GRE Exam Pattern:
The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is a mandatory requirement for all those aspiring to study and complete their graduation abroad. Universities abroad need a valid GRE score for aspirants to apply for the undergraduate courses. The GRE Exam pattern helps the aspirants to assess and prepare for the exam in a systematic manner.
Here are the details of the GRE exam pattern:
The GRE exam is conducted in 2 formats, these include the following:
- GRE General Test: This includes questions on verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning, and analytical writing skills.
- GRE Subject Test: The subject-specific test helps to assess a candidate’s expertise in the area.
GRE General Test
The GRE exam is conducted in 2 modes which include a computer-based online exam and a paper and pen-based offline test. The pattern is the same for both the exams.
Computer based GRE:
|Analytical writing||1 section with 2 tasks||30 minutes per task||60 minutes|
|Verbal reasoning||2 sections with 20 questions each||20 minutes per section||40 minutes|
|Quantitative reasoning||2 sections with 25 questions each||35 minutes per section||70 minutes|
Paper based GRE:
|Analytical writing||2 sections with 1 task in each section||30 minutes per section||60 minutes|
|Verbal reasoning||2 sections with 25 questions each||35 minutes per section||70 minutes|
|Quantitative reasoning||2 sections with 25 questions each||40 minutes per section||80 minutes|
GRE Subject Test
- The subject test is a pen and paper based test
- The exam is held thrice a year in the months of April, September and October.
- The duration of the exam is 2 hours 50 minutes/ 170 minutes.
- The subject test assesses the candidate’s knowledge in a specific subject of study.
- The subjects are tested in the following manner:
- Mathematics: Tests the undergraduate knowledge of the subject.
- Physics: Tests the fundamental principles of Physics and their application.
- Chemistry: Tests the 4 fields of chemistry and their interrelationships.
- Biology: Tests the 3 fields which includes cellular and molecular biology, organismal biology, and ecology and evolution.
- English literature: Tests knowledge on poetry, drama, biography, the essay, the short story, the novel, criticism, literary theory and the history of English language.
- Psychology: Tests the basic principles of psychology and its application.
For any other details or queries regarding the GRE exam pattern check the website at https://ereg.ets.org/ereg/ .