About GRE 2019

The Graduate Record Examination 2019 or the GRE 2019 is an internationally recognised exam which is administered by Educational Testing Services or ETS. The GRE examination is taken by prospective students for postgraduate programs in foreign universities and GRE scores are accepted in colleges and universities in over 160 countries across the globe. The GRE tests a candidate upon his or her readiness for postgraduate level education and the testing areas for the GRE General Test include quantitative reasoning, verbal reasoning and analytical writing. The GRE General test is a primary requirement for most international postgraduate programs. 

Apart from the GRE General test, there are specialised GRE subject tests for candidates applying for niche postgraduate programs which require proof of subject expertise. The various GRE Subject Tests are:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Literature in English
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Psychology
Exam level: University Level Exam
Languages English
Conducting Body: Educational Testing Service
GRE General Test - Duration 3 Hours 45 Minutes +6 More

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  • There is no specific eligibility criteria for the GRE 2019 exam. Candidates must instead meet the individual eligibility criteria for prospective colleges and universities of application.
  • A candidate must carry a valid passport at the time of the GRE exam. 
  • As the GRE exam is for admission to postgraduate programs, it is generally expected that the candidate has completed or is near completion of his or her undergraduate study.

Mode of Application : Online

Mode of Payment : Credit Card | Debit Card

In order to apply for the GRE 2019 exam, candidates must first create an ETS account.

  • The candidate must register for a new account with ETS either online, via phone or via mail. The most common and simple application procedure is the online method. 
  • The candidate must fill in the required details and information in order to successfully create an ETS account. 
  • After creation of an ETS account, the candidate can schedule a GRE test.
  • The candidate must select which test he or she wishes to schedule: the GRE General or the GRE Subject test. 
  • The candidate must then select the desired test centre and the test date from dates available for that centre.
  • The final step in the application procedure is the payment of the exam fee for GRE 2019. For the GRE General Test, the fee is USD $205 and for the GRE Subject Test, the fee is USD $150.

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GRE 2019 Syllabus

Cellular and molecular biology
Organismal biology
Ecology and evolution
Analytical chemistry
Inorganic chemistry
Organic chemistry
Physical chemistry
Measurements, methodology and other
Classical mechanics
Optics and wave phenomena
Thermodynamics and statistical mechanics
Quantum mechanics
Atomic physics
Special relativity
Laboratory methods
Specialized topics
Literary analysis
Cultural and historical contexts
History and theory of literary criticism
Additional topics

GRE 2019 Preparation Tips

GRE General Test Preparation Tips

In order to prepare for the GRE 2019 test, candidates must keep the following preparation tips in mind:

  • Candidates should regularly practice vocabulary words with sentences rather than memorising word lists and meanings.

  • Candidates should read the verbal question slowly and in a sectional manner in order to properly comprehend the question and possible answers.

  • Candidates should practice verbal and quantitative questions in a timed environment.

  • Candidates should understand the quantitative concepts which commonly appear in the GRE General test.

  • Candidates should practice essay writing for both the issue and argument tasks of the Analytical Writing Assessment. Practice should be done in a timed environment.

  • Candidates should thoroughly understand the exam pattern and the type of questions in the GRE General test so as to be prepared on the test day.

GRE 2019 Exam Pattern

GRE General Test Exam Pattern

The GRE General 2019 exam primarily comprises 3 sections:

  • Verbal Reasoning
  • Quantitative Reasoning
  • Analytical Writing Assessment

The Verbal Reasoning and Quantitative Reasoning sections consist of multiple choice questions with one answer correct and multiple choice questions with more than one answer correct. The Analytical Writing Assessment section comprises 2 essay tasks. There is no negative marking in the GRE exam. Apart from the three scored GRE sections, another unscored section is provided by ETS for research purposes. This unscored section is either Quantitative or Verbal Reasoning and the candidate will not know which section is the unscored section prior to or after the exam.

GRE General 2018 Exam Pattern



Number of Questions

Verbal Reasoning

30 minutes


Quantitative Reasoning

35 minutes


Analytical Writing Assessment

60 minutes (30+30)

2 essay tasks:

  • Analyse an Issue

  • Analyse an Argument

Unscored Section

Can be either verbal or quantitative


GRE Biology Exam Pattern

The GRE Subject Test 2019 for Biology comprises 190 multiple choice questions which 5 options each. The test is divided into 3 broad sections which focus on the following domains:

  • Cellular and Molecular Biology
  • Organismal Biology
  • Ecology and Evolution

The final score for the GRE Subject Test in Biology features a total score as well as individual subscores for each of the three subcategories.

GRE Chemistry Exam Pattern

The GRE Subject Test 2019 in Chemistry comprises approximately 130 questions which are multiple choice type. Along with the test booklet, candidates are provided with a periodic table as well as requisite physical constants and SI conversion factors. Logarithmic values are also provided where required. The exam content is divided into 4 broad subcategories of Chemistry which are:

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Physical Chemistry

GRE Literature in English Exam Pattern

The GRE Subject Test 2019 in Literature in English comprises approximately 230 questions of multiple choice type on various topics such as drama, history of the language, poetry, the short story, the essay, biography, criticism, the novel and literary theory.

The exam is broadly divided into four subcategories, namely:

  • Literary Analysis
  • Identification
  • Cultural and Historical Contexts
  • History and Theory of Literary Criticisms

GRE Mathematics Exam Pattern

The GRE Subject Test 2019 for Mathematics comprises approximately 66 questions of multiple choice type. These questions are from mathematical topics which are generally covered in undergraduate level mathematics.

Approximately 50% of the Mathematics exam are based on calculus and its various applications. Another 25% are based on linear algebra, number theory, abstract algebra and elementary algebra. There is no specific syllabus for this GRE Subject Test.

GRE Physics Exam Pattern

The GRE Subject Test 2019 for Physics comprises approximately 100 multiple choice questions with 5 choice each. The test focuses on fundamental concepts of Physics which are generally covered in undergraduate education. Along with the test booklet, candidates are provided with requisite physical constants as well as SI conversion factors. The exam content can be broadly classified into the following subcategories:

  • Classical Mechanics
  • Electromagnetism
  • Optics and Wave Phenomena
  • Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics
  • Quantum Mechanics
  • Atomic Physics
  • Special Relativity
  • Laboratory Methods
  • Specialised Topics

GRE Psychology Exam Pattern

The GRE Subject Test 2019 for Psychology comprises approximately 205 questions of multiple choice type which have 5 choices each. The Psychology test's terminology and classifications adhere to those listed in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (5th edition). The exam content can be broadly classified into six subcategories:

  • Biological
  • Cognitive
  • Social
  • Developmental
  • Clinical 
  • Measurement/Methodology

The final score for the GRE Subject Test in Psychology features a total score as well as individual subscores for each of the six subcategories.

GRE 2019 Mock Test

GRE General Test Mock Test

In order to ensure comprehensive preparation for the GRE General 2019 test, candidates must practice mock tests and sample papers.

Various GRE General practice tests are available for free in the Careers360 Sample paper store which candidates can use to hone their testing skills for GRE 2019. 

Candidates should solve these papers in a timed environment in order to gain semblance of the test day conditions.

GRE 2019 Exam Centers

GRE Biology Exam Centers

State City
Gujarat Ahmedabad
Karnataka Bengaluru
Tamil Nadu Coimbatore
West Bengal Kolkata
Maharashtra Mumbai
Delhi New Delhi
Rajasthan Pilani

GRE Chemistry Exam Centers

State City
Gujarat Ahmedabad
Tamil Nadu Coimbatore
Karnataka Bengaluru
Delhi New Delhi
Maharashtra Mumbai
Rajasthan Pilani
West Bengal Kolkata

GRE Literature in English Exam Centers

State City
Gujarat Ahmedabad
West Bengal Kolkata
Maharashtra Mumbai
Delhi New Delhi
Tamil Nadu Coimbatore
Karnataka Bengaluru
Rajasthan Pilani

GRE Mathematics Exam Centers

State City
Gujarat Ahmedabad
Karnataka Bengaluru
Tamil Nadu Coimbatore
West Bengal Kolkata
Maharashtra Mumbai
Delhi New Delhi
Rajasthan Pilani

GRE Physics Exam Centers

State City
Gujarat Ahmedabad
Karnataka Bengaluru
Tamil Nadu Coimbatore
Delhi New Delhi
West Bengal Kolkata
Maharashtra Mumbai
Rajasthan Pilani

GRE Psychology Exam Centers

State City
Gujarat Ahmedabad
Rajasthan Pilani
Maharashtra Mumbai
Tamil Nadu Coimbatore
Delhi New Delhi
West Bengal Kolkata
Karnataka Bengaluru

Documents Required at Exam

  • Valid government issued passport
  • The GRE 2019 result for the Quantitative and Verbal Reasoning sections is displayed on the computer screen of the candidate immediately after completion of the exam. This makes up the overall GRE General 2019 score of the candidate.
  • The score for the Analytical Writing Assessment section is available with the unofficial score report approximately 10-15 days after the test day. 
  • The GRE Subject Test 2019 score reports are available to the candidates online approximately 5 weeks after the date of the test. Candidates will receive an email from ETS once the GRE Subject Test scores are available.

GRE General 2019 Scores:

The Quantitative Reasoning and Verbal Reasoning sections are scored on a 130-170 point scale with 1 point increments. The total GRE General score is the summation of the Quantitative and Verbal Reasoning scores and is calculated on a 260-340 point scale.

The Analytical Writing Assessment scores are reported separately and are calculated on a 0-6 point scale with 0.5 point increments. The Analytical Writing Assessment score does not contribute to the total GRE General score.

GRE Subject Test 2019 Score:

Each of the GRE Subject Tests 2019 is scored on a 200 to 990 point scale with increments of 10 points and the candidate’s raw score is determined by the number of questions he or she answers correctly. The GRE Subject Test for both Biology and Psychology also feature a score on a 20-99 point scale with increments of 1 point.

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Questions related to GRE

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How has 500 students from KIIT in 2019 went abroad for higher studies ? Does KIIT helped the students? or the students gave GRE/GMAT Seperately? and went .

sumit ranjan 3rd Dec, 2019
Hi there
Student from kit university get admit get admitted to various foreign university for studying by both ways
1KIIT university has a continuous learning program under which student exchange program is done where student from various deemed university of the world offer education to kiit students
2 many studying student give GRE GMAT on their own and by clearing this exam they get admission in this college.


Sonali Sahu Student Expert 28th Nov, 2019


GRE score is not the basis on which you get an admission. This helps you to go aboard so that you have enough fluent english such that you can understand American english and they can understand you. The main necessary thing is you must have done some research work and published by Paper publishing organizations like IEEE or Springer.

Then you should get a person who can recommmend you to the college where you want to join. Your cover letter must explain your skills in the domain and answering why you want to join for this course and at that university. You have to justify everything and have to make them enough convice such that they can consider you are eligible for this masters program.

for best, you can try for MIT(best of all)

Hope it helps!


what is the eligibility for gre, tofel, ielts?

Priyaanka Sarkar Student Expert 25th Nov, 2019

TOEFL and IELTS are Language proficiency tests that Students and Professionals have to take while visiting native English countries either for Academic or Professional purposes. This test is usually for non native English speakers. There is no eligibility criteria per se. These tests can be taken by anyone who is in high school level or higher. These exams do not even have any age limit. Now GRE is slightly different. Though there is no age limit, GRE is usually taken for admission to Master's programmes. The eligibility criteria changes based on the programme that you want to apply for. For such eligibility criteria, please visit our page at: https://studyabroad.careers360.com/articles/gre-eligibility-criteria


Hello everyone I want to do PhD in Mathematics from USA . Should i give GRE General test or GRE Subject test ? Is IELTS acceptable ? Thank you

Harsheet Kaur 27th Nov, 2019
In order to pursue pH.D from USA in any field,you will have to take GRE(Graduate Record Examination) as it is usually required to take Ph.D programs in the USA,and then you have to take either TOEFL or IELTS, to help access your English language skills.

where i would get syllabus of GRE

Payal 10th Nov, 2019

Hii aspirants

let me clear your doubt.

GRE Test Pattern consist of  three sections- Analytical Writing, Verbal Reasoning and Quantitative Reasoning.

and here I am providing you link to get the syllabus of gre


I hope my answer will be helpful for you

Good luck

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