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  • Thursday, November 03, 2005

    What is GRE?

    The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is a standardized test taken in order to get into graduate school in the United States. It is commonly required of applicants to graduate schools in fields other than business, law, and medicine.
    GRE consists of two tests: the General Test and the Subject Test.

    General Test measures critical thinking, analytical writing, verbal reasoning, and quantitative reasoning skills. The general test consists of three portions: verbal, quantitative, and analytical writing. The verbal and the quantitative tests each yield a separate score between 200-800. Scores on the analytical writing test are reported in ½-point increments along a scale of 0 to 6.

    Subject Tests measures achievement in eight specific fields of study. The Each Subject Test is intended for students who have majored in or have extensive background in that specific area.
    Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology
    Biology
    Chemistry
    Computer Science
    Literature in English
    Mathematics
    Physics
    Psychology
    This test also yields a score of from 200-800.

    It is important to score well in verbal and quantitative sections of the general test. Most schools look for a good score (atleast 550) in these sections.

    For more information on GRE you may like to visit the official website: www.gre.org

    keep looking this blog for more information and some great links. I'll also try to upload some useful material for your help.

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