What is GRE?
The Graduation Record Examination, commonly known as the GRE test is an assessment test usually taken by the aspirants in order to get admission in most of the Grad schools for masters or Ph.D. programs. This computer-delivered test, which was first created in the year 1949, is mostly conducted and administered by the Educational Testing Services (ETS). Much like the other competitive test like SAT and ACT, this standardized test also mainly focuses on areas like verbal reasoning, analytical creative writing, quantitative reasoning and critical thinking skills to measure the analytical standards of the applicant. A decent score in each section is required in order for the fellowship panel and individual Graduation schools to accept an applicant. Along with the GRE score, other criteria like undergraduate transcriptions, personal recommendations, SOP are some of the common requirements which are often checked by these Grad schools. There are many mock tests available for allowing the applicants to prepare well before writing the GRE test in order to get a high score and get selected by the best colleges or universities.
Why is GRE Test Important?
For countries like the United States and Canada, A GRE test acts as the basic admission test for all the applicants including the native students. This is because the applicants come from all over the world to be chosen by the top universities in the world. Thus A good/high score on the GRE card allows a sure cut entry ticket for the applicants in various universities.
When is the right time to take GRE Mock Test?
It is often seen that students wrestle about the right time to prepare for GRE. Some claims that the best time to begin practice is during the first year of college, while some suggest writing exams like SAT in order to prepare for GRE. The key idea is to begin preparation as soon as possible and since the more one practice mock test papers, the easier it becomes to get a high score in the final GRE test.
The best thing about the GRE test is that it is offered year-round at various Prometric test centers, thus making it easier to select a test date and attend it. Also one can take the test once every 21 days and up to five times in a continuous rolling period of 12-months.
As the saying goes, ‘Too many cooks spoil the broth’, it is advisable to follow few specific authors book only to practice well for the mock test.