The Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) is a standardized test that is an admissions requirement for most Graduate Schools in the United States. The GRE is owned and administered by Educational Testing Service (ETS) who created it in 1949. According to ETS, the GRE aims to measure verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning, analytical writing, and critical thinking skills that have been acquired over a long period of learning. The content of the GRE consists of certain specific algebra, geometry, arithmetic, and vocabulary. The GRE General Test is offered as a computer-based exam administered at Prometric testing centers.

In the graduate school admissions process, the level of emphasis that is placed upon GRE scores varies widely between schools and departments within schools. The importance of a GRE score can range from being a mere admission formality to an important selection factor.

The GRE was significantly overhauled in August 2011, resulting in an exam that is not adaptive on a question-by-question basis, but rather by section, so that the performance on the first verbal and math sections determine the difficulty of the second sections presented. Overall, the test retained the sections and many of the question types from its predecessor, but the scoring scale was changed to a 130 to 170 scale (from a 200 to 800 scale).

The cost to take the test is US$205, although ETS will reduce the fee under certain circumstances. They also promote financial aid to those GRE applicants who prove economic hardship. ETS does not release scores that are older than 5 years, although graduate program policies on the acceptance of scores older than 5 years will vary.

 GRE band scale

Sections Minimum GRE Score Maximum GRE Score
Quantitative Reasoning 130 170
Verbal Reasoning 130 170
Analytical Writing 0 6
Total GRE Score 260 340

Where is GRE accepted?

The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is a standardized test accepted by many graduate programs, including business schools, law schools, and engineering programs. GRE scores are widely recognized and accepted by institutions around the world, including in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Europe, Australia, and Asia.

Some graduate programs may also accept other standardized tests, such as the GMAT or LSAT, in addition to the GRE. It's always best to check with the specific institutions you're interested in applying to, to determine their admission requirements and which standardized tests they accept.

GRE cost in Nepal

GRE Exam Fee in Nepal (Type) GRE Exam Fee in Nepal (USD)
GRE General Fee USD 205
GRE Late Registration Fee USD 25
GRE Rescheduling fee USD 50
Change of test centre USD 50

Validity period of GRE test

The GRE General Test is valid for five years. This means that after you take the test, the scores will be available to graduate programs for five years. However, some programs may have specific requirements or preferences regarding the recency of the scores, so it's best to check with the programs you're interested in to determine their specific requirements.

It's also important to note that some graduate programs may require you to take the GRE more than once, especially if you're applying several years after taking the test the first time. If you're unsure about the specific requirements of the programs you're interested in, it's always a good idea to check with the institution directly.

GRE test at StudyWorld Consultancy 

GRE preparation courses and services to help students prepare for the test and improve their scores. These services may include one-on-one tutoring, group classes, practice tests, and study materials.

If you're interested in taking the GRE at StudyWorld Consultancy, I would recommend reaching out to them directly to inquire about their specific services and offerings. They will be able to provide you with more detailed information and answer any questions you may have about their GRE preparation program.

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