TEST PREPARATION PROGRAMS – GRE
Why take the GRE exam?
The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is a standardized test that is an admissions requirement for most graduate schools in the United States. In the graduate school admissions process, the level of emphasis that is placed upon GRE scores varies widely between schools and between departments within schools. The importance of a GRE score can range from being a mere admission formality to an important selection factor.
The GRE was significantly overhauled in August 2011, resulting in an exam that is not adaptive on a question-by-question basis, but rather by section, so that the performance on the first verbal and math sections determine the difficulty of the second sections presented. Overall, the test retained the sections and many of the question types from its predecessor, but the scoring scale was changed to a 130 to 170 scale (from a 200 to 800 scale). ETS does not release scores that are older than 5 years, although graduate program policies on the acceptance of scores older than 5 years will vary.
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THE GRE Test Breakdown
Validity: 5 years