GRE stands for Graduate Record exam. Generally, in the English-speaking countries, especially in the USA, in order to get admission in the graduate school, you need to take this test. GRE is a standardized test that tests your critical thinking, analytical writing, verbal reasoning and quantitative reasoning skills. If you are planning to pursue your graduate, then GRE is the smart move to show your best to the schools you want to get admitted. GRE score is used in the admission by the graduate school to supplement your undergraduate records, recommendation letters and other qualifications for the graduate-level study. It is conducted by Educational Testing center (ETS).



image via


There is no any specific criterion for GRE test. Anyone can take this test irrespective of their age and qualification. However, applicants who want to pursue their graduate or doctoral degree generally take this test. In addition, you also have to fulfill the criteria of the institutions you are applying for.

Test Pattern

You can give a computer based test. For those where the computer based test is not available, you can go for a paper based test. The total duration of the test is 3 hrs 40 minutes. There are six sections and you will get 10 minutes break after the third section in your examination.

Test syllabus

There are two kinds of GRE test. They are:

  • GRE general test: measures a candidate’s verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning, critical thinking and analytical writing skills.
  • GRE subject test: focused on judging the candidate’s expertise in specific fields

Test Dates:

You can take the GRE Test once every 21 days, up to five times within a 12-month period. Make sure that you have taken the right test date and you are fully aware of policies and procedures about the test.

GRE registration:

In order to take confirm your test, you have to register for GRE by creating My GRE account. You can create your GRE account by four ways like Online, Phone and Mail and Fax registration. For a subject test, you can opt from Online and Mail registration.

GRE Fee in Nepal

Effective from July 1st, 2016 via

GRE General testFees
Rest of the world$205


Special Handling request
Late registration fee (paper-delivered test online registration only)$25
Standby testing (paper-delivered test only)$50
Rescheduling fee – China$53.90
Rescheduling fee – All other areas of the world$50
Changing your test center$50


Test Center

The GRE General Test is available at more than 1,000 test centers in more than 160 countries. In order to know about your test center, go to web address

GRE score

Verbal Reasoning: 130–170 score scale, with 1 point increments

Quantitative Reasoning: 130–170 score scale with 1-point increment

Analytical Writing score: 0–6 score level, in half-point increments.

Official scores are mailed in 10–15 days after your test date.

Validity of GRE

GRE scores are valid for 5 years. One can request a rescore up to 3 months after your test date.

GRE in Nepal

In Nepal, there are hundreds of institutions where you can prepare for your GRE test. Just go to Putalisadak, Kathmandu and you will realize it. The most important part is to choose the right institutions. So, before enrolling in any institutions, you should research about it. You can consult with your friends, seniors, research on the internet or even visit the institutions. We don’t support any institutions. So, we are not going to include any of their names.

Hope you have got overall information about GRE. If you have any confusion, then please comment in the box below.