GRE Eligibility Criteria 2017

GRE Eligibility Criteria 2017
GRE Eligibility Criteria 2017: 
There are no specific eligibility criteria for GRE 2017 Test. Hence, aspirants sitting for GRE test 2017 do not have to fulfil any necessary GRE 2017 eligibility criteria. Aspirants can register for the test irrespective of age and qualification. However, candidates have to fulfil the GRE eligibility criteria 2017 for individual institutes where they are applying. Since, GRE is a postgraduate test, students who have cleared their undergraduate level opt for the examination for entry into Masters or PhD courses abroad. The university and programme an aspirant is applying to determines whether he/she has to appear for GRE. Once candidates fulfil the GRE Eligibility Criteria 2017 of the institute, they can complete their GRE registration process for the GRE test 2017. Candidates are free to choose any available GRE Test Dates 2017

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GRE eligibility criteria

No specific eligibility criteria to pursue postgraduate programmes

Test type

GRE General (Aptitude) GRE Subject (Subjective)

Test duration

3 hours 45 minutes

Test sections

Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning and Analytical Writing

GRE score

130-170( per section) Analytical writing: 1-6

GRE 2017 scores are used by admissions panels at different universities across the world to supplement a candidate’s undergraduate records, recommendation letters and other qualifications for graduate-level study. Although, the test does not have any specific GRE eligibility criteria and does not bar anyone from applying for it, aspirants sitting for it have to keep in mind the requirements of the individual institutes they would be applying to.
Aspirants who are interested in pursuing a master's degree, specialised master's course or MBA usually sit for the GRE Test 2017 after fulfilling the eligibility criteria. For any master’s course, candidates are required to hold a graduation degree first. A candidate may sit for the GRE 2017 but his/ her scores in the test will alone not be the yardstick for admission in the selection procedure of institute of choice. Also, different institutes have their own GRE eligibility criteria that students have to fulfil.


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Conducted by ETS, GRE test is available at about 700 test centres in more than 160 countries. It is available as a computer-based test or a paper-based one. The GRE syllabus 2017 depends on the type of exam the candidate is sitting for. The syllabus and pattern differ for both the GRE general test and the GRE subject test, though the GRE eligibility criteria for the both the formats are same. The are four sections in GRE General test- Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning and Analytical Writing. There are seven GRE subject tests:
  • Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Literature in English
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Psychology


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