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- What is new about the GRE® revised General Test® revised General Test?
- With the introduction of the GRE® revised General Test revised General Test on August 1, 2011, ETS has enhanced the test in many significant ways to give you a better test experience and better demonstrate your skills and readiness for graduate-level work:
- A new test-taker friendly design for the computer-based test lets you edit or change your answers and skip questions, all within a section, and use an on-screen calculator.* Learn more about the new test-taker friendly design.
- New types of questions in the Verbal Reasoning and Quantitative Reasoning sections, many featuring real-life scenarios that reflect the kind of thinking you’ll do in today’s demanding graduate and business school programs. Learn more about the new types of questions.
Since there were substantial changes to the Verbal Reasoning and Quantitative Reasoning measures when the GRE® revised General Test revised General Test was introduced in August 2011, the score scales were changed for these sections. The Analytical Writing score scale is the same.
Three scores are reported on the revised General Test:
- A Verbal Reasoning score is reported on a 130 – 170 score scale, in 1-point increments.
- A Quantitative Reasoning score is reported on a 130 – 170 score scale, in 1-point increments.
- An Analytical Writing score is reported on a 0 – 6 score level, in half-point increments.
- Does the GRE® revised General Test revised General Test measure knowledge in any specific disciplines?
- The GRE® revised General Test revised General Test measures your verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning, critical thinking and analytical writing skills — skills that have been developed over a long period of time and are not related to a specific field of study but are important for all. The GRE® revised General Test revised General Test features question types that reflect the kind of thinking you’ll do — and the skills you need to succeed — in today’s demanding graduate and business school programs
- Why was the test revised?
- ETS has revised the test to better reflect the kind of thinking you’ll do in graduate or business school and improve your test-taking experience. New types of questions now more closely align with the skills you need to succeed in today’s demanding graduate and business school programs.
- Which graduate and business school institutions accept GRE® revised General Test scores?
- See the complete list of institutions (PDF) using GRE® revised General Test scores and their official ETS code number.
- Which MBA programs accept GRE® revised General Test scores?
- A rapidly growing list of business schools around the world accept GRE® revised General Test scores for their MBA programs, including many top-ranked programs. View the most current list of business schools accepting GRE® revised General Test scores for MBA admissions.
- Where can I get additional information about the GRE® revised General Test revised General Test?
- You can learn more about the GRE® revised General Test revised General Test by exploring the various sections of the official GRE® revised General Test website, especially the About the GRE® revised General Test revised General Test section, where you will learn about the new test-taker friendly design, new question types and more.The GRE® revised General Test revised General Test is also on Facebook®, on our “I’m taking the GRE® revised General Test revised General Test” page. There you can share advice and cheer on other prospective test takers.
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- Does FNG offer any services to help match graduate students with the schools that are right for them?
- Yes. You can register for the free GRE® revised General Test® Search Service, a database of prospective graduate students that is searched by thousands of graduate and business school recruiters, including those at the most prestigious institutions. If you match the recruitment profile of a participating institution, you may be sent information on its programs, admissions requirements, scholarships and fellowships. Contact us to learn more.
- What is the ETS® Personal Potential Index?
- The ETS® Personal Potential Index (ETS® PPI), a web-based evaluation system, provides information on the personal attributes that have been identified through research as critical for success in graduate and business school. Applicants who register for the GRE® revised General Test revised General Test can send four free ETS PPI evaluation reports to graduate and professional schools at no extra charge. Learn more at www.ets.org/ppi.
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