GRE (GRI)General Test

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GRE (GRI)
General Test
www.ets.org
About the Test
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The GRE General Exam is an admissions test for
graduate or business school
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Contains six sections
 Critical Thinking and Analytical Writing
 Verbal Reasoning
 Quantitative Reasoning
Critical Thinking and Analytical Writing
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1 section which includes 2 separately
timed tasks—each 30 minutes in length
0-6 score scale in ½ increments
Measures your critical thinking and
analytical writing skills
Verbal Reasoning
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2 sections—each 30 minutes in length
20 questions each section
130-170 score scale
Measures your ability to analyze and
evaluate written material, analyze
relationships among component parts of
sentences, and recognize relationships
among words and concepts
Quantitative Reasoning
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2 sections—each 35 minutes in length
Online calculator is available
130-170 score scale
Measures your problem-solving ability,
focusing on basic concepts of arithmetic,
algebra, geometry and data analysis
Unidentified Section
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1 section
Does not count towards your score
OR
Identified Research Section
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1 section
Does not count towards your score
Follow the directions presented on the screen before
each section
Register for the Test
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In the United States the GRE General Test is given only
computer-based
Register online at www.ets.org, by phone (1-800-473-2255),
or by mail.
GRE candidates with disabilities—accommodations are
available, but you must register through disability services
at 1-800-967-1139
Cost is $185.00 this must be paid during registration
Register for the Test
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Register for the Test
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Regardless of how you register, you must create a GRE
account with a username and password. This account
allows you to view your scores
Allow for a 4.5 hour block of time
Overall testing time is about 3 hours and 45 minutes. The
additional time allows for the tutorial
Monetary penalties for rescheduling or canceling your
appointment
Test Day
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Report to the testing center 30 minutes prior to your appointment time
Dress so you can adapt to any temperature
You will be required to show 1 ID. This ID must be government issued,
current, contain your name, your picture, and your signature. This is all
verified during check-in
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Driver’s license
Passport (If you are testing outside the country of your citizenship you must
present a passport)
Military ID
A complete list of acceptable IDs can be found on the GRE website
The name on your ID must match our roster. When registering be sure
that the spelling of your name matches the name printed on the ID
you will be using. If this information does not match (marriage,
divorce etc.) you will not be permitted to test and your test fee will be
forfeited
If acceptable ID is not presented you will not be able to test
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Test Day
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During check-in you will be asked to read Prometric Testing Center
Regulations
You will be asked to read and sign an ETS Confidentiality Statement
You will be asked to lock all your personal belongings away
This includes:
 All electronic equipment—watches—coats—hats—food—drinks—
purses—wallets—briefcases—notebooks–backpacks
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You will be asked to turn your pockets inside out
You will be asked to lift your pant legs above your ankles
You will be scanned before entering the testing area
All testing center areas are audio and video recorded
Administrators physically walk through the testing area frequently
You will be given 1scratch paper booklet, 2 pencils, and noise
reduction headphones
Scores
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As part of your test fee, upon completion of your exam,
you may request that scores be sent to as many as 4
designated recipients
Additional score reports cost $25.
Report your scores
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Cancel your scores
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Your unofficial V and Q scores will appear on screen. Official scores
along with your writing scores can be viewed online in 2-3 weeks
The scores will become part of your reportable history and cannot be
cancelled
You do not see your scores. No one sees your scores
Score Select
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Option allows you to report only the scores you feel reflect your
personal best
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Scores
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Please plan wisely to meet application deadlines
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You will see official scores in 2-3 weeks online at the ETS website
Preliminary V and Q scores are seen online
Please allow 1 week for your schools to receive those scores – snail
mail
Please allow an additional week before the scores are manually
entered into the schools’ system
Test Taking Skills
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Maggie Denning
Academic Success Coordinator
Picken Hall Room 111
785-628-4401

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