The Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) is a standardized test which is required for the admission in most the Graduate Schools in the United States. The GRE is created in 1949, owned and administered by Educational Testing Service (ETS).
The main purpose of GRE is to measure verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning, analytical writing, and critical thinking skills that have been acquired over a long period of learning. It contains of certain specific algebra, geometry, arithmetic, and vocabulary. Around thousands of graduate and business schools accepts GRE.
The GRE General Test is accepted at thousands of graduate and business schools as well as departments and divisions within these schools and many graduate and business school applicants who are interested in pursuing a master's, MBA, specialized master's in business or doctoral degree takes the GRE test. The GRE General test is offered as a computer –based exam administered at prometric testing centers. The GRE test consist of four sections:
- Verbal section
- Quantitative section
- Analytical writing section
- Experimental section
The overall time period for GRE test lasts about 3 hours 45 minutes with one minute of breaks after each section and a ten minute of break after the third section.