Graduate Record Examination – GRE 2018 | Exam Pattern, Important Dates and more

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Are you a graduate in any discipline willing to pursue your further studies while collaborating with any one of the most exciting and highly respected research communities of the world? If you have answered yes, then the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) will lead you swiftly to your dreamed destination. Here is all the information you need to know for GRE 2018.

Graduate Record Examination – GRE 2018

Graduate Record Test(GRE) is an international-level computer-based standardized test organized and conducted several times a year by the Educational Testing Service(ETS) in almost 1000 centers across 150 nations to evaluate your fitness to the various postgraduate and doctoral programs offered by institutes of international reputation in USA and other English-speaking countries and evaluates the candidate’s analytical writing, verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning and critical thinking skills to complement the candidate’s academic performance, educational qualifications, and recommendations in proving the fitness of the candidate for the proposed program. One can take subject-specific GRE in the following disciplines to prove one’s proficiency in the same:

  • Biochemistry, Cell, and Molecular Biology
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Literature in English
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Psychology

Paper-based Graduate Record Examination is conducted three times a year in every February, October, and November in various centers across the world. Computer-based Graduate Record Examination is conducted several times a year as per the candidate’s convenience and availability.

Important Dates of GRE 2018

There are no prescribed dates for computer-based Graduate Record Examination. Candidates can attempt the exam as and when they need to. However, there must be a minimum of 21-days gap between two consecutive attempts and the total number of attempts made per year must not exceed five. Paper-based GRE is conducted three times a year once in every February, October, and November in various centers across the globe.

Event Date (tentative) 
Paper-based General Test date I 6th October 2018
Paper-based General Test date II 10th November 2018
Paper-based General Test date III 2nd February 2019
Scores of Paper-based General Test date I can be viewed online 3rd November 2018
Scores of Paper-based General Test date II can be viewed online 8th December 2018
Scores of Paper-based General Test date III can be viewed online 2nd March 2019
Approximate Score Report Mailing dates of Paper-based General Test date I 16th November 2018
Approximate Score Report Mailing dates of Paper-based General Test date II 21st December 2018
Approximate Score Report Mailing dates of Paper-based General Test date III 15th March 2019

Eligibility Requirements

No specific qualification and age requirements are prescribed. The candidate must be a graduate to b eligible for applying to the various postgraduate and fellowship programs offered by reputed institutes of US and other English-speaking nations.

How to Apply

Register online on the official website and create an account. Opt the type of GRE you prefer to take, that is, General GRE or Subject-specific GRE. Select your preferred choice of examination center and date and fill in your academic details. Proceed to pay the registration fee the details of which are given in the table below:

Registration Fee $205
Late Registration Fee $25
Standby Testing $25
Rescheduling Fee $50
Changing the Testing Center $50
Changing the subject for Subject-based Test $50
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Exam Pattern

(I) For Computer-based Test

Computer-based GRE is a computer-delivered exam conducted several times throughout the year with a total of six sections spanning 3 hours and 45 minutes including a 10-minute break after the third section. The detailed content and pattern of Computer-based GRE are as given in the following table:

Measured Faculty Number of Sections Total number of Questions  Maximum allotted Time  
Analytical Writing 1
  • Analyze an issue task
  • Analyze an argument task
30 minutes per task
Verbal Reasoning 2 20 questions per section 30 minutes per section
Quantitative Reasoning 2 20 questions per section 35 minutes per section
Unscored 1 varies varies
Research 1 varies varies

(II) For Paper-based Test

Paper-based GRE is an offline exam with a total of six sections conducted thrice a year spanning 3.5 hours including a 10-minute break after the second session. The detailed pattern and content of the exam are as given in the following table:

Measured Faculty Number of Sections  Total number of Questions  Maximum allotted time
Analytical Writing 2
  • Analyze an issue task(Section 1)
  • Analyze an argument task(Section 2)
30 minutes per section
Verbal Reasoning 2 25 per section 35 minutes per section
Quantitative Reasoning 2 25 per section 40 minutes per section

Results

The candidate can access and download the unofficial result of verbal reasoning and quantitative reasoning sections of the computer-based test immediately after the exam and has options to accept and to decline the same. The GRE Official result candidates are downloaded from your account on ETS official website only after 10-15 working days from the examination date.

The result of the paper-based test can be downloaded from your official ETS account about five weeks after the date of examination and will also be sent to the score recipients you have entered while registration. The score is valid for 5 years.

Cut-off

The cut-off percentile and score are determined by individual universities and colleges and it depends on the college/university you apply to. No generalized pattern of calculating the same is prescribed.

For further information and updated notifications, visit the official website:

Official Website of GRE

So here was the all information you need for GRE 2018. GRE provides you with an opportunity to gain new and exciting experience in a foreign institute of global reputation and recognition form where you benefit significantly from the perfect blend of theoretical and practical sides. Good luck with your attempts for GRE 2018!

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