ADVICE AND INFORMATION FOR
Suggestions and Tips that may assist you to take
GRE Test better
First 15 Questions
of each section are most Important!
2. Most of
People will find Quantitative section most easy but be
careful, avoid making silly mistakes. Note you wont
get extra score if you finish this section before
3. Questions on Probability, Permutations , combinations
, mean, mode, standard deviation are common. Be
patient in Quantitative section.
section is Toughest for people not having English as
native language best solution is to learn as many
words as possible.
all questions in each section .There is negative
marking for questions unanswered. So at last 2 minutes
just guess all remaining questions.
panic even if your score is low!
prepared for 4 Universities to apply online.
Information on GRE Exam
First, the test
has no question paper or answer sheets, nor does it
have the same set of questions for all the examinees.
Further, it does not give you the option of not
answering a question (unless, of course, you run out
of time at the end). GRE is an entirely Computer based
test. The test is scored out of 2400 (in multiples of
10), and most scores fall in the range of 1800-2000.
The GRE is only
one of several parameters which the graduate schools
look at to determine the selection of an applicant. A
high score alone does not guarantee admission. But
the test can be looked upon as the first major hurdle
to be cleared in the process of getting admission into
a Graduate school of your choice.
The GRE is developed and
administered by the US-based "Educational Testing
Service" (ETS) under the direction of the Graduate
Record Examination Board , a non-profit organization
of graduate business schools worldwide. This implies
that ETS sets the questions, conducts the test, and
sends each examinee the score report. For the conduct
of the test, ETS has appointed Testing Agencies in
various countries, which act as franchisee for ETS.
is GRE held?
All-round-the-year. Therefore you can choose your own
date and time. The test is administered in the above
cities five-days-a-week (Monday through Friday),
twice-a-day. September to December is the high season
for GRE, so in case you intend to take the test during
this period, you need to register very early. to get
a date of your choice. Otherwise, registering at least
15 days in advance is mandatory. The test lasts
roughly three-and-a-half hours, and most centres offer
two slots : 9 A.M. and 2 P.M.
Eligibility and Fees
everyone is eligible for taking the GRE.There are no
restrictions based on age or qualifications. The test
scores are valid for five years. Most universities
accept scores up to five years old.
Test fees for
GRE may vary according to the country in which you
take the test. In Nepal, this fee is US $125, payable
at the time of registration. The fee has to be paid
through a US Dollar denominated draft, made out in
favour of "ETS - GRE" payable in the U.S. Such a draft
is usually available with the Main Branches of most
banks (which have a foreign exchange counter) in most
of the big cities for a nominal charge (around Rs.
200). Alternately, the payment can also be made
through a credit card which has global acceptance.
is Computer - Adaptive Test?
In such a test,
the computer screen displays one question at a time,
which is chosen from a very large pool of questions
categorized by content and toughness. The first
question is always of a medium difficulty, and each
subsequent question is determined by your responses to
all the previous questions. In other words, the CAT
adjusts itself to your ability level.
in the GRE CAT has five answer options, and you are
required to select one of these five as the correct
answer by clicking on it. A subsequent question is
displayed on the screen only after you have answered
the previous question. You cannot also go back to a
previously answered question to change your answer.
Reporting the Score
ETS has the
provision of reporting your GRE scores to a maximum of
four universities of your choice, the cost of which is
built into the fee you pay. You have to indicate the
four universities where you wish a copy of your GRE
score to be sent after you get to know your scores.
For reporting to each additional university, the ETS
charges you $13, payable by an international credit
card or a dollar denominated draft.
Sometimes it is necessary
to take the GRE more than once, like when a management
school asks you for more recent scores than what you
have. However, unless your scores seem unusually low
compared to your performance in the practice tests, or
if you have not been able to perform well because of a
sudden illness or lar exceptional circumstances, itís
advisable not to repeat the test. Given the nature of
the test, it is unlikely that your scores can
substantially improve. In fact, your scores may
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