India’s First GRE® 340/340
The staff at KIC (now Inspirus) guided me at every step. The classroom lectures were very useful and the teachers, experienced. The strategies taught by KIC (now Inspirus) were simply brilliant and I used those while giving the actual test.
I received specific instructions for different question types and my essays were rated almost instantaneously. Towards the end, I had the opportunity to give 20-30 tests, on the computer as well as in paper format. As a result, I was well prepared for the actual GRE.
I am grateful for the invaluable advice that I received. I attribute my good results to the KIC (now Inspirus) staff and their guidance. I would certainly recommend KIC (now Inspirus) to anyone planning to give the GRE for the expert guidance and thorough coaching.
GRE test prep in Mumbai with personal attention in small batches
Our GRE® Program Snapshot
- Faculty with Specialization in Test Preparation
- Classroom Contact with Faculty for lectures
- 30% concept teaching, 40% strategy sharing and 30% class practice in every lecture
- Unlimited doubt solving sessions with faculty
- Result Oriented Program, not a time bound approach
- Personalized Study Plan for every student (as per test results)
- Progress Report Card for every student
- Personal Mentor to Monitor Student Performance
EXHAUSTIVE STUDY MATERIAL
- Inspirus’s own Quantitative and Verbal Reasoning Practice Booklets
- Unlimited Access to Library which has the latest GRE® test prep materials
- 8 Internal Quant and Verbal tests with Analysis
- 15+ Full Length Practice Tests
- Recorded sessions for revision
- At your convenience at any of our centers
- Go at your own pace
The GRE® General Test is the one admissions test that can be used to apply to a range of master’s, MBA, specialized master’s in business and doctoral programs at U. S universities and other countries. That means you only need to take one test to have a world of options within reach.
The GRE® test lasts for 3 hours and 45 mins and tests verbal, quantitative and analytical writing abilities. There are six sections with a 10-minute break following the third section. The verbal and quantitative reasoning score will be reported on a 130-170 score scale and the analytical writing is graded on a holistic scale of 6. The Analytical Writing section will always be first. Test scores are valid for 5 years. Different schools have different GRE score requirements. Your scores better your chances of getting admission into a particular U.S. university.
The GRE® can be attempted once every 21 days and only upto five times in one calendar year.
Registration for the GRE® requires a valid original passport.
Registration requires candidate to pay a US $205.00 exam fee.
WHAT’S ON THE GRE EXAM?
The GRE consists of three sections:
- Verbal Reasoning
- Quantitative Reasoning
- Analytical Writing
VERBAL: (130-170 POINTS) There are two 30-minute sections with 20 questions in each section. So, you will have to attempt a total of 40 questions in 70 minutes.It contains three types of questions: reading comprehension, text completion and sentence equivalence. Sentence equivalence – is unique to the GRE. It asks you to fill in a blank in a sentence with two separate words, with the aim of creating two sentences that have the same meaning. For that, you’ll need to brush up on synonyms. The verbal section measures your ability to analyze and evaluate written material, synthesize information obtained from it, analyze relationships among component parts of sentences and recognize relationships between words and concepts.
QUANTITATIVE: (130-170 POINTS): The new version of the Quantitative section of the GRE exam consists of two sections with 20 questions each. You will be allotted 35 minutes for each section. So, you will have to attempt a total of 40 questions in 70 minutes. This gives less than one and a half minute for you to solve a question which means that you will have to be fast, accurate and consistently precise throughout the paper. The content areas, usually learned in high school, include arithmetic, algebra, geometry and data analysis, to name a few.
ANALYTICAL WRITING: (0-6 POINTS):There are two 30 minute sections within the Analytical Writing assessment. The two writing tasks include: 1) a 30-minute “An Analyze an Issue task” task that states an opinion on an issue of general interest and asks test takers to address the issue from any perspective they wish, as long as they provide relevant reasons and examples to explain and support their views and 2) a 30-minute “Analyze an Argument” task that requires GRE test takers to critique an argument by discussing how well reasoned they find it. Individuals taking the computer-based test will use a basic word processor developed by ETS which allows basic functions: insert text, delete text, cut-and-paste and undo the previous action. There are an on-screen calculator for the Quantitative Reasoning Section of the GRE.
UNSCORED SECTIONS: Questions in this section are being tried out either for possible use in future tests or to ensure that scores on new test editions are comparable to scores on earlier editions. The Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning and unidentified/unscored sections may appear in any order; therefore, you should treat each section as if it counts toward your score.
To check the availability and to register for the GRE, go to
- *Computer Based Test is a regular test that uses a computer interface. The Verbal Reasoning and Quantitative Reasoning sections are section-level adaptive i.e. the first section of the Verbal Reasoning and Quantitative Reasoning measures consists of various questions, from easy to difficult range. The first section is of average difficulty and then the second section of each of the measures is administered based on a test taker’s overall performance on the first section.
- GRE® is a registered trademark of Educational Testing Service.
Score reports will be sent to your designated institutions approximately 15 business days after your order is placed. For the four recipients you choose at the test centre: Your official scores will be available in your My GRE Account and sent to your score recipients approximately 10–15 days after your test date.
The TOEFL iBT Writing Section and GRE Analytical Writing measures are intended to measure different sets of skills. The TOEFL iBT Writing section contains two writing tasks: an independent task asks test takers to support an opinion in writing, and an integrated task that asks test takers to write responses that integrate and organize information from a reading passage and a lecture. These writing tasks are not designed to measure higher levels of critical thinking and analytical writing, but center instead on candidates’ composition skills and command of English vocabulary, grammar, spelling, and syntax with some analysis and synthesis of material. Therefore, scores on the two tests are not comparable.
Because the TOEFL® test emphasizes fundamental writing and comprehension skills, the TOEFL score can supplement an Analytical Writing score by helping faculty determine whether a low score on the GRE Analytical Writing measure is due to lack of familiarity with English or lack of ability to produce and analyze logical arguments.
Yes. You can cancel your scores immediately after you take the GRE test. This is the only time you can cancel your scores. Unfortunately, you must make the decision to cancel at the testing center before you see your scores. In addition, the fact that you cancelled your scores will be noted on your official GRE score report.
The GRE Subject Tests are intended to measure your knowledge of specific subject matter. Subject Tests are available in eight disciplines: biochemistry, cell and molecular biology; biology; chemistry; computer science; literature in English; mathematics; physics; and psychology. These tests are given in paper–and–pencil format three times per year, in September, October and April worldwide.
These tests are given separately from the GRE General Test and require additional fees of US $ 150. Check with the graduate schools to which you are applying to determine whether any of these extra tests are required. You must take these tests only if a university asks for it. Moreover, it is mainly taken by those students who wish to specialize in explicit areas like Math, Physics, etc.
For the questions with multiple answers, all of the selections made must be correct in order to receive credit for answering the question correctly.
The GRE revised General Test uses the foundations of high school math to test quantitative reasoning. The test material measures your ability to understand basic concepts of Arithmetic, Algebra, Geometry and Data Analysis; to reason quantitatively; and to solve problems in a quantitative setting.
The GRE score is very important as it is the only common parameter for comparison of students from different backgrounds and countries. Besides, your academic record of the last 4 years, your overall profile and your application materials play a vital part towards securing scholarships.
The universities only accept official scores sent directly by ETS. Scores to four colleges can be sent free of cost while taking the exam. Subsequently, for each score report sent to a college, you would have to pay USD 27.
The test has an on-screen calculator in the Quantitative Reasoning Section.
GRE can be taken only 5 times in a year with 21days between 2 different attempts.
The closer you get to 340 the better it is. Anything above 320 is a good score.
GRE test is conducted 365 days in India. The test dates are available online on www.ets.org.
The score for GRE is valid for 5 years and TOEFL is valid for 2 years.
- Register at www.ets.org/gre
- Registration fee is (US$205 in India)
- Your test fee entitles you to request that scores be sent to as many as four graduate institutions or fellowship sponsors
- Additional score reports can be ordered for a fee of US$27 per score recipient.
STEM fields include Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. As per this program, students graduating from a STEM-designated program are eligible on student visas for an additional 35 months extension on the Optional Practical Training (OPT) apart from the 12 months that all graduates receive. The complete list of STEM deGRE®e programs can be found at http://www.ice.gov/doclib/sevis/pdf/stem-list.pdf
It depends on the university’s admission requirements. Both the TOEFL and IELTS scores are valid in American Universities. However, for countries outside the US, one must take the IELTS – Academic test.
GRE Test Fee: $205
TOEFL Test Fee: $170
The best time to take the GRE is either in Sem V or VI. The earlier a student takes the GRE the better it is as at higher grades, the study and co-curricular work increases. Moreover, the GRE score is valid for 5 years. So, it is advised to take the GRE in either the 2nd or 3rd year of your education. The final year should be left for application planning.
It depends on the student’s comfort level and confidence for the test. There is no thumb rule here that needs to be followed. Once a student is prepared for a test, he / she can take it.
Writing the GRE and TOEFL are pre requisites for admissions to quality Masters and PhD programs in the US. Almost 1000 business schools also accept the GRE scores for MBA Programs in the US.