Overview of GRE With effect from 1 Aug, 2011 ( Revised GRE )
The GRE® general test
The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) General Test is designed to provide graduate schools with a common measure for comparing the qualifications of applicants. A large number of Engineering as well as Management schools, use GRE scores to determine eligibility of a student for their programs and for merit-based grants and fellowships.
Preparing for the GRE can help you get into the grad or post grad school of your choice and can greatly increase your chances of getting financial aid. An increasingly number of B schools have started accepting GRE score for their management programs but please check with the university of your choice about the acceptance of GRE scores before starting your preparation.
Based on geographical conditions, the GRE General Test is offered in two formats
a) Computer-based test
b) Paper-based test
In most of the countries such as United states, Canada, India, Nepal etc, the GRE general test is computer based.
Paper-based GRE General Test administrations are offered in other areas of the world where computer-based testing is not available.
If you are unsure which test to choose, pls check the following link— Test format for my location?
The GRE® subject test
Subject Tests may not be required by schools, but they’re a great way to distinguish yourself and show that you’re serious about your studies and your future.If you want to stand out in the crowd of applicants by emphasizing on your knowledge and skill level in a specific area, then you can take a subject test and send the score across to the university.
GRE subject tests are also required by some universities for some specific courses. The university can ask you to write one of the subject tests depending on the program you apply for.
GRE Subject Test scores are accepted by thousands of graduate schools, including individual departments or divisions within these schools. Although the scores may not be a requirement for admission to a particular program, admissions committees are likely to consider the scores if they are submitted. It’s best to contact the admissions office or department you’re interested in and see exactly what they’re looking for.
Subject Tests are intended for students with extensive background in one of these eight disciplines:
The Subject Tests are paper-based tests and are administered three times a year worldwide, in
For more details, Pls check the link – GRE subject tests