is a CAT and how does it work?
A CAT is a computer-adaptive test, whose software calculates your score
based on the number of questions you answer correctly, the difficulty of
the questions you answer, and the number of questions you complete. When
you take the GRE CAT, you'll begin each section with a medium-level
question and a score of 500. If you answer the question correctly, the
computer will raise your score and give you a harder question. If you
answer the question incorrectly, your score will decrease and you'll be
given an easier question. The process repeats for each question in the
section, to arrive at your final score for that section. more....>>
is the GRE scored?
Each of the three sections is scored on a scale of 200 to 800. The average
scores for the GRE are about 470 for Verbal and 570 for Quantitative.
important are my GRE scores?
Schools vary tremendously in the weights they place on the different
factors in the admission process, so be sure to contact the specific
schools to which you are applying in order to determine their unique
requirements. Some programs weight GRE scores very heavily, and/or have a
minimum score for applicants, while other programs consider GRE scores
more of a formality. It is important to note that your GRE scores are a
major factor in determining your eligibility for financial aid.
I cancel my scores?
Yes. You can cancel your scores immediately after you take the GRE.
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.
do I pick a test date?
First find out the application deadlines for the graduate schools to which
you are applying, then work backwards from your earliest deadline. Build some
extra time into your planning process for unexpected delays because you
can only take the GRE once per calendar month. Keep in mind that it can
take as long as four weeks for your official scores to arrive at your
designated schools. The GRE is offered at testing centers almost every
day. Call your local center for details and to book your test. While
in theory you could sign up for the GRE with only two days' notice, don't
depend upon this luxury. Call at least one month prior to your desired
fees are associated with the GRE?
for the GRE exam (W.e.f. Oct 1, 2002)
This test is mandatory for International students applying to a
Graduate course or University in US. Fee for this exam is
are the GRE Subject Tests and Writing Assessment Test (WAT)?
Subject Tests are intended to measure your knowledge of specific subject matter. Subject Tests are available in
eight disciplines: biochemistry, cell and molar 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 November, December, and April.
WAT is a computer-based test, consisting of two analytical writing tasks:
a 45-minute essay in which you present your perspective on a particular
issue; and a 30-minute essay in which you analyze an argument.
of October 2002, the WAT will become part of the GRE General Test,
replacing the multiple-choice "Analytical Ability" section.
to apply ?
are no specific dates or schedules for taking the GRE/GMAT/TOEFL. These
are conducted round the year.The procedure is to first obtain a form and
consequently register your self for the exam.
Ordering the form-
Forms and their details are available (free of cost) at:
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United States Education Foundation in India (USEFI):
USEFI, Fulbright House,
12 Hailey Road,
New Delhi - 110 001
Phone : (011) 3328944
Fax : (011) 3329718
E-mail : [email protected]
Thereafter, to register yourself for a particular test date, you can
contact Sylvan Testing Services in New Delhi.
Testing Services Pvt. Ltd.
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