GRE Eligibility Criteria - All You Need To Know for 2019 GRE

Who Takes the GRE Test –  What is the Eligibility for GRE?

GRE is an exam that was initially devised with the plan to screen the strengths of a candidate on various platforms that are important for them to conquer the world of grad schools using verbal, quantitative aptitude and analytical writing. With time GRE saw many changes but still, it is serving its purpose and will continue to do so in the future as well. With the changes, GRE has spread its wings to MBA colleges, B-schools, as well. The scope of GRE has increased, making it the favourite choice for most students across the globe.

The important question that people usually ask is who can take GRE? Am I eligible for writing GRE?

The answers to all these questions are pretty simple, and that is anyone can take this test. There is no particular eligibility criteria for GRE. But it is important for the person to check the eligibility criteria of the program or institute they are applying to. Every university has its own eligibility requirements, and you need to fulfil those if you want to get selected. But the eligibility criteria are confined within the colleges only and possess no relationship with GRE.

Features of GRE Related Facts
Type Two types (GRE General Test and GRE Subject Tests)
Eligibility Criteria No specific eligibility criteria
Duration 3 hours and 45 minutes
Sections Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing Assessment
Scoring 130 – 170 for VR and QR sections & 1 – 6 for the AWA section


Is there any Age Limit for GRE?

GRE has never fixed an upper or lower age limit. If you think that you are ready to take GRE, then you can take it, and no one will stop you for it.

Is there any Basic Educational Qualification Required for GRE?

The truth is, there is no constraint over the educational qualification for taking GRE as well. But all programs have a restriction and before applying to these schools you need to fulfil those requirements or you won’t be selected.

How Long is the Score Valid?

The GRE score is valid for five years, and you can use it to apply to n-number of colleges in this period.

So, GRE does not put any form of constraint based on age, educational qualification etc on the candidate. Thus the aspirants are free from any restrictions when they attempt GRE but they do need to fulfil the requirements of the universities to which they are applying to; otherwise, their application will get rejected.

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