GRE is Graduate Record Examination. GRE is a standardized test that is conducted by the Education Testing Service (ETS). Most of the top graduate level schools for Master’s Degree programs accept the GRE scores.  There are no fixed GRE exam dates when the student can take the exam; it is completely up to the student when they wish to take the test. But, the student must keep in mind that the period from August to December is the time when most of the students appear for the exam. During this time period it is difficult to get the center of their choice, if they haven’t booked the appointment in advance.  The constraint on taking the test is that the applicant can take it once every 21 days up to five times in a continuous rolling 12 month period.

The GRE has three sections- Analytical Writing, Verbal Reasoning and, Quantitative Reasoning.

Test Score

The GRE Test Pattern has three sections- Analytical Writing, Verbal Reasoning and Quantitative Reasoning. The total duration of the GRE 2018 is 3 hours 40 minutes. Besides the main academic sections, there are two other variable sections and a 10-minute break is given after the third (Quantitative Reasoning) section during the GRE Test 2018.

The two variable sections are Un-scored and the Research section, which do not count toward the actual GRE 2018 score. The GRE test pattern 2018 includes six GRE subject tests. They are Biology, Chemistry, and Literature in English, Mathematics, Physics and Psychology. Each subject has a different test pattern. The GRE 2018 Subject Tests are offered in the paper-based format. Candidates can take the test worldwide three times in a year in September, October and April. The GRE 2018 Subject test is 2 hours and 50 minutes duration.


  • Analytical Writing- It has two sections, two tasks to be completed in 60 minutes.
  • Verbal Reasoning- It has 2 sections, 50 questions to be completed in 70 minutes.
  • Quantitative Reasoning- 2 sections, 50 questions to be completed in 80 minutes.


  • Analytical Writing- It has 1 section, 2 tasks to be completed in 60 minute.
  • Verbal Reasoning- It has 2 section, 40 questions to be completed in 60 minute
  • Quantitative Reasoning- It has 1 section, 40 questions to be completed in 70 minute
  • Un-scored- The questions and time varies.
  • Research- The questions and time varies.

FAQs about GRE

Q1. How much does GRE cost?

A1. The GRE costs about Rs 15,000.

Q2. How to register for GRE?

A2. The students can register for GMAT through mail, phone or online. The most preferred way to register is through online. For online registration the steps are as follows:

  • Create an account on
  • Begin the registration process by scheduling a GRE exam
  • Complete your personal profile
  • Fill in (or skip) the additional details
  • Verify your profile (making sure all the information is accurate)
  • Choose a test center and pick a date.
  • Finally, log out.

Q3. Can a student reschedule GRE?

A3. Yes, the student can reschedule the exam, if they wish to. But, an additional fees of Rs 3000.

Q4. What is the eligibility for GRE?

A4.  There are no set eligibility criteria for the GRE exam. But, since GMAT is usually helpful in applying for masters or post graduate degree, therefore the candidates are usually required to at least have an undergraduate degree. Besides this, different B-schools have different criteria set for admission.


You might like following as well.

One year foreign masters degree set to be recognised in india


Contact Image

Get in Touch

    Meet our Team

    Mr. Vivek Gupta

    Mr. Vivek Gupta

    He is an entrepreneur, a mentor, career counselor, an author and so much more. Alumni of reputed institutes like IIM-Bangalore, Delhi Technical University and among the top 20 of his batch, Mr. Vivek Gupta has almost 20 years of experience.

    Mr. Satyam Darmora

    Mr. Satyam Darmora

    Satyam is an alumnus of IIM Bangalore ( 2005) and IIT Delhi 2003. He was first runner up at Lead India , an initiative by Times of India to find future impact leaders of India. After a 4 year stint with American Express, Satyam joined Michael and Susal Dell Foundation to take his passion to profession.

    Mr. Ashish tyagi

    Mr. Ashish tyagi

    A first generation entrepreneur, he has founded Genexix Business Process Private limited which has a turnover of over $2M yearly, He is an MBA from IP University and Bachelors in hotel management from Pusa. He has worked with organisations like Yes bank.

    Mr. Sameer mahandru

    Mr. Sameer mahandru

    Sameer Mahandru is an alumnus of IIM Bangalore (2004). He has worked with companies like Hindustan Lever, Asian Paints, SABMiller in the Sales & Marketing function for more than 6 years prior to starting operations at Indospirit. Currently he is MD and Chairman of Indospirit Distribution Limited.

    Subscribe to our newsletter

    Client Testimonial

    MBBS Abroad is a big decision and your success depends upon the honesty of your consultant. It is a long process starting from choosing the right college to reaching there at college door step and finally studying there for next 5-6 years. You are in a new country without many old friends. We were sure to approach a consultant who is based out of our district only so that not only during admission but for next 6 years, we can have smooth interactions. So, we approached GKWorks as they have a branch in Saharanpur. As we anticipated, there are lot of things to be done during admission process that goes for 3-4 months. At every step, it was useful for us to have our consultant who was only 20 minutes’ drive from our home. We were able to discuss everything face to face any day and thus were able to have easy process.

    Ashish Massey, Saharanpur UP
    Company Name : Student at Batumi Shota Rustaveli State University- Batumi, Georgia

    Recent Blogs

    read all