Why BYJU's GRE?

The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) conducted by Educational Testing Services (ETS) is the most widely accepted examination for applications to Graduate programmes abroad, and a good score on the same can significantly improve your chances of getting accepted to the university of your choice. While the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is primarily an option for applicants to business and/or management programmes, the GRE is accepted for most non-business courses as well, and is a viable option for students who are applying to any programme across the globe.

At BYJU’s, we understand the importance of preparing for the GRE General Test in a guided and disciplined manner. We are driven to ensure that you can perform in this test to the best of your abilities! With extensive guidance offered by our experts and courses curated for you, BYJU’s GRE Preparation Services will put you on the best path to your desired programmes and career.

We offer GRE Prep as a course tailor-made to your needs, with expert guidance and constant progress-tacking to help you achieve your desired score!

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Comprehensive lectures in a format that provides guidance from the beginning to the finish line of your GRE Preparation.
High quality classes from veteran professors who have excelled at the test and are well-versed in the subjects to be prepared.
Guidance for the very basics of GRE Quantitative and GRE Verbal with multi-layered guidance built into the course structure.
Live classes for effective learning.
Revision classes for tackling the more difficult parts of the GRE, a guided mentorship program, and complete assessment to identify areas that need more attention.
A large set of official guide questions with solutions, arranged according to varying difficulty levels.
An adaptive question bank with analysis to help you tailor your GRE preparation according to your needs.
Lectures to improve your level in areas that you are shaky in.
A taste of our unique Diagnostic Tool Kit (DTK), which analyses your performance and shows you which areas you are weak in, and also how to improve those weak areas.
Continuous self-assessment of your progress, combined with a meticulous course structure and customised study plans to maximise your improvement in percentile.
An extensive library of 1000+ practice questions entirely based on the GRE exam pattern.
Complete analysis of your weak areas and detailed feedback explaining the reasoning behind the lag.
Lectures to clarify concepts of fragile areas and to eventually convert them into strong areas.
A Test Analyser that allows you to become comfortable with the GRE pattern and score your best in the final test.
Personal consulting sessions from our mentors, who provide unparalleled guidance through the entire duration of your preparation.
Option to sign up for our class-apart Admissions Consulting Services for further guidance towards securing a place at your dream graduate programme.

We provide everything that will help you to prepare for the GRE in a seamless manner. Here are some salient features of the BYJU’s GRE prep course:

100 hours of offline lectures.
A Diagnostic Toolkit to provide you with complete analytics of your daily progress and performance
High-quality teaching by GRE toppers: Verbal – Mr. P.N. Santosh (338/340), Quant – Mr. Amith Ravindra (330/340).
Access to 1500+ questions with video solutions and in-depth statistics tailor-made to improve one’s score.
5 mock GRE exams to simulate the actual GRE test environment.
Live online classes conducted in the form of webinars for a rich learning experience.
A free Membean software subscription to ensure that you don’t just mug up words but learn and understand them in the best way possible.
A complimentary counseling session for admissions.
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About GRE

The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is a challenging admissions test that is widely used by institutes to assess applications for graduate-level study. It is the most commonly accepted examination amongst universities, and remains essential to applications for Master’s, PhD, and MBA programmes across the top universities. Administered by the Educational Testing System (ETS), the GRE consists of the General Test and Subject Tests. In most cases, an applicant will be required to take the GRE General Test, while Subject Tests can be taken additionally to display their knowledge and/or expertise in a particular subject. However, some programmes do require applicants to necessarily take a GRE Subject Test as well. Applicants, therefore, should ensure that they are aware of their targets schools’ requirements.

GRE Lectures Sentence Equivalence Practice Questions

GRE Lectures Text Completion

GRE Lectures Reading Comprehensions RC

GRE Lectures Text Completion Practice Questions

GRE Lectures Quant Parabola

Verbal Ability


GRE Reading Comprehension Books

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GRE Analytical Writing

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The Graduation Record Examination, commonly known as the GRE test is an online assessment usually taken by many aspirants in order to get admission in most of the Grad schools for their Masters or Ph.D. programs. Much like the other competitive tests like the SAT and ACT, this standardized test also mainly focuses on areas like verbal reasoning, analytical creative writing, quantitative reasoning and critical thinking skills to measure the analytical standards of the applicant. A decent score in each section is required in order for the fellowship panel and individual graduation schools to accept an applicant. Along with the GRE scores, other criteria like undergraduate transcriptions, personal recommendations, SOP are a few of the common requirements which are often examined by the Grad schools.


There are many mock tests available which give the applicants an opportunity to prepare well before writing the GRE in order to get a high score and get selected by the best colleges or universities.

When is the right time to take GRE Mock Test?

It is often seen that students are puzzled about the right time for GRE preparation. Some claim that the best time to begin practice is during the first year of college, while others suggest writing exams like SAT in order to prepare for GRE. The key idea is to begin the preparation as soon as possible and take as many mock test papers as possible.

The best thing about the GRE is that it is offered all year-round at various Prometric test centers, thus making it easier to select a date and attempt the GRE exam. Also, one can take the test once every 21 days and up to five times in a continuous rolling period of 12-months.

Begin your GRE preparation right away by taking a mock text!


BYJU’S will be glad to help you in your GRE preparation journey. You can ask for any assistance related to GRE from us by just giving a missed call at 08884544444, or you can drop an SMS. You can also write to us at gre@byjus.com.

About GRE

The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is a challenging admissions test that is widely used by institutes to assess applications for graduate-level study. It is the most commonly accepted examination amongst universities, and remains essential to applications for Master’s, PhD, and MBA programmes across the top universities. Administered by the Educational Testing System (ETS), the GRE consists of the General Test and Subject Tests. In most cases, an applicant will be required to take the GRE General Test, while Subject Tests can be taken additionally to display their knowledge and/or expertise in a particular subject. However, some programmes do require applicants to necessarily take a GRE Subject Test as well. Applicants, therefore, should ensure that they are aware of their targets schools’ requirements.

 

Who Can Take the GRE General Test?

There is absolutely no eligibility criteria to appear for the GRE! Anyone can take it, although it is typically used for applications to Master’s programmes, most of which require applicants to fulfill some sort of eligibility criteria.
You can take the computer-delivered GRE General Test once every 21 days, up to five times within any continuous rolling 12-month period (365 days). This applies even if you canceled your scores on a test taken previously. The paper-delivered GRE General Test, offered three times in a year, can be retaken as many times as it is offered.

 

How Do I Register for the GRE General Test?

The GRE General Test is available in paper-delivered as well as computer-delivered format in over 1,000 test centers across more than 160 countries. In India, only the computer-delivered test is available for the GRE General Test. Registration for the test can be done in three ways:

  1. Online Registration
  2.  Mail Registration
  3. Phone Registration

 

Of these, Online Registration is the most convenient method. You can register for the GRE General Test at the official website for ETS by following the steps given below:

  1. Create an ETS Account on the official website.
  2. Click on the ‘Register/Find Test Centers, Dates’ button.
  3. Select test center for preferred date and time slot.
  4. Click on ‘Next’, and fill in the information as directed in the following pages.
  5. Complete the payment for the registration fee on the final page to confirm your registration.

 

What is the Fee Charged for the GRE General Test?

The fee for Standard Test Administration – GRE General Test in India is US$205. For GRE Subject Tests, the standard fee is US$150 worldwide.

The test administration fee includes delivery of official GRE score reports to up to four institutions, which you can choose on the day of the test. Additional score reports can be sent on paying a fee of US$27 per recipient.

 Any changes in test center, date, and/or time–and subject, in the case of Subject Tests–after registration has been completed can be done by paying a fee of US$50.

GRE Product or Service Fees
GRE Exam Administration Fee US$205
GRE Rescheduling Fee/Fee for Change in Test Center US$50
GRE Cancellation Fee (at least 4 days before the test date & 10 days for individuals in Mainland China) 50% of the Registration Fee is refunded
Additional GRE Score Reports US$27 each
GRE Score Reinstatement Fee US$50
GRE Fee Waiver 50% of Registration Fee (For candidates facing financial hardship)

 

When Can I Take the GRE General Test?

The website for ETS constantly updates with the available dates for the computer-delivered examination which can be found here.

GRE General Test Registration Available throughout the year
Delivery of score reports 10–15 days after the test date

Do keep in mind the deadlines for applications of your chosen institutions when picking a test date to ensure your GRE score reports are delivered in time.

 

What Will I Be Tested On?


GRE General Test

The overall duration the GRE General Test is around three hours and 45 minutes. It consists of six sections, with a 10-minute break in the middle. The typical structure of the test is as follows:-

Measure Number of Questions Allotted Time

Analytical Writing

(One section with two separately timed tasks)

One “Analyze an Issue” task and one “Analyze an Argument” task 30 minutes per task

Verbal Reasoning

(Two sections)

20 questions per section 30 minutes per section

Quantitative Reasoning

(Two sections)

20 questions per section 35 minutes per section
Unscored Varies Varies
Research Varies Varies

The ‘Unscored’ and ‘Research’ sections do not count towards your final scores. However, since these sections can be any of the sections that appear after the Analytical Writing tasks, you must treat all sections as equally important.

 

GRE Subject Tests

The GRE Subject Tests are administered in a paper-delivered format. The total duration for the test is two hours and fifty minutes. There are no separately-timed sections.

 

What Do I Need to Carry With Me to the Test Center?

It is necessary for test-takers to bring an acceptable form of identity proof to the test center on the day of the test. For Indians, you are required to carry a valid Indian passport as proof of your identity. You might also be asked to undergo additional identity verification procedures, and admittance to the test center is contingent on completing these successfully.

You will also receive an email confirmation from ETS including the test center details and the date of the test. You are required to have access to this email on the day of the test, be it on a device or as a print out.

 

How is the GRE General Test Scored?

The maximum possible score for the GRE General Test is 340. The Verbal and Quantitative sections are both scored on a scale of 0-170 in 1-point increments, while the Analytical Writing section is scored on a scale of 0-6 in half-point increments. The score for the Analytical Writing section is reported separately. There is no negative marking.

GRE Sections GRE Score Range
Analytical Writing Assessment On a scale of 0–6 in half-point increments
Quantitative Reasoning On a scale of 130–170 in 1 point increments
Verbal Ability On a scale of 130–170 in 1 point increments

Unofficial scores for the Verbal and Quantitative sections can be viewed immediately after completion of the computer-delivered examination, while official score reports are available approximately 10-15 days after the day of the test.

You can cancel your scores at the end of the test, but this makes it impossible for you to report or review these scores. However, test-takers can reinstate scores that they canceled within 60 days of the test date, after paying a fee of US$50.

GRE scores remain valid for five years after the date the test was taken on.

 

How Should I Prepare for the GRE?

GRE’s official creators, the ETS, provide many paid resources for preparation, and their official guides contain a wide variety of information as well as question banks. They also provide official mock tests on their website, both free as well as paid. These can be accessed by all students through their account. But are these enough?

Considering the weightage one’s GRE scores have in the application process, it is essential for aspirants to prepare for the test well. However, most applicants face confusion in terms of where to start, what topics to focus on, and how to improve on sections where their performance is lacking.

With Byju’s GRE Prep Services, you will get access to a multi-level course, which is designed to adapt to your level of preparation and needs. With several veteran professors and mentors on board, you will gain a support system as well as unparalleled expert guidance throughout the duration of your preparation. Our lectures and live classes will ensure clarity of concepts, while our extensive bank of practice questions will help you practice these concepts as you would be required to in the actual test. We will also help you identify the areas to target for improvement through our unique Diagnostic ToolKit (DTK), and help you track your progress through continuous self-assessment.

With our comprehensive lesson-plan, and our unique approach to GRE Preparation, we will make sure that you are able to maximise your improvement, so that you are one step closer to admission in your dream school!

  • What is GRE?
    GRE stands for Graduate Record Examination. It is a graduate level Master’s degree entrance test, conducted by ETS (Educational Testing Services). It is a computer based adaptive test. Once you qualify this test, all international universities are within your reach to get enrolled in the courses offered. The duration of the GRE exam is 3 hours and 45 minutes. The score scale of GRE general test lies between 130-170 with an increment of one mark.
  • What is the registration date for GRE General Test?
    GRE test is conducted throughout the year. Hence, the prospective test takers can enroll themselves for the test all year round i.e. 365 days.
  • How to prepare for the GRE 2019 Exam?
    To prepare for GRE 2019 all you need to do is form a study plan, grab official GRE books and opt for Byju’s GRE Prep App to get access to constant study tips and guidance.
  • What is the syllabus for the GRE General Test?
    The GRE test contents three subjects: Analytical Writing Assessment, Quantitative Aptitude, and Verbal Aptitude. The test is designed in a way which covers all the essential topics up to class high-school.
  • How much does the GRE General Test cost?
    The GRE fee is US$ 205.
  • How can one register for the GRE exam?
    To register for the GRE exam, you have to apply online on the official GRE website.
  • What is the eligibility criteria for GRE?
    Anyone with a graduate degree from a recognized university can apply for the GRE exam. A few years of work experience is preferable, however it is not a necessity.
  • Which are some of the suggested books for GRE preparation?
    The Official Guide for GRE contains all the relevant topics related to the GRE test syllabus. There are several other GRE preparing coaching centers that provide their study material as well.
  • What is the structure of the GRE General Test?
    GRE revised General Test is a 3 hours and 45 minutes long computer- delivered test. Overall, there are six sections with a 10-minute break.

 

Measure Number of Questions Allotted Time

Analytical Writing

(One section with two separately timed tasks)

One “Analyze an Issue” task and one “Analyze an Argument” task 30 minutes per task

Verbal Reasoning

(Two sections)

20 questions per section 30 minutes per section

Quantitative Reasoning

(Two sections)

20 questions per section 35 minutes per section
Unscored Varies Varies
Research Varies Varies
  • How many times can one appear for GRE revised General Test?
    One can appear for the GRE revised General Test once every 21 days, up to five times within any incessant 12 months or 365 days. The provision is applicable even if you canceled your previous score on a test day.
  • How long is the GRE revised General Test?
    The scores of GRE revised General Test valid for five years. For example: if a candidate attempted the test on January 1, 2017 then they can use the scorecard till January 1, 2022.
  • What is a good GRE revised General Test score?
    A significant GRE revised General Test score of 315-320 is required to get into the top notch colleges.
  • What is the difference between GMAT and GRE?
    GMAT is the common entrance exam for management studies abroad. GRE is an entrance test for master’s program. These days few B-schools also accept GRE score for MBA programs.
  • Does Byju’s provide coaching classes for GRE?
    Byju’s Learning Classes do not provide class room coaching. We provide a tablet along with an SD card which accumulates all the recorded videos of the topics related to GRE preparation.

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