GRE is a standardized test for admissions into graduate school in the US. It is mandatory for most students aspiring for Masters or PhD (other than in Law or Medicine) in several universities in the US. The GRE revised General Test is accepted at thousands of graduate and business schools as well as departments and divisions within these schools. Each year, about 675,000 prospective graduate and business school applicants from more than 180 countries, at over 9000 locations take the test. Applicants come from varying educational and cultural backgrounds and the GRE revised General Test provides a common measure for comparing candidates' qualifications..
The GRE revised General Test is available at about 700 test centers. In most regions of the world, the computer-based test is available on a continuous basis throughout the year.
In August 2011, the GRE revised General Test replaced the GRE® General Test to align the test to demands of current graduate and business schools. GRE today is increasingly accepted by several business schools too.
A thorough GRE test preparation is thus a must for applicants desiring to study at an internationally recognized school abroad.
There are two types of GRE tests – GRE General Test and GRE Subject Test.
The GRE revised General Test is given year-round at computer-based test centers in most locations around the world. Appointments are scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis.
You can take the GRE revised General Test (computer-based and paper-based) only once every 21 days, and no more than five times within any continuous rolling 12-month period. This applies even if you canceled your scores on a test taken previously.