The Graduate Record Exam (GRE) is a computer-delivered admissions test for Graduate and Business Schools worldwide. The GRE General Test contains three main segments – Analytical Writing, Quantitative Reasoning and Verbal Reasoning.
About The GRE
GRE Test Format
The GRE consists of three sections: Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning & Analytical Writing
This section measures your ability to analyse and evaluate written material. It also analyzes how you synthesize information obtained from it. Additionally, it analyzes relationships among component parts of sentences and recognize relationships among words and concepts.
This section measures your problem-solving abilities by using basic concepts of arithmetic, algebra, geometry and data analysis.
This section measures your critical thinking and analytical writing skills. Specifically your ability to articulate and support complex ideas clearly and effectively.
You have about 3 hours & 45 minutes to complete the test. There are 6 sections with a 10-minute break following the third section.
The first section will always be Analytical Writing. Followed by Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, unidentified/unscored sections in any order.
Therefore, treat each section as if it counts toward your score.
|Measure||Number of Questions||Allotted Time|
(One section with two separately timed tasks)
|One "Analyze an Issue" task and one "Analyze an Argument" task||30 minutes per task|
|20 questions per section||30 minutes per section|
|20 questions per section||35 minutes per section|
The unidentified unscored section will not count towards your score. It may also appear in any order after the Analytical Writing Section. Additionally, these questions are being tried out for future tests and to ensure the scores on new editions of the test are comparable to scores from earlier editions. An identified research section may be included in place of the unscored section. It will always appear at the end of test. These questions are used for ETS research purposes.
The Verbal and Quantitative Reasoning sections are section-level adaptive. As a result, the first sections have a range of difficulty levels, from easy to difficult.
The first section is assembled such that, it is of average difficulty. The difficulty level of the second section is dependent on the performance of the first section.
Therefore, if you do well in Quantitative Reasoning measure for the first section, consequently, the second section of the Quantitative Reasoning measure will be at a higher level of difficulty.
Additionally, the scoring for the Quantitative Reasoning measure takes into consideration the total number of questions answered correctly across the two sections, as well as the difficulty level of the section (similar process for the Verbal Reasoning measure).
Test Design Features
It has an advanced adaptive design. Hence, it allows you to freely move forward and backward throughout an entire section. Specific features include:
- Preview and review capabilities within a section
- “Mark” and “Review” features to tag questions, so you can skip them and return later if you have time remaining in the section
- The ability to change/edit answers within a section
- An on-screen calculator for the Quantitative Reasoning section
Schools Requiring The GRE
About 71 countries worldwide accept the GRE test as part of the admission requirement. You may check with the respective schools on their admission requirement. Here are institutions and fellowship sponsors in Singapore that accept GRE scores.
|0673||Asia Pacific Intl U|
|4915||Duke Natl U Sing Grad Med Sch|
|2376||ESSEC Bus Sch Asia-Pacific|
|2260||German Inst Sci & Tech TUM Asia|
|3802||Nanyang Tech U Bus Sch MBA|
|0291||Nanyang Tech U Grad Studies|
|7250||Nanyang Tech U Nanyang Bus Sch|
|3123||Nanyang Tech U Bus Schl-MSc|
|4434||Nanyang Tech U Sch Physical & Math Sci|
|8521||Nanyang Tech U Ssp Off|
|3711||Singapore Inst Management|
|2861||Singapore Management U|
|2406||Singapore Management U MBA|
|0677||National U Singapore|
|7541||National U Singapore Lee Kuan Yew Sch Pub Policy|
|8813||National U Singapore Logistics Inst|
|7539||National U Singapore MBA|
|7535||National U Singapore Mechanobiology Inst|
|3558||National U Singapore MS Business Analytics|
|7219||National U Singapore PhD Bus|
|4642||NUS Business Sch MSc Prog|
|7398||Singapore U of Technology & Design|
|4306||Singapore U Soc Sci|
|5757||SMU Lee Kong Chian Sch Bus|
|4634||Sorbonne-Assas Intl Law School|
|7107||National Inst Education|
GRE Testing Locations
Singapore GRE Test Centers
The GRE General Test is offered year-round at Prometric test centers from Monday through Friday based on availability. The Prometric test centers are located at:
At Home Testing
It is offered 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The at home test is:
- taken on the test taker’s own computer at home
- the same valid and reliable GRE General Test you know and trust
- identical in content, format and on-screen experience to the GRE General Test taken at a test center
- administered with best-in-class security measures that use both human proctors and AI technology
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