About GRE

In August 2011, the GRE revised General Test replaced the GRE General Test. Therefore, a candidate has to take special care in choosing his learning and practice materials for GRE.

 

The GRE exam is the assessment for graduate school candidates—it measures a student's verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning, critical thinking and analytical writing skills — disciplines that are not specific to any individual field of study, but essential for all and important for success in graduate or business school.

 

The GRE revised General Test (or GRE) is conducted in Pakistan throughout the year from Monday to Thursday in Karachi, Lahore & Islamabad. It can be taken only once every 60 days and no more than five times within any continuous rolling 12-month period.

 

Who takes the test

GRE is typically taken by candidates who have an undergraduate degree. GRE scores are used by admissions/fellowship panels to supplement your undergraduate records, recommendation letters and other qualifications for graduate-level study.

 

Which programs require GRE

Individuals applying for admission to Masters/Graduate level programs in any discipline are generally required to take GRE. Almost all major schools around the world require applicants to submit their GRE scores along with essays, interviews and academic and employment records as part of admission applications. Although universities mostly require GMAT scores for their business school programs, such as, MBA and other Graduate Management Courses, over 700 business schools around the world now accept GRE scores for these programs as well.

 

A good GRE score is instrumental in securing financial aid/scholarship for a candidate. Some scholarships, USAID's Fullbright Scholarship the most famous among them, can be secured with a good GRE score as GRE scores carry heavy weight in their decisions regarding scholarship awards.

 

When can you take the test

The GRE revised General Test (or GRE) is conducted in Pakistan throughout the year from Monday to Thursday in Karachi, Lahore & Islamabad. It can be taken only once every 60 days and no more than five times within any continuous rolling 12-month period. Test registration may be done online, on phone, by email or by fax.