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The Graduate Record Exam (GRE) from Educational Testing Service (ETS) is an assessment for admission to a graduate degree program. GRE scores are used by admissions or fellowship panels to supplement your undergraduate records, recommendation letters and other qualifications for graduate-level study.

What does the test measure?

The skills tested on the GRE represent core abilities: verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning and analytical writing.

  • Verbal Reasoning – Measures your ability to analyze and evaluate written material and synthesize information obtained from it, analyze relationships among component parts of sentences and recognize relationships among words and concepts.
  • Quantitative Reasoning – Measures problem-solving ability using basic concepts of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, and data analysis.
  • Analytical Writing – Measures critical thinking and analytical writing skills, specifically your ability to articulate and support complex ideas clearly and effectively.

How do I sign up to take the GRE?

For the most up-to-date information on the GRE, including registration information, dates, and cost, visit the official GRE website.

Where can I practice for the GRE?

Free software is provided through the official GMAT website that includes sample questions from each test section (quantitative, verbal, and integrated reasoning), as well as two full-length practice tests for you to complete.

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