The General Graduate Record Exam (GRE), or GRE General Test, is the primary standardized test for admission to graduate-level academic programs in the United States. The exam is designed and administered by the Educational Testing Service (ETS), the same company that produces the SAT. Since 2002, the GRE has been administered by computer only (except in certain remote locations outside the United States, where a paper-based version is offered instead).
Your GRE prep begins with an overview of the test. In this chapter, you’ll look at the overall structure of the GRE and find out how the exam is scored and evaluated. This chapter concludes with GRE registration information and a need-to-know list of GRE test-taking tips.