Graduate Record Examinations (GRE)

Graduate Record Examinations (GRE)-Guide

What is GRE?

GRE stands for Graduate Record Examinations. Colleges and universities across US, and also in some other English speaking countries, use the GRE test to evaluate students. It is conducted by Educational Testing Service (ETS). It tests a student’s verbal and quantitative skills largely through multiple choice type questions, and an essay writing section tests the student’s abilities for analytical writing and critical thinking. It is a computer based examination and is administered worldwide by ETS.

What is GRE Guide? How is GRE Guide related to Graduate Record Examinations? as the name suggests, guides thousands of students who are preparing for GRE. Here in you will find all the information about the test absolutely free. provides free preparation resources, practice tests, tips,tutorials and strategies to ace the GRE.

What are the sections in Graduate Record Examinations (GRE)?

  GRE consists of 3 sections
  • Verbal Reasoning
  • Quantitative Reasoning
  • Analytical Writing

What are the sections in new revised Graduate Record Examinations (GRE)?

The new revised GRE from August 2011 will consist of 3 sections

  • Verbal Reasoning
  • Quantitative Reasoning
  • Analytical Writing

Though the revised General Test consists of the same sections as before, each of the sections has been changed to a considerable amount. The verbal section in new revised format is modified to a great deal. Stress on vocabulary is reduced and real life logical problems in English are incorporated. To start with, the verbal section no more contains antonyms and analogies. Instead, the new Sentence Equivalence Questions test the student’s ability to form meaningful sentences by choosing appropriate words from a list. Both the verbal and the quantitative reasoning questions may have multiple correct answers in the new revised format, and the student needs to identify all of them accordingly. The most significant change in the quantitative reasoning section is that it now provides an online calculator for basic mathematical calculations. In case of the paper-based test, the calculators will be provided by the test center. Instead of multiple choice questions, this section may now contain Numeric Input questions in which the student requires to enter the answer rather than choosing it from a list. As for the Analytical essay writing section, the only significant change is that now students would not have two options to choose from in the analyze a critical issue section; only one topic will be given. Soon will add more details on the new revised GRE.

How do I prepare for the Graduate Record Examinations?

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How can I register for Graduate Record Examinations?

There are 3 ways to register for

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How should I choose a prep course for GRE?

Choosing a GRE prep course is very crucial before appearing for the test. Please Read this article on GRE prep course

What is the admission procedure for US universities after taking GRE?

Admission procedure to US universities after taking GRE is a baffling and difficult process. GRE guide has written step by admission procedure here and also the format of the transcripts required for universities is available for free download.

Where can I get some free downloads on GRE?

Visit this page to get some of the free GRE study material for the test.

What is GRE Subject Tests?

Currently GRE is a Computer Adaptive Test (CAT). Visit this page to learn more about Computer Adaptive GRE.

What is the format of the new Revised Graduate Record Examinations?

The new revised GRE is a Computer Based Test (CBT) and is not Computer Adaptive (CAT). This is very important for students to remember that the new revised test no more adapts to the student’s standard.