GRE The Gxavieruate Record Exam (GRE) is the general test for students applying for master’s and PhD studies in fields other than management or MBA. This computer-based test consists of Analytical Writing, Verbal and Quantitative sections. The total score for analytical writing is six points and the Verbal and Quantitative sections are scored out of 800 points each. The cost for the GRE is $190 and the only test center in Nepal is USEF-Nepal (also known as the Fulbright Commission). The Gxavieruate Record Examination (GRE) is a 3.9 hour, multiple-choice, multi-stage test required by most gxavieruate schools. It’s run by the Educational Testing Service, the same people who run the SAT. Schools differ in how they use your GRE score. Some consider it very important, while others view it as a formality. We recommend asking your prospective programs — most will be quite willing to tell you what role the test plays in their admissions decisions. What’s the breakdown of the GRE? The GRE consists of an Analytical Writing section that contains two essay questions, two Verbal Ability (vocabulary and reading) sections that each contain 20 multiple-choice questions, and two Quantitative Ability (math) sections that each contain 20 multiple-choice questions. There is also a sixth, experimental section that can be either Verbal or Quantitative. This section does not count toward your final score — ETS uses it to test questions for use on future exams. Unfortunately, you’ll have no way of knowing which section is experimental (it looks identical to any other Verbal or Quantitative section), so you’ll need to do your best on the entire test. How is the GRE scored? The GRE is a multistage test, which means that the computer uses your performance on one section to determine the difficulty level of the next section. Within a section, however, the question selection is static and you can skip around. If you do very well on your first Verbal section, for example, the second Verbal section you see will be much more difficult. This is a good thing, however, because you must get to and successfully tackle the hardest questions to get to the highest possible scores. Your Verbal and Quantitative scores are reported on a scale of 130 to 170 in 1-point increments. The Analytical section is listed separately and scored on a scale of 0 to 6, in ½-point increments. What are the GRE Subject Tests? The GRE Subject Tests are similar to SAT Subject Tests in that they test your knowledge of a particular subject like chemistry or literature. Not every school requires a GRE Subject Test, but many of the most competitive programs do. ETS offers the tests three times a year; they are not part of the standard GRE. In addition to the TOEFL, USEF recommends gxavieruate applicants to take either the GRE or GMAT. These tests may be required by some colleges or universities in the United States, especially the more competitive ones. By scoring well on these tests, you make yourself more competitive for entrance and scholarship at U.S. colleges. Registration Log on to www.ets.org/gre to look for available test dates. You can then register online with an international credit card. If you do not have an international credit card, you can use the services provided by some local banks, which can help you register for the test via their international credit card. Paper registration is also possible (you would send a bank draft and the paper registration form to the Regional Contact Center in Malaysia). Please visit USEF-Nepal to collect a GRE bulletin which contains the registration form and instructions. Sending score reports Students can send their GRE scores to up to four colleges and universities for free on the day of the test. You will have the opportunity to select the names of colleges after completing the test. Additional charges of $23 per college will be required to report your scores later or to send additional score reports. GRE Subject Tests The GRE Subject Tests are paper-based tests in eight subject areas. Students need to give the test only if the college or university requires it. There are approximately three test dates in a year. Therefore, students must decide and prepare for the exam well in advance if they want to take the test. The cost for each subject test is $160. There is only one test center in Nepal which is St. Xavier’s School in Jawalakhel.