Many people want to further their education outside of the country after completing their undergraduate, postgraduate, or higher secondary education. They dream, and it is their dreams that keep them awake. Perhaps the night blue city of Massachusetts lights up in someone’s dream. Almost everyone must take a specific path in order to achieve their goals. G.R.E may be the first step on this path. Yes, in the ongoing we will discuss all about GRE. Like GRE Syllabus, test method, Exam Fees, Application process, Mark Distribution etc.বাংলায় দেখুন
What is GRE and for Whom?
The Graduate Record Examination – GRE is a multiple-choice, computer-based exam which is required to do Masters or PhD in many universities after completing Honors.
At present, there is a growing trend among the students of Bangladesh to go abroad to study after completing Honors. But the education system of our country is different from other countries. The standard of study and evaluation method varies from country to country and university to university. For many European universities, only CGPA and IELTS / TOEFL scores are required. But universities in other countries, including those in the United States and Canada, do not just measure eligibility by CGPA. They measure students on a uniform scale such as the GRE test. Writing skills in English or math are not tested here. This test basically verifies the ability to analyze and evaluate written material, think critically, and solve problems.
The way of judging the CGPA of each university in the world is different. So this is a good news for those who have low CGPA. Because they have another chance to prove their worth through the GRE. Mainly GRE is required for Science and Arts background students and GMAT is required for Commerce background students.
|G.R.E at a Glance|
GRE Syllabus & Test Pattern:
The G.R.E Test is comprised of three parts:
i. Analytical Writing
ii. Verbal Reasoning
iii. Quantitative Reasoning
1) Analytical Writing: In this part two types of essays (issue and argumentative) have to be written. 30 minutes is allotted in each section. Numbers are given on a scale of 1 to 6. Since this is the writing part, if you have good skills of writing in English and presenting ideas clearly, you can easily get 3.5-4 in writing part.
2) Verbal Reasoning: The GRE Verbal reasoning section tests your grasp over vocabulary and how well you can understand the meaning of the sentences, words, or texts. There are basically three types of questions –
i. Text Completion
ii. Sentence Equivalence
iii. Reading Comprehension
3) Quantitative Reasoning: This is also called Math Part. There are two steps here too. This part analyze the candidate’s ability of quantitative information, solve problems by using mathematical models and apply basic mathematical skills and elementary mathematical concept of arithmetic, geometry, statistic, probability and algebra.
No. of section
1 section – two tasks
2 sections – 40 questions
2 sections – 40 questions
Method of Graduate Record Examination Test
There are some differences between G.R.E and conventional testing methods. Conventional tests are done on paper, and GRE is a computer-based exam. Basically conventional tests show how many marks for a question. But this is not exactly the case in GRE. Here the computer gives a score considering the overall performance that follows certain rules or formulas. For example- as there is a verbal part and a math part, if a candidate performs well in one part, the other part will be difficult and vice versa. In this test everyone is seated in front of a separate computer and the room inspectors or invigilators are in the outer room. They can see the activities of each examinee in the closed-circuit camera.
Application process of GRE Exam
To register for the Graduate Record Examination exam, go to the official website and create an ETS account. After creating an account, you must decide whether to take the GRE General Test or the GRE Subject Test. Then you must choose an exam date and location. The payment page will appear once the seat reservation is complete. A fee of US 205 can be paid online with an international credit card.
- The GRE General Test fee is US $205
- The GRE subject test fee is US $150
- Late registration fee is US $25
- Standby testing is US $25.
- Reschedule fee is US $50
G.R.E Tips & Tricks:
Preparation is a very essential step before sitting for your exam and in this case it will be easier to tackle the test without having any challenges.
Here are some tips to get prepare for GRE test-
i. Read a lot of analytical non-fiction
ii. Improve comprehension, vocabulary and analytical reading skills for verbal reasoning
iii. Practice test
iv. Spare some time for your score improvement
v. Know your weakness
vi. Set a study schedule
vii. Chart your progress
Some important books for all about GRE
i. Official guide for GRE by ETS
ii. Kaplan G.R.E AWA
iii. Barron’s Revised G-R-E
iv. Manhattan G R E Verbal
v. Revised Big Book
vi. NOVA’S Graduate Record Examination WITH BIBLE
vii. Manhattan 5 lbs
viii. Princeton 1014
There are also some websites like- magoosh, cruncprep, prepscholar etc which help in preparation of GRE. These web sites contain a wealth of Graduate Record Examination(GRE) preparation videos and questions.