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Graduate Test Prep offers a unique computer adaptive testing software developed by our computer software engineers in conjunction with university professors and students who have performed in the 95th percentile and over on the GRE examination.
By using our computer adaptive software (CAT), you will be prepared to write the real examination on test day. The questions we have developed are similar to the questions that can be asked on test day and prepare you well for test day
In addition, our performance feedback analysis lets you work on your weak areas and further strengthen your skills through our skill builder programs.
Most importantly, our software will give you the edge you need to succeed on the GRE examination and gain admission to competitive graduate schools around the world.
The Graduate Record Exam (GRE) is a multiple choice standardized admissions test, which is required for graduate school admissions in United States and around the world. In general, the GRE tests studentís knowledge in verbal, mathematical, and analytic writing. The GRE is an exam which is given on the computer as a computer adaptive exam (CAT).
There are 3 Sections that count towards your score:
- Verbal Section
a. Question Types: Sentence Completion, Analogies, Reading Comprehension, Antonyms, Verbal Blanks
b. 30 questions in 30 minutes
- Quantitive Section
a. Question Types: Quantitative Comparisons, Problem Solving, Data Interpretation, Numeric Entry
b. 28 Questions in 45 minutes
- Analytical Writing Section
a. Question Types: 2 Essays (1st Essay: Analysis of an Argument) (2nd Essay: Analysis of an Issue)
b. 2 Essay Questions in 75 minutes
Please see our Exam Rubric for more detailed information.
Registration can be done online, phone, or by mail. Please refer to www.ets.org/gre for more details.
The exam is offered year round at the computer based test centers in US, Canada, and many other countries. Paper based GRE tests are offered in countries where computer based tested is not available. For specific test dates, please refer to www.ets.org/gre for more details.
US $140 for individuals testing in the United States, U.S. Territories, and Puerto Rico
US $175 for individuals testing in China (including Hong Kong), Korea, and Taiwan
US $170 for individuals testing in all other locations
Please refer to www.ets.org/gre for more details regarding registration fees in your area.
Since the GRE exam is a standardized exam all around the world, the score provides admission committees the chance to compare students more accurately and in an unbiased manner, since undergraduate records may vary. Therefore, in some cases, some graduate schools place a higher emphasis in GRE scores than undergraduate scores.
The best way to prepare for the GRE is to have a plan and stick to it. At GraduateTestPrep.com, we recommend that students study using GRE study books and use our GRE computer adaptive test (CAT) preparation software in order to maximize their potential. Our GRE software has been specifically designed for the GRE exam and emulates the real exam, not only in terms of content but also the experience of writing the exam on the computer.
GRE general test scores are valid for 5 years.
If you take the GRE computer based test, you can see your score in the Verbal and Quantitative sections immediately after your test. The essay questions and the official GRE Exam scores will be sent to you and the institutions you assign by 10-15 days after you complete your test.