GRE revised General Test Analysis 2012-13: 52% of the Examinees were Women
The Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) is one of the most widely used admission criterion for many graduate and business school courses in universities and colleges across English-speaking countries. Created in 1949, GRE is administered by Educational Testing Service (ETS). The exam tests the examinee’s verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning, analytical writing and critical thinking skills that have been acquired over a long period of time rather than during a specific academic programme. Apart from being an important admission criterion for a lot of courses, GRE revised General Test scores also serve as a decisive factor for fellowship panels in many universities world-wide. The scores provide a standard for comparing the qualifications of applicants from around the world and aid in the evaluation of grades and recommendations. Being such an important examination, we bring you an analysis of the GRE revised General Test for the year 2012-13.
The GRE revised General Test Analysis 2012-13 is based on the data on GRE revised General Test examinees between July 1, 2012, and June 30, 2013, as published in A Snapshot of the Individuals Who Took the GRE revised General Test released by the GRE Program. From 1st July 2012 to 30th June 2013, the count of GRE revised General Test examinees with valid scores in all the three sections was 534,761. 68% of the examinees took the test in the USA, 22% in Asia and just 3% of the test takers took the test in Europe. Another fact to be noted is that while just 2% of the examinees took the paper-based GRE revised General Test, 98% opted for the computer-based GRE test.
An important observation made from the study is the gender classification of the test-takers.
As can be deduced from the GRE revised General Test Analysis 2012-13, most of the test takers were in the age group of 18-22. Below is an age-based analysis of the examinees.
On studying the scores of the test takers in the three sections of the GRE revised General Test, it can be deduced that while older examinees scored better in GRE Verbal Reasoning, the younger examinees scored higher in GRE Quantitative Reasoning. Also, on an average, men performed better than women in GRE Quantitative Reasoning. Below is a complete analysis of the scores scored by test takers in the three sections studied on the basis of age and gender.
The analysis of the current education level of the GRE revised General Test examinees shows that a large number of the test takers are either un-enrolled college graduates or in the final year of their college. Below is the complete graph on the percentage of the examinees based on their current education level.
In terms of the objective of the examinees, while 40% had a master’s degree as their objective, 28% were doctorate aspirants and just 2% were MBA aspirants. Among the graduate aspirants, most of the examinees intended to pursue a programme in the field of Natural Sciences. Below is a graphical representation of the intended graduate major fields of the GRE revised General Test examinees.
On the other hand, in Asia both Engineering and Natural Sciences had equal percentage (29%) of graduate aspirant examinees. But, in Europe, Social Sciences had the most (24%) takers followed by Engineering (18%).
Few other interesting facts about the examinees that tested in Asia are:
- 62% of the GRE revised General Test examinees were men.
- Approximately 55% of the examinees were between the ages of 18 and 22.
- More than 96% of the test takers were 30 years of age or younger.
- Approximately 83% resided in China (39%) or India (44%). Out of the 534,761 GRE test takers, 56,782 were from India.
- Approximately 32% of the examinees were in their fourth or final year of college, 13% in their third year of college and 19% were un-enrolled college graduates.
The GRE revised General Test Analysis 2012-13 reveals that 32% of the examinees had less than 1 year of work experience. The following graph shows the study on work experience of GRE test takers (percentage of test takers for a specific work experience group) on whom the analysis is done.
# The data published is taken from A Snapshot of the Individuals Who Took the GRE revised General Test released by the GRE Program.
Questions related to GRE
I have 7.04 CGPA and having 2 years of experience if i want to apply for MIS course in Unversities like Arizona, what would be least GRE score at least i shall have?
The minimum GPA required by good universities for MS abroad (including Arizona) is 3 on 4. Since you already have a little low GPA , you really need to score well in the GRE Exam. You should be able to score atleast 320+ to get into a decent university.
The positive in your application would be your experience as it really counts and gives you an edge over others.
All the best!
I am doing my B.E in Computer Science and Engineering currently (final year). I am interested to do Masters Abroad US/canada. My graduation is delayed due to COVID-19 pandaemic. Itll get over till Aug/Sept. I am preparing for GRE/TOEFL as well. My Overall CGPA comes to 7 out of 10.Need Suggestions.
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Sir, Im a biotechnology graduate and I want to do my MS . Please tell which exam would better to pursue the same, GATE or GRE?
If we think on the basis of future prospects and importance then GRE is better than GATE
Here is the explanation
1.) GRE is comparatively easy exam which requires at least 4-5 months and it is globally accepted.
2.) GRE score is valid for 5 years and many abroad universities take into account GRE score.
3.) If you decide to take admission in abroad then do go for GRE.
4.) Being a biotechnology graduate the scope in abroad is good and hence give it a try
5.) It is less competitive and it requires around 25k -30 k for preparation.
Here is the link of GRE exam details
Thank you and all the best
What is the score required in GRE and TOEFL for Masters in Data science in Carnegie Mellon university?
There is no definite cutoff score. There is no assurance of getting an admit from CMU even if a student has a perfect score of 340. The decision depends on a variety of factors. A GRE score above 325 would be a decent bet for CMU. However, the GRE score needs to be complemented by a balanced profile, strong letters of recommendation and a well-written SOP
A good CGPA, relevant research projects and publications, internships, previous academic records, and work experience also contributes greatly.
As far as TOEFL is concerned, even the bare minimum should be enough. It is only a proof of your knowledge in English.
Hope this helps!
What is the required GRE score (in special subject i.e. physics ) to get admissions in Caltech masters programme in astrophysics.
California Institute of Technology (CALTECH) does not consider GRE scores only but judges an undergraduate student on overall performance for admission into Masters. There have been various situations where in student's got admission with an average GRE score but had an excellent academic and extra curricular activities. You need to have the following to increase your chances of selection:
- Good Statement of purpose (SOP)
- Extra Curricular Activities
- Good Academic record with accomplishments
To be on a safer side one should score 320+ in GRE, and be in the top 90th percentile.
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