graduate schools to which you are applying and then work backwards from your earliest deadline.
How much studying is required?
Because the exam is offered so frequently, test takers have more leeway in terms of study time. However, you should start prepping for the exam as soon as possible. For example, if you are schedule to take the test in December, start studying in August or September.
Popular prep books:
GRE LiveOnline, Kaplan GRE Classroom Course
How long are the results valid?
How many times a year is the test offered?
It is offered most weekdays and weekends throughout the year Cost: $160 Where can I register? Gre.org