WHAT IS GRE ?
A standardized test, the Graduate Record Examination(GRE) measures Verbal, Mathematical and Analytical Writing skills of students aspiring to undergo their Graduate studies abroad. The test intends to aid Graduate Schools assess applicant’s potential for advanced study. Most universities in the US, while inviting applications from prospective students, ask for GRE® scores.
The examination is entirely a Computer-based Test, and no two students get an identical set of questions. The test is scored on a maximum of 340. The GRE® Score alone cannot guarantee admission into a school – the test is only one of the major factors taken into consideration in the long process of an applicant getting admitted into a graduate school that they desire.
The GRE can be taken 5 times a year, and the duration between 2 attempts has to be atleast 21 days.
GRE is a computer adaptive test. Therefore the examinee is provided with question by computer.
- If the examinee answers correctly, the next questions are harder. If the examinee answers incorrectly, the next questions are easier.
- The questions are pulled from a large pool of questions and delivered depending on the student’s running score.
- These questions are regularly updated to prevent them from being compromised by students recording questions.
- Finally the score is not calculated only on the difficult situation created by computers but also on the fact that computer catches silly mistakes by examinees and mark it in a peculiar way.
- There is negative marking for every question you don’t attempt but, there is no negative marking for wrong answer. So, do not leave any question.