GRE Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is the format of the GRE General Test?
Answer :
The GRE General Test is a computer-adaptive test (CAT). The CAT is administered in an individualized environment in the quiet and privacy of separated testing stations at the GRE test center.
2. What is the content of the GRE General Test?
Answer :
The GRE General test measures verbal, quantitative, and analytical skills that have been acquired over a long period of time and that are not related to any specific field of study. The verbal section tests the ability to analyze and evaluate written material and synthesize information obtained from it, analyze relationships among component parts of sentences, and recognize relationships between words and concepts.

The quantitative section tests basic mathematical skills and understanding of elementary mathematical concepts, as well as the ability to reason quantitatively and solve problems in a quantitative setting.

The analytical section tests the ability to understand structured sets of relationships, deduce new information from sets of relationships, analyze and evaluate arguments, identify central issues and hypotheses, draw sound inferences, and identify plausible causal explanations.
3. When is the GRE General Test held and what are the registration deadlines?
Answer :
There is no fixed testing schedule for the GRE General Test. As testing is conducted on an individual basis, test candidates may schedule a testing appointment at their convenience, up to three business days before their requested test date if registering by phone.
4. How do I register for the GRE General Test?
Answer :
You may obtain a registration form and bulletin of information from IIE. Registration can be completed by phone, fax, or mail, by contacting the Regional Registration Center, which, for testing in Hong Kong, is located in Malaysia. After registering you will receive a confirmation of the testing date, time, and test center location.
5. How much does it cost to take GRE General Test?
Answer :
GRE General Test Fee: US$175
6. What is the format of the GRE General Test?
Answer :
Educational Testing Services (ETS) will deliver GRE in 2 parts, beginning July 1, 2003. The Analytical Writing measure will be delivered on computer through ETS’s computer-based testing (CBT) network. The Verbal and Quantitative measures will be delivered in paper-based format. This is known as the GRE Split Test Administration. Test takers must take the Analytical Writing first, the paper-based Verbal and Quantitative test second. To obtain General Test scores, test takers have to take both test between July 1, 2003 and June 30, 2004.
7. What is the content of the GRE General Test ?
Answer :
The GRE General Test consists of 2 papers: Computer-based analytical writing session which takes 2 hours. Paper-based Verbal and Quantitative session which takes 2 hours and 30 minuntes.
8. When is the GRE Analytical Writing Test?
Answer :
There is no fixed testing schedule for the CBT Analytical Writing section. As testing is conducted on an individual basis, test candidates may schedule a testing appointment at their convenience, up to three business days before their requested test date if registering by phone. Test takers must complete the CBT Analytical Writing section at least 6 weeks before taking the paper-based Verbal & Quantitative section.
9. How do I register for the GRE General Test?
Answer :
You may obtain a registration form and bulletin of information from IIE. Registration can be completed by phone, fax, or mail, by contacting the Regional Registration Center, which, for testing in Hong Kong, is located in Malaysia. After registering you will receive a confirmation of the testing date, time, and test center location.
10. What is the format of the GRE Subject Tests?
Answer :
The GRE Subject Tests are pencil-and-paper tests, consisting of multiple-choice and free-response questions, depending on the individual test.

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